Bonda Hill, Khairput , Malkangiri

Bonda Hill is located at a distance of 80 Kilometers from District Headquarter and comes under Khairput Block. This is the living place of Bondas, one of the primitive tribal communities. It is surrounded by dense hilly forest. The Bondas of this place even now remain naked, and it is believed that they were cursed by Goddess Sita, as they laughed at her while she was bathing in a Kunda, which is named as Sita Kunda at Bonda Hill. There is one specific festival called “Patkhanda Vatra” at Mudulipada celebrated in January by the Bondas in which they worship a sword. They believe that this sword belongs to Pandavas. (Source)