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Fri, 12/08/2016 - 14:27
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Krishna Pushkaralu is the festival of the Krishna River, which is also known as krishnaveni. It is the fourth biggest river regarding water inflows and the river basin area in India, after Ganga, Godavari and Brahmaputra. Krishna river originates near Mahabaleswaram at an elevation of about 1,300 meters, in the state of Maharashtra (Central India).

When Jupiter enters into the Virgo (Kanya) zodiac sign, this festival is being celebrated. And now in this year from August 12-23, 2016 we are going to celebrate this in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana. and Andhra Pradesh

 

Legend

To worship the rivers in India we celebrate the festival known as Pushkaram, also known as Pushkar, Puskaralu in Telugu. On around in India, we consider 12 major rivers as a sacred, and this is being celebrated at the shrine along the banks of these rivers, once in every twelve years. History behind: As per Hindu mythology once upon a time, there was a Brahmin named Pushkara, who performed penance for Lord Shiva. The Lord then granted him a boon by which he would enter each of the twelve rivers in a 12-year cycle and purify the water of that river. Later on, Brihaspathi (Jupiter) requested him to get into each river when he (Brihaspathi) travelled from one zodiac sign to other. Hence, pushkarams are celebrated every year for 12 days when Brihaspathi enters the zodiac sign of the river.

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