The previous Godavari Pushkaram took place during the year 2003 from 30-07-2003 to 10-08-2003. Approximately 3.0 crore people took holy dips in the river Godavari during this period.
Coincidentally, in 2003, Chandrababu Naidu was the chief minister of the erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh. In doing so, he became the only chief minister to have inaugurated two Godavari Pushkarams.
Government of Andhra Pradesh conducted the mega event of Godavari Pushkarams on 30th July 2003. About 3.00 crore devotees took a holy dip in the river Godavari and also performed religious rituals for the departed souls in their families.
Elaborate arrangements were made in the State all along Godavari river creating about 170 Pushkar bathing ghats passing through the seven districts of Nizamabad, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, West and East Godavari Districts.
Below is the slideshow that offers glimpses of Godavari Pushkaram 2003.