Venkatagiri Jathara Date Timings Images
Venkatagiri Jathara was in place from 1714 AD. In 1917 AD, Cholera was spreading heavily in this region. Then then Venkatagiri Raja performed Seethala Yagam and installed Astadhigbhandhan Yantras. In the year 1919 AD, Rajas performed Poleramma Jatara in a grand, From then on, Jathara was celebrated regularly by the devotees.
On Ghatotsavam day, Kummari community who lives at Venkatagiri Kummari street prepares the Idol of Poleramma with Clay. Eyes will not be placed to the deity. This Idol will be taken out in a procession from Puttinill (Kummari street) to Mettinillu (In-law's Home at Jeenigala Vari street), Chakali House. Eyes will be placed after reaching in-laws house. Deity will be kept outside in the street for two days, during this time devotees offer special poojas to the deity. After two days, the deity will go around the streets of the Vekatagiri followed by Nimarjan. Nimarjanam will be performed at specially reserved place at Kaivalya river bed.
It is strictly followed that, devotees who are inside town at the time of Chatimpu are not supposed to leave town till Jathara ends.
From 1992 onward, Jathara event was performed by AP Endowements department.