Brahmapureeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple - Trichy

The Brahmapureeswarar Temple is located in Thirupattur near Trichy in tamil nadu.  While this is predominantly a Shiva temple, it is very closely associated with Lord Brahma, and an ancient shrine for Brahma resides within the temple complex. Regular worship of Lord Brahma is conducted here. The Brahma idol here is 6 ¼ feet tall. Thursday is considered auspicious for worshipping Brahma. At Thirupattur only Lord Brahma is having a dedicated Sannidhi. Where Lord Shiva blessed Brahma is what is known as Brahmapureeswarar. Brahma’s Sannidhi is facing the east direction here.

The entrance has a Five Level colourful raja gopuram. When you go into the beautiful and cool Veda mandapam with the dwajasthabam you notice Nandiswara resting under an intricate Rudhraksha Pandal, a sight not found in any other temple. The next mandapam is called Nada Mandapam wherein the seven musical pillars are present. There are seven entrances to cross over to reach the sannadhi of Sri Brahmapureeswara. Another very important feature of this temple is the Jeeva samadhis of Saints Padhanjali and Vyakrapadhar. The jeeva samadhi of Saint Vyagrapadhar is found about half a km away from the main temple. The Stala Vruksham is Magizha tree which is about 150 years old and is found in the complex

outside the temple which houses 7 out of the 12 lingams. The Bramhapureeshwarar site and worshipped Shiva here for a very long time. Being moved by Brahma’s affections, Shiva gave him darshan under the Magizha tree and liberated him from his punishment so that he could resume his privileged activities of creation.In honor of these pastimes, Shiva is called Brahmapureeswarar. Shiva is said tohave blessed Brahmadev with the power to change the ill fate of anyone who worships Brahma here. The 12 small shrines of Lord Shiva which comprise the Bramhapureeshwarar temple complex are Sri Bhramapureeswara, Sri Pazamalainathar, Sri Pathalaeswarar, Sri Sudharaneeswarar, Sri Thayumannar, Sri Sabthagereswarar, Sri Kalathinathar, Sri Jambukeswarar, Sri Kailasanathar, Sri Arunachaleeswarar, Sri Ekambreswarar, Sri Manduganathar.

The twelve Shrines of Lord Shiva

Brahmapureeswarar Temple-Trichy
A view inside the Brahmapureeswarar Temple

There are 12 Shiv Lingams in the Temple complex, which includes the garden Adjacent to the temple. These Shiva Lingams were installed and worshipped by Lord Brahma.

  • Sri Brahmapureeswarar Presiding Deity
  • Sri Pazhamalai Nathar
  • Sri Pathala Eswarar
  • Sri Thayumanavar
  • Sri Manduga Nathar
  • Sri Ekambareswarar
  • Sri Arunachaleswarar
  • Sri Kailasa Nathar
  • Sri Jambukeshwarar
  • Sri Kalathi Nathar
  • Sri Sabthagereswarar
  • Sri Sudharaneswarar

History

Brahma’s universe was the creator of the universe. Brahma realized that he was being stronger than Lord Shiva – because he was dominated by the creation. Lord Shiva, who destroyed Brahma’s fifth Head, also cursed.  He would lose his power of creation. Lord Brahma started a pilgrimage of Shiva temples to free himself from this curse. During his holy pilgrimage,Lord Brahma also visited the temple and Lord Shiva established 12 Shiva Lingams around  Brahmapureeshwar and considerable time to worship the Lingas and Shiva idol. Being moved by Lord Brahma’s prayers, Lord Shiva, on Devi Parvathi’s appeal, gave him Darshan under the Magizha tree and liberated Him from His curse. Lord Shiva also restored the power and responsibility of creation to Lord Brahma. The Lord Shiva blessed Brahmma for a separate shrine in this temple. He also advised Lord Brahmma himself had his destiny rewritten here, He should rewrite the destiny of His devotees visiting this temple. Since the fate of Lord Brahma, the Creator, Himself was changed by Lord Shiva at Tirupattur, one can expect a turning point in life by praying at this temple.

Opening time

Morning 7.00 am to 12.00 noon

Evening 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Pooja

Morning Pooja: 8.30 am to 9.30 am.

Noon Pooja : 11.30 am to 12.00 noon.

Evening Pooja: 5.45 pm to 6.15 pm.

Night Pooja:7.45 pm to 8.00 pm.

By Bus

Trichy Central bus stand has direct services to most parts of Tamil Nadu. From the bus stand, tourists can avail local buses, taxi, and auto rickshaw to reach the temple.


By Train

Tiruchirappalli is an important Railway junction of the Southern Railways. It connects many important cities and towns of South India such as Chennai, Thanjavur,Madurai and Chidambaram.


By Air

The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli International Airport. Trichy Airport has connections to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Singapore, Dubai,Sharjah, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi.

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