Hyderabad: Residents of Golconda had been an excited lot on Wednesday, forward of the beginning of the Bonalu competition on June 30, which is able to set the tone for the remainder of town over the subsequent few weeks. “That is probably the most awaited competition of the yr for us, the place we, together with my household and relations, worship the Yellamma Talli,” stated 67-year-old Ramulu.
The festive procession will begin from the Langar Hauz junction at midday and go as much as the Sri Jagadamba Mahankali Alayam, positioned atop the Golconda Fort. This Bonalu season kicks off from this temple yearly, following which 3,000-odd temples throughout the state maintain their festivities over the subsequent few weeks. At Golconda temple, Bonalu is well known for 9 days. On the primary day, there can be a ‘Uragimpu’ procession, adopted by a ‘Bonam’ procession from Banjara Darwaza and Vigrahapeetam ritual, whereby idols of deities can be established.
Beginning on June 30, Golconda Bonalu, one other main celebrating space is Secunderabad Bonalu, then the Hyderabad Bonalu, on 24 June, Charminar and its surrounding areas will rejoice on today. There are different localities which can be having their celebration on totally different dates throughout this monsoon season (Ashadam) within the metropolis. This is without doubt one of the most-awaited and among the many grandest Bonalu celebrations, adopted by Secunderabad Bonalu on July 17 and Hyderabad Bonalu on July 24. Different temples will rejoice the competition in ‘ashadam (monsoon)’ month.
Kantha Narsing Rao, a committee member of the Golconda temple, stated, “For the procession that begins on June 30, greater than a lakh folks will flip up for worship on Thursday and Sunday. Some devotees additionally make vows to worship the deities on all 9 days.”
Vavilala Maheshwar, chairman of the temple, stated, “The procession is taken out with chariots, 20 pothuraju, conventional dancers and round a lakh folks, ranging from Langar Hauz. The endowments minister (A. Indra Karan Reddy) and different ministers will current the silk fabric to the deity.”