Monday, February 22, 2016

Special Cover on Mahamaham 2016 Mahathmiyam – 22nd February 2016.

Festivals are part and parcel of Hinduism and have been followed by the people for more than 1500 years. Every Indian festival is unique and has a built-in significance and meaning. The Mahamaham festival is celebrated every 12 years with great fanfare and is important to all devout Hindus, particularly elderly people. It occurs in the Tamil month of Masi (February–March) in the star of Magam. The theerthavari event is considered the most sacred to take a holy dip in the Mahamaham tank. From Astronomy point of view, when the planet Jupiter passes over Leo on the day of the festival, it is believed; it will bring all water bodies together and enrich the tank with minerals.

The nine-day Mahamaham festival, also known as the 'Kumbh Mela of the south', concluded at Kumbakonam on 22nd February 2016, with conduct of the most important event 'theerthavari', which is main feature of the festival. Ritual bath was given to the deities in the waters of 'Theerthavari' which was witnessed by lakhs of people. Deities from 12 Shiva temples were taken in a procession to the banks of the tank and pujas were performed before the Theerthavari was held.

To mark this occasion a Special Cover was released on Mahamaham Mahathiyam on 22nd February 2016 at Kumbakonam (Special Cover approval no. TN/10/2016). The special cover is priced at Rs. 100.

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