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Godavari Pushkaram 2015 Dates – Godavari Pushkaralu 2015 Dates in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Godavari Pushkaram is one of the most important Pushkarams in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and attracts millions of devotees. The Godavari Pushkaralu dates in 2015 - Pushkaram will be held from July 14, 2015 to July 25. The important bathing dates are yet to be announced. The important location for the Pushkaram is the ghats at Rajahmundry.

A Pushakaram takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brishaspati) enters a particular zodiac. There are total of 12 rivers where Pushkaram takes place. Every 12th year Jupiter’s entry into the constellation Leo marks the Pushkaram for Godavari.

It is believed that during this period all deities with the rishis (holy men) enter the particular river for a holy dip. It is is widely believed that the rituals like snana (bath), dana (charity), japa (recitation), archana (worship) and dhyana (meditation),performed during Pushkaram bless the people in every sphere of their lives.

Performing rituals dedicated to departed souls during the period help them in attaining moksha or liberation.

The last Godavari Pushkaram was held in 2003 and attracted millions of devotees.

The important bathing ghat at Rajahmundry is known as Kotilingam Ghat.

Pushkaram Festival is mainly held at Basara in Adilabad, Dharmapuri and Kaleswaram in Karimnagar, Bhadrachalam in Khammam, Kovvuru in West Godavari and Rajahmundry, Pattiseema, Drasksharamam and Antharvedi in East Godarvari districts.

Why is Godavari Pushkaram held?

Godavari Pushkaram is held because it is believed that during the auspicious occasion all the gods, goddess, saints and other holy people take dip in the Godavari River. Thus the water is purified and those devotees taking holy dip during the period will be relieved from all sins. The period is also auspicious for performing Shradh and Tarpan for departed souls.

12 rivers Where Pushkarams are held