Durga Temples in Old City were flooded with people on the occasion of Bonalu
HYDERABAD,July17:: Temples of goddess Durga in Old City were flooded with people on the occasion of Bonalu.Stretches near the temples were decorated with lights and arches to welcome devotees. Devotional and folk songs were played on most Old City roads.
People dressed in traditional attire were spotted in the traditional attire were spotted in the temples offering prayers. Celebrations in the households started with women preparing a conical cradle-like structure made up of flowers and leaf plates called ‘totala’.
“We offer the totala as part of cradle service to the goddess,” said Sangeeta P , a devotee at Begum Bazar temple.
Women started from their houses with the conical cradle, bonam and a vessel that has a cloth, bangles, saree, turmeric and vermilion.
Bonam has two pots (earthen or brass), one placed on top of the other, with a lamp and neem leaves on it. Rice cooked with milk and jaggery is put on the first pot and the second pot has curd, jaggery and a little amount of water.