Sammakka Saralamma Jathara – How To Reach Medaram Jatara
Origin of Medaram Jatara – History Sammakka Saralamma
Sammakka Saralamma Jathara – How To Reach Medaram Jatara: There were a several stories about the extraordinary powers of Sammakka. We have a tribal story which tells about the legendery story of sammakka and Saralamma. The existence of this story is belongs to 13th century. In the 13th century some of the tribal men went for the hunting, in the deep forest they found one new born child and child was a lady where her name was Sammakka as well as there is a releasing great mild playing amongst tigers. Sammakka was taken to their inhabitation. The head of the society decided to adopt her and they brought up her as a chief tain (Sammakka afterwards became the savoir of the group of the region). She was married to a pagididdaRaju who was a feudatory organization leader of Kakatiyas (he ruled the country of Andhra from the Warangal city between period of 1000 AD and 1380 AD). Sammakka was hallowed with the two daughters and 1 son where her daughter names are Sarakka, Nagulamma and the son name was Jampanna correspondingly.
After some days, there was a severe scarcity which was lasted for years and years as well as for that reason the huge Godavari River was dried up. Pagedderaju (husband of Sammakka) didn’t pay any reward to the king Pratapa Rudra. In turn the king Pratapa Rudra sent his army to moderate the groups and to collect the compliment. Then the War was started between tribal chief pagidde Raju and Kakatiya army that is on the banks of Sampenga Vagu (Jampanna Vagu).The Koya army was fought bravely but they could not stand with the well-equipped Kakatiya army. But, Pagididda Raju fought bravely along with his two daughters Sarakka, Nagulamma and son in law GovindaRajuthat who lost (husband of Sarakka) he lives in the battle. After the war, Jampanna also died in Sampenga Vagu (after renamed as Jampanna Vagu in the remembrance of his superhuman fight against well-educated Kakatiya army).
Sammakka after hearing this news she enters into war and fights as well as causes a lot of damage to kakatiya army. Amazed her Heroism and Courage, the kakatiya prime minister was visited the war ravaged koya kingdom with the proposal of peace and he offered a place to Sammakka in the emperor’s harem as a chief queen. Sammakka became down the offer and she decided to resolveas well as to continue the fight to revenge the dead. The fight was continued and Sammakka was seriously injured. Sammakka said her people that as long as they remember her, she would protect them. After that, Sammakka trying the Kaktiya dynasty to die and with that wounded body she proceeded towards the Chilakalagutta and she disappeared in the forest. The heartbroken Koyas were started searched for their queen Sammakka all they were found a red ochre box(a container of vermilion), her bangles O and the pug marks of a huge full grown tigress that exactly the same place where Sammakka was found as an child by the koyas. Then, Kakatiya dynasty has come to an end as soon as possible. Hence, the Waddaras, Koyas and also other Indian tribes and castes have been holding festivals in the memory of Sammakka and Sarakka frequently.
Historical significance place of the Dandakaranya
It is the place of Lord Rama where and his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana lived that is made their house for a while during their 14 years exile in that forest. Here, Lakshmana cut off the ears and nose of Surpanakha, who was a sister of king Ravana and he was from Sri Lanka. This is here that Rama killed the maricha and he destroyed the 14-thousand strong infantry of Trisira, Khara and Dushana. The main history behind the Dandakaranya forest is that Ikshvaku was the ruler of the kingdom that was stretched from the Vindhya Mountains to the Himalaya Mountains. He had the 100 sons, among them Danda (danDa) on whose name this is uninhabitable forest that was known as dandakaranya (Uttara Ramayana). Now Telangana State is falls into area of dandakaranya.
How to reach Medaram Jatara or Sammakka Sarakka Jatara:
Medaram is a small village of Warangal of Telangana State. Medaram Jatara will take place in this small village. Medaram or Sammakka Sarakka jatara will be take place here on alternate years in the month February. Medaram Jatara is three days congregation and it is said 2nd largest festival after Kumbh Mela. Jatara will be stated on full moon day. During these days millions of devotees will arrives here to worship goddesses Sammakka and Sarakka. The village Medaram is situated 120 Kilometers from Warangal and the distance between Hyderabad and Medaram is about 250 kms. Lot of government business and public vehicles will be available at the time of medaram jatara to reach the place easily. These vehicles are available from main cities of the state like Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Parkal, Warangal etc in Telangana State.
How to Reach Medaram Jatara By Air:
Hyderabad Shamshabad International Airport is the nearest Airport to Medaram Jatara. The distance will be about 260 km between Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara and Shamshabad Airport.
How to Reach Medaram Jatara By Train:
Warangal railway station is the nearest one. Frequent trains are arranged during this congregation.
To reach Medaram Jatara Warangal or Khajipet Railway stations are the nearest ones. You have number of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TGSRTC) busses from Warangal and Khazipet.
You can youngage private vehicles from these both cities to reach Medaran Sammakka Saralamma Jathara.
How to Reach Medaram Jatara by Road:
You can easily reach Medaram Jatara by TGSRTC (Telangana State Road Transport Corporation). The state government will arrange straight busses to Medaram for the convenience of devotees.
Weather Condition in Medaram Jatara:
Temperature will be between 26 ° c to 35 ° c. The right time to visit Medarm is from October to February.
How to reach Medaram – Rout Instructions for the Devotees of other Districts and States:
»» TGSRTC own busses and lot of private vehicles wii be available from Warangal . First travel 77 Km from Warangal to reach Pasara. Medaram is 21 km far from Pasara.
»» Devotees and ourists who are coming from Nizamabad adilabad and Karimnagar need to reach Kamalapur cross road at Boopalpally then Gollabuddaram, Dudhekulapalli, Bakkayyapeta, Narlapur nad Medaram.
»» Devotees and ourists who are coming from Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh States and khammam District need to visit Eturnagaram first and cross singaram, kannai gudem, gangaram then cross Godavari river at Devadula.
»» Devotees from odishha border, Bastar district and Badrachalam city need to reach Mangapeta first in Warangal district then by national highy way reach to Medaram.