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  • 20 July, 2022

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BONALU FESTIVAL

BONALU FESTIVAL

It is an annual festival celebrated in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and also in a few parts of Telangana.

About the Festival

  • The festival is mainly dedicated to Goddess Mahakali, as per belief, a ferocious avatar of Goddess Durga.
  • The word “Bonam” which signifies a meal or a feast in Telugu.
  • During this, the devotees offer rice cooked with milk and jaggery in an earthen pot, which is decorated with neem leaves, turmeric, and vermilion. Women carry these pots on their heads to the temples.
  • Apart from Yellamma, during the Bonalu festival, the different forms of Mahakali are worshipped, including Mysamma, Dokkalamma, Pedamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Poleramma, and Ankalamma.

Source: The Hindu


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