The two-day Bonalu festival passed off peacefully in the old city on Monday night with the immersion of goddess Mahankali ‘ghatams' in Musi river at Nayapul.
Thousands of devotees stood along the Lal Darwaza-Nayapul procession route to watch the glittering and colourful convoy of ghatams.
Led by a caparisoned elephant belonging to the Akkanna Madanna temple of Hari Bowli in the front, the procession was received by Secunderabad MP M. Anjan Kumar Yadav at Charminar. With youngsters dancing to the pulsating drum beats, the procession of ghatams commenced around 4.30 p.m.
The exquisitely decorated ghatams of Mahankali temples of Lal Darwaza, Uppuguda, Gowlipura, Alijah Kotla, Murad Mahal, Mir Alam Mandi, Sultan Shahi Jagadamba temple and Bela Muthyalamma temple took part in the impressive procession.
After performing special prayers, they were immersed in the Musi at Nayapul marking the conclusion of the festival.