Hues of Bonalu festival spring in July

22 July, 2022

A month-long folk festival in Hyderabad, celebrated around July and August

Traditional Hindu festival dedicated to Mahakali, the goddess of destruction

A festival to convey gratitude to the goddess for fulfilling vows

Telangana began to celebrate Bonalu after surviving a bubonic plague in 1813

Devotees believe the goddess drove away the pestilence

Pilgrims celebrate at the temple at Golconda fort

Women carrying offering ‘Bonam’ are considered as possessing spirit of goddess

Men impersonate as ‘Pothuraju’, Kali’s brother and dance for the drum beats


Murmu scripts history

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