Medaram Jathara

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    Jampanna vagu
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    Medaram ammavaru

Sammakka Saralamma Jatara 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 Mulugu 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. 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 Mulugu.

There are many legends about the miraculous powers of sammakka. According to a tribal story, about 6-7 centuries ago,that is in the 13th century, some tribal leaders who went for a hunting found a new born girl (Sammakka) emitting enormous light playing amidst tigers. She was taken to their habitation . The head of the tribe adopted her 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 ruled the country of Andhra from Warangal City between 1000 AD and 1380 AD).She was blessed with 2 daughters and one son namely Sarakka, Nagulamma and Jampanna respectively

Jampanna vagu

Jampanna vagu is a tributary to River Godavari. According to the history, Jampanna is the tribal warrior and the son of Tribal Goddess Sammakka. The Jampanna vagu took his name as he died in a battle fighting against Kakatiyan Army in that stream. The Jampanna vagu is still red in colour marked with the blood of Jampanna (Scientifically the red colour of the water is attributed to the soil composition). Tribal’s believe that taking a holy dip in the red water of Jampanna Vagu reminds them the sacrifice of their gods who save them and also induces courage into their souls. There is a bridge constructed on top of Jampanna Vagu, known as Jampanna Vagu bridge.

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How to Reach :

By Train

Trains from Hyderabad to Medaram .You can come to kazipet or Warangal..You are having the trains from hyderabad to warangal. There are numbers of buses from Warngal to Medaram it take 93 kms to reach Medaram.

By Road

Passengers On the Occasion of Medaram Jathara dear Passangers from hyderabad Mahatma Gandhi bus stand(MGBS) to Medaram you are having buses directly from Uppal to Medaram you are having many buses to reach Medaram it takes distance of 240 kms it takes maxmium time to reach Medaram 6 hours. There are Buses available from Chhattisgarh it 14 hours to reach Medaram There are Buses available from maharastra it 17 hours to reach Medaram There are Buses available from maharastra it 12 hours to reach Medaram.