Bathukamma 2010


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'Bathukamma' Festival at Hindu Temple of Atlanta - Saturday, Oct 9, 2010 - 11am  --  See flyer below

Program

11.00am

12.30pm

Banquet Hall

Drop off Bathukamma, greet and meet. (Bathukammas received prior to 1.30pm will be included in competition)

11.30am

12.30pm

Outside Shiva Temple

Games for Children. Please gather by 11:15am to register

12.30pm

1.30pm

Banquet Hall

Free Lunch at HTA Banquet hall

1.45pm

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Auditorium

Seating starts for Cultural Program at Auditorium

2.00pm

3.00pm

Auditorium

Cultural Program. Dances by Children and Folk Songs by Various Artists. Followed by Announcement of Best Bathukamma Winners

3.30pm

Until finished

Banquet Hall

Play Bathukamma.

Criteria in selecting 'Bathukamma' Prize Winners

The appearance, symmetry of flower arrangement, color of flowers Yellow for the bottom layer and white at the top, any attractive color flower layers in between, look for the contrast of the colors. There should be a minimum of traditional seven layers

55 Points

Largest diameter and tallest Bathukamma comes second

25 Points

At the very top look for betel leaf (Paan), and Gouramma made of turmeric on the top

10 points

Two Agarbathis on each side of Bathukamma unlit

5 points

Stability

5 Points

Whoever gets maximum points out of hundred, will receive first prize; second highest point gets the second prize and third highest gets the third prize. 

You can subdivide the points for 1st item; appearance 20, symmetry 15, white top and yellow bottom 10, attractive color combination 5, seven layers minimum 5.