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Bathukamma Ice Carving At Brand CAI- CULINARY ACADEMY OF INDIA, Begumpet, Hyderabad.

Hyderabad 24th September 2022: Bathukamma, means 'Mother Goddess come Alive' is celebrated towards the end of monsoon and heralds the abundance that nature has to offer to mankind. The festival begins on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya, and is celebrated with much fanfare for nine days in whole of Telangana. Nine day floral festival has begun in Telangana with excitement as the women will dress in traditional clothes and colourful processions will be carried out in entire Telangana.

As the final examination for Post Graduate Diploma in Culinary Arts Students are under way the students were given the task of come out with a theme for their practical external exam Advanced Culinary Sculptures with 8 blocks of solid Ice. They were asked to make a Three Dimensional Life Size Sculpture with horizontal fusing technique. The students came out with a Theme “Bathukamma”. They made 10 feet Ice Sculpture of Bathukamma by using high end Electrical European Carving tools and some Saws and Chisels from the Oriental School of Sculpture. The Technique used to make the Sculpture is Horizontal Fusing and Vertical Block Interlocking with tongue and lever method.

Finally a 10 feet life size Bathukamma sculpture Ice weighing around 400 Kgs was presented with the illumination on a pedestal lights.Students used various traditional flowers like puvvulu (Marigold), Chamanthi puvvulu (Chrysanthemum), Gummadi puvvulu (Cucurbita), Vaama puvvulu (Ajwain) for the final finishing. The Girls from the first year were all dressed in traditional sarees and half-sarees combining it with jewels and other accessories.


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