Pothana

About Project

Bammera Pothana(1450-1510) was a famous Telugu poet who translated Srimad Bagavatham from sanskrit to Telugu. Pothana was born in a village called Bammera in Warangal district. Pothana was born to the couple Kesanna and Lakkasanamma. Pothana was said to have the skills of a natural scholar (Sahaja Panditha). With these skills he attained high benchmark at an early age and translated the sanskrit version of Srimad Bhagavata to its Telugu rendition. Pothan practiced farming like any other ordinary farmer in his native village. The land which he tilled is now reffered as “Pothana Madulu”. He is said to have watered his land from the Well, located in it. Upon his demise, a Samadi was constructed on the field near the well.

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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.

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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