Bonalu Festival 2018 Dates Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Telangana going to start month of Ashada (July – August). It must be noted that on the Sundays in Ashada month (June – July) temples in Telangana.
Bonalu Festival announce in Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana is dedicated to Mother Goddess (Shakti) It must be noted that on the Sundays in Ashada month (June – July) temples in Hyderabad and secunderabad and across Telangana state. Bonalu Jatra 2018 dates are July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5.
Bonalu Festival 2018 Dates
Lal Darwaja, Akkanna Madanna, Bangaru Maisamma, Bhagyalakshmi temple are some of the important temples where the offering is made. The festival starts with a procession of Rottela Jathara from Langerhouz center to Golconda Sri Jagadamba Mahankali temple on the first Sunday of Ashada month.
The festival concludes with a huge procession from Matheswari temple of Lal Darwaja in Old City Bonalu means on ‘food’ and women in large numbers offer food to Mahankali. Bonalu Jatara is a month long affair and includes colorful processions and community feasts.
The first main festival is held on the first Sunday of the Ashada month at the Sri Jagadamba temple in Golconda Fort, the next main festival on the second Sunday at the Ujjain Mahankali Temple in Secunderabad and the third main festival on the third Sunday at the Matheswari Temple of Laldarwaja. The rituals are also performed in all the other Goddess Shakti in the twin cities. Goddess Shakti is worshipped as Mahakali. Goddess Shakti or Kali is popularly known as Yellamma, Pochamma, Renuka Amma, Peddamma, Mysamma, Poleramma, Ankalamma and Maramma.
The origin of the festival is traced to a major plague that killed thousands of people in 1869. People believed the plague was the result of the anger of the Goddess and started offering Bonalu (food) to pacify her anger.
The procession is highly colorful and is accompanied thousands of people and includes ‘Potharaju’