Pranahitha Pushkaralu or Pranahitha River Pushkaralu or Pranitha river pushkaralu will be held in Telangana and several places of Maharashtra. In 2022, Pranahita Pushkaralu begins on 13 April and ends on 24 April.
The Pushkaram will be held in 3 mandals of Adilabad district, in Arjunagutta village (Kothapalle mandal), Vemanapalle (Vemanapalle mandal), and Thummalahotta (Kowthapalle mandal).
Pranahita Pushkarams starts on Sri Shubhakruth Samvatsara Chaitra Shukla Dwadashi (Shukla Paksha Dwadashi in Chaitra Masam) during the transition of Guru graham (Bruhaspathi graham – Jupiter) to Meena Rashi (4th Padam of Purvabhadra nakshatram). This river is a tributary of Godavari.
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.
Pranahitha Pushkaralu lasts for 12 days which ends on 24 April. Actually, Pranitha river (also known as Tapti river or Tapi river) originates from Multai (a town in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh) and flows in western and some northern parts of India such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. Tapti River, popularly known as Pranahitha River in Andhra Pradesh, enters into the state at Koutala mandal of Adilabad.
The important holy places to observe Pranitha river Pushkara snanam are – Multai and Kaleshwaram. Mukteshwaraswamy Temple is the famous Shiva temple in Karimnagar district.