Krishna Pushkaralu

Krishna Pushkaralu is a festival of River Krishna which normally occurs once in 12 years. The Pushkaram is observed for a period of 12 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Virgo (Kanya rasi). Pushkaram has been an age old practice in Andhra, especially in Amaravathi, Vijayawada, Avanigadda and Diviseema.
Krishna Pushkaralu
Krishna Pushkaram, a 12-day festival of worshipping the river is held once in 12 years. Every 12th year Jupiter’s entry into the constellation Virgo (Kanya rasi) marks the Pushkaram for Krishna. The celebrations include reverence of ancestors, spiritual discourses, devotional music and cultural programmes.

Theoretically, the festival lasts as long as Jupiter remains in the corresponding zodiac sign (generally, for one year).

However, it draws major crowds only during the first 12 days. The first twelve days are known as Adi Pushkaram, and the last twelve days are called Anthya Pushkaram.