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Hyderabad Gears up for Bonalu Festival


Hyderabad: The annual Ashada Bonalu festivities have commenced in Hyderabad with great enthusiasm and devotion. Devotees gathered to present the first bonam to Goddess Jagadambika, marking the beginning of the celebrations. This traditional festival attracts a large number of devotees not only from Hyderabad but also from various parts of Telangana. The temple and its surroundings welcomed the festivities with beautiful adornments.

On the occasion of Golconda Bonalu, Ministers T Srinivas Yadav, Indrakaran Reddy, and Md Mahmood Ali, accompanied by Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand, attended a meeting at Langar Houz. Following the meeting, they proceeded to the Jagadambika temple, where they presented pattu vastralu (silk garments) to the revered Mother Goddess.

Minister Srinivas Yadav expressed that they have been celebrating the Bonalu festivities on a grand scale since the formation of Telangana State. He highlighted that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has directed all departments to ensure the smooth execution of the celebrations, with a budget of Rs 15 crore allocated for this purpose.

Meticulous Arrangements and Celebrations:

The areas of Golconda and Langar Houz were buzzing with vibrant celebrations as the city administration and various departments worked diligently to ensure that devotees experienced no inconvenience. The authorities have actively made elaborate arrangements and synchronized efforts between departments to successfully conduct the festivities.

Authorities have deployed teams of police personnel and installed a network of surveillance cameras to ensure the security of devotees and prevent any untoward incidents. The coordination among departments has been acknowledged by the Ministers, who praised their efforts in seamlessly arranging for the smooth flow of the Bonalu festivities.

The commencement of the Ashada Bonalu festival in Hyderabad marks a joyous and auspicious occasion for devotees. The presentation of the first bonam to Goddess Jagadambika signifies the start of a series of celebrations filled with devotion and cultural fervor. With meticulous planning, extensive security measures, and a spirit of coordination among various departments, the authorities aim to ensure a memorable and hassle-free experience for all the devotees who will be participating in this grand celebration of faith.


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