Hyderabad gears up for traditional Buffalo festival ‘Sadar’

Hyderabad: In an attempt to attract tourists to Hyderabad, scores of people belonging to Yadav committee will organise a buffalo carnival titled ‘Sadar’ on Wednesday.

On this day, several bulls, decorated with painted horns, ornaments, garlands and are paraded through the streets.

They are accompanied by groups of people dancing to the beats of Telugu films.

Later, the bulls also perform stunts- much to the amusement of the spectators.

During this year’s Sadar festival, Raja, a 12-time national champion from Haryana, along with Hyderabad-based Shahenshah- a bull weighing 1,600 kilograms, and Dhara will be the main attraction of the event.

Speaking to ANI, Haribabu Yadav, the organizer of the festival, said “Bull festival Sadar will be only celebrated in Hyderabad. It’s been more than 100 years the festival being celebrated. To attract people we have started bringing super bulls to Hyderabad from various places. For the first time, we brought Yuvraj, who is an international champion from Haryana. Later we brought Maharaja and now this time we are going to introduce Yuvraj’s son Dhara. Along with it, Raja will also be introduced, who has won twelve championships in India.”

Giving brief information about the maintenance of these super bulls, the organizer quoted an example of Shahenshah and said, “He is 1600 kgs and we take intensive care of him, feed him with 25 liters of milk, one kilogram of dry fruit and fifty to hundred apples daily. We also take him for a 5-kilometer walk regularly.”

Talking about the bidding procedure of the bulls, the organizer added, “Shahenshah had got Rs 25 crores offer but we were not interested to sell it. Rs 20 crores were offered for Raja in the Jaipur market last time. Rs 15 crore were offered for Dhara but the bull owners have decided not to sell them.”

Also known as Dunnapothula Panduga, this festival is celebrated each year on the second day of Deepawali in southern India. Unlike North India, South India celebrated the festival of lights on Tuesday with fireworks, celebratory events, and prayers at temples.

In southern India, scores of people believe that on this day Lord Krishna killed the demon named Narakasura after a tough battle.