Brahmaputra Pushkaralu (Brahmaputra River Pushkarams) is a festival of River Brahmaputra which comes once in 12 years. In 2019, Brahmaputra Pushkaralu begins on November 5 and ends on November 16. Brahmaputra Pushkarams begins as Jupiter enters into Dhanu Rashi (Guru Peyarchi in Dhanussu Rashi).
Brahmaputra Pushkaralu – Muhurthams
Brahmaputra Pushkara Prarambha Muhurtham – 5.17 AM, 5 November 2019, Tuesday (Shukla Paksha Navami in Karthika Masam)
Brahmaputra Pushkara Antya Muhurtham – 16 November 2019.
Brahmaputra Pushkarams were held previously in 2007.
Pushkaram is a festival of rivers pertains to 12 important rivers in India which occurs once in 12 years for each river. The river for each year festival is based on the presence of Jupiter on which Zodiac sign by that time.
It is believed that Pushkarudu, also known as pushkar God who is powerful to make any river holy will travel with Jupiter, as Jupiter travels from one Zodiac sign to another Zodiac sign.
About River Brahmaputra
The Brahmaputra is one of the major rivers of Asia, a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. It is also called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra (when referring to the whole river including the stretch within Tibet). The Manas River, which runs through Bhutan, joins it at Jogighopa, in India. It is the ninth largest river in the world by discharge, and the 15th longest.
With its origin in the Manasarovar Lake region, located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges (including the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon) and into Arunachal Pradesh (India). It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh as the Jamuna (not to be mistaken with Yamuna of India). In the vast Ganges Delta, it merges with the Padma, the popular name of the river Ganges in Bangladesh, and finally the Meghna and from here it is known as Meghna before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.
The Brahmaputra’s upper course was long unknown, and its identity with the Yarlung Tsangpo was only established by exploration in 1884–86. This river is often called Tsangpo-Brahmaputra river. The lower reaches are sacred to Hindus. While most rivers on the Indian subcontinent have female names, this river has a rare male name, as it means “son of Brahma” in Sanskrit (putra means “son”).
Holy Places and Temples for Brahmaputra Pushkara Snanam
Sivasagar, previously spelled Sibsagar, (“the ocean of Siva Singha”), is a city in the Sivasagar District of Assam, about 360 kilometres (224 mi) northeast of Guwahati. It is the headquarters of the Sivasagar district. This city is surrounded by the Dehing rainforest, where the Dihing (Brahmaputra) and Lohit rivers meet.