Samakka Saralakka jathara (festival, fair) that began yesterday at Medaram in Warangal rural district is attracting huge crowds. Unprecedented pilgrim rush can be seen at the spot. It is a tribal, biennial event that is by far the most elaborate and important one. Tribals not just from northern Telangana districts but also from as far as Chattisgarh in Madhya Pradesh attend this. They bring loads of jaggery as offerings and fulfill their vows. The jathara has become a tourist destination even for the urban population ever since Telangana government came to power. It has made unprecedented arrangements at the place.