Gangireddu Melam : Traditional Folk
Gangireddu Melam, a traditional folk performance associated with the Sankranti harvest festival in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
- The bulls, adorned with colorful flowers and garments is the central motif of the dance.
- The performance also incorporates elements of local folklore and storytelling, showcasing the region’s rich cultural heritage.
- The harvest festival of ‘Sankranti’ is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for three days as Bhogi, Sankranti, and Kanuma.
- Sankranti marks the first day of the sun’s transit into the Makara, marking the end of the winter solstice and the start of longer days.