Pushkara Vidhi, What to do during 12 days of Pushkarams

Pushkara vidhi is a guide for the rituals, deeds, charity, arghya, shraddha and many other works to do during 12 days of River Pushkarams.

In 2016, Krishna Pushkaralu begins on 12 August, Friday and ends on 23 August, Tuesday. Read the detailed report on Krishna Pushkaralu 2016 here..

Each day of Pushkaralu has various deeds to perform.

1st day of Pushkarams – 12 August 2016, Friday

God to worship: Lord Vishnu (Sriman Narayana) & Brihaspati

Shraddha: Hiranya Shraddha

Charity: Gold, silver, land, or dhanya (grains)

Vishesha Karyam – Hiranya Shraddham

Chant – Narayana Stotram, Vishnu Ashottaram, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, etc,.

2nd day of Pushkarams – 13 August 2016, Saturday

God to worship: Sri Surya Bhagavan

Shraddha: Anna Shraddha

Charity: Cow, clothes, gemstones, or salt.

Vishesha Karyam – Anna daanam

Chant – Aditya Hridayam, Bhaskara Ashtakam

3rd day of Pushkarams – 14 August 2016, Sunday

God / Goddess to worship: Lakshmi Devi

Shraddha: to Pitrudevatas

Charity: money, jiggery, vegetables, fruits, cow or horse

Vishesha Karyam – Dravya Vitarana

Chant – Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam, Kanakadhara Stotram, Lakshmi Ashtottara Shatanama stotram

4th day of Pushkarams – 15 August 2016, Monday

God to worship: Lord Ganesha

Shraddha / Vidhi: Chant Ashtakshari Mantram

Charity: ghee, oil, milk, honey, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Vipra Pooja

Chant – Ganesha Ratnapanchakam (Ganapathi Pancharatna Stotram), Sankatanashana Ganesha stotram, Vighneshwara Shodashanama stotram, Ganesha Ashtottara Namavali.

5th day of Pushkarams – 16 August 2016, Tuesday

God to worship: Lord Sri Krishna

Shraddha/ Vidhi: Chant the mantra “Om Suryaya Namaha”

Charity: dhanya (grains), bull, buffalo, cart, hal, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Swayampaaka Daanam

Chant – Krishnashtakam, Damodara Ashtakam

6th day of Pushkarams – 17 August 2016, Wednesday

God to worship: Goddess Saraswati Devi

Shraddha / Vidhi: Lakshmi Mantra Parayana (Chant Lakshmi Mantram)

Donate: medicines, gandha, kasthuri, karpuram (camphor), etc.

Vishesha Karyam – Free Medical service

Chant – Sri Saraswati Dhyanam, Saraswati Ashtottaram

7th day of Pushkarams – 18 August 2016, Thursday

God to worship: Goddess Gauri Devi

Shraddha / Vidhi: Chant Ganesha Mantra

Donate: Annadaana, cot, palanquin, house, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Annadaanam

Chant – Sri Annapurnashtakam, Gauri Ashtottaram

8th day of Pushkarams – 19 August 2016, Friday

God to worship: Lord Shiva

Shraddha / Vidhi: Sri Krishna Mantra Parayana

Donate: Clothes to a Brahmin, sandalwood, ginger, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Vastra Daanam for Poor people

Chant – Shiva Sthavam, Mahamrityunjaya Stotram, Kalabhairava Ashtakam, Chandrashekhara Ashtakam

9th day of Pushkarams – 20 August 2016, Saturday

God to worship: Sri Anantha & Chant Sri Saraswati Mantra

Shraddha / Vidhi: Pinda Pradaan to Pitrudevatas

Donate: bed sheets, soldiers, blankets, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Vigraha Daanam

Chant – Ananta Dwadashakshara Mantra Stotram, Ananta Padmabha Swamy Ashtottara Shatanamavali

10th day of Pushkarams – 21 August 2016, Sunday

God to worship: Lord Narasimha Swamy & Chant Parvatidevi Mantra

Donate: glass, towel, Salagrama (Shaligram), books, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Goseva

Chant – Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Karavalmba Stotram

11th day of Pushkarams – 22 August 2016, Monday

God to worship: Lord Vamana & Chant Shiva Panchakshari Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya)

Donate: Gandham, Yagnopavitha, clothes, Tambula, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Vriksha seva, Prakruthi Seva

Chant – Dadhi Vamana Stotram.

12th day of Pushkarams – 23 August 2016, Tuesday

God to worship: Lord Sri Rama & Rama Naama Parayana

Donate: Til, Dashadaana or Shodasha Daana, etc..

Vishesha Karyam – Daivagna Pooja

Chant – Sri Ramasya Pratah Smaranam, Sri Rama Raksha Stotram

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Godavari Pushkaralu in 2015

In 2015, Godavari Pushkaralu begins on 14 July, Tuesday and ends on 25 July, Saturday. Read the detailed report on Godavari Pushkaralu 2015 here..

Each day of Pushkaralu has various deeds to perform.

1st day of Pushkarams – 14 July 2015, Tuesday 

God to worship: Lord Vishnu (Sriman Narayana) & Brihaspati

Shraddha: Hiranya Shraddha

Charity: Gold, silver, land, or dhanya (grains)

Chant – Narayana Stotram, Vishnu Ashottaram, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, etc,.

2nd day of Pushkarams – 15 July 2015, Wednesday

God to worship: Sri Surya Bhagavan

Shraddha: Anna Shraddha

Charity: Cow, clothes, gemstones, or salt.

Chant – Aditya Hridayam, Bhaskara Ashtakam

3rd day of Pushkarams – 16 July 2015, Thursday

God / Goddess to worship: Lakshmi Devi

Shraddha: to Pitrudevatas

Charity: money, jiggery, vegetables, fruits, or horse

Chant – Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtakam, Kanakadhara Stotram, Lakshmi Ashtottara Shatanama stotram

4th day of Pushkarams – 17 July 2015, Friday

God to worship: Lord Ganesha

Shraddha / Vidhi: Chant Ashtakshari Mantram

Charity: ghee, oil, milk, honey, etc..

Chant – Ganesha Ratnapanchakam (Ganapathi Pancharatna Stotram), Sankatanashana Ganesha stotram, Vighneshwara Shodashanama stotram, Ganesha Ashtottara Namavali.

5th day of Pushkarams – 18 July 2015, Saturday

God to worship: Lord Sri Krishna

Shraddha/ Vidhi: Chant the mantra “Om Suryaya Namaha”

Charity: dhanya (grains), bull, buffalo, cart, hal, etc..

Chant – Krishnashtakam, Damodara Ashtakam

6th day of Pushkarams – 19 July 2015, Sunday

God to worship: Goddess Saraswati Devi

Shraddha / Vidhi: Lakshmi Mantra Parayana (Chant Lakshmi Mantram)

Donate: medicines, gandha, kasthuri, karpuram (camphor), etc.

Chant – Sri Saraswati Dhyanam, Saraswati Ashtottaram

7th day of Pushkarams – 20 July 2015, Monday

God to worship: Goddess Gauri Devi

Shraddha / Vidhi: Chant Ganesha Mantra

Donate: Annadaana, cot, palanquin, house, etc..

Chant – Sri Annapurnashtakam, Gauri Ashtottaram

8th day of Pushkarams – 21 July 2015, Tuesday

God to worship: Lord Shiva

Shraddha / Vidhi: Sri Krishna Mantra Parayana

Donate: Clothes to a Brahmin, sandalwood, ginger, etc..

Chant – Shiva Sthavam, Mahamrityunjaya Stotram, Kalabhairava Ashtakam, Chandrashekhara Ashtakam

9th day of Pushkarams – 22 July 2015, Wednesday

God to worship: Sri Anantha & Chant Sri Saraswati Mantra

Shraddha / Vidhi: Pinda Pradaan to Pitrudevatas

Donate: bed sheets, soldiers, blankets, etc..

Chant – Ananta Dwadashakshara Mantra Stotram, Ananta Padmabha Swamy Ashtottara Shatanamavali

10th day of Pushkarams – 23 July 2015, Thursday

God to worship: Lord Narasimha Swamy & Chant Parvatidevi Mantra

Donate: glass, towel, Salagrama (Shaligram), books, etc..

Chant – Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Karavalmba Stotram

11th day of Pushkarams – 24 July 2015, Friday

God to worship: Lord Vamana & Chant Shiva Panchakshari Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya)

Donate: Gandham, Yagnopavitha, clothes, Tambula, etc..

Chant – Dadhi Vamana Stotram.

12th day of Pushkarams – 25 July 2015, Saturday

God to worship: Lord Sri Rama & Rama Naama Parayana

Donate: Til, Dashadaana or Shodasha Daana, etc..

Chant – Sri Ramasya Pratah Smaranam, Sri Rama Raksha Stotram

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5 Comments

  1. Satyanarayana Algot says:

    Thank you Sir, This is the needful information for lot of people. Daily wise worship God, Chant and Donate. I appreciate it.

  2. maryanne says:

    Namaste,
    I am living in Sweden. I have living some years desparate life because of money problem and my first son. I am tarus and help me pray at home some special mantras or anything to make my life better.
    Thank you.
    maryanne