Sammakka Sarakka Temple,Medaram,Warangal


About Us: Sammakka Sarakka Temple


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 Warangal district.[1] 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 Deccan.
§==Ritual== Sammakka Sarakka Jatara is the time for the largest tribal religious congregation in the world, held every two years (biennually), with approximately ten million people converging on the place, over a period of four days, which is 90 km from Warangal city.[2] The Samakka Jatra is a State Festival of Govt. of Telangana. Many tribal Devotees from different states of India (M.P, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Maharastra, Karnataka and parts of Jharkhand)reach to the festive place to celebrate the Jatara.
People offer bangaram/gold (jaggery) of a quantity equal to their weight to the goddesses and take holy bath in Jampanna Vagu (stream).It is a festival with no vedic or brahmanic influence.
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.


Location :


Country: India
State: Telangana
Medaram village in Tadvai mandal , Warangal, Telangana 506007

Temple Timings :


6 am - 12: 00 pm
5pm-8pm

How to Reach :


Medaram is Located about 90 KM from Warangal District . From Hyderabad it's about 180 KM. Being a forest/Tribal area Hotels / constructions are not permitted.
Traveling by Train : From Hyderabad to Warangal you can take the train ( reservation should be done well in advance) and From Warangal you can get number of buses to Medaram during Jatara (festival) time.
Traveling by Bus: first you need to reach Warangal by any Bus and from there you can get number of buses to Medaram during Jatara (festival) time. 

1 comment:

  1. Madaram jatara is great festivals for tribals of South India.
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