Bonalu is a Telangana traditional festival that it celebrated in the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other parts of the state. It usually falls in July or August, during Ashada Masam and it is considered as a form of thanksgiving to goddess Kali.
The word ?Bonalu is derived from the Telugu term Bonam (meal), which is an offering to the Mother Goddess. The festival may have originated in 1813 in Hyderabad and Secunderabad, when plague disease had broken out in the Twin cities.

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