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Bathukamma Enters Guinness

Women offer flowers at the largest Bathukamma gathering at the Lal Bahadur stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. A record 9,292 women from over 40 countries participated in the event, which was recognised as a Guinness Record.

Women take a selfie during the Maha Bathukamma festival celebration at LB stadium on Saturday

Tennis star Sania Mirza, who also attended the celebrations, waves at the crowd.

A major attraction at the Bathukamma celebration was the 20 foot-tall bathukamma placed in the middle of the stadium. The stadium was colorfully decked up and the illuminated lights created a festive atmosphere.