Pushkaram

Pushkaram:
  • Pushkaram is an Indian festival dedicated to worshiping of rivers.
  • Celebrations/ceremonies include ancestor worship, devotional music and cultural programmes, spiritual discourses.
  • It is also known as Pushkaralu (in Telugu), Pushkara or Pushkar.
  • Hindus believe that taking a dip in the river during Pushkaram would wipe off all the sins.
Happens each year at one of 12 rivers:
  • Pushkaram is celebrated at shrines along the banks of 12 major sacred rivers (mentioned in ancient texts) in India.
  • Pushkaralu celebration happens annually at one of the 12 rivers, and thus happens at each river once in only 12 years.
  • Each river is associated with a zodiac sign, and the river for each year’s festival is based on which sign Jupiter (Guru) is in at the time.
  • This year, it is happening at Kaveri/Cauvery river.
Cauvery Pushkaram:
  • This year Jupiter has entered Libra zodiac sign (Tula raasi) and the river associated with it is Cauvery.
  • Cauvery pushkaram is most commonly stated as the festival of the river Kaveri.
  • The Cauvery Pushkaram also happens every 12 years.
River Cauvery:
  • It rises on Brahmagiri Hill of the Western Ghats.
  • It flows through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
  • It breaks into a large number of distributaries forming a wide delta called the “garden of southern India.”
  • The Kaveri’s main tributaries are the Kabani, Amaravati, Noyil, and Bhavani rivers.
Section : History & Culture

:

  • Pushkaram is an Indian festival dedicated to worshiping of rivers.
  • Celebrations/ceremonies include ancestor worship, devotional music and cultural programmes, spiritual discourses.
  • It is also known as Pushkaralu (in Telugu), Pushkara or Pushkar.
  • Hindus believe that taking a dip in the river during Pushkaram would wipe off all the sins.
Happens each year at one of 12 rivers:
  • Pushkaram is celebrated at shrines along the banks of 12 major sacred rivers (mentioned in ancient texts) in India.
  • Pushkaralu celebration happens annually at one of the 12 rivers, and thus happens at each river once in only 12 years.
  • Each river is associated with a zodiac sign, and the river for each year’s festival is based on which sign Jupiter (Guru) is in at the time.
  • This year, it is happening at Kaveri/Cauvery river.
Cauvery Pushkaram:
  • This year Jupiter has entered Libra zodiac sign (Tula raasi) and the river associated with it is Cauvery.
  • Cauvery pushkaram is most commonly stated as the festival of the river Kaveri.
  • The Cauvery Pushkaram also happens every 12 years.
River Cauvery:
  • It rises on Brahmagiri Hill of the Western Ghats.
  • It flows through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
  • It breaks into a large number of distributaries forming a wide delta called the “garden of southern India.”
  • The Kaveri’s main tributaries are the Kabani, Amaravati, Noyil, and Bhavani rivers.
Section : History & Culture

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