The Cauvery Pushkaram is a thanks-giving ceremony to the river as it forms the life line of the community living along its course. It implies the fact that water plays an integral part of our lives and we must be grateful to the god and pray to him for copious rain fall for the welfare of the society.
At Thula Kattam, the mouth of the river, in Mayiladuthurai, Nagapatnam district, arrangements are afoot for the celebration of Cauvery Maha Pushkaram from September 12 to 24.
|Thula Kattam,Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu|
The Akhila Bharatha Sanyasees Sangam has played a major role along with various maths in helping the devotees. The HRCE - the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments are conducting temple rituals of the deities involved in the events such as the Thiruindalur Sri Parimala Ranganathar temple, Mayiladuthurai Sri Padithurai Kasi Viswanathar, Sri Mayuranatha Swamy, Sri Ayyarappar and Sri Vatharanyeswarar.
During the 13-day celebrations, there will be Veda Parayanam, Homam, Maha Yagnam, cultural programs, etc. Piithru tharpanam is an important religious event to pay homage to our forefathers.
Considered as `Cauvery Kumbh Mela', the festival is popular in north India and Andhra Pradesh. It was in 1981 Parasara Sudarasana Bhattar Swamy, Sthalathar of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, took steps to popularise the significance of the `Pushkaram'. At Srirangam, special homams, including Sri Hayagriva homam and Sri Vaibhava homam, will be held for five days till October 2 and the brahma yagnam will be performed from October 4 to 10. The performance of Mahapurnahuti and Avaprutasnanam will mark the conclusion of the `Pushkaram'.