Mitte Waterfalls Adilabad Ecotourism

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Introduction:

Waterfall’s one of the best tourist attraction in India. Now in Telangana, the seasonal Mitte Waterfalls in the district making the forests look greener. About 350 km away from the Hyderabad, Sapthala Gundam Mitte Waterfalls in Sirpur Mandal, Adilabad district, has the potential of an international tourist spot.

Mitte Waterfalls Adilabad District

The Sapthala Gundam Mitte waterfalls or seven waterfalls are located on a local stream in Sirpur (U) Mandal in the agency tracts of Adilabad, a part of Telangana Tourism. This area is also famous for the dense Mangi forests where deforestation has taken place on a comparatively lesser scale. These Waterfalls have enough potential to be developed as ecotourism spots in Telangana.

Adilabad district has a number of waterfalls and caves if explored, will tap the huge potential in the Tourism segment of the rural Telangana.

Mitte Waterfalls Adilabad Images:

Mitte Waterfalls Adilabad
Mitte Waterfalls Adilabad images

Visiting Months: September to February is the best time to visit this sport as the hillock resembles Kashmir.

How To Reach:

Distance: From Pittaguda village in Adilabad it is a 2km hike.

Nagoba Jatara Temple & History

#NagobaJataraHistory #AdilabadTourism #SnakeFestival

Introduction:

A tribal festival of Telangana, Nagoba Jatara is a special attraction and rare festival of Gond tribes. It is the second biggest tribal carnival and it is celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes for 10 days. The Nagoba Jatara Temple is located near Keslapur village in Indervelli Revenue Mandal of Adilabad district, Telangana State. It is the most important religious festival event for the Adivasi Gond tribe. Where it is the part of Telangana tourism.

In 2015, Telangana Government identifies it as the Telangana jatara and to celebrate it in a grand manner.

Nagoba Jatara History:

Gond Darma Guruvu: Pahundi Pari Kupar Lingo.

The history and relevance of the darbar instituted in 1946 by none other than the legendary anthropologist Christopher von Furer-Haimendorf. He spent forty years of his life doing fieldwork in Northeast India and in the central region of what is now the state of Telangana and in Nepal.

The aim of instituting a darbar was for the government to find instant solutions to the grievances of Adivasis. The darbar was in tune with the Gond Adivasi practice of getting grievances redressed by the concerned Mokashi or Raja during religious events like jataras. He will be the

Professor Haimendorf, who as Advisor to the Nizam’s government on Backward Classes and Tribal affairs, is known to have recommended to the Nizam in 1945 to start the darbar at Keslapur as he found the Nagoba jatara a conducive event for Gond tribals of all denominations to congregate. After Nizam’s Hyderabad was merged with Indian Union, the new entity ran the annual darbar under the aegis of Revenue department until the advent of Integrated Tribal Development Agency in 1976.

In ruins

The old darbar hall, now in ruins, was built in 1953 about 500 meters away from the Nagoba temple. It came into disuse after a new darbar hall was constructed closer to the temple in 1986.

Nagoba Jatara Temple:

The Mesaram clan of Gonds, which considers as Nagoba or Nagendra its ‘Mool Purush’ or progenitor, also known as Shesh Nag, is the divine serpent of Lord Shiva will
gather at Keslapur for the annual jatara to worship the serpent, God. Nagoba is revered by the Gond and Pandhar tribes.

Nagoba Jatara Temple
Nagoba Jatara Temple

The Pushya month, which starts in a month January, is sacred for Adivasi Gonds and Kolams who visit temples of clan Gods and other deities. the most famous of them being the cave temple of Jangubai situated in a picturesque spot in the forest near Maharajguda
village on the Adilabad-Maharashtra border in Kota-Parandoli gram panchayat of Kerameri Revenue mandal in Adilabad district, Telangana.

Every year they celebrate their devotion to the serpent God through the Keslapur Jatara or the Nagoba Jatara. Gonds and Pardhans tribal people from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Mesram clan arrive at this holy place of Keslapur and offer prayers at the festival.

The deity of the serpent god Nagoba which is a brass one installed sometime in the early 1980s.

Nagoda Jatara Idol
Nagoda Jatara Idol SOURCE: dtejasv.wordpress.com

Nagoba Jatara Celebrations:

  • Rituals performed at Keslapur Nagoba Jatara begin in the morning, the Mesram elders will place the sacred ‘jhari’, a 1,400-year-old water container before performing it’s puja.
  • The group of Gond and Pradhan elders who had fetched holy water with pots from Hastina Madugu of river Godavari in Jannaram Mandal was given a traditional welcome
    under the old banyan tree.
  • Before the start of the pujas, the Gonds continue to ‘purify’ the temple with Ganga Jal or water from the Godavari drawn at a spot called ‘Hastina Madugu’ where Nagoba is
    believed to have quenched his thirst after partaking the ‘naivedyam’.
  • The event also includes a ceremony called ‘bheting’, which incorporates new brides into the clan. The Raj Gond Adivasis of Adilabad follow an elaborate ritual called Bheting, one of their many regalistic ceremonies, through which new daughters in law are formally introduced to the clan. All those who are married into the clan
    during the last year need to ‘meet’ clan deities through Bheting so that they become eligible to enter the deity’s temple.
  • The women clad in white saris are the Bheti Koriad or daughters in law to be introduced to goddess Jangubai and belong to the eight clans which have Jangubai as the clan deity.
Women in White Saris at Nagoba Jatara
Women in White Saris at Nagoba Jatara SOURCE: THEHINDU
  • In above image, the naivedyam carried in the bamboo baskets is made of freshly harvested food grains. The bamboo denotes the connection of the Gonds with the jungles while the naivedyam offering is a matter of thanksgiving for the crop harvested.
  • Adivasi celebrates with music and more than 15 types of dances.
  • The Gusadi Dance performance by dancers from the Gond tribe is a major special attraction of the event.
  • Gonds pilgrims and priests will play traditional folk music at the entrance of the Jangubai cave temple located in the hilly forest of Kota-Parandoli gram panchayat in Kerameri Revenue Mandal.
  • Later Gond women carry on with their daily grind, including grinding grain, with a smile on their face.
  • The women in the given group coming on pilgrimage to Jangubai caves prepare food at the spot, a small shed having been earmarked for the purpose.
  • In the night, the Gonds performed the Mahapuja of Nagoba, also known as Persa Pen or great god, which marks the actual beginning of the annual tribal fair.

How To Reach:

To reach Nagoba Jatara from Adilabad district center, the distance is of 32 km.
From Hyderabad: 326 km
From Karimnagar: 183 Km
From Warangal district: 235 Km
From Hanmkonda, the distance to travel is of 241 Km.

Via BUS:

The TSRTC buses from major cities like Hyderabad, Hanamkonda, Warangal, Karimnagar is available up to Utnoor Taluk (Mandal), located in the Adilabad district. From Uttnoor tourists can avail local transport to reach Keslapur.

Via Train:

At present, No Direct train for nagonda but, the Sirpur Kagaznagar Rail Way Station near to Kagaznagar, located at a distance of 23 km from Keshlapur is easily reachable from near by towns.

However, the Kazipet Railway Junction located at a distance of 174 KM from Keshlapur is a major railway junction.

Via AIR:
Accommodation:
Uttnoor Taluk offers some basic accommodation facilities. There are one guest house and another R&B guest house in the nearby Uttnoor taluk.

Special Thanks to S. Harpal Singh (The Hindu)

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple

#AdilabadTourism: Kadile Papahareshwar Temple: Before we discuss, the complete history of Adilabad district temples. At current, we provided complete information of Sri Kadile papahareshwar temple located at Adilabad district, it is the part of Telangana tourism.

Important Note: Kadile is a village located is Adilabad district of Telangana State.

History of Temple:

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple is located in the village named Dilawarpur, Bazarhathnoor mandal, very close to Nirmal town, in the district of Adilabad, in the state of Telangana, in South India.

Papahareshwara, also known as Papanna, implies that the Lord will wipe off all sins.

One such great religious temple is the “Kadile Papahareshwar Temple” of Lord Papahareshwara Swami, which is one of the forms of lord Shiva. This temple has a very serene and pious environment. The temple consists of garbhagriha and antarala with pillared mandapa. Beautiful sculptures such as Vishnu in the form of Varahamurthy carrying Bhudevi and Saivite dwarapalas carrying khatvanga, naga etc. in their hands are seen in the temple complex, dating back to Chalukyan period (10th -11th century A.D).

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple adilabad
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Adilabad Image Source: www.manatemples.net

The temple earned the name of “Kadile Papahareshwar Temple”, since it is believed that the idol of lord Papahareshwar here slightly swings, hence it is called ‘Kadile’ and the name ‘Papahareshwara’ is because the God is believed to wipe off all sins.

The Shiva Lingam in this temple has a special significance. It is believed that the Shiva Lingam slightly swings. According to the legend, Bhargava Rama killed his mother on his father order. And to wash off his sin, he installs thirty-one Shiva Lingas in other places and installs the thirty-second Linga here, and when the Lingam moved, Bhargava assumed that all his sins are removed.

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Lord Shiva
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Lord Shiva Photos Image Source: www.manatemples.net

At this temple, devotees and pilgrims perform various types of special poojas, yagna, homams and other religious activities and functions in a religious manner.

Nandi:

There is an idol of Nandi in front of Kadile Papahareshwara temple. According to a legend, the devotees can hear ‘Om Namahshivaya’ if they place an ear against Nandi’s ear.

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Nandi
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Nandi Image source: https://www.facebook.com/kadilepapahareshwar.devasthan

Lord Ganesha:

This Idol (Murthi) of Lord Ganesha was earlier destroyed/taken away by unknown people and was not there in the temple. When shri Awadhooth Maharaj started staying in Kadile Papahareshwara Temple he received the Ganesh Murti from Godavari Mata /Holy river Godavari Devi during his holy bath at the Old Sangvi Godavari Bank. While taking the bath in the river along with the villagers he received it (Ganesh Idol) in the flow of water. If you observe clearly you will find the similarity of the colour of rock and the style of Shilpa Kala are the same with Nandi Idol. Ganesh Murti was reinstalled in the Kadile Papahareshwara Temple.

Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Ganesh
Kadile Papahareshwar Temple Ganesh

Architectural Significance:

  • Kadile Papahareshwar Temple is built based on the South India temple architectural styles and patterns.
  • It has small Gopuram and a Dwajasthambam installed in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • On the other hand, this temple is also known for the unique Shivalingam, which has been installed in the Garbha Gudi. The entire temple structure is really small in size when compared to other Hindu temples of this particular region.
  • The pillars of the prayer hall are dotted with images of local deities in different forms. It is strongly believed that the temple’s architecture has perfect blends of Marathi and Kannadiga styles and patterns in certain aspects.

Mythology:

The great legend Parushuram who is believed to be one of the incarnations of God Vishnu performed penance as a repentance of his sins. Parashurama surrendered himself to Lord Papahareshwar after slaughtering his mother’s head in order to get rid of his sins and attain salvation.

Mahashivarathri:

  • On this festive day, special Shiva pooja is performed at this shrine from mid-night with the large scale participation of local people and adherent devotees of this district.
  • At this temple, daily special poojas are conducted at different timings. A large number of tourists and devotees visit this temple on these occasions with family members, relatives and close friends.

Jatara: March and July-August

This folk festival is held during every Sravana month (July-August) for 30 days and for three days during Shivarathiri that falls in the month of March.

Sub-shrines in the Temple:

There are sub-shrines in the temple for Lord Gajanana, Brahma, Varaha, Uma Maheswari, and Vishnu. On the north-east side of the Kadile Papahareshwara temple, there is a shrine for Goddess Annapurna Devi. There is also an idol of Nandi in front of Kadile Papahareshwara Shrine.

Nearby places you can visit are the Lakshmi Narayana Swami Temple and the Kuntala and Pochera Waterfalls.

Temple Timings: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.

It is a famous temple visited by devotees and travellers.

How to reach:

(Via Buses)

  • Situated 20 km from Nirmal, and is on the way to Basar.
  • In order to reach Kadile you have to travel 210 km from Hyderabad to reach the Nirmal city from and from Nirmal, you will have to take a bus to travel on the Bhainsa route.
  • After travelling some distance, you can see the Satmala hills from the windows, and after moving further and crossing few villages amidst the hills, you will reach Kadile which in the center of pleasant nature in a small valley.

(Via Train)

  • Nearest railway station is Armoor Railway Station which is 52 km away from the temple. Govt RTC buses run from here to visit the temple.

(Via Flight)

  • The nearest airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra which is 264 km away from the temple. Bus and taxi services are available to access the temple.

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