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You can imagine the amount of eagerness and excitement for a festival happening once in 12 years. You read it right. Mahamaham happens every 12 years because people believe that waters of Mahamaham Tank is met by the holy waters of Ganga and Yamuna after a regular interval of 12 years. One will find a huge gathering every time the time comes. People take a dip in the holy waters with a belief of washing off their sins and becoming pure by soul. 
 
The festival is quite auspicious, and people come down to the place from all over the world just to take a dip in the sacred river. This festival takes place when the moon is adjacent to the constellation also known as Maham. The event usually happens in the month of February or March. Make sure to be a part of the festival next time as it will really fill your soul with positivity and purity.

Major Attractions of Mahamaham Festival

Flag hoisting ceremony in the Vaishnavite which is a holy shrine and marks the beginning of Mahamaham festival.

Lakhs of devotees taking dip in the holy river of Mahamaham.

Rituals carried by devotees coming from all around the country are mesmerizing at the river end.

How to reach Mahamaham Festival?

Mahamaham festival is celebrated in the Kumbakonam city of the state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport from Kumbakonam is in Trichy which is around 96 kms from there. The nearest railway stations connecting to the place are Chennai, Rameshwaram and Tirupati. People can easily find buses as well from nearby cities.

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  • Tamil Nadu
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    15 February 2028 - 24 February 2028

  • Venue

    Mahamaham Tank

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