GANGAMMA JATRA

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Location : Anantapuram, Cuddapah District
Month : February-March
Presiding Deity : Gangamma


Gangamma Jatra, an annual Jatra of the Shrine of 'Gangamma' is an important event in Anantapuram, Cuddapah district. It attracts large crowds from various places in Cuddapah and Chittoor districts and even beyond. Hundreds of bullock carts, decorated with lime and red earth and with festoons of mango and margosa leaves, locally called 'Siribandlu', go round the temple throughout the night of the second day of the Jatra.

The deity is also taken out in a procession on the same night. Competitions are held during the Jatra of specially selected bulls dragging heavy stones. There is also a large assemblage of stalls and shows of varied description.

Time For The Festivity
The Jatra is held for three days during the month of 'Magha' (February- March) commencing from the day following Shivaratri.





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