Hyderabad: Coordinator of Adivasi sects Chunchu Ramakrishna has demanded that the state government constitute an Adivasi Dharmika Parishad to develop temples of deities belonging to tribal communities in Telangana.
He pointed out that there are several tribal pilgrim centres in the state apart from Medaram. Constituting an Adivasi Dharmika Parishad to take care of temples belonging to tribal deities is need of the hour to strengthen Adivasi culture and traditions, Ramakrishna maintained.
He recounted that there are several famous Adivasi temples in the state including Korivi Veeranna in Mahaboobabad, Malluru-Laxminarasimha Swamy temple, Sarapaka, Mothegadda Veeranna and Irapa Bhadramma, Yellandu, Kota Maisamma and Paloncha Peddamma Thalli.
He maintained that Adivasis are the first devotees of Muktheswara Swamy in Kaleswaram and Ramaiah at Bhadrachalam. Sabari Matha and Pokala Dammakka are ardent devotees of Lord Rama. Srisaila Mallikarjunudu and Chenchulaxmi in Nalamala forest are the temples of Chenchus. As Chenchus lived in forests, they got distanced from two temples Srisailam and Ahobilam”, he said.
Ramakrishna said, “We are not against non-tribal devotees of these temples. But we are pleading that Adivasis are given a proper place there.”...