What is the story of Sammakka Sarakka?

What is the story of Sammakka Sarakka?

According to a tribal story, during 13th century, a troop from the Koya tribal community was returning from a trip when they saw a little girl playing with the tigers. The head of the troop saw the girl and inspired by her bravery, he adopted her and named her as Sammakka.

What is the relation of Sammakka Sarakka?

The Kakatiyas (who ruled the region with its headquarters in Warangal City between 1000 AD and 1380 AD). Sammakka had two daughters and one son, Sarakka, Nagulamma, and Jampanna.

Who is Sammakka husband name?

She was married to Pagididda Raju, a feudatory tribal chief of Kakatiyas, who ruled Warangal area. She was blessed with 2 daughters and one son namely Sarakka, Nagulamma and Jampanna respectively.

What is the relation between Sammakka and Saralamma?

As per folklore, the festival commemorates the fight of Sammakka and Saralamma against the oppression of Kakatiya rulers. It commemorates the fight of a mother and daughter,” Sammakka and Saralamma” (also known as Sarakka), with the reigning rulers against an unjust law.

How did Sammakka and Sarakka become folk goddess?

Sammakka and Sarakka are the formless goddesses. Caskets representing them are brought from the forests in an elaborate procession, gaily decorated and placed on the platform under a tree. At that time devotees feel the spirits or goddess has taken possession of them. The people offer Bangaram, Jaggery to the goddess.

Who is mother in Sammakka Sarakka?

Warangal : The Sammakka-Saralamma jatara, a biennial tribal festival, marks the sacrifice by Sammakka and Saralamma — a mother-daughter duo – against the powerful Kakatiya rulers’ unjust tax law. The four-day tribal festival begins at Medaram in Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district and attracts millions of people.

Who did Sammakka and her daughter fight with?

Kakatiya rulers
Warangal : The Sammakka-Saralamma jatara, a biennial tribal festival, marks the sacrifice by Sammakka and Saralamma — a mother-daughter duo – against the powerful Kakatiya rulers’ unjust tax law. The four-day tribal festival begins at Medaram in Jayashankar Bhupalapalli district and attracts millions of people.

When did Medaram Jatara start?

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will attend and offer prayers at ‘Medaram Jatara’ on Feburary 18, an official release said.

Who is Medaraju?

Medaraju, was a tribal chief who was under the Kakatiya kings. His wife was Sammakka and their daughter was Sarakka and his son was Jampanna. He had a son-in-law named Pagididda Raju. Once, due to drought Medaraju could not pay the tribute to the Kakatiya King who sent his army.