Medaram Jathara Sammakka – Saralamma Jathara will be held between Feb 5th to 8th 2020. Telangana state government every year celebrating Medaram jathara very grand manner. More than one and a half devotees are expected to take part in jatara. it is known as called Asia ” Biggest Tribal carnival”.
Medaram Jathara Sammakka Saralamma Dates, Information Timings
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Telangana government makes all necessary arrangements for the jatara high level. for celebration government of Telangana allocated 10 crores for the acquisition of land and construction of Gaddelu. up to now much new progressive work going on. this year I decided to set up more digital screens to cover the event at all main cities which celebrated medaram jathara.
TSRTC operates 4,000 special buses for medaram jatara. To ensure all necessary facilities for the ensuing Sammakka Saralamma Jatara to be held at Medaram village in Mulugu district, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) authorities have decided to operate 4,000 special bus services and cater to about 23 lakh devotees across the State. The Medaram is well known for Samakka Sarakka Jatara held once in at regular intervals amid the period of February month every year.
It is situated inside Ethurnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sammakka Sarakka Jatara Festival is held to offer tribute to the overcome mother-little girl warriors. near visiting places Convenience is accessible at Laknaam Lake 35 km – Haritha Resort, Tadvai 14 km – couple of Cottages and ITDA Guest House at Medaram. Roughly 6 million individuals unite more than three days around the little town of Medaram and its adjoining, Jampanna Vagu. Samakka Sarlamma Jatara is the biggest congregation of tribals in Asia and is visited by devotees not only from Telangana but also from the neighbouring States and this year the government expects one crore devotees would attend the jatara.
51 temporary bus stations were being put up across the State. Around 12,500 employees, including supervisors, workers, and security persons would be discharged. The temporary bus stands would be set up in over 59 acres.
The entire area will be covered with CCTV surveillance and the cameras will be linked to the police command control room. Yadagiri instructed officials to ensure arrangements of drinking water, toilets and basic amenities to devotees under the bus station limits.
History by Telangana Tourism
The Sammakka Saralamma temple in Warangal was built during the 12th century. This temple has no mythological background relating to the construction of the temple; instead, it is believed to be built in the memory of two tribal women. The main deity(s) of the Sammakka Saralamma temple are two brave women who stood up for their community and its betterment. They became Martyrs in the battle.
According to the legend, once a troop from the Koya tribal community was returning from a trip, when they saw a little girl playing with the tigress. The head of the troop saw the girl and inspired by her bravery, he adopted her and named her as Samakka. Later she married a headman of a neighboring tribal group and had a daughter, Sarakka. Both the mother and daughter protested the Kakatiya kings who forced the tribes to pay taxes. Both the women fought bravely and reportedly lost their lives.
The Jatara begins at Medaram in Tadvai Mandal in Mulugu District. It commemorates the valiant fight of the mother and daughter duo i.e. Sammakka and Saralamma against the then Kakatiya dynasty rulers protesting exaction of land tribute even at the time of severe drought. After Kumbha Mela, the Medaram jatara is said to attract the largest number of devotees in the country.
The Koya community constructed this temple as a token of gratitude. Annually an event called Sammakka Saralamma jatara is held which is considered as one of the largest tribal festivals of the world. The deities are brought from the forest to a spot for a period of 10-12 days when more than one crore devotees offer prayers and gift ‘bangaram’, which is pure jaggery to the deities. The entire place reverberates with divine chants and elaborate arrangements are made for this Jathara with thousands of buses plying to and fro with pilgrims.
Sammakka Sarakka Medaram Jathara Holidays:
Medaram jatara 2020 dates have been confirmed. In year 2020, it is confirmed to be held between 5th and 10th February 2020, i.e during Magasudda pouranami days. The main pooja would be on 8th,9th Feb.
Why Medaram Jathara is So Special ?
The actual festival begins in the month of Magha, on Sudha Pournami (full moon day) evening when Sarakka (in the form of a vermilion) would be traditionally brought from Kanneboyinapalle, a neibhouring village in the forest, and placed on a gadde, an earthen platform raised under a tree.
There are many legends about the miraculous powers of sammakka and one of them is, In 13th century, some tribal leaders who went for a hunting found a new born girl child emitting enormous light playing amidst tigers. She was taken to their habitation and brought up as a chief tain (She later became the saviour of the tribals of the region) she was married to Pagididda Raju a feudatory tribal chief of Kakatiyas who were the rulers of this area. She was blessed with 2 daughters and one son namely Sarakka, Nagulamma and Jampanna respectively
Sammakka Sarakka Temple Timings:
During Jatara Days temple is open 24 hrs round the clock 2) Any day of the year(365 days), Non-Jatara days its 6am to 6pm
Medaram Jathara Accommodation, Room Services:
Safe Forest Area, with good Blacktop Roads. In Warangal City you can avail decent Hotel Accommodation.
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How to Reach Medaram
Medaram is Located about 90 KM from Warangal District . From Hyderabad it’s about 180 KM.
Traveling by Train : From Hyderabad to Warangal, you can take the train ( reservation should be done well in advance) and From Warangal, you can get number of buses to Medaram during Jatara (festival) time.
Traveling by Bus: first you need to reach Warangal by any Bus and from there you can get the number of buses to Medaram during Jatara (festival) time.
Driving Directions: click on the link to launch MAP from wikimapia
Medaram Helpline numbers:
HelpLine Number 1 : 08715223222
HelpLine Number 2: 08717-281247
For Other Information Number: 08717-281247