Hello, Friends !!!!! As you know I simply love to write about the local culture and festivals of Telangana. I can not ignore the recent ” Sammakka Saralamma Jatara” ‘ I don’t know whether you are aware of the fact or not, But this celebration is considered as the World’s largest tribal congregation and second largest congregation ( in general not tribal ) in India after the Maha Kumbh Mela.
It is celebrated once every 2 yrs. There is a 4-day celebration around Magha shuddha Pournami days at a tiny village Medaram located in a dense forest. This village which inhabits around 400 people otherwise will accommodate around 10-15 Million during these 4 days. The estimated number of devotees in 2014 was about 15 Million.I have witnessed the buzz during my medicine days. The road to Medaram during this period is sooo busy that Government announces public holiday to colleges, schools and offices which are in the route.
This festival is to get the blessings of Goddesses Sammakka, Saralamma (Mother and daughter ) who were of tribal origin.
I want to thank my friend Khaja pasha for providing these beautiful snaps.
You can see the same type of dance from my marriage here .