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Title:
MATHAMMA JATHARA OF MADIGA COMMUNITY: A CULTURAL SYMBOLISM

Authors:
Dr. Mallikarjuna Chiruthoti

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Dr. Mallikarjuna Chiruthoti
Centre for Folk Culture Studies, University of Hyderabad

MLA 8
Chiruthoti, Dr. Mallikarjuna. "MATHAMMA JATHARA OF MADIGA COMMUNITY: A CULTURAL SYMBOLISM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 5385-5395, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=411. Accessed Aug. 2019.
APA
Chiruthoti, D. (2019, August). MATHAMMA JATHARA OF MADIGA COMMUNITY: A CULTURAL SYMBOLISM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(8), 5385-5395. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=411
Chicago
Chiruthoti, Dr. Mallikarjuna. "MATHAMMA JATHARA OF MADIGA COMMUNITY: A CULTURAL SYMBOLISM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 8 (August 2019), 5385-5395. Accessed August, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=411.

References
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[5]. Ibid, p. 43.
[6]. Singh, T R (1969), "The Madiga: A Study in Social Structure & Change", Ethnographic & Folk Culture Society, U P, pp-2

Abstract:
Symbols are the basis of culture. A symbol is an object, word, or action that stands for something else with no natural relationship that is culturally defined. Everything one does throughout their life is based and organized through cultural symbolism. Symbolism is when something represents abstract ideas or concepts. Mathamma Jathara is a community festival of Madigas. Mathamma is the mother goddess to the Madigas. Madiga community comes under Scheduled Castes of Andhra Pradesh. They are suppressed and oppressed sections of the society since the ages. This community is having their own symbols to represent their culture. This paper broadly explains about the cultural symbolism of Mathamma Jathara of Madiga community. In specific, it explains that how the Mathamma or Mathamma Jathara was evolved and it trace the historical evidences that how the Madigas claim that they are the children of Mathamma and how the procession of the Mathamma Jathara takes place in the community.