Festivals of Telangana



Bonalu – This is a festival of offering to Goddess Mahankali. This folk festival of Bonalu is famous in the Telangana region brings an offering to the Goddess Mahankali. The Mahankali temple is located in the busy streets of Secunderabad area.The Dance of balancing pots with the colourfully dressed female danceres balancing pots (Bonalu), step to the rythemic beats and tunes in praise of the village diety Mahankali.



Batakamma is a special festival celebrated with religious fervour in theTelangana region. Batakamma means ‘immortal woman’. It is a month long festival where Goddess Batakamma’s idol is worshipped and is made to float on the rivers and lakes. Basically, this is a floral festival. It falls on ‘Asvija Shuddha Dasami’ (September -October).



This place is in Medak District and is a sacred spot, where the seven tributaries of the Manjira join and flow together. The annual Jatara held on Mahasivaratri day attracts thousands of pilgrims.


Sammakka & Saralamma Jatara

Sri Sammakka & Saralamma Jatara will be celebrated once in two years in Medaram Village of Tadvai Mandal of Warangal District. This is one of the most pious, sacred religious largest tribal gathering festivals in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


Ayak or Bhimanna

This festival is celebrated by Kolam tribal inhabiting Laindiguda, Utmur Taluq Adilabad district.  This falls in the Kolam month of satti.  Ayak also known as Bhimana or Bhimdev, is the principal deity of the Kolams.  He is represented by a carved wooden mace usually crowned with a bunch of peacock feathers, a pot containing pher or a belt of bells, marwar or anklets and small dolls made of mud.


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