Friday, February 2, 2018

Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara History

Medaram Sammakka Saralamma (Sarakka) Jatara History


Medaram Sammakka Saralamma jatara is asia's largest tribal festival.

Mythological story of  Medaram:

According to a tribal story, about 6-7 centuries ago,that is in the 13th century, some tribal leaders who went for a hunting found a new born girl (Sammakka) emitting enormous light playing amidst tigers. She was taken to their habitation . The head of the tribe adopted her and brought up as a chief tain (She later became the saviour of the tribals of the region) she was married to Pagid Siddaraju a feudatory tribal chief of Kakatiyas(who ruled the country of Andhra from Warangal City between 1000 AD and 1380 AD).She was blessed with 2 daughters and one son namely Sarakka, Nagulamma and Jampanna respectively.

After sometime, there was a severe drought that lasted for years and as a result the mighty Godavari River dried up. pagedde Raju didn't pay tribute to King Pratapa Rudra. In turn king Pratapa rudra sent his army to subdue the tribals and collect the tribute. Then a War was fought between tribal chief pagidde Raju and Kakatiya army on the banks of "Sampenga Vagu" (Jampanna Vagu). The Koya army fought valiantly but could not with stand the well equipped Kakatiya army. Though fought valiantly Pagididda Raju, his daughters Sarakka, Nagulamma, son in law Govinda Raju lost (husband of Sarakka) lives in the battle. Later Jampanna also dies in Sampenga Vagu (after renamed as Jampanna Vagu in the memory of his heroic fight against well trained Kakatiya army). .

Upon hearing this news Sammakka also enters war and fights and causes lot of damage to kakatiya army. Surprised by her Bravery And Valour the Kakatiya Prime Minister visited war ravaged Koya kingdom with proposal of peace and offered Sammakka a place in the emperor’s harem as the chief queen. Sammakka turned down the offer and resolved to continue the fight to avenge the dead. The battle continued and Sammakka was seriously wounded . Sammakka told her people that as long as they remembered her, she would protect them. Then, she cursed the Kakatiya dynasty to perish And with that wounded body proceeded towards Chilakala gutta and disappeared in the forest. The grieving Koyas searched for their queen all they found were a red ochre box(a container of vermilion), her bangles … and the pug marks of a huge full grown tigress, exactly the same place where she was found as a infant by the koyas. The Kakatiya dynasty came to an end very soon. Since then the Koyas, Waddaras and other Indian tribes and castes have been holding festivals in memory of Sammakka and Sarakka regularly .

Historical story of Medaram:

This is the place where Lord Sri Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana made their abode for a while during their 14-year exile in the forest. It is here that Lakshmana cut off the ears and nose of Surpanakha, sister of Emperor Ravana of Sri Lanka.It is here that Rama killed maricha and destroyed 14-thousand strong infantry of Khara, Dushana and Trisira. History behind the Dandakaranya forest: Ikshvaku was the ruler of the kingdom that extended from Vindhya Mountains to Himalaya Mountains. He had hundred sons, among them Danda (danDa) on whose name this uninhabitable forest was called as dandakaranya. (Uttara Ramayana). Telangana State falls into dandakaranya area.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara Route Map

Medaram Sammakka Sarakka Jatara Route Map 

Hyderabad to medaram jatara route map :

Time taken from Hyderabad to Medaram Jatara 3hrs 40mins without traffic Jam.Driving Distance 120 kms or 74.6 miles or 64.8 nautical miles.You can view the route map below.Click and zoom on the map to understand the route better and plan better for your trip.


Karimnagar to Medaram Jatara route map

Time taken from Karimnagar to Medaram Jatara 3hrs 40mins without traffic Jam.Driving Distance 168 kms or 104.4 miles or 90.7 nautical miles.You can view the route map below.Click and zoom on the map to understand the route better and plan better for your trip.



Warangal to Medaram Jatara route map :

Time taken from Karimnagar to Medaram Jathara 2hrs 15mins without traffic Jam.Driving Distance 46 kms or 28.6 miles or 24.8 nautical miles.You can view the route map below.Click and zoom on the map to understand the route better and plan better for your trip.  

Vijayawada to Medaram Jatara route map :

Time taken from Vijayawada to Medaram Jatara 5 hrs 58 mins without traffic Jam.Driving Distance 46 kms or 28.6 miles or 24.8 nautical miles.You can view the route map below.Click and zoom on the map to understand the route better and plan better for your trip.
  

Khammam to Medaram Jatara route map :

Time taken from Khammam to Medaram Jatara Jatara 4 hrs 2 mins without traffic Jam.Driving Distance 78.3 kms or 48.7 miles or 42.3 n miles.You can view the route map below.Click and zoom on the map to understand the route better and plan better for your trip.

Special Trains for Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara

Special Trains for Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara 

To clear the extra rush of passengers who are attending to the Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara South Central Railway will run 16 special trains between Secunderabad-Warangal-Hyderabad and Kazipet-Sirpur Kagaznagar-Kazipet and Sirpur Kagaznagar-Khammam-Sirpur Kagaznagar.

Complete details about Special Trains for Medaram Sammakka Saralamma Jatara:

Secunderabad-Warangal-Hyderabad Special Trains: (08 services)

Train No. 07007 Secunderabad – Warangal Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 12.30 hrs from 17th to 20th February, 2016 and arrive Warangal at 15.40 hrs o­n the same day.

Train No. 07008 Warangal – Hyderabad Special Train will depart Warangal at 17.45 hrs from 17thto 20th February, 2016 and arrive Hyderabad at 21.30 hrs o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Moula-ali, Cherlapalli, Ghatkesar, Bibinagar, Bhongir, Raigir, Wangapalli, Aler, Pembarti, Jangaon, Raghunathpalli, Ghanpur, Pindial and Kazipet stations in both the directions.

These special trains consists of 16 coaches viz fourteen General Second Seating and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

Sirpur Kagaznagar-Khammam- Sirpur Kagaznagar Special Trains: (06 services)

Train No 07009 Sirpur Kagaznagar – Khammam Special Trainwill depart Sirpur Kagaznagar at 05:30 hrs o­n 18th, 19th & 20th February, 2016 and arrive Khammam at 11:15 hrs o­n the same day.

In the return direction, Train No 07010 Khammam-Sirpur Kagaznagar Special Train will depart Khammam at 17:00 hrs o­n 18th, 19th and  20th February, 2016 and arrive Sirpur Kagaznagar at 23:00 hrs o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Ralapet, Asifabad Rd, Repalle Wada, Rechni Road, Bellampalli, Mandamarri, Ravindra Khani, Mancherial, Peddampet, Ramagundam, Raghavapur, Peddapalli, Kothapalli, Kolanoor, Odela, Potkapalli, Bisgur Shariff, Jammikunta, Oppal, Hasanparti Rd, Kazipet town, Warangal, Chintalapalli, Yegur, Nekkonda, Intekanne, Kesamudram, Tadalapusapalli, Mahbubabad, Gundratimadugu, Garla, Dornakal, Papatapalli and Mallemadugu stations.

These special trains consists of 14 coaches viz., twelve General Second Seating and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

Sirpur Kagaznagar – Kazipet- Sirpur Kagaznagar Special Trains:(02 services)

Train No 07019 Kazipet – Sirpur Kagaznagar Special Train Will depart Kazipet at 19:00 hrs o­n 17th February, 2016 and arrive Sirpur Kagaznagar at 23:00 hrs o­n the same day.

Train No 07020 Sirpur Kagaznagar – Kazipet Special Train will depart Sirpur Kagaznagar at 05:30 hrs o­n 21st February, 2016 and arrive Kazipet at 09:00 hrs o­n the same day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Ralapet, Asifabad Rd, Repalle Wada, Rechni Rd, Bellampalli, Mandamarri, Ravindra Kahani, Mancherial, Peddampet, Ramagundam, Raghavapur, Peddapalli, Kothapalli, Kolanoor, Odela, Potkapalli, Bisgur Shariff, Jammikunta, Oppal and Hasanparthi Road stations.

These special trains consists of 14 coaches viz., twelve General Second Seating and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.