Kaveri Pushkaralu (Kaveri River Pushkarams) is a festival of River Kaveri which comes once in 12 years. In 2017, Kaveri Pushkaralu begins on September 12 and ends on September 23. Cauvery Pushkarams begins as Jupiter enters into Tula Rashi (Guru Peyarchi in Thulam Rashi).
Kaveri Pushkaralu – Muhurthams
Kaveri Pushkara prarambha Muhurtham – 6.51 AM, 12 September 2017, Tuesday (Krishna Paksha Saptami in Bhadrapada Masam)
Kaveri Pushkara Antya Muhurtham – 23 September 2017.
Kaveri Pushkarams were held previously in 2005.
The Kaveri (or Cauvery in English) is a large Indian river. The origin of the river is at Talakaveri, Kodagu in Karnataka, flows generally south and east through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and across the southern Deccan plateau through the southeastern lowlands, emptying into the Bay of Bengal through two principal mouths in Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu.
During Kaveri pushkaram pilgrims from all over the country will have a holy dip with the belief that they would be relieved from all sins, and perform rituals to departed souls.It is believed that during pushkaram all deities and rishies take holy dip, a holy dip in Kaveri which will enhance one’s spiritual, mental and physical abilities.
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.
Popular Holy Places for Kaveri Pushkara Snana
- Talakaveri – Karnataka
- Bhagamandal – Karnataka
- Kushalnagar – Karnataka
- Srirangapatna – Adi Ranga – Karnataka
- Krishna Raj Sagar Dam – Karnataka
- Mandya – Karnataka
- Shivanasamudr – Madhya Rang – Karnataka
- Bannur – Karnataka
- Tirumakudalu Narasipur – Karnataka
- Talakadu – Karnataka
- Mudukuthore – Karnataka
- Muthathi – Malavalli, Karnataka
- Kanakapur – Karnataka
- Mettur – Tamil Nadu
- Bhavani – Thirunana
- Pallipalayam – Tamil Nadu
- Erode – Tamil Nadu
- Kodumudi – Tamil Nadu
- Velur – Tamil Nadu
- Tiruchirappalli – Srirangam – Anthya Ranga – Tamil Nadu
- Thiruvaiyaru – Tamil Nadu
- Thanjavur – Tamil Nadu
- Swamimalai – Tamil Nadu
- Kumbakonam – Tamil Nadu
- Mayavaram – Tamil Nadu
- Poompuhar (Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu)
Tributaries of River Cauvery
- Hemavati River
- Amaravati River
- Lokpawni River
- Malangi River