Hyderabad: Elaborate security arrangements are being made by the Hyderabad Police for the convenience and safety of the devotees during the two-day Bonalu festivities at Simhavahini Mahankali temple in old city.
Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, speaking to presspersons on Saturday said that a 8,000 strong police force was being deployed across the city specifically for Bonalu celebrations. The deployment will include personnel from Rapid Action Force, Telangana State Special Police, City Rapid Action Force, The Quick Response Team and Commissioner’s Task Force.
“A festive mood prevails across the city and during the past weeks two important events at Jagadamba temple Golconda and Mahankali Temple at Secunderabad passed off peacefully. All arrangements are made for the Lal Darwaza Mahankali temple as well,” he said.
On Sunday, coinciding with the Bonalu festival celebrations several important events are planned at the temples. Large number of devotees including women are expected to make offering to the Goddess. Several dignitaries will also visit the temple on Sunday.
The police have chalked out a detailed plan for security on Monday for Bonalu procession from Simhavahini Mahankali temple and Akkana Madanna temple at Hari Bowli. Small tributary processions will join the main procession which culminates at Nayapul.
Senior police officials will be monitoring the activities on both the days. “All the officials will be present and supervising the security arrangements. I warn mischief mongers against creating any trouble on social media platforms or spreading rumours,” Anjani Kumar said.
Ministers to visit Bhagya Laxmi Temple
Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav, A Indrakaran Reddy and Mohd Mahmood Ali will visit Bhagya Laxmi Temple at Charminar for Bonalu festivities on Sunday.
According to a press release issued by Mr. Yadav’s office, the Minister will present tradiational ‘pattu vastralu’ to the deity at Bhagya Laxmi temple apart from three more temples – Akkanna Madanna temple at Shalibanda, Simha Vahini Mahankali temple at Lal Darwaza and Darbar Maisamma temple at Karwan, on behalf of the State government.
Gearing up for the festivities, line departments and members of the temple committee have made elaborate arrangements. Road restoration works on the stretches heading to temples, sanitation, illumination and spraying of disinfectants were the civic works taken up at temples located in Hyderabad.
While the civic works were taken up by the GHMC, temple committees made arrangements pertaining to darshan and crowd management. “Elobrate arrangements have been made to make sure devotees have a hassle free darshan while following Covid-19 guidelines,” said Surya Prakash who looks after arrangements at Bhagya Laxmi Temple. Manik Prabhu Goud, advisor to Mahankali Temple in Lal Darwaza said the old age tradition of performing Shanti Kalyam is scheduled in the evening .
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