The Thula Kattam was renovated at a cost of ?3 crore and the 12 sacred wells in the Thula Kattam also underwent a major revival.
Thousands of devotees from various parts of the country sprinkled the holy water from the Cauvery at various bathing ghats along the course of the river in Thanjavur and Nagapattinam districts on the occasion of the Cauvery Maha Pushkaram on Tuesday.
At the main event at the Thula Kattam in Mayiladuthurai on the Cauvery, thousands of devotees sprinkled the holy water from the specially crafted tank readied as part of the Maha Pushkaram efforts.
The sacred flag was hoisted to mark the commencement of the Cauvery Pushkaram.
A new statue for Mother Cauvery was installed on the southern banks of the Thula Kattam and it was sanctified with special abishekams on the occasion.