Tamil Nadu: Thamirabarani Maha Pushkaram in October

The Thamirabarani Maha Pushkaram, which is celebrated once in 144 years, will take place in October this year. 

Published: 22nd May 2018 03:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2018 03:59 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI/ TIRUNELVELI: The Thamirabarani Maha Pushkaram, which is celebrated once in 144 years, will take place in October this year.  While Thamirabarani Pushkaram is usually celebrated once in 12 years during ‘Guru Peyarchi (transit of planet Jupiter from one zodiac sign to another), the Maha Pushkaram is celebrated once in 144 years. A high-level meeting, chaired by Handlooms Minister OS Manian, at the secretariat on Monday decided to make elaborate arrangements for the celebration which would take place across the river Thamirabarani.  While the Maha Pushkaram is likely to take place from October 12 to 23, the schedule is yet to be officially announced by the government. 

Pushkaram is an event meant for taking a holy dip in the rivers and across the country, this festival is celebrated on 12 rivers. On instructions from Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, a team of ministers, led by Manian, deliberated on the basic amenities to be made for the devotees, transport facilities, security arrangements, parking facilities, etc. Information Minister Kadambur Raju, Adi Dravida Welfare Minister VM Rajalakshmi, HR and CE Minister Sevvoor S Ramachandran, Collector of Tirunelveli Sandeep Nanduri and senior officials took part in the discussions. 

Meanwhile, the Tirunelveli district administration has already commenced the identification of spots across the river-stretch at places such as Papanasam, Mukkudal and Kurukkuthurai where devotees are expected to gather in large numbers. The Collector convened a consultation meeting with members of various Hindu religious organisations recently. The stone mandapams and ghats located along the banks of the Thamirabarani will also be renovated. 

The district administration has sent a proposal to the State government on the funds required to undertake the renovation works.  During the celebrations, religious discourses,  rendering of Saivaite Thirumurai (devotional hymns of Nayanars) and rituals such as Swami Theerthavari Urchavam will be performed.

Holy dip
Pushkaram is an event meant for taking a holy dip in the rivers and across the country, this festival is celebrated on 12 rivers

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  • Vijayan

    I missed the golden opportunity to take a dip in holy Thamirabarani. Is there any auspicious day/days in November.
    19 days ago reply
  • Balaganesh Iyer

    I was in Thirunelveli between 15th Oct and 18th Oct.I took the holy dip in the Thamirabarani river. The authorities and volunteers had made very good arrangements for safety and upkeep of the various locations.Many thanks to them.
    23 days ago reply
  • Ranjini

    Can we take a holy dip in the month of November also
    25 days ago reply
  • G s anantha subraamanian

    I am fortunate to take the holyy bath on the last day
    26 days ago reply
  • PM.Janagiraman

    how to take the holi dip? what is the suitable time? In trichy
    29 days ago reply
  • P v s s a sarma

    Sir
    1 month ago reply
  • Arul Thangavelu

    I am Arul Thangavelu aged 54 from Coimbatore
    1 month ago reply
  • Devika Rani V.S.

    Tamirabharani is a beautiful river blessed by the Saint Agasthiyar and several other important saints. It would be good if our public cleaned the banks
    1 month ago reply
  • venkataramana murthy

    HI all
    1 month ago reply
  • padmanabhan

    where I can take bath at tamirabarani river nearby tirunelveli
    1 month ago reply
    • S.LAKSHMANAN

      Arrangements for Maha Pushpagaram are satisfactory. A Boolet explaining the significance of the event and the theertha kattams where the devotees can take a holy dip with safety and security may be given at important places A Devotee
      1 month ago reply
  • SARAVANA SUBBU

    suttamali
    1 month ago reply
  • SARAVANA SUBBU

    which place take path
    1 month ago reply
  • Sankar Prasad T

    Please let me know the ghats with good water flowing near by tirunelveli to take holy dip on pushkaram days
    1 month ago reply
  • Sankar Prasad T

    Please let me know the ghats with good water flowing near by tirunelveli to take holy dip on pushkaram days
    1 month ago reply
  • badrinarayanan

    Please let me know the ghats near by tirunelveli to take holy dip on pushkaram days
    1 month ago reply
  • Krishnamurthy mukka

    Kindly send the details of Pushkaraghats near railway station and accommodation
    1 month ago reply
  • Sundar

    hi I am sundarparimala from Malaysia. I will great to attend the GURU PERCAHYI on 12/10/2018 at Thamirabarani. What are the way we can make the prayers in the river. Tq
    2 months ago reply
    • bharathi rajagopalan

      i can make arrangements for you . right from your boarding fand lodging and yourdip in the river. tell me your travel plans and i will give you all details
      1 month ago reply
      • Sudha

        Hi bharathi. . I am Sudha from.chennai. I am coming on Oct 23rd evening. Are u based in tirunellvelli.
        1 month ago reply
      • srinivasan

        Hi We are three people
        1 month ago reply
      • VAIDYANATHAN

        i am from coimbatore aged 65 years wants to visit along with my wife pl send details tks
        1 month ago reply
      • Sathish Kannan S

        Hello
        1 month ago reply
      • Nanjappa

        Very nice of you. My name is Nanjappa
        1 month ago reply
    • NANDA KUMAR P

      Make snanam(bath) in the holi river stretched 60 Kms long anywhere in the good ghats and Fatherless males make dharpanam and go to the temple in the river banks. It can be done 12 Oct. till 23r Oct' 18. Tamil Nadu Govt. may announce it soon.
      1 month ago reply
  • G.SIVARAMAKRISHNA SUBRAMANIAN

    Since the Maha Pushkaram is being celebrated once in 144 years, and it is only a holy dip from October 12 to October 23, 2018, I humbly request the general public, with folded hands, not to use oil, soaps, shampoos etc. Even after this great event, I request that the river and other water bodies may be respected and the water used rationally and environment kept clean. I am grateful to Government, Police, District Administration and also the devotees for the elaborate arrangements being made by them to make the Maha Pushkaram a grand success.
    2 months ago reply
  • Prasanna Kumar

    kindly send the details of ghats where nearest railway station & accommodation available
    3 months ago reply
    • D SRINIVAS

      send the details of ghats where nearest railway station & accommodation available
      2 months ago reply
      • Sekaran

        send the details of ghats where nearest railway station & accommodation available
        1 month ago reply
    • Parthasarathy A

      Greetings from OLV Tours-Chennai. We are conducting special yatras for this grand event. You may contact us for details on 63816 68483 / 91768 28943. Thank you.
      2 months ago reply
      • swaminathan VAIDYANATHAN

        Please let me know the details of yatra tour with amount. contact 9444123868
        2 months ago reply
    • Latha

      Kindly guide us which that in Thirunelveki to visit
      2 months ago reply
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