Sammakka Sarakka Jatara 2016 or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the state of Telangana, India. The Jatra begins at Medaram in Tadvai Mandal in Warangal district.
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. An estimated 10 million people gathered in 2012
Sammakka Sarakka Jatara 2016
After New Telangana State First time Celebrating Sammakka Saralamma Jathara, also well known as Medaram Jatara. It is held once in two years with lot of gusto for 4 days during Magha Purnima. The Sammakka Saralamma Jathara 2016, Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jathara 2016 dates are Starts February 17 and ends on February 20 2016.
Believing that a dip in the Jampanna vagu heals all the diseases, people in large numbers vied with each other to make their way towards the rivulet. It was known as Sampega vagu until the Jampanna, son of Sammakka jumped to death fighting the imperial Kakatiya army.
Sammakka Sarakka Jatara 2016 Dates
- February 17, 2016 – Goddess Saralamma will arrive to Platform (Gadde).
- February 18, 2016 – Goddess Sammakka will arrive to Platform (Gadde).
- February 19, 2016 – Devotees offer naivedyam or other offerings like ‘Bangaram (bellam – jaggery).
- February 20, 2016 – Last day of Sammkka Sarakka Jathara. Goddess Sammakkar and Saralamma will return back in to forest.
How to Reach Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara
Madaram is a small village located in the forest area. Madaram comes under the Telangana Region of Telangana State in the Mandal of Tadvai which is in Warangal district.
Distance from Hyderabad : around 250 Kms.
Distance from Warangal/Hanmakonda : around 105 Kms.
Buses from Hyderabad, Warangal, Khajipet and Janagam runs most frequently. From Hyderabad for every 20 minutes buses runs from Uppal, MGBS(Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station), Jagadgiri Gutta, Bora Banda.
TSRTC also providing online reservation facility for Madaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara 2016