Athirathram, the ancient Vedic ritual (The Supreme Soma Yaga) will be performed in 2012 at Yetapaka near Bhadrachalam (Khammam district) in Andhra Pradesh. Athirathram begins on 21 April and ends on 2 May. This is the first time for Andhra Pradesh to host the 4000 year-old Vedic ritual.
Athiratham 2012 will be facilitated and organized by Samatha Lokseva Samithi. Yetapaka is believed as the place where Jatayu’s wings were fallen during his war against Ravana as per Ramayana.