With the rains this year, I hope the farmers are able to yield a good crop, and the water tables have risen and the lakes in and around the city heave a sigh of relief. Rains are generally good, except for the kids engaging in the gully-cricket tournament.
The month-long Bonalu festival started last Sunday(Jun 24) at the Golconda Fort. Every Sunday ladies would make offerings to the Goddess and carry it to the temple in decorated pots. They are at times accompanied by strong able bodied men who are smeared with a lot of turmeric, wear a garland of lemons and carry whips made of ropes.
One can read more about the festival on wiki
Over years the festivals(not just this one) seem to get louder and more ostentatious. There are some occurrences that I have noticed for the first time and shall add them as captions. If you have anything to add please do leave a note as a comment(s).
Over the following weeks, I shall try cover the festival at various parts of the city.[Please watch out for this space]
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. – Joseph Fort Newton
The arid vegetation around the Golconda fort during a summer morning might make you wonder if it’d look more appealing during a monsoon evening. Perhaps I shall revisit the place in a few months to find out!
The details on the fort wall!