Pushkaralu, also known as Pushkaram, is a Hindu festival that takes place once every 12 years in honor of the goddess Ganga, the Hindu deity associated with the Ganges river. The festival is celebrated at the time when the Pushkaram star appears in the sky, which is believed to bring good fortune and blessings to those who observe it.
During the Pushkaralu festival, millions of devotees visit Haridwar & varanasi, to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges at the various ghats, or steps leading down to the river. The act of bathing in the Ganges is seen as a way to wash away one’s sins and seek the blessings of the goddess Ganga.
Pushkaralu is also a time for prayer, meditation, and reflection, and is seen as an opportunity to connect with the divine and seek spiritual guidance. The festival is an important event for Hindus and is celebrated with a variety of cultural and religious activities, such as music and dance performances, religious ceremonies, and fairs.