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I am a Proud Hindu🕉️ from South India.

#Bhogi, #Pongal, #Kanuma #Ugadi/#Yugadi, #Puthandhu, #Vishu, #Bonalu, #Onam, #Bathukamma, #Atlatadde/#Atlataddi, #KarthigaiDeepam etc are Hindu🕉️ festivals & they're based on our Hindu calenders only.

DO NOT "Secularize" them bcoz

you Le-Lis want to further your North-South divide by tying us to some fake regional pride.

Non-Hindus can celebrate Hindu🕉️ festivals in our way if they want but don't try to appropriate & disrespect our Hindu festivals-traditions.

DO NOT take our tolerance for granted.

To stop @narendramodi, #Hindutva; many Anti-Hindu groups are destroying, demeaning South's Hindu culture.

E.g. Xtian missionaries are appropriating #Bathukamma🕉️ festival

While Islamist @asadowaisi mocking our #Bathukamma🕉️

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The #Bonalu celebrations kicked off in Hyderabad today with the Golkonda Jagadamba Mahankali Jatara. #Bonalu is specific to Telangana and is dedicated to the worship of Shakti in the form of various Grama Devatas.
Though celebrated all over Telangana, it is the #Bonalu celebrations in Hyderabad that are really well known. It is celebrated in the month of Ashada, usually in last week of June or first week of July.
#Bonalu is more a corruption of the word Bhojanalu( meals or a feast) where devotees offer cooked food to the Ammavaru. The women carry earthen pots containing rice cooked with jaggery, milk, decorated with Neem,Haldi
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