Kaveri Pushkaralu Celebrations
Kaveri Pushkaram, a 12-day festival of worshipping the river is held once in 12 years. Every 12th year Jupiter’s entry into the constellation Libra (Tula rasi) marks the Pushkaram for Kaveri.
The celebrations include reverence of ancestors, spiritual discourses, devotional music and cultural programmes. This Pushkaram is observed for a period of 12 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Tula rasi (Libra).
The river Kaveri took it birth at Near Talakaveri situated in the Brahmagiri hills in Kodagu district which is located in Karnataka state. It flows along the various regions of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Puducherry and finally flows into the Bay of Bengal in Mandya district it forms the island of Shivanasamudra in Karnataka & joins the Bay of Bengal at Poompuhar in Tamil Nadu.
The Kaveri River is a large Indian river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India which is approximately 765 kms. Kaveri Pushkaralu happens due to the time of entry of Jupiter into Libra (Tula Rasi). Most of the Kaveri River is connected with Tamilnadu & Karnataka. One of the special attractions of Srirangapatna is that it has Sri Nimishamba Temple is a famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Shakti located in Srirangapatna, Karnataka. The temple is located on the on the banks of Kaveri River.
The word Pushkara has a definite meaning in our Hindu Mythology. It means that nourishment of the one who performs it. It can also be called as Pushkaram, Pushkara or Pushkaralu. Kaveri is also called as cauvery.
Ideally, the festival lasts as long as Jupiter remains in the corresponding zodiac sign (generally, for one year).
However, it draws major crowds only during the first 12 days. The first twelve days are known as Adi Pushkaram, and the last twelve days are called Anthya Pushkaram.
As this holy festival, Kaveri Pushkaralu occurs only once in 12 years around 4-5 cores of people are expected to visit this pushkaralu from all over the India. Everyone has a belief that whoever visits the Kaveri Pushkaram must take a holy dip in the river Kaveri which improves their Physical and mental abilities.
Here is the latest news related to the kaveri pushkar ghats in tamilnadu. Here you can get information of Recommended Ghats for Kaveri Pushkaram as per puranas and Other prominent kshetras. Of these, Mayiladuthurai (Mayavaram) has been specially chosen for this observance on a grand scale.
Kaveri pushkaram in tamil nadu
- Mayiladuthurai (Nagapattinam district)
- Thiruvenkadu (near Sirkazhi)
- Thiruvaiyaru (Thanjavur District)
- Thiruvidaimarudur (Thanjavur district)
- Srirangam (Tiruchirappalli)
- Thiruvarur (Tiruvarur district)
- Kodumudi (erode district)
- Karur (Karur District)
- Swamimalai (near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District)
- Thiruvisanallur (Thanjavur district)
- Kumbakonam (Thanjavur district)
- Poompuhar (Puhar is a town in the Nagapattinam district)
- Mettur (Salem district)
- Velur (Namakkal District)
- Pallipalayam (Namakkal district)
- Bhavani (Erode district)
Kaveri pushkaralu in Karnataka
- Talakaveri, Kodugu
- Bhagamandala, Kodugu
- Kushalnagar, Kodugu
- Srirangapatna, Mandya District
- Mandya, Mandya District
- Shivanasamudra, Mandya District
- Kanakapur, Karnataka
- Muthathi, Karnataka
- Pilgrims are requested to use the bathing areas/ Ghats that are authorized by the Pushkaram administration for their safety and security.
- Pilgrims are requested to use the bathing places/Ghats nearest to their place of stay in pushkaram area or the city.
- If any unidentified or suspicious object is located, the pushkaram administration or the police control room should be informed about it.
- Pilgrims are requested to follow the traffic rules and regulations in the city and the pushkaram area.
- The directions and advice given through the Central Public Address System may be followed to avoid any inconvenience.
- Garbage should be thrown only in the dustbins.
- Pilgrims and travelers are requested to be appropriately attired considering the religious and cultural sensibilities of the event. The local service providers will be happy to give advice on this issue.
- Use of plastic bags in pushkaram surroundings is prohibited by the Government.
- Washing of clothes on the river banks should be strictly avoided.
- Overcrowding of boats must be avoided.
- Pilgrims and travelers are advised not to encourage beggary.
- Use of soaps while bathing in rivers should be strictly avoided.
- Throwing of the materials used for worship or rituals in the river should be avoided