Sammakka Sarakka (Saralamma) Jatara or Medaram Jatara is biggest Hindu Tribal festival. And this festival is very famous in India which mainly celebrated in the state of Telangana. This Medaram Sammakka Saralamm Jatara begins in Tadvai Mandal in Jayshankar Bhupalapally District.
Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Story:
There are myths about Sammakka and her miraculous powers. According to the tribal story in 13th Century, some tribal leaders found a newborn girl (Sammakka) emitting enormous light playing amidst tigers when they went to hunting. She was taken to their habitation and the head of the tribe adopted Sammakka.
Medaram Jatara special video:
After she became a saviour of the tribal people. She was married to Pagididda Raju who works at Kakatiyas (Kakatiyas are the rulers of Andhra from Warangal between 1000 AD to 1380 AD) as tribal chief. Sammakka blessed with two daughters (Sarakka & Nagulamma) and one son (Jampanna).
More About Medaram Jatara:
Sammakka Saralamm Jatara Also known as Medaram Jatara is a largest tribal religious congregation in the world. This Medaram Jatara will be celebrated for every two years in February month. Approximately 10 million people converging the on the place medaram. This will celebrate for four Days. And many people come from different states such as Madhya Pradesh (MP), Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Jharkhand.
4 Days of Medaram Jatara:
Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara celebrated for four days. In 2018 Medaram Jatara scheduled on 31 January 2018 to 03 February 2018. Check out medaram jatara 2018 dates::
- Day 1: Goddess Saralamma Ammavaru will arrive on Gadde from Kannepally village.
- Day 2: Goddess Sammakka Ammavaru will arrive on Gadde from Chilakala Gutta.
- Day 3: Jatara will be in its full swing. Crores of pilgrims will have darshan of these “DEVATHAS’and will offer their “MOKKUBADULU”.
- Day 4: Afternoon Ammavarlu Vana Pravesham.
After Kumbha Mela, the Medaram Jatara attracts a large number of devotees in India, and this is the second largest festival in India. As per the official report says that over 10 million people visited and celebrated Medaram Jatara in 2012. This Sammakka Saralamma Jatara celebrated in Medaram during the time of tribal goddesses believed to visit them. The place Medaram is a small village in the Eturunagaram Wildlife sanctuary.
Jampanna Vagu (Jampanna Vagu Bridge):
Jampanna Vagu is small tributary to river Godavari. As per the history, Jampanna is a tribal warrior and the one and only son of tribal goddess Sammakka. Jampanna died in the battle against kakatiyan army in the river. The river (Jampanna Vagu) became Red with the blood of Jampanna (Scientifically the Red colour of water caused by soil composition).
Tribal people believe that taking a holy dip in Jampanna Vagu (red water) reminds them of the sacrifice of their gods who save them and also induces courage into their souls. Later a bridge constructed on top of Jampanna Vagu, known as Jampanna Vagu bridge.
How to Reach Medaram Jatara:
Medaram Jatara venue located in Medaram Village, Tadvai Mandal and Jayshankar Bhupalapally District in Telangana State. The venue is about 100KM from Warangal, 124KM from Godavarikhani, 220KM from Suryapet, and 250KM from Hyderabad.
Earlier day’s people used bullock carts to the Medaram Jatara, now it has road transportation. TSRTC and APSTRC run multiple buses to reach venue during the Jatara period. Also, people can reach by their own vehicles and help of private travel agencies. The venue of Medaram Jatara is well facilitated with roads, drinking water, sanitation, and health and hygiene by the Telangana Government.
Download Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara App:
Telangana Government has created an application to the Android users to stay updates on Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara. Here you can download Sammakka Saralamma (Medaram) Jatara application. For more details visit Official Website.
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