Pochamma Temple Arch Inauguration at Ravindranagar Mahabubnagar
As the Bonalu festival has started all arrangements have made for Pochamma temple mahabubnagar. As we know Pochamma Temple located at Ravindranagar is Famous for Bonalu Festival. Most of the crowd like to visit this temple during Bonalu. Keeping this in mind the temple management have constructed New arch for the temple. The specialty of this arch is they have constructed within 90 days which is almost not possible.
What is Bonalu Festival
Bonalu or Mahankali bonalu (Telugu: బోనాలు ) is a Hindu Festival, Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in Twin Cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana, India. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/August.Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival.The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows The word Bonam is a corruption of the word Bhojanam(a Sanskrit loanword) which means a meal or a feast in Telugu, is an Offering to Mother Goddess. Women prepare rice cooked with Milk,Jaggery in a New Brass or Earthen Pot adorned with Neem Leaves,Turmeric,Vermilion and a lit lamp on the top of the Pot. Women carry the pots on their heads and make offering of Bonam along with Turmeric-Vermilion,Bangles and Saree to the Mother Goddess across the Temples.
Bonalu involves the worship of Mother Goddess in regional forms like Mysamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Pedamma, Dokkalamma, Ankalamma, Poleramma,Maremma, Nookalamma.