ankamma-festivals

The Five day of the month of Ashadha Ankamma Festival is celebrated.On this festival deity is placed in a palanquin and taken in a procession early in the morning . Procession goes to the temple accompanied by the music and dance .People decorated their floor with rangavali. They offers the heap of cooked rice and a ram is sacrificed on the evening of the following day.

Ankamma on a tiger shaped vehicle and her sister Mahalakshmamma shapped of jackal – shaped vehicle are taken to a four- shelled cart, along with a basket.All the villagers cooked rice into the basket and drop neem leaves. People made the lizard, a pig, a goat, a foul and a human form made of flour are impaled on the spikes of the cart.

On 4th day people observe a fast and fulfill their vows. And they offered Balls of rice flour and jaggery are to Ankamma, Mahalakshmamma, poleramma and poturaj carts with vessels of cooked rice and bengal gram are taken around the temple and offered to the deity.

On the 5th day, Ankamma and Mahalakshmamma go hunting towards the north of the village on the respective vehicles.There a ram’s ear is cut and the ram is driven to the temple.

Ankamma Festival is celebrated among the common folks of Andra Pradesh. Ankamma Festival is a five days festival, where the deity is placed in a palanquin and taken in a procession early in the morning. Procession goes to the temple accompanied by the music and dance .People decorated their floor with Rangavali

Ankamma Festival is concentrated among the people who live in the central part of Andra Pradesh. They offer the heap of cooked rice and a ram is sacrificed on the evening of the following day.

Goddess Ankamma, a traditional local deity is placed on a tiger shaped vehicle and her sister Mahalakshmamma shaped of jackal – shaped vehicle are taken to a four- shelled cart, along with a basket. All the villagers cooked rice into the basket and drop neem leaves. People made the lizard, a pig, a goat, a foul and a human form made of flour are impaled on the spikes of the cart.

On fourth day, the people observe a fast and fulfill their vows. They offered balls of rice flour and jiggery are to Ankamma, Mahalakshmamma, poleramma and poturaj carts with vessels of cooked rice and Bengal gram are taken around the temple and offered to the deity. On the fifthday, Ankamma and Mahalakshmamma go hunting towards the north of the village on the respective vehicles. There a ram’s ear is cut and the ram is driven to the temple.

Ankamma festival is celebrated for five days in the month of Ashadha. The deity is placed in a palanquin and taken in a procession early in the morning. The floor is decorated with rangavali. A heap of cooked rice is offered and a ram is sacrificed on the evening of the following day. Ankamma on a tiger – shaped vehicle and her sister Mahalakshmamma on a jackal – shaped vehicle are taken to a four- shelled cart, along with a basket.

villagers drop neem leaves and cooked rice into the basket. A lizard, a pig, a goat, a fowl and a human form made of flour are impaled on the spikes of the cart. The procession goes to the temple accompanied by the music and dance. On the fourth day devotees observe a fast and fulfill their vows. Balls of rice flour and jaggery are offered to Ankamma, Mahalakshmamma, poleramma and poturaj carts with vessels of cooked rice and bengal gram are taken around the temple and offered to the deity. A ram and a goat are sacrificed to Ankamma, Mahalakshmamma respectively. On the fifty day, Ankamma and Mahalakshmamma go hunting towards the north of the village on the respective vehicles. There a ram’s ear is cut and the ram is driven to the temple. All things necessary for a feast to Ankamma and her relatives are provided in the temple and its doors are closed for three days. It is believed that if anyone opens the door within these three days, his head would break into pieces.

The villagers drop neem leaves and cooked rice into the basket. A lizard, a pig, a goat, a fowl and a human form made of flour are impaled on the spikes of the cart. The procession goes to the temple accompanied by the music and dance. On the fourth day devotees observe a fast and fulfill their vows. Balls of rice flour and jaggery are offered to Ankamma, Mahalakshmamma, poleramma and poturaj carts with vessels of cooked rice and bengal gram are taken around the temple and offered to the deity. A ram and a goat are sacrificed to Ankamma, Mahalakshmamma respectively. On the fifty day, Ankamma and Mahalakshmamma go hunting towards the north of the village on the respective vehicles. There a ram’s ear is cut and the ram is driven to the temple. All things necessary for a feast to Ankamma and her relatives are provided in the temple and its doors are closed for three days. It is believed that if anyone opens the door within these three days, his head would break into pieces.