Medaram Jatara, Sammakka Sarakka Jathara in Andhra Pradesh

Sammakka Sarakka JatharaMedaram Jatara, popularly known as Sammakka Sarakka Jathara, is a tribal festival dedicated to Sammakka and Sarakka, two tribal Goddesses, celebrated at Medaram village in Eturunagaram forest area in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. Medaram is a village in thick forest which transforms into a cosmopolis during this Jathara. Medaram Jathara in 2012 will start on February 8, 2012 and end on 11 February. It is celebrated for four days in Magha masam or Magh month.

Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara is the second largest religious congregation after the Maha Kumbh Mela. The celebrations commemorate the furious fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Sarakka, against the cruel and wicked rulers.

Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jathara attracts approximately seven million devotees all across India mainly from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, and Karnataka. Thousands of foreign tourists visit the tribal fair and enjoy the tribal spirit. The major ritual during the fair is offering Bangaram (Jaggery) to the Goddesses. Colorful bullock carts are also stand as one of the attractive aspects of this largest tribal fair in the world. Pavitra Snanam in Japanna Vagu or the stream or rivulet near Medaram temple is considered highly auspicious.

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  1. very very powerful goddess and once you visit and pray geniuenly what you want will certainly become true and their after you visit again for submitting your faithness.

  2. In 1996, Sri Sammakka Saralamma Jathara has announced as State Festival by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Now it is very very essential to declare it as National Festival for permenant developments alike Kumbhamela. Every one should propose it. The devotees have been attending Jathara from various states of our country as well as different areas of the World. That’swhy it is necessary to declare as National Festival by Govt. of India.

  3. In 1996, Sri Sammakka Saralamma Jathara has announced State Festival by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Now it is very very essential to declare it as National Festival. Every one should propose it. The devotees have been attending Jathara from various states of our country as well as different areas of the World. That’swhy it is necessary to declare as National Festival by Govt. of India.