Pushkaralu festival

  • Pushkaralu festival has returned to the Ganga after a gap of 12 years.
  • The 12-day Pushkaralu festival of Telugu-speaking people has commenced in Varanasi.
  • Pushkaralu refers to the worship of the 12 sacred rivers in which the god Pushkar appears every 12 years.
    • Rivers are: Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Bhima, Tapti, Narmada, Saraswati, Tungbhadra, Sindhu, and Pranhita.
  • The celebration happens annually, once in 12 years along each river which are associated with a zodiac sign.
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