Sri Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is the most popular festival celebrated in Andhra Pradesh once in a two years. Pilgrims from all over india visits Madaram for the blessings of Goddess Sri Sammakka and Sri Saralamma(Sarakka). It is also called Madaram Jatara which can be compared with Kumbha mela.
Last time in 2010 around 80 lakhs pilgrims visited Madaram. This year in 2012 around one crore visitors are expected.
General Worship Process
After performing bath at Jampanna Vagu, most pilgrims offers Jaggery (Bangaram) which is equal to their weight. Then visits dieties at platform (gadde) of Sri Sammakka Saralamma.
Sri Sammakka Saralamma Jatara Festival Dates
Once in every two years (biennually) 3 to 4 days Festival will be conducted in February Fullmoon(pournami) days. This year Jatara begins from 8th, February and ends on 11th February.
How to Reach Madaram
Madaram is a small village located in the forest area. Madaram comes under the Telangana Region of Andhra Pradesh State in the Mandal of Tadvai which is in Warangal district.
Distance from Hyderabad : around 250 Kms.
Distance from Warangal/Hanmakonda : around 105 Kms.
Buses from Hyderabad, Warangal, Khajipet and Janagam runs most frequently. From Hyderabad for every 20 minutes buses runs from Uppal, MGBS(Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station), Jagadgiri Gutta, Bora Banda. APSRTC also providing online reservation facility for Madaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara.
Precautions to be taken by Devotees
As the Jatara(festival) is one of the world famous festival. Nearly one crore pilgrims are expected this year. So it is very difficult for any organisers to arrange everything. So arrange sufficient water, food for your self.
Keep your children with you. Don’t let them alone. Tell them to go to police, if any case they missed.
Try to be patient. Don’t be hurry. If you make hurry others also get hurry. It may leads to trouble for children, ladies and old people.
If possible keep some medicines with you. It may help you or other pilgrims.