Kavitha, Talasani, Indrakaran Reddy Offer Bonalu
A variety of politicians and celebrities offered special pujas at the Ujjaini Mahankali temple at Secunderabad on the occasion of Bonalu.
Hyderabad | 9th July 2017
Nizamabad MP K Kavitha along with her mother and wife of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao Shobha today offered special pujas at the Ujjaini Mahankali temple at Secunderabad on the occasion of Bonalu.
Kavitha was seen carrying the traditional bonalu, decorated to suit the occasion in vermilion, turmeric, neem leaves and flowers.
Finance Minister Etela Rajender's wife Jamuna and others were those present.
The police and minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who accompanied by his wife offered the first bonam to the goddess, helped Kavitha move into the temple premises to offer special pujas.
Speaking on the occasion the MP said, "I am fortunate to offer bonalu to the goddess, and it is a great opportunity to attend the ritual which is being celebrated for about 200 years here continuously."
She added that with the divine blessings of the goddess, Telangana would flourish continuously with abundant rains and harvest, and peace and brotherhood would prevail.
Badminton ace P V Sindhu, Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy and others also attended the ritual and offered special pujas.
Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav also said that with the blessings of the goddess the state was experiencing bountiful rains. He said that a large number of people were participating in the festival after the state government had declared it as the state festival, and that all necessary arrangements had been made for the devotees to visit the goddess and offer bonalu.
Endowments Minister Indrakaran Reddy, too, visited the temple and offered prayers to the goddess. On the occasion, he conveyed bonalu greetings to all the women there. He said that he had prayed to the goddess for timely rains, a good harvest and the welfare of the farmers. He expressed confidence that with the blessings of the goddess "Bangaru Telangana" would be achieved shortly.
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