Bonalu Festival

Bonalu Festival

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Indian dwarf artists Ashok and Vinay dressed up as Potharaju, the brother of Hindu Goddess of power, Mahakali, perform during the final procession of the eleven day traditional festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddes MahaKali at Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Mandiran in Hyderabad, on July 25, 2011. The Goddess is honoured mostly by women during Bonalu festival by offerings of food and dancing. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 16, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 12:15 PM

(Getty) -- An Indian artist dressed as Hindu Goddess MahaKali performs during the final procession of the eleven day traditional festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddess MahaKali at Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Temple in Hyderabad.

The Goddess is honoured mostly by women during Bonalu festival with offerings of food and dancing. 

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