Mahamaham which is a Hindu religious festival celebrated in Kumbakonam once in twelve years during the full moon of Tamil month Maasi (Feb-March).It ends on Feb 22 this year with the last day grand eve being the Holydip.Auspicious time of Holy dip is between 12 noon and 1 PM.
- Mahamaham also known as Kumba-mela is a ten day festival celebrated by Hindus once in 12 years
- This year the eve began on Feb 13 and ended on Feb 22 with last day being more special known as the Theerthavari or Holy dip
- Around 10 lakh devotees from various parts of the country were gathered to take a Holy dip in the tank which contains water from 20 Holy Springs.
- Last Kumbamela took place on March 6, 2004