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At Bonalu folk festival, Hindus offer prayers to Goddess Kali

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Published : Jul 18, 2017, 11:27 am IST
Updated : Aug 15, 2017, 7:57 pm IST
Bonalu is a month long Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. (Photo: AP)
Bonalu is a month long Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. (Photo: AP)
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Hindu devotees participate in a procession during the celebration of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, Sunday, July 16, 2017.(Photo: AP)
Hindu devotees participate in a procession during the celebration of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, Sunday, July 16, 2017.(Photo: AP)
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A man dressed as Pothuraju, a mythical character, performs rituals during Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Photo: AP)
A man dressed as Pothuraju, a mythical character, performs rituals during Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, Sunday, July 16, 2017. (Photo: AP)
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An Indian man dances at the Golconda Fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: AP)
An Indian man dances at the Golconda Fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: AP)
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An Indian balances a decorated pot filled with cooked rice as an offering for goddess Kali, at the Golconda Fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: AP)
An Indian balances a decorated pot filled with cooked rice as an offering for goddess Kali, at the Golconda Fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: AP)
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People dressed as Pothuraju, a mythical character, performs rituals during Bonalu festival at the Golconda fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: AP)
People dressed as Pothuraju, a mythical character, performs rituals during Bonalu festival at the Golconda fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Photo: AP)
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A man performs rituals during Bonalu festival at the Golconda fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017.(Photo: AP)
A man performs rituals during Bonalu festival at the Golconda fort during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, June 25, 2017.(Photo: AP)
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A police man helps a woman to carry a Bonam plant ahead of the Bonalu festival procession in old city of Hyderabad on Sunday.(Photo: AP)
A police man helps a woman to carry a Bonam plant ahead of the Bonalu festival procession in old city of Hyderabad on Sunday.(Photo: AP)
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