Mahamaham is an annual event that occurs in the Tamil month of Masi (February-March) in the star of Magam in Kumbakanom, which is an ancient, beautiful and holy place. Mahamaham is a Hindu Kumbh Mela festival celebrated every 12 years in a town called Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India.
Mahamaham bathing festival is concentrated on a single day, the concourse of pilgrims being all the more. All the rivers of India are believed to meet at the tank on this day and a purificatory bath at this tank on this day is considered equal to the combined dips in all the holy rivers of India. Festival deities from all the temples in Kumbakonam arrive at the tank and at noon, all the deities bathe along with the devotees it is called “Theerthavari.
Hindus consider taking a holy dip at the Mahamaham tank on the day of Mahamaham as sacred. The last Mahamaham was celebrated on March 6, 2004, with people from various places taking the holy dip in the Mahamaham tank.
The festival began with the hoisting of flags in the 7 Saivite pilgrim centres in the temple town of Kumbakonam. In the five prominent Vaishnavite temples, flag hoisting was made as part of the festival. The lakhs of devotees are expected to take the holy dip during the ten-day Mahamagam festival period.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Mahamaham festival is the festival of which state ?
2. Mahamaham festival is celebrated after how many years ?