Friday, August 17, 2018
Andhra Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals

Temple Festivals & Fairs

▪ Kotappakonda Temple Fair ▪ Durgamma Festiva
▪ Jaladurga Kalyanotsavam ▪ Maridamma Festival & Fair
▪ Yellaramma Jatara ▪ Marriage of Bhadrakali & Virabhadra
▪ Sambhulingeswara Kalyanotsavam ▪ Other Temple Festivals

Temple Festivals & Fairs 

There are thousands of centres, religious or secular where weekly, monthly or annual fairs are held.  Every village and town in Andhra has some kind of temple or place of worship where religious festivals are held accompanied by fairs. 

Some of them are of local importance, others have a wider significance. Amaravati Srisailam, Tripurantakam, Kaleswaram, Daksharamam, Kalahasti vemulavada and Inavole are the most important Saiva Kshetras and Srikurmam,  Simhachalam, Nellore, Tirupati, Ahobilam, Srikakulam yadagiri, Bhadrachalam and Mamgalagiri are the most important Vaishnava Kshetras.  Warangal, Mandapaka, Alampuram, Secundrabad, Bejawada, Sulurpeta and Donakonda are important Sakti Kshetras.

These places attract millions of devotees throughout the year,  and the rituals observed here are traditional, in accordance with the Agamas.

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