Our Visit to Kaveri Maha Pushkarani, Mayiladuthurai


So last Sunday (24.9.2017) we went to Kaveri Pushkarani/Pushkar at Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. Generally, Kaveri Pushkarani is celebrated once in 12-years. But this year is special as it is the year of Kaveri Maha Pushkarani/Pushkaram where a special alignment of stars occurs once in 144 years! For more details refer to this Wikipedia article.

This festival is observed for a period of 12-days and this year it was held from Sept. 12 to Sept. 24, 2017. We were lucky to have found time to visit and take a dip in the water on the very last day.

We poured water on ourselves from some tanks/wells set-up (initially by Medival Cholas) at this location. Maybe due to the heavy crowd, the water was quite muddy. You can see it in the above slideshow. Besides, it seems there is not much water in Kaveri.

We went to a couple of Temples next to this Pushkar location and returned to Chennai on the next day. Many notables including Kanchi Acharyas and even EPS visited this holy place this year.

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5 Replies to “Our Visit to Kaveri Maha Pushkarani, Mayiladuthurai”

  1. Hope you both had nice time at the Pushkarani. They have announced that Mettur dam will open next week for irrigation and if this event were happening at that time, people would have enjoyed with abundant water.

    1. Crowd is one thing, lack of moving water is another. The water was very muddy because of that. I think they should have opened the dam a few days before this festival.

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