Celebrations at school:
Bonam literally means Meal in Telugu, which is an offering to the Mother Goddess. Girls dressed in traditional attire offered household prepared rice that was cooked along with milk, jaggery in a new earthen pot, which was adorned with Neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion. Girls carried these pots on their heads and offered Bonam, including Bangles and Saree to the Mother Goddess at school. Children worshiped Kali in her various forms such as Mysamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Dokkalamma, Pedamma, Poleramma, Ankalamma, Maremma, Nookalamma etc.
Boys came in the attire of Pothuraju, considered the brother of Mother Goddess, represented by a bare-bodied and well-built man, danced to the resounding drums and danced during the procession.