The Masimaham or 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. This once in a 12 year gala event falls on February 13-22nd of 2016. Vast crowds gather at Kumbakonam to have a dip in the tank, along with saints and philosophers.
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". Read More
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Emergency No. : 100, 108
Thanjavur collectorate Helpline : 1077
Mahamaham Cell, Thanjavur Collectorate: 04362-230102
Mahamaham Cell, Sub-Collector's office, Kumbakonam: 0435-2430101
Mahamaham Police Master Control room : 0435- 2422489, 2422615, 2422618, 2422612
Kumbakonam Police Control room : 0435- 2403298, 2403241.