Saturday, June 10, 2023
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

Jaladurga Kalyanotsavam

Kolletikola in Kaikalur taluk of Krishna district is a place of historical significance. There was a temple dedicated to Jaladurga in Kolletikola.  The festival of this deity is celebrated for sixteen days from the first day of the month of phalguna. 

The tenth, eleventh and twelfth are important festive days.  On the eleventh day the wedding of Jaladurga and Gokarmeswara swami is celebrated. About ten thousands fowls, five hundred goats, and a thousand sheep are sacrificed to the deity.  The sacrifices are conducted behind the fort, far away from the temple.  Coconuts, plantains, saffron and kumkum are also offered to the deity. About one lakh persons from neighbouring districts congregate  during the festival.  A fair is held in front of the temple.