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All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

The Krishna Pushkaram river festival that comes once in 12 years began today with traditional gaiety. It is celebrated to honour River Krishna and seek her blessing. It is celebrated all over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the focal point of the festivities is the city of Vijayawada. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his wife Bhuvaneswari joined Kanchi seer Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati in taking a holy dip in river Krishna at Durga ghat at Vijayawada at the start of the 12-day festival.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 August 2016, 03:04:27 PM
All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

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While traveling from one zodiac sign to another, Brihaspati aka Jupiter requested Pushkar to make the 12 sacred rivers holy. Various pujas and rituals were performed during the Pushkaralu.

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

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This year, the sacred 12 days festival of Krishna Pushkaralu begins on 12 August 2016 till 23 August 2016 in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

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Large crowds of visitors, tourists, saints, and priests are expected to attend the festival with great enthusiasm and thankfulness to our mother nature.

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

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As per the legend, there lived a Brahmin in a village. He did severe penance towards Lord Shiva. As a result of it, Lord Shiva granted a boon because of which he was blessed with a power to purify the holy rivers. Thenceforth he was known as Pushkar (the one who nourishes).

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

All you need to know about Krishna Pushkaram river festival

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The festival lasts as long as Jupiter remains in the corresponding zodiac sign.