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Pushkaram in 2019 – Brahmaputra Pushkaram in 2019

Brahmaputra Pushkaram is held once in 12 years and is conducted in Brahmaputra banks in Assam and also at the Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan. Brahmaputra Pushkaram 2019 dates are from November 5. This pushkaram is held when Jupiter enters Dhanu Rasi (Sagittarius). The main ritual includes taking holy dip in the Brahmaputra River and Pushkar Lake.

Brahmaputra Pushkaram Time Period

Early morning of November 5 to November 16, 2019.

The most important place to take bath are Sivasagar in Assam. It is located around 360 km northeast of Guwahati.

A Pushkaram takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brihaspati) enters a particular zodiac.

There are total of 12 rivers where Pushkaram takes place. The most famous is the Godavari Pushkaram.

The ritual of pushkaram is more popular in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

What do Hindus do during Brahmaputra Pushkaram?

  • During Brahmaputra Pushkaram, Hindus take holy dip in Brahmaputra River at the auspicious time decided by Mutt heads, temple priests and panchangs.
  • It is believed that the holy dip helps in sin redemption, curing of diseases and moksha or liberation.
  • People also perform Shraddha, Tarpan and Daanam.

Holiness of Brahmaputra River

  • Brahmaputra River has its origin in the Manasarovar Lake.
  • Brahmaputra is called the son of Brahma and has its source near the Lake Manasarovar in Mount Kailash. The legend associated with Brahmaputra is found in the Hindu Holy Scripture, Kalika Purana.

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