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Mahamaham tank

Kumbakonam, India
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Astonishing fact

This is a holy tank where the heavenly nectar and seeds of life is believed to have spilled after... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mohan2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Holy water body

We had visited this holy tank during our vacation in Kumbakonam. We were staying in Rayas Grand... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Kaushik G
,
Mumbai
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Kumbakonam, India
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a holy tank where the heavenly nectar and seeds of life is believed to have spilled after the vessel containing them was broken by God Shiva who turned a hunter for that purpose. The tank used to contain lot of water throughout the...More

Thank Mohan2013
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had visited this holy tank during our vacation in Kumbakonam. We were staying in Rayas Grand hotel right opposite the tank. It was Maha Shiva ratri and we found pilgrims taking a dip in the holy waters of the tank. We saw many small...More

Thank Kaushik G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Like all across India, since there is a such a dearth of interesting and worthwhile places to visit, places like this are hyped up. It was dirty and filthy like most of India.

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 1 November 2016

OOps so nicely maintained by the local authorities except being nonveg resturants in the vicinity of these sacred places is not acceptable

Thank Pradeep T
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Mahamaham tank is situated in the centre of the city of Kumbakonam and spreads in 6 acres of land. It is in the shape of a pot. It is adjacent to Kasi Vishwanathar temple. The famous festival Mahamaham is celebrated here for every 12 years....More

Thank Krishna1970
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Mahamaham tank is a very famous place in Kumbakonam and every 12 years Hindus celebrate Mahamaham festival, people from all over India come to visit this place and they take a dip in the Mahamaham lake and visit Lord Shiva. They believe it purifies them...More

Thank Arun R
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This tank is believed to purify our soul from all the sins. The tank is situated on the main town and its very near to the Adhi Kumbeshwarar temple and other important temples of Kumbakonam. Its a must visit place in Kumbakonam.

Thank Karthick_Madurai
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Tank was big with surrounding fences. There are steps on all sides to access the tank. When we went there were some water stored in the tank. This is where the Mahamaham event happens once in every 12 years.

1  Thank pushjag
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Near Sri Kumbeshwarar temple , once in twelve years Mahamaham festival is celebrated in this tank , Sri Sarangapani temple is nearby .

Thank meghashyam
Reviewed 19 August 2016

A Must-go place during Mahamaham which happens once in 12 years to cleanse yourself and to get rid of "sins" accumulated. Learn about the rich history before visiting the place

1  Thank sbalaji2016
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svend2
Hi, anybody knows the dates (beginning and end) for the Mahamaham festival in February 2016 at Kumbakonam? Kind regards Svend
14 April 2015|
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Response from yanyue | Reviewed this property |
it is from 22nd feb. and it continues within 1 mandhara:41days
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