Golconda Bonalu is regarded as the state festival of Telangana after its formation in 2014. This festival is celebrated mainly in Hyderabad and Secunderabad and also in parts across Telangana. This festival is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masam, in July/August. Bonalu is a Hindu Festival to worship goddess Mahakali. It involves the worship of the Mother Goddess in regional forms like Mysamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Peddhamma, Dokkalamma, Ankalamma, Poleramma, Maremma, Nookalamma. The celebrations are held at the Golconda Fort Temple. Some tranced women dance with pots to honor the goddess. In olden days a male buffalo was sacrificed in front of the temple to ward off the evil spirit, but these days roosters are sacrificed.