JANDA FAIR OR THE VENKATESWARASWAMY MELA

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Location : Nizamabad
Temple : Venkateswara Temple
Presiding Deity : Lord Venkateswara
Duration : 15 days


The Venkateswara Temple is a regularly visited place of worship in Nizamabad. The Flag of this temple is taken to Tirupati soon after the Dwajarohana ceremony and brought back after due prayers. When arrived hundreds of devotees, who could not travel to the Seven Hills redeem their vows to this Sacred Flag deeming it a sacred deputy of God. This is a much-honoured tradition and is being carried on for ages.

The temple is fairly big and the icon of Venkateswara is Sthanaka - standing posture and bears resemblance to Tirupathi Balaji. Janda Fair is held for 15 days and this annual festival attract huge crowds.







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