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Mahamagam 2016

South Kumbamela Mahamaham on 22nd February 2016. Mahamaham celebrated once in 12 years, When the planet Guru (Jupiter) enters Simha (Leo) sign, the South Kumbh melafestival celebrated at Mahamaham tank, Kumbakonam. Time 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm.


The 20 theerthams in the Mahamaham tank
1. Indra Theertham – provides moksham
2. Agni Theertham – rids Brahmahatthi dosham
3. Yama Theertham – rids fear of death
4. Nruthi Theertham – rids from fear of evil spirits
5. Varuna Theertham – provides long life
6. Vaayu Theertham – rids diseases
7. Gubera Theertham – provides prosperity
8. Isaana Theertham – moksham (to reach Lord Siva’s feet)
9. Brahma Theertham – pacifies ancestors
10. Gangai Theertham – provides Kailasa padavi
11. Yamuna Theertham – provides wealth
12. Godavari Theertham – fulfills wishes
13. Narmada Theertham – provides physical strength
14. Saraswathi Theertham – provides Gnaanam (enlightenment)
15. Cauveri Theertham – provides knowledge
16. Kumari Theertham – blessings to pets
17. Payodini Theertham – provides joy
18. Sarayu Theertham – removes mental strain
19. Arubathaaru(66)kodi Theertham – removes grief & provides hapiness
20. Deva Theertham / Naaga Theertham – rids of all sins & provides Devendra’s post
After a dip in the Maamaham tank, devotees should take a dip in the Potraamarai kulam & the Cauvery river to complete the ritual.
The sixteen Siva lingams in the sixteen mandapams around the Mahamaham tank
1. Shri Brahmatheerthaeswarar 2. Shri Mugunthaeswarar 3. Shri Thaneshwarar 4. Shri Yedabeshwarar 5. Shri Bhaneshwarar 6. Shri Koneshwarar 7. Shri Guneshwarar 8. Shri Bairaveshwarar 9. Shri Agatheeswarar 10. Shri Vyaseshwarar 11. Shri Umabageshwarar 12. Shri Nairutheeshwarar 13. Shri Brahmeshwarar 14. Shri Gangeshwarar 15. Shri Mukthaeswarar 16. Shri Sathirabaleshwarar
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