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Get “feastive” with Rayalaseema

Posted on October 19, 2011 | FestivalsNo Comment

Come October and the state of Andhra Pradesh in India gears itself for the time to enjoy with food and dance. It is the time of the Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival. This is one of them most important celebrations in this part of India. It is mainly based on food and dance. It is also a major tourist attraction in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The reason this festival is celebrated is to respect the prosperity and the popularity of art in the area of Tirupati. It is also celebrated to respect the cuisine of Rayalaseema which lies in Tirupati in the district of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh in India.

Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival

Andhra Pradesh is around 400 years old. The Festival gives a chance to bring back all the old forms of cosine and art that were prevalent here. These are made and presented in a great way. There are various programs which are held for this and the whole atmosphere is one of pomp, glory and celebration. The Andhra dances are showcased and the whole state joins in this food and dance festival in some way or the other. This purpose of the exhibition of cuisine is to ensure that past recipes and culture is not forgotten.

This again is the time when artists can come and showcase their talents. Art is a form of expression of creativity and today the old art forms are getting extinct. So this kind of festival at Rayalaseema certainly brings back lost grandeur. Similarly cooking is a great art and the cuisine in Andhra Pradesh is centuries old. The food and dance festival at Rayalaseema showcases the food culinary across India and there are various outlets where all kinds of food are shown. This provides a lot of entertainment to the visitor who gets to see the variety in India.

Rayalaseema Food and Dance FestivalThe Andhra Pradesh State Government organizes this whole event and they ensure that the tourists are able to come here comfortably and provide them with the best sights of the festival and also provide convenient accommodation facilities. The Government also gives the tourists who have come to Rayalaseema for the festival a chance to go on a city tour too.

This festival also coincides with the Brahamotsavam festival here and thus all artists and creative thinkers, cuisine lovers get a chance to exhibit their talents here. This is one of the biggest festivals of the state of Andhra Pradesh and thus the month of October sees a lot of fanfare for this festival.

Festivals are an occasion to mingle and mix and understand the importance of culture. All Indian festivals are celebrated with an intention to bring about the lovely traditions that have been observed in the past. The Rayalaseema Food and Dance festival is also one such attempt to bring together the entire country with one single goal – Cuisine and Art. Both these forms are important in our everyday life. So the food and dance festival not only introduces the tourist to the rich culture of our country but also the rich traditions that have been followed over centuries here.

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