Brahmapureeswarar Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma situated in Tirupattur, about 25 km from Tiruchirapall...
Brahmapureeswarar Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma situated in Tirupattur, about 25 km from Tiruchirapalli on the Chennai – Trichy NH 45 in Tamil Nadu, India. The temple enshrines a Swayambu Lingam of Shiva as Lord Brahmapureeswarar and Goddess Parvathi is worshipped here as Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri. The idol of Lord Brahma in meditative pose sitting in Padmasana on a lotus can be seen in a separate Sannidhi. One of the unique features of Brahmapureeswarar Temple is that one can worship 12 Shivalingas installed and worshipped by Lord Brahma here.
Brahmapureeswarar Temple welcomes devotees with its beautifully decorated Five Level Raja Gopurams. Nandi, the vahana of Lord Shiva, is installed under a delicately adorned Rudraksha Pandal. One can see the Seven Musical pillars in the Nada mandapam. The shrine of Brahmapureeswara is located after one crosses the seven entrances. Lord Shiva is known as Brahmapureeswarar as He changed the destiny of Brahma.
The shrine of Lord Brahma is located left of the Nadha Mandapam. The idol of Lord Brahma is huge almost six feet tall sitting in a lotus flower in Padmasan pose. Since Brahma is considered the Adhi devatha of Dakshinamurthy he is covered in turmeric paste. Sunlight falls directly on the main idol of Lord Shiva on 15th, 16th and 17th day on the Panguni month.
Usually in temples the devotees stand on both sides of the main deity and worship. But in Brahmapureeswarar Temple it is important that the devotee stands within the direct deeksha of Lord Brahma and so they are asked to stand directly in front of Him so that their destiny changes for the better. Four lingams are placed on the main temple, one lingam in front of the Amman Sannadhi and the other seven lingams are found in the adjacent campus.
This temple has all lingams of all five elements and Saptharishis in one place so that devotees who come here get the benefit of worshipping Panchaboothas and Saptharishis (Seven Saints). Each one of the shrines is varied in size and architecture. There is a 16 pillared hall and a huge Nandi in front of Kailasanathar shrine.
There is a pond inside the temple called Brahmatheertham which is believed to have created by Lord Brahma to perform puja to the lingams. Every year in the Tamil month of Panguni (March – April) for three days the Sun God is said to worship Brahmapureeswara.
Temple Timings and Visiting Hours
Brahmapureeswarar Temple is open from 7.00 AM to 12.00 PM in the morning and 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM in the evening. Abhishekam to Lord Brahma on Thursdays is at 6.00 AM and on other days Abhishekam is at 8.00 AM.
Mondays and Thursdays are the most important days for getting darshan. Full Moon Days (Pournami) and Sadayam nakshatra (Shatabhisha or Chathayam) are other auspicious days to worship Brahmapureeswarar.
Temple Contact Address
Arulmighu Brahmapureeswarar Koil
Tirupattur - 621105
Phone Number – 0431 – 2650439