It is believed that taking dip or sprinkling water of the tank on the bodies cleanses all the sins. The Mahamaham Tank has four streets alongs its four banks. It is constructed with steps on the sides for people to easily access the tank and take dips.
Indra Theertham - provides moksham
Agni Theertham - rids Brahmahatthi dosham
Yama Theertham - rids fear of death. Nruthi Theertham - rids from fear of evil spirits