Telangana government to celebrate Sadar festival

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The buffalo carnival is famous in Hyderabad and held the day after Diwali with pomp and gaiety.

Hyderabad: The famous “Sadar” festival (Buffalo carnival) celebrated by the Yadava community will be officially organised by the state government in Hyderabad and other parts of the state. The buffalo carnival is famous in Hyderabad and held the day after Diwali with pomp and gaiety. Members of the Yadava community take out decorated bulls as part of “Dunnapothula panduga” and parade them before gatherings, mostly in Narayanaguda, Chintal Basti, Yellareddyguda, Ghasmandi, Old Bhoiguda, Madhapur, Kacheguda and other places.

Animal husbandry minister T. Srinivas Yadav, who participates in the festivities annually, said the festival will henceforth be organised by the government. “Hereafter, Sadar festival will be organised under the auspices of the Telangana government.. It is a prominent festival of Yadavas and has been organised since ages,” Mr Srinivas Yadav said. He also asked the community members to organise Krishna Asthami in a big way and promised all support. “We will soon have a big public meeting of Yadavas and Kurma community at Nizam College Grounds soon,” Mr Srinivas Yadav said.

At the festival, prizes are given to the best bulls with their horns painted in vibrant colours, and also for acrobatics by the bulls and their trainers, and for display of swordsmanship and dances by local Yadava celebration committees. In 2015, a bull named “Yuvaraj” valued at a whopping Rs 7 crore was brought from Kurukshetra in Haryana. It was the star attraction at the festivities in Yellareddyguda. Last year, another bull valued at Rs 11 crore was on display.

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