Pallavi Aware International School organised a virtual assembly to celebrate Bonalu. Students explained the importance of the festival saying that during the annual festival Goddess Mahakali is worshiped.
The festival is mostly celebrated in the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other parts of the State. Special poojas are performed for goddess Yellamma during the first and last day of festival, students explained.
The event began with the singing of slokas, invoking Kali Ma and asking for her blessings. The students also explained to the audience the rituals that are undertaken during the festival, demonstrating the detailed procedure of making the Bonam that is served to the Goddess.
They narrated the legend of Goddess Kali that led to the institution of this festival as well as stories of her many incarnations. The students then took up the Bonams that they had made and imitated the proceedings of the festival. Skits were performed to entertain the audience and at the same time informed them about Pothu Raju, a significant character in the ritual proceedings of the Bonalu.