Nithya Godavari Harathi At Rajahmundry :
GODAVARI AKHANDA HARATHI :
Govt of Andhra Pradesh started Godavari Akhanda Harathi at Rajamundry this month inline with the Ganga Aarthi which happens everyday in the evening at sunset. This is a must witness event.
THE MAHA PUSHKARAM OCCURS ONCE EVERY 144 YEARS.
2015 it is being celebrated as “Maha Pushkaram”, as such an event occurs once in 144 years. It is called Maha Pushkaram as it is the 12th time the 12 year Pushkaram cycle is being held starting with Ashadha month on Chaturdashi (thithi) (14th day).
THE WORD “PUSHKARAM” TRANSLATES TO 12 YEARS I.E, A FESTIVAL CELEBRATED EVERY 12 YEARS.
THE MUCH AWAITED GODAVARI MAHA PUSHKARALU 2015 STARTS ON 14TH OF JULY 2015 AND IS CELEBRATED UNTIL 25TH OF JULY 2015.
THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT DURING GODAVARI PUSHKARAMS.Rajahmundry, Narasapuram, Kovvur and Antharvedi in Andhra Pradesh State. Dharmapuri, Kaleshwaram, Basara and Bhadrachalam in Telangana State . Triambak and Nashik in Maharastra,
Rajamundry City and Godavari Districts are expecting an estimated visitors of 3 Crores during the pushkarams. The total estimate would be 7 crore pilgrims throughout the banks of Godavari.
The Maha Siva Lingam Built during the 2003 Godavari Pushkaralu at Rajamundry is a special attraction. The water from River Godavari is poured on the Shiva Lingam which come down through sprinklers facilitating pilgrims to take bath with the holy water.
Koti Lingala Ghat at Rajamundry is the Lengthiest Ghat on River Godavari which is more than a Kilometer Long (1045 Mts).
Indian Railways is running Special Trains to Rajamundry and Spice Jet and Jet Airways are introducing an additional flight from Hyderabad to Rajamundry. A whole new Regional Air Lines is starting their First Operations by a flight to Rajamundry.
The APSRTC would operate 1,500 special buses to transport pilgrims from across the state, 300 city buses would also be pressed into service to ferry them to various places in the city free of cost during the Pushkarams.