Sea of devotees bid adieu to Medaram’s goddesses

devoteesMedaram (Warangal): The Medaram Sammakka-Saralamma jatara came to an end on Saturday with both deities going back to the forest.
The priests performed traditional rituals and conducted ‘Vana pravesham’ of the goddesses amid drum beats and colourful dances by devotees.
Sammakka was taken back to the Chilukalagutta amid traditional prayers by priest Kokkera Krish-naiah. Saralamma was taken back to Kannepalli village by priests Kaka Sariah. Pagiddaraju was taken to Poonugondlu village in Kothaguda and Govindaraju returned to Kondayi village in Eturnagaram.
With this, the four-day tribal fair came to a close. More than 1.4 crore devotees visited Medaram for the jatara and had darshan of their revered deities.
With Warangal district collector Vakati Karuna declaring Saturday a holiday, devotees in large numbers thronged Medaram for darshan.
With all the devotees heading back to their homes after the jatara the RTC bus station at Medaram was seen bustling with crowds.
Ms Karuna said the jatara was completed successfully with officials of all the departments working in coordination.
She thanked all the officers and the government for putting in efforts to make the jatara a success.

Source From Deccan Chronicle

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