Medaram Jatara Live updates 2018
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Medaram Jatara Live updates 2018: The famous biennial Sammakka-Saralamma jatara at Medaram is all set for a dazzling start on Wednesday. The pre-jatara crowds, numbering more than a million, already set the tone.
The fiesta begins at Kannepally, a couple of kilometers from the altars (gaddelu) of the deities in the month of Magha on Suddha Pournami.
Everything is spot on for the Wednesday’s Sammakka-Saralamma jatara, the in-charge Collector R V Karnan said, speaking to the media persons here on Tuesday. “Coordinating with all the district wings, the administration made it possible. The jatara administration has been divided into 40 sectors, each having a head and support staff,” Karnan said.
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Referring to the administration’s effort to make it a Green Jatara, he said that in a bid to deter plastic bags, they had distributed 10 lakh cloth bags.“The administration also tried its best to promote the jatara at international level by spreading its greatness through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc.,” Karnan said.
Special Officer for the jatara Prashanth Jeevan Patil said that arrangements are in tune with the expectations of the devotees. The devotees are also set to descend on Medaram from neighbouring States.
After a host of rituals at the shrine of Saralamma, the tribal priests take out the presiding deity – Saralamma – in the form of vermillion in a kumkum bharani (casket) and turmeric in a procession to Medaram altars, where they install the deity Saralamma.
The procession has its peculiarity with those suffering from protracted health issues and other maladies, especially the issueless women seeking the deity’s blessings to fulfill their ambition roll on the road with folded hands so that the priests who were heading to the altars trudge over them. The ritual is known as ‘varam’ pattadam.
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