Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 12:47 PM
Pushkaram in Sanskrit means to nuture. It is believed that a seer, Pushkar, did penance on Lord Siva and asked for a boon to merge in him. The Lord granted this by taking his devotee in one of his aspects that is water. The Godavari pushkarams that has come this time after 144 years is called Maha Pushkaram, which is considered very significant. The planet Jupiter moves into the sign of Leo on this day.