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glance at the legendary account illumines. A necessity now.
Pushkaram is celebrated in commemoration of the visiting of Pushkar
- the thirtharaj, who enters and dwells in rivers for 12 days once
in every twelve years. His sway extends over three and half a crore
of thirthas! He has an exalted position and it is held very sacred
because of its powers of purification of sins gross and dross of
earthly nature. It is believed that a single bath in the river, when
he is present of course, invisibly is equal to the merit of taking
bath in Ganges for sixty thousand years. Ah! what a fortune! How
much purity!! Puranas extol this highly, and advocate bathing then
vociferously. Many examples are cited in evidence of the fortune it
confers on people.