The Yellamma festival is the regional festival of state Karnataka which is celebrated every year as a big fair in the grounds of Saundatti, a small town in the district of Belgaum. The Goddess Yellamma who is also known as Renuka is the sacred worshipping body whose temple is situated on top of the Yellammagudda hill. The Fair is not only famous in state Karnataka but also popular draws crowds from the neighbouring states also.
Time To Celebrate:
The Yellamma Fair is celebrated on the full moon day of Hindu Month Margashirsha which held in December every year.
The Yellamma festival is celebrated in honour of Goddess Yellamma or Renuka who was the wife of great Sage Jamadagni. The temple is become the shrine for her devotees which is located in top of the Yellammagudda hill. Every year thousands of devotees come during the fair days from all over the state although the Yellamma Devi fair is organised many times during the year but in the month of Margshirsha, the fair observed great significance. The fair is observed as an important fair in the state of Karnataka which is also known as “Bharat Hunnime” and become the origin place for the famous Neeramanavi Yellamma jatra which is carried away from this day.
How to reach?
Nearest Railway Station:
Badami raiway Station
Belgaum, 192 km airport
Badami is connected by road to Pattadakal (22 kms), Aihole (44 kms) and Hubli (110 kms). Karnataka State Transport Corporation buses ply from Badami to different major locations of the state.