This much-hallowed tank is situated almost in the heart of city, and
covers an area of 20 acres. It has sixteen Mandapams along the four banks, and they contain minishrines
housing many deities. A bath in the sacred month of Magha, according to tradition is quite efficacious and
hence pouring in lacks of people during the festival, celebrated once in 12 years.
Bhaktas from hundreds of miles travel to this city and avail this rare opportunity.
According to legend, all the sacred
thirthas of our Akhanda Bharat coming underground enter into it and make it most holiest, due to
their confluence on the auspicious hour of the conjunction of the Moon with Magha Nakshatra and Jupiter
on the Full Moon day in the month of Magha.