CM KCR seeks Medaram deity's blessings for Telangana
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao offered prayers to Goddesses Sammakka and Saralamma in Medaram on Friday.
Medaram (Mulugu): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao offered prayers to Goddesses Sammakka and Saralamma in Medaram on Friday. The CM first offered obeisance to Sammakka at her altar, then Saralamma, Govindaraju and Pagididdaraju.
He also offered silk robes on behalf of the State Government to the deities. Later, KCR offered jaggery equal to his weight (tulabaram) to the deities.
The CM, who arrived by a helicopter, was received by Ministers -- Satyavathi Rathod, Errabelli Dayakar Rao and A Indrakaran Reddy, Mulugu District In-charge Collector R V Karnan, Superintendent of Police Sangramsingh G Patil and local MLA Seethakka.
The CM spent around half-an-hour at the altars of deities Sammakka and Saralamma. Later, he closeted with the ministers and officials and enquired about the conduct of jatara.
It may be mentioned here that KCR who turned to jatara in 2018 promised to roll out a comprehensive plan that included acquiring 200 acres for the development of Medaram with an outlay of Rs 200 crore. However, none of them turned into a reality.
Telangana and Himachal Pradesh Governors Tamilisai Soundararajan and Bandaru Dattatreya offered prayers at the altars of Sammakka and Saralamma in Medaram on Friday. They paid obeisance to the deities besides offering sarees to them.
The duo offered 'bangaram' (jaggery) to the deities, which is known as 'tulabharam'. Traditionally, the devotees offer jaggery equal to their weight to the deities at the jatara.
Speaking on the occasion, Tamilisai hoped that Telangana would witness all-round development with the blessings of the tribal deities. Stating that she was happy to be part of tribal fiesta, Tamilisai emphasised the need for the protection of traditions and customs among tribals by transferring down to generations.
Bandaru Dattatreya said that he prayed for the well-being of the people in the State. "Sammakka Saralamma jatara is one of those festivals that have an inseparable bonding with the nature," he said.
The temple officials presented prasadam, mementoes and shawls to both the Governors. Ministers Satyavathi Rathod, Errabelli Dayakar Rao and A Indraran Reddy, Mulugu In-charge Collector R V Karnan, jatara Nodal Officer V P Gautham, Officer on Special Duty Krishna Aditya and temple officials were present. Both the Governors came to Medaram in same helicopter.