Pushkaram is a festival celebrated by Indian devotees to worship sacred rivers. It is also known as Pushkaralu in Telugu. It is celebrated at major religious shrines along the banks of 12 major sacred rivers in India. They happen once in every 12 years corresponding to each of the 12 rivers.
The 2016 Krishna Pushkaralu start today on 12th August and will go on until 23rd August. While it is celebrated all along the length of the river, Vijayawada is a prime spot; as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The government of Andhra Pradesh has taken several measures to ensure pilgrims have it smooth.
With 139 ghats catering to the needs of pilgrims in the districts of Kurnool, Krishna and Guntur, all arrangements are made in terms of safety, medical care, security and transport. The Krishna Pushkaralu just took off with a remarkable grandeur.