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Bonalu Festival

Bonalu is a folk festival, celebrated in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. It is a festival dedicated to Goddess Kali, which is celebrated during the month of 'Ashada' (July). During this festival, the `Ghatams' or decorated pots are filled with flowers and the colorfully dressed female dancers carry the pots in a procession. The female dancers are accompanied by men who play drums. Besides, the women also carry cooked rice in highly polished brass vessels or in clay pots decorated with neem leaves.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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