In Tamil Nadu, Cauvery Maha Pushkaram will be celebrated from today on the banks of river Cauvery.Thousands of pilgrims are expected to throng the bathing ghats at Trichy Srirangam and Myladuturai in Nagai daily. District administrations have made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of the festival.

"River Cauvery is the lifeline for delta districts of Tamil Nadu including the rice bowl Thanjavur. No wonder Cauvery is called as Annai Mother Cauvery and worshiped by thousands of people. Cauvery Maha Pushkaram is celebrated from today and is considered auspicious as the configuration of stars happen only once in 144 years. 

The holy bath in river Cauvery during the period is said to clean away all sins. Trichy district collector Rajamani reviewed all arrangements including water, lighting, security, transport and hygiene. Veda chants, homam, maha yagnam, Cauvery Aarthi will be done during the period.

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