Pushkaram is an Indian festival dedicated to
worshiping of rivers. It is also known as Pushkaralu (in Telugu), Pushkara or Pushkar.
It is celebrated at shrines along the banks of 12 major sacred rivers in India,
in the form of ancestor worship, spiritual discourses,
devotional music, and cultural programmes. The celebration happens annually,
once in 144 years along each river. Each river is associated with a zodiac
sign, and the river for each year's festival is based on which sign Jupiter is
in at the time.
2. What is the significance of Thamirabarani Maha Pushkaram?
Guru Bhagawan (Jupitar) moves from Thula to Vrichika Rasi (Libra
to Scorpio) and Thamirabarani is the holy river that corresponds to this rasi. Thamirabani River in itself is very holy and has a lot of spiritual
significance. The Pushkaram event makes it even more auspicious. Please read
the history of this holy river as well as the significance of this great event
in the invitation printed below. There are many articles and videos on this
website that expound this great event as well.
Sri Vilambi year, “Purattasi” Month 26th Friday to “Ippasi”
Month 6th Tuesday
Gregorian (English Calendar) Dates: Oct 12 2018 to Oct 23 2018. This happens during the next Guru Peyarchi. It will be celebrated @ Kurukkuthiruai, Thirunueveli.
Those born in Meenam, Midhunam,
Dhanusu, Vrichikam, and Kanya Raasis, should do a holy dip in Thamirabarani
River which is Great Parihaaram (atonement). For all others also Thamirabarani
Snaanam during that period will crystallize lots of good.