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Sri Brahmmapureeswarar temple

Moolavar : Brahmmapureeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Brahmmanayaki, Brahmma Sampath Gouri
Thala Virutcham : Makilzhamaram
Theertham : Brahma Teertham
Agamam / Pooja : Akamam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirupedavur
City : Siruganur, Tirupattur
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu




   A 10 day festival is celebrated in the temple in the month of Panguni ? March-April.

Temple's Speciality:

   The Shotasalinga (with 16 stripes) worshipped by Lord Brahmma is placed in a separate hall in the temple. This is the place Lord Shiva relieved Brahmma of a curse. Though a Shiva temple, there is a tall idol for Lord Brahmma in a sepa.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Brahmmapureeswarar Temple, Siruganur, Tirupattur, Perambalur district.


   91- 431 2909 599

General Information:

   The antiquity of the temple seems to be older than that of the Thanjavur temple. When devotees touch the Nandhi (the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva), a feeling of touching a real and live bull is experienced by them. On the Pradoksha day (13th day either from New Moon or Full Moon days), the crowd is huge to have the Nandi touch and experience.


   Those facing problem in concluding marriage alliance, separated couple, businessmen aspiring developments pray to Lord Brahmma. The main prayer is for child boon. The temple is noted for worship seeking child boon.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer abhishek and Vastras ? clothing.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple has special shrines for Lord Jupiter, Lord Brahmma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Lord Vishnu appears in Narasimha form. People go round the temple on the ?Guru Brahmma-Guru Vishnu? mantra principle. This is a rare form in the temple. In the entrance hall, the statue of Sarabeswara quelling the fury of Narasimha is splendidly sculpted. The very stepping into the temple ensures all prosperity to the devotee. Brahmma appears with turmeric dressing on all Thursdays. Brhamma is the authority for the Jupiter planet. It is the general belief of the people that the aspect of Brahmma would fall only on such persons whose bad destinies would change for good. It is said that those with lesser sins and the devotees would have their fate corrected. Even attack of diseases will change. Pregnant women get easy deliveries without surgeries. Waste expenses do not occur. A student, habitually failing will start shining. But Lord Brahmma does not entertain unreasonable and unjust petitions, on the contrary such prayer attempts would worsen the situation. In one Mandap, the entire Narasimha Avatara episodes are beautifully sculpted. The musical pillars in the temple represent the story of Ravana attempting to lift Mount Kailash and begging Lord Shiva?s pardon with his Sama Gana singing skill. The Shodasalings with its 16 stripes worshipped by Lord Brahmma is in a special Mandap. The roof is made of wood. There is a story that Sage Patanjali with snake legs and author of astrological science attained Siddhi (salvation) in 10 shrines. This is one among them. His Samadhi (Tomb) is in the temple. It is believed that he is still alive and continues to write the Yoga Sutras. The sage still graces mankind from his tomb authoring holy books. Kanchi Seer (Periaval) once explained that Lord Shiva handed over the Vedas to Ambika who gave them to Brhamma then. Brhamma gave to Nandhi and they reached the Rishis from him. It appears that this may be the place where this happened, because the temple is the home of Brhammapureeswarar, Brahmmanayaki, a gigantic Nandhi and Patanjali Rishi and gains a special significance. Brahmma worship should be done with 36 lamps (representing 27 stars and 9 planets) offering 108 tamarind rice balls. The devotee should walk 9 rounds. All the 12 Lingas worshipped by Brahmma are in the temple giving the devotee the benefit of worshipping the Jyothirlingas in a single place.

Temple History:

   Brahmma got the creation rights from Lord Shiva. With a view to give Brahmma equal status, Lord Shiva gave him five heads as He had. Brahmma became proud of this position. Shiva took off one head. Brahmma also lost his creation job. Brhamma sought relief and apologized for his folly. Lord Shiva advised Brahmma to go to Tirupattur on Earth and worship Him with 12 Lingas (Dwadasalingas) and offered relief. As Lord Shiva changed Brahmma?s own bad destiny, he was advised to so in the case of devotees. As Brahmma worshipped Shiva here, the Lord is named Brahmmapureeswarar. Mother Goddess is named Brahmmanayaki or Brahmma Sampath Gouri.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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