Assam government is planning to celebrate ‘Brahmaputra Pushkaram,’ a 12-day mega river festival from November 5 until November 16.
It is to be mentioned that this will be the second biggest river festival ever to be celebrated in the state of Assam after Namami Brahmaputra.
According to reports, the mela will be held in the ghats of Brahmaputra from Bharalumukh to Fancy Bazar area and 50,000 sadhus and monks from outside the state will participate in the mela along with 2-3 lakh people who are expected to witness the mela.
It is a festival of rivers and it pertains to the 12 important rivers in India. The festival occurs once every 12 years for each river. Earlier, Brahmaputra Pushkaram was held in 2007.
It is believed that Pushkarudu, also known as Pushkar God who is powerful to make any river holy, will travel with Jupiter, as Jupiter travels from one Zodiac sign to another.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-09-04 5:31 PM