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Pushkaram Rivers - The 12 Rivers Where Pushkara is Held

Pushkara, or Pushkarams, is a popular Hindu ritual and festival which is held along 12 rivers. A Pushkaram along a particular takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brihaspati) enters a particular zodiac. Here are the names of 12 rivers that play host to Pushkaram or Pushkara – the river festival.

Pushkaram Rivers


  1. Ganga River
  2. Narmada or Reva River
  3. Saraswati
  4. Yamuna or Jamna
  5. Godavari
  6. Krishna
  7. Cauvery or Kaveri
  8. Bhima or Bhimarathi River (Tambraparni)
  9. Pushkara Vahini (Brahmaputra)
  10. Tungabhadra
  11. Sindhu or Indus
  12. Parineeta (Sapranitantasi) (Pranahita)
Jupiter enters a particular Zodiac sign and the Pushkaram is held during the period in which Jupiter travels through the Zodiac.

Name of The River              Zodiac sign
Ganges                                 Aries
Narmada                              Taurus
Saraswati                            Gemini
Yamuna                                Cancer
Godavari                               Leo
Krishna                                  Virgo
Kaveri                                    Libra
Tambraparni                           Scorpio
Brahmaputra                       Sagittarius
Tungabhadra                         Capricorn
Indus                                      Aquarius
Pranahita                                Pisces