Narayanpet: Majji Jatara, as it is known in the local parlance in Timmareddy Pally village of Maddur Mandal of Narayanpet district, has began on Sunday marking the remembrance of famous Girijana Tribe Holy patron Santh Sevalal Maharaj.
According to locals, the Majji Jatara is so famous that it has similarity with that of Sammakka Sarakka Jatara in Warangal district. Lakhs of Tribal devotees from Karantaka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra come here to take the darshan of local deity. The Jatara officially began on Sunday continuous for over a week’s period during this time thousands of Lambada tribes and other communities come here and offer prayers and later take part in various cultural activities and do shopping. “This Jatara is exclusive of the Girjana Tribe, and it has stalls exclusively offering various items made and meant for the tribal people,” said Harishchand Nayak, a devotee who visited the Jatara.
While taking part during the Jatara, Kodangal MLA Patnam Mahender Reddy recalled the Majji Jatara as one of the famous Tribal jatara on the lines of Sammakka Saralakka Jatara and promised that he would talk to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao to get more amenities and facilities for the visiting tribal devotees of the Jatara.
Srinivas Goud, Excise, Tourism and Cultural minister recollected that it was only CM KCR who had recognised the significance of Tribal fairs in the state and had given highest priority to host them under the government supervision by providing all necessary facilities. “During 70 years of independent India, no other government had identified the tribal fairs and tribal holy patrons like Santh Sevalal Maharaj. Today the government is giving funds for the construction of Temples for tribal gods and also celebrating the rituals as state festivals,” said the Minister.
Srinivas Goud promised that very soon a bridge will be constructed with a cost of Rs. 7.30 crores accordingly proposals are sent for the CMs nod. He also said the government is also planning to construct a double lane road from Narayanpet to Maddur mandal and improve the road connectivity to the Jatara site.