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Telangana Government Releases New Guidelines For Bonalu Festival:- The traditional festival of Telangana state, Bonalu will start soon. This year there would be several restrictions because of the ongoing coronavirus. The scare is even higher in the limits of GHMC and the cases are increasing at a rapid pace. Marriage, birthday parties, functions and other events are canceled because of the restrictions imposed by the government. The Telangana government now imposed new guidelines that should be followed for Bonalu. The Golconda bonalu starts on June 25th. As per the government issued guidelines, only ten people will participate in this event.
The Telangana government will submit silk garments to all the temples in the state. Only the priests would conduct bonalu in the respective temples and no crowds will be allowed. There is no permission granted for bonalu in public places in Telangana and the people are asked to perform the rituals and pooja in their residences. All the activities will be telecasted live on television. With the number of coronavirus cases increasing, the Telangana government took this call. 73% of the cases registered in Telangana are from the limits of GHMC. Hence the Telangana government wanted the people to restrict themselves to their homes during this Bonalu season for this year.
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