Sadar festival- buffalo carnival of Hyderabad Yadavs నవంబర్ 13, 2007Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Photos, Telangana Festivals, Telangana People.
Buffaloes’ day out
‘Sadar’ celebrated with fervour by Yadav community
Prized possession: A buffalo is controlled as it stands up on its hind legs in city Saturday. – Photo K Ramesh Babu
Hyderabad: It was a celebration of a different kind. When the Yadav community gets together at ‘Sadar’, it’s all about harmony and exhibiting the male buffalo, a symbol of their existence.
A traditional post-Diwali celebrations, ‘Sadar’ by the Yadavs across the twin cities on Saturday evening was no less than a colourful carnival. The scene came alive as buffaloes decorated beautifully with garlands, paints and designs strutted around with their owners. Most of the buffaloes were forced to stand on their hind legs as a symbol of exhibitionism that doubled up as a signature move while people around them looked awestruck as the beasts performed the stunt. With the ‘teen maar’ beat in the background, people danced around the buffaloes while they were being paraded.
“According to the ritual, members of the community exhibit the strongest and finest male buffalo that is selected by the head of the family and is taken out for everyone to see. All the buffaloes are displayed to the head of the community and the best one brings home a prize, honour and respect for the family”, said P. Suresh Kumar Yadav, a participant from Kacheguda.
Source: The Hindu, Sunday Nov 11, 2007
As part of Sadar festival, members of Yadav community in the city taking out a procession with buffaloes in Hyderabad on October 22, 2006. PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU
October 22, 2006. PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU