20 Jul 2017

Shankar Rao Pupala Marg

MithaBol - A linguistic map of Mumbai:


Bonalu or Pochamma Panduga as it is called in Mumbai is a major festival and a reason for a community of Telugu speaking people from Telengana with a long history in the city to come together. The Pochamma Devi temple in Kamathipura is the oldest and most important temple for the community in Mumbai. During the Pochamma Devi Panduga or festival, hundreds congregation from all over the greater Mumbai region to offer roosters (hens) to the Goddess.

Also, a lot of young parents with infants were seen, seeking blessings. After all Pochamma is associated with health and keeping her happy with keep diseases away.

Here are a few pictures.

One of the priests of the temple, taking a break.

The temple.

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