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Address: Kumbakonam, India

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Pleasant water tank in the midst of Kumbakonam

We need more such water tanks in the midst of every town to provide a pleasant view and cool breeze in the hot weather. This is a temple tank which has religious significance with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Must-go place during Mahamaham which happens once in 12 years to cleanse yourself and to get rid of "sins" accumulated. Learn about the rich history before visiting the place

Thank sbalaji2016
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this tank in the evening and we enjoyed. There was good amount of water and could take a dip.

Thank Jones S
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We need more such water tanks in the midst of every town to provide a pleasant view and cool breeze in the hot weather. This is a temple tank which has religious significance with religious festival held every 12 years attracting thousand of devotees to bathe in its water. The steps are very slippery where it touches the water.

Thank Blueberret79
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Of course, all hindu temples in Taminadu have one small lake called as "kulam". The pilgrims are expected to enter into the temple with purity and for this purpose, they used to take bath in the lake and then enter into the temple so that they can have a clean worship of the God. The mahamaham temple at Kumbakonam is... More 

Thank gausan51
Bilimora, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Mahamaham tank is very much huge religious tank in kumbokanam. 1 km approximately from kumbokanam railway station. Kashi vishvanath temle is located sude of it. Nice and huge tank. Every 12 year festival is organised here. Hugh crowd comes across the India here to participate in festival.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's a lovely place to spend the evening. The tank is absolutely clean, but swimming is prohibited. The steps of the tank serve as gallery seats. Youngsters and old folk alike, meet up in the evening to have a chat and relax in the evening breeze. The view is good from all sides of the tank. Above all it's... More 

Thank rcblr1947
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Take a Dip in this tank and will be blessed.. the tank has 16 shiva linga's around and very sacred place

Thank ravi p
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Took holy bath in this temple tank during the mahamagam. Its the sacred holy water where we can burn our karmas by taking a bath.

Thank sathyaswat
Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

One of the most revered tanks in the temple town of Kumbakonam, it is amongst the must visit places. It is also well maintained, thanks to the mahamaham festival held once every 12 years (the latest one in 2016)

Thank Krushnan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Well, Kumbakonam is noisy small city which for tourists mainly used as staying spot to other nearby villages and small cities. Mahaman tank is only place here where you can relax after busy day time!

Thank IgnatiusfromLondon

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