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Kumbakonam is the temple city of South India situated in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. The city is famous for the Mahamaham festival that is celebrated once in 12 years in the Mahamaham tank located in the heart of it. The town has also been well - known for its prestigious educational institutions which have turned out eminent stalwarts in diverse spheres. The town is famous for brass vessels. It is primarily a market town for the predominantly agriculture based villages surrounding it.is the temple city of South India situated in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
 
     
 
The famous temple town of South India , is picturesquely located amidst the two rivers, Cauvery & Arasalar. Kumbakonam is one of the oldest towns in Tamilnadu and is famous for its Mahamaham festival. In the 7th Century it was the Capital of Chola Kings. Kumbakonam, the famous temple town of South India , is picturesquely located amidst the two rivers, Cauvery & Arasalar.
 
     
 
Purnima of full moon day is auspicious for bathing in the Punya theerthas (holy rivers/tank), the Magha Purnima is considered as the most sacred of all, The Masi Maghani festival is celebrated every year on this day. The twelve yearly Masi Magam is called the Mahamaham, The Mahamaham festival is celebrated once in twelve years and attracts pilgrims from all over India on the full moon day of the eleventh solar month Magha. This time is considered especially auspicious for bathing. It occurs once in 12 years because the planet Jupiter takes 12 years to complete one revolution around the sun.
 
     
 
Adi Kumbheswarar temple, Nageswarar temple, Someswarar temple, Adi mukiswarar temple, Gautameswarar temple, Kasi Viswanatha Temple, Kalahastieswarar temple, Bhanapuriswarar temple, Sundareswarar Temple, Kailasanathar temple, Kotiswarar temple of Lord Siva are situated in Kumbakonam. Sarangapani, Chakrapani, Ramaswamy, Varaha, Varadaraja and Vedanarayanan (also known as Brahma temple) of Lord Vishnu is Situated in Kumbakonam.
 
     
 
Kumbakonam is the temple town and is known for the festival of Mahamaham which is celebrated every 12 years. Legend has it that every year all Gods headed by Brahma come for a dip in the waters of this tank. This is because once several rivers went to lord Shiva and complained that sinners washed their sins off in them. Shiva advised the rivers to bathe in Kumbakonam during Mahamagam so that not only would their sins be washed away, but the sinners would not leave behind any residue to contaminate the river. Since then crowds throng to this tank to wash off their sins. It is believed that people go to Kasi to wash off their sins, but the sins committed at Kasi can only be washed off in Kumbakonam. Kumbakonam gets its name from kumbha (pot) in which Brahma placed the seeds of creation. Lord Shiva set the pot afloat and claimed that the place where the pot came to rest would be the holiest place on earth. It came to rest here and Shiva dressed a hunter shot the pot and split the Amruth (nectar) and it into the Mahamaham tank. Kumbakonam is 40 km from Thanjavur, about 300 km from Chennai and is also known for its production of Betel Leaves. It is bounded by Cauvery river on one side and the Arasalar on the other.
 
     
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