New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is seen whipping himself in a video that’s going viral on social media. This video is from the Telangana Bonalu competition. The truth is, Rahul Gandhi attended the Telangana Bonalu competition on the 57th day of the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra. Throughout this, he lifted a heavy rope and, on Wednesday, took on the incarnation of ‘Pothraju.’ This competition dates again to the 18th century within the former Hyderabad State and is related to the “Regimental Bazaar” and the dual cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Bonalu is noticed in numerous components of the dual cities in addition to in different components of the state. It’s noticed through the month of Ashada Masam. Pochamma, Yellamma, Maisamma, Peddhamma, Dokkalamma, Ankalamma, Maremma, Nookalamma, and Poleramma are all regional types of Mom Goddess and Bonalu is the competition to worship them.
On the primary Sunday of Aashadham, celebrations are held on the Golconda Fort temple in Hyderabad. On the second Sunday, on the Balkampet Yellamma temple in Balkampet and the Ujjaini Mahakali Temple in Secunderabad, and on the third Sunday, on the Chilkalguda Pochamma and Katta Maisamma temples and the Matheswari temple of Lal Darwaza in Hyderabad’s Previous Metropolis. Different temples the place Bonalu is well known embrace Akkanna Madanna temple in Haribowli and Muthyalamma temple in Shah Ali Banda. Yearly, tens of 1000’s of devotees collect to pay their respects to Mahakali.
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‘Potharaju,’ the Hindu Goddess Mahakali’s brother, takes on the function of defending ladies carrying Bonam. Potharaju is the principle attraction, bringing much-needed color and flavour to the Bonalu competition. As per the traditions, Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. The custom is to make use of pure colors, pray, quick, and shield the sisters who’re carrying the vermilion, ghatams with shigam. Pothraju’s principal function is to be a accountable brother to all of the sisters carrying Bonam and to guard them. Therefore he wields a whip to guard the goddess.
@RahulGandhi wielded a whip as he joined Bonalu competition celebrations in #Telangana #BharatJodoYatra pic.twitter.com/mHCpW6wSDi
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Through the Bonalu competition, ladies take out a procession led by ‘Potharaju’ to the temples. Potharaju is believed to be the brother of seven sisters with completely different types of Goddess Mahakali. The Congress chief additionally appeared on this avatar throughout his go to. Through the Bonalu competition, ladies march to the temples in a procession led by ‘Potharaju.’ All through, these ladies dances to the beat of the drum and whip the viewers together with her ropes. In a viral social media video, a person is seen carrying a whip in his hand, after which Rahul Gandhi seems and begins whipping himself.
(With companies inputs)