Mock fight (Banni) to grab the processional deities to their villages – Kurnool

Mock-fight
Mock fight (Banni) to grab the processional deities to their villages – Kurnool

The mock fight (banni) at Devaragattu temple festival in Kurnool district on the eve of Dussera festival.It has been a long tradition at the Mala Malleswara Swamy temple at Devaragattu.The event leaves several participants with bleeding injuries and try to hijack the processional deities to their village believing that it will bring good tidings if they are able to snatch the deities.

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