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Address: Kumbakonam, India

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Holy water body

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... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 18 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 wells amidst water in the tank. We sat on the ghats in the evening and... More 

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New York City, New York
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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.

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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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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 29 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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Thank Krishna1970
Chennai (Madras), India
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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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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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New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Thank meghashyam
Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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