KRISHNA DEVA RAYA’S VISIT TO KUMBAKONAM MAHAMAHAM (Post No.6941)

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 Date: 27 AUGUST 2019  

British Summer Time uploaded in London – 14-05

Post No. 6941

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WHO IS RAYA?


One of the greatest kings of India. He ruled whole of south India in the 16th century.

WHERE IS KUMBAKONAM?
Kumbakonam is a town in Tamil Nadu with lot of temples.

WHAT IS MAHAMAGAM ?


MAHAMAHAM tank is in Kumbakonam. Every 12 year, a festival is held and lakes of people come to the tank to take bath. They believe that their sins will be washed away or their demands will be fulfilled.
it is interesting to read even a great king came all the way to Kumbakonam.


Here’s the detail


After conquering Gajapati Kingdom he went straight to Tirupati without returning to his capital Hampi. He went to Kalahasti, Madurai, Alagarkoil, Sriviliputur and all Tamil Nadu shrines.

Inscriptions give precise details and they are supported by literature. But there are minor discrepancies.


He was in Kumbakonam on sixth February 1517.


He stayed in Madurai for three days. (DON’T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN SAKA YEAR AND ENGLISH YEAR)




He stayed in Madurai for three days. (DON’T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN SAKA YEAR AND ENGLISH YEAR)




He stayed in Madurai for three days. (DON’T GET CONFUSED BETWEEN SAKA YEAR AND ENGLISH YEAR).



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