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Bonam Pot In Bonalu Festival In Telangana – How To Make Bonam Pot? - Items In The Bonalu Pot

Bonam is made during the Bonalu festival dedicated to Mother Goddess held on the Sundays in Ashada month in Telangana. Bonam is a pot that is carried by women devotees dressed in traditional attire to the Mother Goddess temples like the Mahankali Temple. ‘Bonam’ means ‘Bhojanam’ in Telugu, an offering to the Goddess. Here is a brief description of how to make Bonam Pot with items to be placed in it.

Bonam during Bonalu Festival in Telangana

Bonam is a pot made using metal or clay. The pot contains

  • Uncooked rice,
  • Turmeric powder
  • Jaggery and
  • Curd
The pot is decorated with sindoor – red color. Some people decorate it with marigold flowers or red color flowers.

The pot is covered with neem leaves and a lamp placed on it.

The pot is carried on head by the devotees.