The Assam government is planning to celebrate ‘Brahmaputra Pushkaram,’ a 12-day mega river festival from November 5 until November 16 this year. Earlier, the Brahmaputra Pushkaram festival was held in 2007.
The Brahmaputra Pushkaram festival will be the second biggest river festival ever to be celebrated in the state of Assam after Namami Brahmaputra.
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.
Pushkaram is a festival of rivers and it pertains to the 12 important rivers in India which occurs once in 12 years for each river. 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.
Date: 5 November 2019 to 16 November 2019
Venue: Ghats of Brahmaputra from Bharalumukh to Fancy Bazar area, Guwahati, Assam