Pothana

About Project

The Pothana Project was undertaken by the Kakatiya Heritage Trust to build a fitting memorial for the Telugu 14/ 15th Century Poet Pothana. The land tilled by Pothana was acquired by the KHT at Bammera Village in Warangal District to establish a poetic oasis for seekers of Pothana’s writings and history. His samadhi of Pothana and the well from which he drew water also lies in this land.

Description

B.V. Papa Rao, a retired IAS officer and Prof. M. Panduranga Rao, former teacher of NIT, Warangal together formed ‘Kakatiya Heritage Trust' to undertake conservation of some monuments in the district.To begin with, the Trust is now purchasing the four acres of land where the poet Pothana lies in Bammera village in Palakurthy village, 50 km from the district headquarters. There is a well that was used by the poet to wet his fields.Pothana, who lived in 15th Century, is well-known for his translation of Sri Maha Bhagavatham from Sanskrit to Telugu.

Description

Pothana or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the state of Telangana, India.The Jatra begins at Medaram in Tadvai Mandal in Warangal district.[2] It commemorates the fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma, with the reigning rulers against an unjust law. It is believed that after Kumbha Mela, the Medaram jatara attracts the largest number of devotees in the country. An estimated 10 million people gathered in 2012It is celebrated in Medaram during the time the goddesses of the tribals is believed to visit them. Medaram is a remote place in the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Dandakaranya, the largest surviving forest belt