Telangana tableau makes its debut in Republic day parade

26 Jan, 2015 12:06 IST|Sakshi
Telangana tableau makes its debut in Republic day parade

New Delhi: The newly formed state of Telangana marked its debut in the parade showcasing Mahakali, the divine mother goddess of the region.

Audience excitedly cheered , while the tableau passed in the parade. Displaying the state's illustrious festival 'Bonalu', it showcased Golkonda Fort in its tableau from where the festival starts. Goddess Mahankali is celebrated during the Bonalu festival.  As musicians played traditional tunes, women, who were attired in traditional dress showcased the culture of the newly carved-out state. Participants played musical instruments like Dappu, Kommu, Tasha and Pagadam marking it as an elegant debut in this historic Republic Day celebrations. Michelle Obama was seen clapping all the while and throughly enjoying the parade.
A total of 25 tableaux  participated in the parade, with 16 of them belonging to states and the union territories. Among the states, which have missed the bus this year include Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, Kerala and Delhi.

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