Godavari Pushkaralu Is the Main Importance of All Hindu People Who are Living In India , Its will Come Every 12 Years For Every River. Now its Come To Godavari River and This 2015 Year Came with Maha Pushkarams. it’s only Came For 144 Years Once. So,Its Have Very Great Importance.
Godavari Maha Pushkaralu 2015 Complete Travelling Guide By AllindiaBlog :
Pushakaralu and its History :
1 ) What is Pushakaralu?
Pushkaram is an Indian festival dedicated to worshiping of rivers. It is also known as Pushkaralu (in Telugu), Pushkara or Pushkar.
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History of Pushakaralu :
During 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 which will enhance one’s spritual,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.
The pushkaram lasts for a period as long as the Jupiter remains in that particular Zodiac sign 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.
However, it draws major crowds only during the first 12 days.The first twelve days are known as Adi Pushkaram, and the last twelve days are called Anthya Pushkaram. It is believed that during the above period of twenty-four days, “Pushkar” the person, who is imbued with the power to make any river holy, will travel with Jupiter as Jupiter moves from one Zodiac house to another.
Pushkaram celebrations include reverence of ancestors, spiritual discourses, devotional music and cultural programmes.
History of Godavari Maha Pushkaram :
According to Hindu mythology, every 12 years the god Pushkar enters one of the 12 holy rivers of India.Godavari is the name of the River, Maha means “Great” and Pushkaram refers to the worship of the river in which the god Pushkar appears for every 12 years.
The Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 is a festival celebrated when astrologically the planet Jupiter (also known as Bṛuhaspati), transits the fifth sign of the Zodiac which also represents the Godavari River, the fifth sacred river in the order of their reckoning. However, there are periods when Jupiter is in retrograde motion, resulting in entry into the same Zodiac sign twice in a year. On such occasions, the second entry of Jupiter is reckoned for celebrating the first part of the festival.
The 12 rivers in the order of size and religious sanctity, representing the 12 Zodiac signs known as Rasi in Hindu astrological parlance (given in parentheses) are:
- Ganges, representing Aries (Mesha)
- Narmada, denoted by Taurus (Vrishabha)
- Saraswati, during Gemini (Mithuna)
- Yamuna, in the month of Cancer (Karkataka)
- Godavari River, during the month of Leo (Simha)
- Krishna, representing the month of Virgo (Kanya)
- Kaveri, during the month of Libra (Tula)
- Tamraparani and Bhima, in the month of Scorpio (Vrischika)
- Tapti, denoting Sagittarius (Dhanus)
- Tungabhdra, during Capricorn (Makara)
- Sindu (Indus), denoting Aquarius (Kumbha)
- Pranahita, denoting Pisces (Meena)
Godavari Maha Pushkaram (Great Worship of the Godavari River) is a Hindu festival. This festival occurs once every 144 years, corresponding to the 12th time in the 12-year Godavari Pushkaram cycle. The festival starts from the Ashadha (June/July) month on the Chaturdashi day (thithi) (14th day), when the Zodiac sign of Jupiter enters the sign of Leo.The festival is observed throughout the twelve months that the planet remains in that sign, but the first 12 days are considered most sacred. The next Maha Pushkaram will be celebrated in 2159.
Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 Dates :
Starting date : 14-07-2015 at 6.26 AM
End date: 25-07-2015
Place: Along the river Godavari
The Much awaited Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 starts at 6:26 A.M. on 14th July 2015 immediately after Jupiter (Brihaspati) enters into Simha Rashi (leo). Godavari Pushkaram will be organized for 12 days from 14.07.2015 and upto 25th July 2015.
The best Place to visit at Godavari Pushkaram’s is Dharmapuri, Karimnagar, Kaleshwaram, Basara and Bhadrachalam in Telangana state and Narasapuram, Kovvur and Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.AP and telangana state Governments are doing all arrangements to celebrate the Godavari Pushkaram 2015 with comfortable to all.
Godavari Maha Pushkaram Ghats :
This year it is expected that around 4 – 4.5 crore people are expected to visit Rajahmundry for Godavari Pushkaralu. Godavari Pushkaralu will take place from 14th July – 25th of July. So the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are making arrangements in a full swing. Here are some of Godavari Pushkaralu bathing Ghats in AP, Telangana, and Nasik.
Godavari Pushkaralu Ghats in Nasik :
- Ram Kund
Ram Kund is considered to be one of the sacred place where the supreme god Lord Rama used to take baths in this ghat. During Godavari Pushkaralu people who take a dip in this holy water will attain improved physical and mental abilities. And it is also that if we have done any sins then all the sins will carried away by the water.This is a main ghat where most of pligrims visits during Pushkaralu and Khumbmela. At the time of Pushkaralu the rush of devotees is so much that one cannot even stand properly due to the floating of the people. Whenever a person takes a dip in the waters of this ghat then he can definitely feel positive vibes in his mind.
Due to the heavy rush of crowd during the festival time seven more bathing Ghats have been built.Out of those some are
- Dasak ghat,
- Sangam Ghat
- A Ghat under Kannamwar bridge.
Godavari Pushkaralu Ghats in Andhra Pradesh
1 ) Pushkar Ghat :
Pushkar ghat is the most familiar out of all the other Ghats. It is situated at Kothagummam in the town Rajahmundry. Besides these this ghat has various temples inside it.During the full moon day a special event named as Godavari Harathi will take place in this ghat. This ghat also has a swimmers club who can rescue at any time. This ghat is very much special and sacred to the devotes during and not during the pushkaralu. During most of the festivals people visit this ghat. During Shiva rathri this ghat will be very much crowded with the people.
2) Koti Lingala Revu Ghat :
The special attraction of this ghat is that it is believed that it used to have a million Siva Lingas in the olden days. The King who is defeated by Lord Ram i.e. Ravana used to offer prayers for Lord Shiva in this Koti Lingala Revu Ghat. It is being said that all those Siva Lingas were carried away by the floods that occurred in olden days. This is the most second populated ghat in Rajahmundry after the Pushkar Ghat. Unlike the Pushkar Ghat here in this ghat people can peacefully take a holy dip in the waters around it. The main attraction of this ghat is undoubtedly the Siva Lingas.
And some of the other Ghats in Andhra Pradesh are
- Gowthami Ghat
- Sunnambati Ghat
- Padmavathi Ghat
- Subbayyama Ghat
Godavari Pushkaralu Ghats in Telangana :
Due to recent state bifurcation Telangana Government has spent nearly 100 crores for the arrangements and construction of of new Ghats. The Government of Telangana will mainly organize the Godavari pushkaralu 2015 in five districts. Those are Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam
The Main Godavari Pushkaralu Ghats for 2015 are
- Basar in Adilabad,
- Dharmapuri and Vemulawada in Karimnagar
- And Bhadrachalam in Khammam.
Info about Godavari Maha Pushkaralu 2015 puja :
Rs/- : 350/650
Puja With : family
- Sariganga Snanam
Puja With : Pair
Puja With : Pair
Rs/- : 650
- Gouri Pooja
Puja With : Family
Rs/- : 470
- Ganga Pooja
Puja With : family
Rs/- : 650
- Gouri Pooja
- Ganga Pooja
Temples to visit near Godavari District :
SRI SIDDI VINAYAKA SWAMI TEMPLE (SRI VIGNESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE)
SRI PALLALAMMA AMMAVARI DEVASTHANAM
LORD VEERA VENKATA SATYA NARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI BALA BALAJI DEVASTHANAM
SRI GOLINGESWARA SWAMI VARI TEMPLE
LORD BHIMESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE, DRAKSHARAMA
SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE, G.MAMIDADA
SRI LAKSHMI NARASIMHA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI SOMESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI MANDESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE
SRI VEERESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI UMAKOPPESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI SURYANARAYANA SWAMI TEMPLE, PANDAVULA METTA
LORD KUKKUTESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI UMA MARKANDEYESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
SRI JAGANMOHINI KESAVA & GOPALA SWAMY TEMPLE
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Tourism places Around Godavari :
Forest Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh started Eco Tourism Project at MAREDUMILLI, Rampa Agency areas and at Massanithipa costal area with an intension of letting the people know about the development and protection of forest area of Kakinada Territorial Forest Division.
For the development of Tourism project two fiber boats were made ready by the forest department. For the sake of fishermen living around the coastal area of Massanithippa, the department started shopping complex for selling dry fishes and other yield brought from sea by the fishermen. Recently Mr. Harsha Kumar Member of Parliament has inaugurated the shopping the complex and fiber boats. The department also started road transport facility using mini van for the transportation of above said sea yield through the road transport. Mr. Pal Rayan, Representative of World Bank, inaugurated this van in the month of February.
It is located at a distance of 60 km from Kakinada,20 Km from Rajhmundry and 110 km from Amalapuram. This is an ancient and historical temple and also a Vyshnava Divya Kshetra. The daily rituals are being performed according to Vyshnava – Vyghanasa Agama Sastra.There are two temples out of which one is Swayambuvu and another is Prathista Deity. The Swayambhuvu is situated in about 120 mts. height having about 615 steps which are very keen and because of this keen formation of the hill the village is named as “Korukonda”.The deity which is a Swayambhuvu appears in a holy place at the top of the hill measuring about 9 inches.
It is really wonder and mankind could not be instate either the deity or any other stone which is about 120 mts. height, the temple which was constructed long long back have got much Silpa Soundaram around it.There are number of Sila – Sasanams appeared in the temple and as well as on the top hill of the temple. The temple was constructed about 700 – 800 years back and the family of Parasara Bhattar were looking the affairs of the temple and the same tradition is still being continued by recognizing the family members as founder trustee.
There is no doubt this is a very good looking place having site seeings through out the hill and steps. The great poet Sri Srinatha in his poetry prayed the God stated, this Korukonda is “Vedadri”. This was supported by Sila – Sasanam which was found at Lakshmaneswaram Village, Narsapur Taluk, W.G.Dt. which related to 1443 A.D.
Rajahmundry Town is the biggest town in East Godavari and it is a Divisional Head Quarters. Howrah Madras railway line passes through the town longitudinally and has two railway Stations namely “GODAVARI” and “RAJAHMUNDRY” Road cum Rail Bridge was constructed on river Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry is considered to be an engineering feat. It is Asia’s Second largest Road cum Rail Bridge. The Town is connected with all Centers of the State with motorable roads.
Rajahmundry is first of East Godavari District to became Corporation. Rajahmundry with population of about 3 Lakhs, lying on the left bank of the river Godavari, located on National Highway, 560 Km. away from Madras and 520 Km. from Hyderabad, is not only an ancient town where rich literary activities flourished, but it is also an important commercial center. It came into existence even by 918 A.D.
The Maredumilli Forests of East Godavari District are having rich biodiversity and the area is having semi evergreen forests with undulating terrain, which forms part of the Eastern Ghats.T he Maredumilli Community Conservation & Eco Tourism Area is situated on Maredumilli – Bhadrachalam road, nearly 4 Km. away from Maredumilli village. The area is having many streams flowing over the undulating rocks in the deep woods and any visitor feel thrilling experience in the Nature.
The Eco-tourism project is managed by the local indigenous tribal community of Valamuru, Somireddypalem and Valmeekipeta Vana Samrkshana Samithi people with the active support of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. The project was successfully completed in a short span of time due to the commitment of the highly motivated community participation coupled with the timely financial assistance from the World Bank aided Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management Project. This also provided unique opportunity to the native ethnic community to spread the message of conservation to the masses.The jungle star campsite is located adjoining the Valamuru river with the stream flowing on 3 sides overlooking the Vali-Sugriva Konda which is believed to be the battle ground of the Vali-Sugriva during the Ramayana period.
The remarkable variation of the battleground with the presence of grass land, encircled by forests on the other hillocks makes the visitor to pay attention on the legendary story.
As a part of Tourism Development Maredumilli Forest Rest House was constructed in the year 1914, the Forest Rest House is in Maredumilli Village with all facilities. The name of the rest house is Abhayaranya Forest Rest House. Suits are available here for stay of Tourists
Kadiapulanka, abutting the National Highway-5 and 20 Km from Rajahmundry is the hub of nurseries of myriad varieties of flowers and fruits. It is only since four years that flower festivals are being organised thanks to the then District Collector, Satish Chandra, who took keen interest in the development of nurseries in these parts.
But in January 2003, the all India Nurserymen’s Conference is organised at Kadiapulanka and it has become a mega event, with people in tens of thousands visiting the flower festival daily. Kadiam nurseries are spread over a radius of about 10 Km comprising the villages of Kadiam, Kadiapulanka, Burrilanka, Veeravaram, Pottilanka, Venkatayammapeta and Damireddipalli. The nurseries in Kadiam are as old as 100 years and at present there are more than 600 nurseries, the extent of each ranging from just 0.5 cents to 200 acres.
In India, there are about 20,000 nurseries employing 60,000 people. But in Kadiam nurseries alone, more than 25,000 people are engaged in the 600-odd nurseries. It was some 80 years back that one Ravi Chinna Rao started grafting of fruit plants and flowers as a hobby, but production on commercial lines was initiated by one Akula Subbarao, a name that is inexorably linked with the development of nurseries in these parts. Nursery products from Kadiapaulanka are exported to every nook and corner of the country. But export potential to foreign countries remained untapped.
Sir Arthur Cotton Museum was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri Nadamuri Tarakarama Rao on 25.2.1988 and the Museum is located in the building which was previously under the occupation of Executive Engineer, Godavari Head Works Division Dowleswaram. This museum was started with an intention to educate the people, how the great Engineer Sir Arthur Cotton during those olden days constructed the mighty anicut across Godavari river and converted the lands of East and West Godavari Districts as very fertile. The Museum also narrates the construction of present Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage constructed with the advance engineering skill.
Lot of Models collected from various places and projects were exhibited in the Museum to attract the visitors, and to make them understand various items connected to Irrigation works. An old anicut model true to its size together with 3 ft. falling shutters, rail track, and plough machine which was originally used for lifting shutters on the anicut.
The machinery of various types which were used at the time of construction of anicut (OLD) are also preserved and kept open for viewers. A model drawing depicting 4 arms of the New Barrage, with 3 Head sluices and 3 scour sluices is also an exhibit in the Museum. Sir Arthur Cotton at the entrance and statue of Cotton riding horse and beautiful fountain jalatarali are also feast to the eyes of visitors to the museum. A nominal entry fee of Rs.1.00 per child and Rs.2.00 per Adults and and Rs.5.00 per photography is fixed for visiting the Museum. Even with the above nominal entry fee an amount of Rs.3,000/- per month an average is being realised and Remitted to Government. Beside the above, number of lawns, flower plants, croton plants, and decorative plants, in the garden around the Museum contributes to the pleasant Greenery.
Probably this is the only Civil Engineering Museum Established and Maintained in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Besides distinguished visitors from Andhra Pradesh. Visitors from other states, and other countries are visiting the museum. This museum is being visited by the students of Engineering Institutions as a part of their Educational tours to understand the Engineering skills available in olden days the commitment of Engineers of yester years and present days also.
It is at a distance of about 15 Km from Kakinada on Kakinada Yanam Road. Coringa Sanctuary, named after a tiny village coringa in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh a part of Godavari Mangroves was declared as a wildlife sanctuary by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh vide G.O.Ms.No – 484, Forests and Rural Development (For.III) Department dated 5-7-1978 was to conserve the mangrove vegetation of the estuary, extending in an area of about 235.Sq.Kms. It is located between 16o-30′ to 17o-00′ N latitudes and 82o-14′ to 82o-23’E longitudes. Mangroves are salt – tolerent forest ecosystems of tropical and sub – tropical intertidal regions of the world. They normally occur between high waterlevel and near about mean sea level along the sheltered shores, estuaries, tidal creeks, back-waters, lagoons, marshes and mud-flats.
Where conditions favour the Mangroves may form extensive and productive forests in the sheltered coastal lines. The mangrovees contain a highly specialised community of plants associated with animal species which are not capable of surviving in any other situations. Mangrove occur in Andhra Pradesh in estuaries of Krishna and Godavari rivers. Andhra Pradesh has got an area of 582 Sq.KM.of Mangrove forests, accounting for about 9% of local forest area of the State, which amounts to just about 2% of the local geographical area of the State. Even the entire land under mangroves do not contain fully the Mangrove vegetation. The area includes forest of open blanks. Sandy patches and Mud-flats.
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