A Godavari Pushkaram occurs once in every 12 years on the auspicious occasion of transit of Bruhaspati into Simha Rasi (Leo zodiac sign). This is an important Religious Festival paramount to Kumbh Mela of North India. Its grandeur begins amid pomp and gaiety in the Month of Aashadam on Chaturdasi Day. The last godavari pushkaram was held between July 30, 2003 and August 10, 2003 in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 will be held from July 14, 2015 to July 25, 2015.
The Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 is a Maha Pushkaram. It is not an ordinary pushkaram. The Maha Pushkaram comes once for every 12 regular pushkarams. Or, simply once in every 144 years. Hence the next Godavari Maha Pushkaram will commence in the year 2159. Hence, the Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 is of higher significance.
At this juncture, it is important to know the mythological significance of a Godavari Pushkaram. What is a Pushkaram? What is the importance of a Godavari Pushkaram? What do we need to do during a Godavari Pushkaram? The book below answers all of these questions.