Medaram

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Medaram
village
Medaram is located in Telangana
Medaram
Medaram
Location in Telangana, India
Medaram is located in India
Medaram
Medaram
Medaram (India)
Coordinates: 18°14′31″N 80°5′7″E / 18.24194°N 80.08528°E / 18.24194; 80.08528Coordinates: 18°14′31″N 80°5′7″E / 18.24194°N 80.08528°E / 18.24194; 80.08528
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictMulugu
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS 03
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Medaram is a village in Mulugu district, Telangana, India. A popular religious festival called Sammakka Sarakka Jatara takes place biennially in this village. Sammakka Sarakka Jatara held by forest dwelling Koya tribe of Telangana and surrounding States, is the biggest Tribal festival in Asia which is attended by two crore people on an average. The event is held biennially ( once in two years ) to honour the twin goddesses Sammakka and her daughter Sarakka. Several communities in Telangana society support Jatara as it is also a mythical narrative of two tribal women leaders who fought against the Kakatiya rulers who tried to annex their land and forests. According to the myth it was Sammakka’s curse which caused gradual decline and death of Kakatiya rule.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Insights Daily Current Affairs, 08 January 2018 - INSIGHTS". INSIGHTS. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.