Masi Magam in 2014 date – Maasi Maham Date in 2014

Masi Maham, or Maasi Magam, is an auspicious day in the Tamil month of Masi (February – March). In 2014, the date of Masi Magam is February 15. It is an important day and annual festival for Tamilians around the world. Makam, Mahm or Makam, is one among the twenty seven stars (Nakshatras) in the Hindu astrological system. A major ritual on the day is the bathing of Temple Idols in sea, pond or lake.

Idols of gods and goddess that are worshipped in Temples are carried in a procession to sea shores, rivers or ponds. Pujas and rituals are held here and thousands of people gather to witness the auspicious event.
It is believed that those who take bath in the seas or rivers or ponds on the Masi Magam will attain Moksha.

Once in twelve years, Masi Magam attains special significance and then it is known as Maha Maham.

The reason for observing Masi Magam varies from region to region and sometimes even from temple to temple.

The day is of great significance in Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Srirangam and in numerous other shrines associated with Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Shakti in South India and in those regions around the world which has Tamil speaking population.

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