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Madaram Sammakka Saralamma

Lacks of peoples in Madaram jathara 

Sammakka Temple

Sammakka Thalli

Madaram jathara normal time in jampanna river
Jathara time in jampanna river
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, India. It commemorates the fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma, with the reigning rulers against an unjust law. It is believed[that after Kumbha Mela, the Medaram jatara attracts the largest number of devotees in the country.
It is celebrated in Medaram during the time the goddesses of the tribals is believed to visit them. Medaram is a remote place in the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Dandakaranya, the largest surviving forest belt in the Deccan.

The Ritual

Sammakka Sarakka Jatara is the time for the largest tribal religious congregation in the world, held every two years (biennually), with approximately six million people converging on the place, over a period of three days, which is 90 km from Warangal city.[2]
People offer bangaram (jaggery) of a quantity equal to their weight to the goddesses.
It is a festival with no vedic or brahmanic influence. Goats and hens are sacrificed and liquor is consumed.
Until 1998, the only way to reach Medaram was by a bullock cart. In 1998 the state government declared the 1000-yr old festival as official and laid down a motorable road.
In 2008, nearly 8 million people were estimated to have attended the festival. This fair is said to be the largest repeating congregation of tribal communities in the world. The traffic jam during the festival sometimes goes as far as 60 km on the Warangal highway

Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara in February 2012

Sammakka Sarakka Jatara or Medaram Jatara will be conducted during February 2012. Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is a faous tribal festival celebrated in the Medaram Village in Warangal district of the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. It is estimated that the Medaram Jatara is the biggest attractor of the people in the country after Kumbha Mela. Medaram is located in the parts of Dandakaranya, in a remote place in the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary. The Jatara is likely to start from 8th February 2012.
Sammakka Sarakka Jatara will be held for three days in a row and only once in two years. It is estimated that about six million people will attend the Jatara. Medaram is located in about 90 km distance from Warangal town. Devotees offer Bangaram (jaggery) of a quantity equal to their weight to the goddesses. The APSRTC will run hundreds of buses to Medaram from all major of Andhra Pradesh for the convenience of devotees. Thousands of tribals from almost all parts of the country will attend the Jatara.
Tribals and common people from Warangal, Khammam, Adilabab and other districts of Telangana consist major part and people from states like Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra will also attend in thousands to participate in the Jatara (festival).

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