Asia's largest Tribal festival Medharam Jathara starts in Telangana

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The Medaram Jathara festival is held every two years at Medaram Village of Tadvai Mandal in the  Mulugu district of Telangana. 

  • It is celebrated by the second largest tribal community of Telangana, Koyas.

  • It honours the goddess Sammakka and Saralamma.

  • Devotees come from all over Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring states like Orissa, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

  • It is the second-largest fair of India, after the Kumbh Mela.

  • At present, the Jathara festival is biennially celebrated and organised by the Koyas in collaboration with the Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Telangana.

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