Celebration of Bonalu Festival

17 July 2021 Current Affairs:Bonalu is a traditional folk festival celebrated each and every year in the Telugu month of Ashadham (falling in June/July).

♦ Bonalu is celebrated every year in the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and some other parts of Telangana state. The Bonalu festival was declared a ‘state festival’ by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government after the state’s formation back in the year 2014.
♦ The Bonalu festival involves scores of devotees offering the traditional ‘bonam’ (derived from Bhojanam, meaning meals) to the goddess Mahankali at 25 temples across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

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