18/07/2012 11:53 BST | Updated 18/07/2012 11:59 BST

Bonalu Festival, Hindu Worshippers Make Offerings To Goddess Mahakali (PICTURES)

Hundreds of thousands of devotees have celebrated India’s Bonalu festival.

The Hindu festival is held in the name of Mahakali, the Goddess of power and occurs in the Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Telangana and Rayalaseema regions of India.

The event sees offerings of food made to Mahakali, the Hindu goddess of time and death.

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A Hindu woman dressed as goddess Mahakali performs in a Hyderabad procession

Processions of worshippers marched to drum beats as some revellers burst into dance across the participating regions.

According to Asian Age, a proposal to declare Bonalu as the Hyderabad state festival is under government consideration.

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