Maha-Magha, Mahamagha: 1 definition

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Maha-Magha means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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The place considered as the most sacred and important for the observance of this festival (Masi-Magha) in Southern India is the Maha-Magha tank in the town Kumbakonam. Nine rivers are considered by the people to be most sacred in India and they are, Ganga (Ganges), Yamuna (Jamna), Godaveri (Godavari), Saraswathi (Sarasvati), Narmada, Cauvery (Kaveri), Kutnari, Payoshni and Sarayu. The waters of all these holy rivers are said to be present in the Maha-Magha tank at Kumbakonam on this festive occasion and consequently people from all parts of India flock thither to bathe in the sacred tank and get purified of their sins.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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