Watch Mahamaham 2016 Date – 22-2-2016, Mahamagam Time/ Mahamaham Timings 12.00PM – 1.00PM, Mahamaham 2016 Tank, Mahamaham Theerthavari Bathing, Holly Water Bath
Kumbakonam Mahamaham Festival Start with the flag hoisting on February 13, 2016 – several devotees participated and perform holly bath.
Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has made all arrangements for the convenience of devotees. main event of the Mahamaham Mahamagam festival holly bathing in Mahamaham pond / Kumbakonam Mahamaham Tank (Mahamaha Kulam) to be taken place on February 22, 2016, thousands of monks from across the country, lakhs of pilgrims are expected to attend. Mahamaham festival is to celebrated on Masi magam day, annual festival to be attended by several Tamil peoples around the world.
The main Event of Mahamaham Festival is to be live telecast Jaya TV News (Jaya Plus), live streaming DD Podhigai / DD National TV on Feb 22, 2016. Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi also attend the event in Kumbakonam, Tamil News Channels Thanthi TV, Polimer News, News7 Tamil, Sun News, Puthiya Thalaimurai, Raj News, Sankara TV are also expected to telecast the event live from Kumbakonam. Live streaming youtube video also available online.
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Kumbakonam Mahamaham 2016 Schedule
|Day 1||13/2/2016 (Saturday)||Flag Hoist|
|Day 2||14-2-2016 (Sunday))|
|Day 3||15/2/2016 (Monday)|
|Day 4||16-2-2016 (Tuesday)|
|Day 5||17 Feb, 2016 (Wednesday)|
|Day 6||Feb 18, 2016 (Thursday)|
|Day 7||19th February (Friday)|
|Day 8||20/2/2016 (Saturday)|
|Day 9||21-2-2016 (Sunday)|
|Day 10||February 22, 2016 (Monday)||Final Day Holly Bathing|
Mahamaham day worship
On the Mahamaham day, devotes first visit to 12 Siva temples, followed by holly dips in the 20 wells, visit to Kumbeswarar Temple, dip in the holy tank and finally in Kaveri river to complete the process. metal idols of the deities of the main temples of Kumbakonam is carried on palanquins or chariots and taken around the different streets of the town. There is an oft quoted popular saying in Sanskrit noting Kumbakonam as even as more sacred than Varanasi (Kasi). A sin committed at some ordinary place is washed off by a visit to a holy place, sin done in a sacred spot is washed off by going on a pilgrimage to Varanasi (Kasi). If one dares to commit a sin in that sacred city too, that sin is wiped off at Kumbakonam and any sinful act done at Kumbakonam is atoned for there itself.
20 Theertham (wells)
1.Vayu Theertham 2.Ganga Theertham 3.Bramma Theertham 4.Yamuna Theertham 5.Kubera Theertham 6.Godavari Theertham 7.Eshana Theertham 8.Narmada Theertham 9.Saraswathi Theertham 10.Indira Theertham 11.Agni Theertham 12.Cauvery Theertham 13.Yama Theertham 14.Kumari Theertham 15.Niruthi Theertham 16.Bayoshni Theertham 17.Deva Theertham 18.Varunai Theertham 19.Sarayu Theertham 20.Kanya Theertham
16 Gopuram Tower
1.Brammatheertheshwarar 2.Mukundeshwarar 3.Dhaneshwarar 4.Virushabeshwarar 5.Baaneshwarar 6.Koneshwarar 7.Bhakthikeshwarar 8.Bhairaveshwarar 9.Agasthyeshwarar 10.Vyaneshwarar 11.Umaibakeshwarar 12.Nairutheeshwarar 13.Brammeshwarar 14.Gangatheshwarar 15.Mukthatheertheshwarar 16. Shethrabaleshwarar
Mahamaham festival in Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district celebrated once in 12 years famous festival, all special arrangements were made for Kumbakonam Mahamaham peruvilla for the past several months. Before two instance, Mahamaham festival celebrated on February 18, 1992 around the Mahamaham tank located in the town of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The festival was attended by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha, who had a holy dip in the tank.
Mahamaham is one of world famous Festival began with flag hoisting today. Several devote from various locations from Tamilnadu and other states, 10 thousand policemen are deployed for the security of the pilgrims. Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalithaa ordered to make basic necessary drinking water, sanitation, basic infrastructure, including improved safety, health of the mobile medical teams to provide immediate treatment to victims.
Kumbakonam area is very busy on behalf of Mahamaham ceremony. Flag hoisting ceremony started in Sri Adi Kumbeswarar Temple. Ministers Mr. R. Vaithiyalingam, Mr. R.Kamaraj, Tanjore district collector subbaiyan, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department officials, including Dr. Kuppaiyan are participated. Similarly, flag Hoist including 5 Shivan Temple including Sri Kasi Vishwanathan Kovil are done today.
Thousands of devotes perform holy dip at Mahamaham pool, holly water taken from Shri Adi Kumbeshwarar kovil kalasam. It is about 30 emergency vehicles 108 ambulance serives from neighboring districts were assembled to Kumbakonam.
Mahamaham Connected Shiva Temples
12 Shiva temples are connected with Mahamaham festival, 10 temples are in Kumbakonam. Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Kumbeswarar Temple, Nageswara Temple, Someswarar Temple, Koteeswarar Temple, Kahahasteeswarar Temple, Gowthameswarar Temple, Amirthakalasanathar Temple, Banapuriswarar Temple, Abimukeswarar Temple, Kambatta Visvanathar Temple and Ekambareswarar Temple.
Mahamaham Connected Vishnu Temples
5 Vishnu temples are connected with Mahamaham festival, all temples are in Kumbakonam. Sarangapani Temple, Chakrapani Temple, Ramaswamy Temple, Rajagopalaswamy Temple, and Varahaperumal Temple.