Friday, March 25, 2016
The State Government has announced that Krishna Pushkarams – 2016 will commence from August 12.
The 12 day long celebrations will come to an end on August 23, 2016. The Endowments department has issued a G.O. According to TTD Asthana Siddhanti, Tangirala Venkata Krishna Poorna Siddhanti, Brihaspati, the Devaguru will enter ‘Kanya Rasi’ at 9.22 pm on August 11. As the time of Guru’s entry into Kanya Rasi falls after sunset, the official onset of Pushkarams will be on sunrise of the next day ie., on August 12.
The state Government has constituted a State level committee for taking up Pushkaram works and for making necessary arrangements to the devotees attending the 12 day event. Chief Secretary S.P.Tucker will be the Chairman and Endowments Commissioner will act as Member-Convenor, while the Principal secretaries and Commissioners of various departments, DGP, Engineering in Chief, APSRTC MD, General Manger of SC Railway and other officials will be the members.
Deputy Chief Minister K.E.Krishna Murty will be the Chairman for Kurnool, Prathipati Pulla Rao is the chairman for Guntur and Devineni Umamaheswara Rao for Krishna districts. Endowments minister P.Manikayala Rao is the committee member in the three districts. Ministers, MPs, MLAs, and MLCs of concerned districts and Municipal Chairpersons will act as members.