Mahamagam or Masi Magam or Kumbakonam Festival Celebration-Celebration Pictures


Mahamagam or Masi Magam Festival Celebration in Kumbakonam Tamil Nadu


The Mahamaham festival considered as the ‘Kumbha of the south’, which started on February month the day of Teerthavari when deities from 12 Shiva temples will arrive at Mahamaham tank for teerthavari and deities from five Vaishnavaite temples will arrive at Chakra Ghat on the banks of Cauvery in the temple town in Tamil Nadu states. The Mahamaham, a Hindu festival that is celebrated once in 12 years with religious fervor and devotion, is a popular one comparable to that of Kumbhamela of N.India. It is the largest congregation of pilgrims gathered in one place -the well-known temple city of Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu.Mahamagam Festival is celebrated in full swing as large numbers of people throng the temples to fete the holy day. 
The primary theme behind the day is that Masi Magam is one of the most potent full phases of the moon which coordinates with the star Magam.The star of Magam is believed to be the star of emperors and forefathers. As the full phase of the moon coordinates with Magam is quite uncommon and comes about only once in a twelvemonth, it simply intends the visit of heavenly beings to the earth. The souls of our forefathers come along to earth to get pure or free of guilty conscience and sinfulness and offer blessings to people.
The temple idols are carried to the sea, river, lake or pond and given a ceremonial bath followed by numerous rituals and pujas. It is strongly believed that people who take a holy dip in the water bodies on this auspicious day will achieve liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth (Moksham). Once in twelve years, Masi Magam reaches exceptional grandness, which is celebrated as Maha Magam or Maha Maham in a very grand manner. As a matter of fact, Maha Maham is considered as the Kumbamela of South India.
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The primary theme behind the day is that Masi Magam is one of the most potent full phases of the moon which coordinates with the star Magam.The star of Magam is believed to be the star of emperors and forefathers. As the full phase of the moon coordinates with Magam is quite uncommon and comes about only once in a twelvemonth, it simply intends the visit of heavenly beings to the earth. The souls of our forefathers come along to earth to get pure or free of guilty conscience and sinfulness and offer blessings to people.
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is celebrated in full swing as large numbers of people throng the temples to fete the holy day. - See more at: http://www.festivalsofindia.in/Maasi-Magam/#sthash.6fI86utL.dpuf

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