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Address: Kumbakonam, India

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Very famous tank in Kumbakonam and known all over the world

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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. During the festival lakhs of people attend the event. There are 20 thirthas located around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and gets rid of their sins.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We visited this tank in the evening and we enjoyed. There was good amount of water and could take a dip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We need more such water tanks in the midst of every town to provide a pleasant view and cool breeze in the hot weather. This is a temple tank which has religious significance with religious festival held every 12 years attracting thousand of devotees to bathe in its water. The steps are very slippery where it touches the water.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Of course, all hindu temples in Taminadu have one small lake called as "kulam". The pilgrims are expected to enter into the temple with purity and for this purpose, they used to take bath in the lake and then enter into the temple so that they can have a clean worship of the God. The mahamaham temple at Kumbakonam is... More 

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