Pushkaramu is once in a 12-year event. Godavari Pushkaralu festival is celebrated when Jupiter (guru) enters into the Simha Rashi (Leo). Jupiter stays in this jodiac sign for a year. First 12 days and last 12 days of this time is considered auspicious. According to Hindu Mythology, god Puskhar will be present in the river during these days. People believe that taking sacred bath during this time will wipe off all their sins.
Fist twelve days are known as Godavari Adi Pushkaralu. This year Jupiter (Guru graha) entering to the simha rashi on 14th July 2015 at 7.01 AM. This time is considered as the start of Godavari Adi Pushkaralu.
Here are the Godavari Pushkaralu bathing dates for the year 2015.
|Date||Presiding Deity||Daan / Puja|
|14th July 2015||Lord Narayana||Grains, Gold, silver|
|15th July 2015||Lord Bhaskara (Sun)||Cloths, Salt, Cow|
|16th July 2015||Goddess Mahalakshmi||Jaggery, Vegitables, Vehicle|
|17th July 2015||Lord Ganesha||Ghee, Milk, Honey, Sesame Seeds|
|18th July 2015||Lord Sri Krishna||Grains, Bull, Plough|
|19th July 2015||Goddess Saraswati||Musk, Sandalwood, Karpuram|
|20th July 2015||Goddess Parvathi||House, Stools/chairs, Cots|
|21st July 2015||Lord Eswar||Flowers, Kandamoola (Esculent roots)|
|22nd July 2015||Lord Anantha||Mattress, Bed|
|23rd July 2015||Lord Narasimha||Salagramam|
|24th July 2015||Lord Vamana||Blankets, Yagnopaveeta|
|25th July 2015||Lord Sri Rama||Shodasha Mahadana|
Godavari Antya Pushkaralu 2016 Dates
The last twelve days of guru graha time in Simha rashi is also Considered auspicious and these days are called Anthya Pushkaralu. Jupiter entering to kanya rashi at 8.34 Pm On 11th August, 2016. before this, last 12 days are celebrated as antya pushkaralu.