The festival will be held on the banks of the river stretching from Fancy Bazar to Bharalumuk.
Around 50000 sadhus and nearly 3 lakh visitors are expected to attend the festival.
The total cost of the festival is estimated to be around Rs 60 crores.
SS Meenakshi Sundaram, commissioner & secretary, department of industries & commerce, Assam, would look after the preliminary work of the festival.
Pushkaram is a festival dedicated to worshipping of 12 major Indian rivers and one river is worshipped every year.
The 12 rivers are respectively associated with one zodiac sign and the river for each year’s festival is based on which sign Jupiter is in at the time.
Due to regional variations, some of the zodiac signs are associated with multiple rivers.
This is the first time after Namami Brahmaputra that a river festival is being organised in Guwahati at such a large scale.