Sammakka Sarakka Jatara is a biennial tribal festival held in the village of Medaram in the Mulugu district of Telangana, India. The festival is held in the month of Magha, which usually falls in February or March. The festival is dedicated to the Hindu tribal goddesses Sammakka and Sarakka, who are revered as warriors and protectors of the tribal people. Here is the Sammakka Sarakka Jatara 2024 Dates schedule.
The festival is said to commemorate a tribal uprising against the Kakatiya rulers in the 12th century. The uprising was led by Sammakka and Sarakka, who were mother and daughter. The Kakatiya rulers were imposing heavy taxes on the tribal people, and the uprising was a revolt against this oppression. The uprising was successful, and the Kakatiya rulers were forced to lift the taxes.
Sammakka Sarakka Jatara 2024 Dates Schedule
Here is the detailed Schedule of 4 Days for Sammakka Sarakka Jatara, A biennial tribal festival in the village of Medaram in the Mulugu district of Telangana.
DAY 1 (21-02-2024)
Goddess Saralamma Ammavaru will arrive on Gadde from Kannepally village
DAY 2 (22-02-2024)
Goddess Sammakka Ammavaru will arrive on Gadde from Chilakala Gutta.
DAY 3 (23-02-2024)
Jathara will be in its full swing. Crores of pilgrims will have darshan of these “DEVATHAS’and will offer their “MOKKUBADULU”.
DAY 4 (24-02-2024)
Afternoon Ammavarlu Vana Pravesham.
The festival attracts millions of pilgrims from all over India, including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Jharkhand. The pilgrims come to Medaram to seek the blessings of Sammakka and Sarakka.
The festival is a vibrant and colorful celebration of tribal culture. The festivities include traditional music, dance, and feasting. There are also religious rituals and ceremonies that are performed in honor of Sammakka and Sarakka.