Narmada River Pushkarams 2012 Dates, Narmada River map
Pushkarams is event
that is organized for rivers every 12 years. Every year Pushkarams are celebrated for one river. In 2011 and 2010 Pushkarams were celebrated for riverGangaand Pranahitha. This year in 2012 Pushkarams are celebrated for riverNarmada. It is believed by most of the Hindu Devotees that taking holy bath in the river during Pushkarams is auspicious. One can be relieved of sins by having holy dip in theNarmadaRiverduring Narmada Pushkarams dates.
River Narmada Pushkarams dates for 2012: The dates of River Narmada Pushkarams begin from 17th may and end on 28th may 2012.Narmada pushkaralu begins at the time brihaspati enters Taurus (Vrishabha rasi). River Narmada flows through Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat andMaharashtra. River Narmada originates at amarkantak in MP and flows through Maharashtra and Gujarat states and merges in Arabian Sea inGujarat state. Devotees from all overIndia proceed toNarmada river during Pushkarams dates.
Omkareswar and amarkantak are the best places to have holy bath of Pushkarams of Narmada River. Omkareswar is about 75 kms fromIndorecity. Omkareswar is one of Dwadasa Jyotirlinga temples inIndia. Several private tour operators’ conducts tours to facilitate Hindu pilgrims to have holy dip in theNarmadaRiver. Special trains are usually organized by Indian railways during the Pushkarams dates. Heavy crowds are expected during Pushkarams. Devotees should be cautious about the sanitation facilities at the rivers to have their holy bath in a healthy manner.