Rottela Panduga 2016 in Nellore

The three day Rottela Panduga of Nellore is slated to begin on 13th October this year. All the pilgrims would be provided free and peaceful visit to the Bara Shaheed Dargah and Swarnala Cheruvu where the festival will takes place. The Andhra Pradesh state had declared ‘Rottela Panduga’ as a state festival last year. The tradition is being observed in the city for the past several decades at the Bara Shahid Dargah (a mausoleum of 12 tombs of martyred warriors), where lakhs of devotees would take part in the Rottela panduga, which marks the exchange of rotis among devotees cutting across religious … Continue reading Rottela Panduga 2016 in Nellore

Rottela Panduga – Economic impact

The just concluded Rottela Panduga has attracted over 5 lakh people. The rotte in highest demand was the job rotte. A lot of young boys and girls were seen looking for the  job rotte.   APSRTC Nellore Regional Manager Komariah, informed on friday that APSRTC earned 16 lakhs, operating special buses to cater to the pilgrims of the Rottela Panduga. AP Tourism Boating has reported that it has earned 4 lakhs operating joy ride boating services for the pilgrims. The hundi collections as counted by the Darga committee stand at Rs14,83,150. This is Rs3,73,150 more than last year’s collection. Continue reading Rottela Panduga – Economic impact

Rottela Panduga (Roti Festival) 2011 in Nellore

The world famous Rottela Panduga (roti festival) in Nellore is annual event held near Bara Shaheed Darga (Darga Mitta) in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India. According to the legend 12 warriors sacrificed their lives in a battle with the British in 1751 near Gandavaram, Nellore. The beheaded bodies of those warriors were laid to rest at this place which came to be known as Bara Shaheed dargah. The unique feature of the three-day festival is that devotees offer rottelu (roti or Indian bread) to the martyrs at the Bara Shaheed Darga near Nellore tank, in lieu of their fulfilled desires and … Continue reading Rottela Panduga (Roti Festival) 2011 in Nellore