Bonalu Festival session has been started in both the twin cities (Hyderabad and Secunderabad) of Telangana in India. It is alway celebrated in the month of (Ashada Masam) July/August which is dedicated to the Mother Goddess of Power (Mahakali).
Bonalu festival is considered as Thanksgiving Festival to the goddess, Bonalu or Bonam means (Meal) in Telugu is an offering to Mother Goddess – Mahakali.
This time Bonalu Jatra – 2016, dates are as follows – July 10, 17, 24 and July 31. On July 24 in Secunderabad, it is celebrated as Ujjaini Mahankali Bonalu and the next day, July 25 is followed as Rangam, where the prediction of the entire upcoming year is made. On this eve Shiv Sena Telangana Party wishes all the Hindus a Happy Bonalu Festival – 2016 & appeals all the Hindu’s to spread the values and good thing of the Bonalu to the next generation (kids).
By – T.N. Murari (Shiv Sena Telangana Party President)