A woman from the Todasam clan completes the vow of drinking oil for three years. This fast started for the first time in the year 1961. Nagubai said that till last year 20 women completed the fast.. this time he got a chance. He said that he feels lucky to have this opportunity. The Katodas (priests) of Thodasam clan say that worshiping Khandev will save the wild animals in the forest and help the people to live peacefully.
A journey for Ganga water..
The people of Mesram set out on a pilgrimage for Ganges water to anoint their deity Nagoba. Ganga water from Manchiryala district is brought to Keslapur of Adilabad district and anointed to Nagoba deity. Tribal fair starts with this event. The people of Mesram traveled about 125 km for the anointing of Nagoba God. These Ganga waters are fetched by going on a long journey. 250 km. The distance (both sides included) is barefoot.
151 members of Mesram clan left Keslapur on a pilgrimage less than five days ago. Their journey continues through 5 mandals and 22 remote villages. On January 10, they will reach the banks of Godavari in Kalamadugu area of Jannaram mandal of Manchyryala district. There they will collect ‘Ganga water’ and return to Nagoba on 17th January.
On 17th January, Puja is performed to Indra Devi in Indravelli. Later, on January 21 at 10 pm, abhishekam will be performed to Nagoba God with Ganga water. After that, the fair starts with ‘Mahapuja’. A large number of tribals from Maharashtra and Adilabad attend this week-long fair. Special pujas are conducted here under the leadership of Nagoba temple headmaster Messra Venkatarao and priest Kosu Pradhan Daderao. Officials have completed all the arrangements for the largest tribal fair in Telangana after the Sammakka-Saralakka fair.