The Yellamma Devi fair is one of the important fairs of Karnataka.  The popular fair is held on various occasions from October to February months but the credit of the largest fair owes to Margasheersha, which is held on the full moon day.

The Yellamma fair is organized in the honor of Yellamma Devi or Renuka, at the Yellamma Temple located at Saundatti in Belgaum district.

The temple is located on the top of the Yellammagudda hill and is the shrine of Yellamma Devi or Renuka, wife of Sage Jamadagni.

The fair is very familiar among the Maharashtra, Andhra, Madhya Pradesh and Goa states other than Karnataka as large number of people visit the place to witness the fair on the full moon day of Margasira.

The full moon day is also termed as the Bharat Hunnime and is considered very auspicious and sacred.

The well-known Neeramanavi Yellamma Jatra is taken out in the fair of full moon day on the holy day of Bharat Hunnime. The goddess Yellamma is worshipped with all rituals and customs on this day in the form of Shakti Puja. The trend of becoming Devadasis or slaves of God is generally practiced during the Yellamma Devi fair.

Time for Celebration

The popular Shri Yellamma Devi fair is organized for about 5 times between October and February. According to hindu calendar, the Yellamma Devi fair is observed in the Hindu month of Margasira or Margashirsha. The biggest and largest fair, Yellamma Jatra, falls on the full moon day of the month.

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