Krishna Pushkaralu (Krishna River Pushkarams) is a festival of River Krishna which comes once in 12 years. In 2016, Krishna Pushkaralu begins on August 12 and ends on August 23.
Krishna Pushkaralu – Muhurthams
Krishna Pushkara prarambha Muhurtham – 9.28 PM, 11 August 2016, Thursday (Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Shravana Masam)
Krishna Pushkara Antya Muhurtham – 9 PM, 23 August 2016, Tuesday.
Krishna Pushkarams were held previously in 2004.
Krishna Pushkarams begins on the occasion of Guru’s transit through 2nd Quarter of Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra, Kanya Rashi (Virgo). Thus, Sarthra Trikoti Theertha Sahitha Krishna River Pushkarams begin.
Origin of Krishna River
The Krishna River is the fourth biggest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India, after the Ganga, Godavari and Brahmaputra. The river is almost 1,300 kilometres long. The river is also called Krishnaveni. It is a major source of irrigation for Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The Krishna river’s source is at Mahabaleswar near the Jor village in the extreme north of Wai Taluka, Satara District, Maharashtra in the west and empties into the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi (near Koduru) in Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast. It flows through the state of Karnataka before entering Telangana State. The delta of this river is one of the most fertile regions in India and was the home to ancient Satavahana and Ikshvaku Sun Dynasty kings. Vijayawada is the largest city on the River Krishna.
Tributaries of River Krishna
Venna river, Urmodi river, Tarali river (Kali Ganga), Mand river, Koyna river, Warna river and Panchganga river in Maharashtra; Dudhaganga river, Ghataprabha river, Malaprabha river in Karnataka; Tungabhadra river, and Kondaveeti Vagu in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are the tributaries of the Krishna river.
Temples and Holy Places for Krishna Pushkara Snana
Apart from Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra; Chikodi (Bagalkot) and Raichur (Krishna Taluk) in Karnataka; Patala Ganga (Srisailam), Sangameswaram in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada Kanakadurga Temple and Ghats near the Krishna river banks in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh; Juraala, Beechupally and many other ghats in Mahboobnagar district of Telangana state.