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Mahamaham tank

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Family visit

The tank is quite big and looks gorgeous but without even a single drop of water. But could imagine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bhavani N
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No water

Nothing to comment as there was no water but in the early morning local goes for morning walk and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kochi (Cochin), India
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“large tank” (5 reviews)
“holy water” (5 reviews)
“holy dip” (4 reviews)
Kumbakonam, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tank is quite big and looks gorgeous but without even a single drop of water. But could imagine how marvelous it would look during the festival. There are lots of shops around it. Its a great happening place. Shops are of good standard and...More

Thank Bhavani N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to comment as there was no water but in the early morning local goes for morning walk and nearby Kashi Vishwanath temple was good

Thank abhik_fe
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went in the month of june. Not a drop of water. Hence unbelievable about the tank myth. May be we people have committed that much sins

Thank satish1962
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This is a holy tank where the heavenly nectar and seeds of life is believed to have spilled after the vessel containing them was broken by God Shiva who turned a hunter for that purpose. The tank used to contain lot of water throughout the...More

Thank Mohan2013
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...More

Thank Kaushik G
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.

Thank ZenHealer7
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

Thank Pradeep T
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....More

Thank Krishna1970
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...More

Thank Arun R
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.

Thank Karthick_Madurai
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Response from yanyue | Reviewed this property |
it is from 22nd feb. and it continues within 1 mandhara:41days
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