Krishna Pushkaralu commences with traditional fervour in Andhra Pradesh.1 min read
The Krishna river is the fourth largest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India,, which is about 1,300 kilometers long. It originates from Mahabaleshwar of Maharashtra and exits into the Bay of Bengal at Hamsaladeevi. The river flows through Karnataka and ends its journey in Andhra Pradesh before reaching its final destination Bay of Bengal. Most of the Krishna River is connected with Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.
Vijayawada is very much famous for Krishna Pushkaralu. Krishna Pushkaralu is a festival of River Krishna which normally occurs once in 12 years. The Pushkaralu is observed for a period of 12 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Virgo (Kanyarasi).
This time, the Krishna Pushkaralu will be held from August 12th to 23rd. About 3.5 crore people are expected to take a holy dip in river Krishna in three districts of Andhra Pradesh but over 80 percent of this crowd will be performing the rituals in Vijayawada, the hub of Krishna Pushkaralu every time. The unique feature of Krishna Pushkaralu this year is that its technology-driven. The government machinery is making extensive use of various information and communication technology tools for effective crowd management and provision of facilities for the lakhs of pilgrims who throng the bathing ghats every day.
While the state government launched a website krishnaPushkaralu.ap.gov.in containing exhaustive information about the event, a GPS-based mobile application has also been launched for people to obtain information on ghats, the rush, bus services, etc.
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