Tungabhadra Pushkaralu (Brahmaputra River Pushkarams) is a festival of River Brahmaputra which comes once in 12 years. In 2020, Tungabhadra Pushkaralu begins on November 20 and ends on December 1. Tungabhadra Pushkarams begins as Jupiter enters into Makara Rashi (Guru Peyarchi in Makara Rashi).
Tungabhadra Pushkaralu – Muhurthams
Tungabhadra Pushkara Prarambha Muhurtham – 1.23 AM, 20 November 2020, Friday (Shukla Paksha Shashti in Karthika Masam)
Tungabhadra Pushkara Antya Muhurtham – 1 December 2020.
Brahmaputra Pushkarams were held previously in 2008.
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 Tungabhadra
The Tungabhadra River is a river in India that starts and flows through the state of Karnataka during most of its course, before flowing along the border between Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and ultimately joining the Krishna River near Sangameswaram village in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. In the epic Ramayana, the Tungabhadra River was known by the name of Pampa.
The Tungabhadra River is formed by the confluence of the Tunga River and the Bhadra River at Koodli which flow down the eastern slope of the Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka. The two rivers originate in Mudigere Taluk of Chikmagalur District of Karnataka along with the Nethravathi (west-flowing river, joining the Arabian Sea near Mangalore), the Tunga and the Bhadra rise at Gangamoola, in Varaha Parvatha in the Western Ghats at an elevation of 1198 metres (near Samse Village).