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Thirupattur Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Trichy

Address

Thirupattur Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Tirupattur, Irrungalur (via), Trichy District – 621 105,

Phone: 0431 2909599.

Deity

Brahmapureeswarar Amman: Brahmanayaki / Brahma Sampath Gowri

Introduction

Brahmapureeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thirupattur near Trichy City in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. 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. Presiding Deity is called as Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam and Mother is known as Brahmanayaki / Brahma Sampath Gowri. Sthala Vriksham is Makizhamaram. Theertham associated with this temple are Brahma Theertham, Shanmuga Nadhi and Bahula Theertham. Interestingly, there are very few temples for Lord Brahma. Of all the temples, Brahmapureeswarar at Tirupattur is the most important temple for Lord Brahma. Regular worship of Lord Brahma is conducted here. In modern times, this temple only became a well-known pilgrimage destination over the last few years, but throngs of devotees now come to offer worship to Brahma. Mondays and Thursdays are the most favored days for getting darshan. Thiruppattur as is often called is Thiruppidavur. The Temple finds mention in the hymns of the revered Saivite Saint Sundarar. Tirupattur village has the Jeeva samadhis of Saints Patanjali and Vyakarapadhar. The Temple is believed to be 1500 years old. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns sung by Appar and Sundarar.

Puranic Significance

Brahmapureeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thirupattur near Trichy City in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. 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. Presiding Deity is called as Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam and Mother is known as Brahmanayaki / Brahma Sampath Gowri. Sthala Vriksham is Makizhamaram. Theertham associated with this temple are Brahma Theertham, Shanmuga Nadhi and Bahula Theertham. Interestingly, there are very few temples for Lord Brahma. Of all the temples, Brahmapureeswarar at Tirupattur is the most important temple for Lord Brahma. Regular worship of Lord Brahma is conducted here. In modern times, this temple only became a well-known pilgrimage destination over the last few years, but throngs of devotees now come to offer worship to Brahma. Mondays and Thursdays are the most favored days for getting darshan. Thiruppattur as is often called is Thiruppidavur. The Temple finds mention in the hymns of the revered Saivite Saint Sundarar. Tirupattur village has the Jeeva samadhis of Saints Patanjali and Vyakarapadhar. The Temple is believed to be 1500 years old. The Temple is considered as Thevara Vaippu Sthalam as Devaram hymns sung by Appar and Sundarar.

Beliefs

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. Devotees offer Abhishekam andVastras – clothing.

Special Features

The Temple has a five level Raja Gopuram facing east. On entering the temple, one can see a beautiful dwaja sthamba, going further Nandi resides in a Veda Mandapam which is covered with a Rudraksha Pandhal. Nada Mandapam is the next mandapam (Hall) following Veda Mandapam is also unique as it has seven pillars which can play the Saptha swaras. Crossing this Mandapam will take you to the main shrine of Lord Shiva. Presiding Deity is called as Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam and Mother is known as Brahmanayaki / Brahma Sampath Gowri. 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 Pradosha day (13th day either from New Moon or Full Moon days), the crowd is huge to have the Nandi touch and experience. There are seven entrances to cross over to reach the Sannadhi of Brahmapureeswarar. He is called so since he changed the destiny of Brahma. Usually in temples, the devotees stand on both sides of the main deity and worship. In this temple, it is important that the devotee falls within the direct deeksha of Lord Brahma. Therefore, they are asked to stand directly in front of him so that their destiny can be changed for the better. A door way to the right on the first prakaram leads to the Amman temple and Nandavanam. The second Praharam has the Samadhi of Patanjali, Brahma sannidhi is in front of the Adhishtanam. This praharam also has various sannidhis for Ganesha, Murugan, Saptha Kannikas, Gajalakshmi, Navagrahas. The Shotasalinga (with 16 stripes) worshipped by Lord Brahmma is placed in a separate hall in the temple. The roof is made of wood. This is the place Lord Shiva relieved Brahmma of a curse People go around the temple on the ‘Guru Brahmma-GuruVishnu’ 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. In one Mandapam, the entire Narasimha Avatar 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.

Sthala Vriksham is Makizhamaram. Theertham associated with this temple are Brahma Theertham, Shanmuga Nadhi and Bahula Theertham. There is a similarity between this temple and Uthamarkovil – here also there are separate shrines for Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu (in the form of Narasimha). This temple is an important abode for Jupiter as Brahma is the authority for Jupiter. Hence those having bad positioning of Jupiter in their horoscopes, pray here to get relief.

Brahma Mother is called as Brahma Sampath Gowri. Devi Parvathi gave back Lord Brahma all his sheen. And hence the Devi here is called Brahma Sampath Gowri. The Devi Shrine is situated adjacent to Brahmapureeswarar Shrine on the way to the Nandavanam (Temple garden). This is a separate temple situated next to main temple complex in the north side. The Mother idol is huge, beautiful, full of glow and luster and she is in standing posture. The temple is simple with a garba griha and various female

Koshta vigrahas Theerthams: Brahma Theertham, Shanmuga Nadhi and Bahula Theertham are the major Theerthams associated with this Temple. Brahma Theertham is the pond from which Lord Brahma took water for performing puja to the Dwadasa Lingams. Brahma Theertham is a beautiful temple tank with steps on all 4 sides. Brahma Theertham is located in Nandavanam adjacent to the Ambal shrine. Bahula Theertham is located to north east of the Temple. The temple tank is the oldest rain water harvesting tank and the ingenuity in the construction is laudable. Shanmuga Nadhi is located to the east of the temple, flows from the north to south similar to Ganges. Vidhiyai Mattriamaikkum

Varadharaja Perumal Temple:There is another temple named Varadharaja Perumal temple, which is situated about 2 kms from Brahmapureeswarar temple, he is also called as “Vidhiyai MattriamaikkumVaradharaja Perumal”. Brahma Shrine: Though a Shiva temple, there is a tall idol for Lord Brahmma in a separate shrine. Lord Brahma’s Shrine is situated in the inner praharam of the Temple, as one turns left before entering Sri Brahmapureeswarar Shrine. The idol is magnificent 6 feet high and 6.5 feet circumference. The idol of Lord Brahma is in meditative pose sitting in Padmasana on a lotus. Lord Brahma’s shrine is such that one can have a very close darshan of the deity. The idol is always covered with turmeric. Every morning at around 7 am, Abhishekam is performed to Lord Brahma and turmeric is applied. In this temple, Lord Brahma is given the status of Lord Dakshina Moorthy (Lord Shiva in penance form, considered equivalent to Guru (meaning teacher, one among the Navagrahas, in charge for education etc.)), even though there is a separate sanctum for Lord Dakshina Moorthy

Other Shrines:The temple has shrines for Lord Vishnu in Narasimha form and Chandikeswarar. The Shrine of Lord Dakshinamurthy is adjacent to the Shrine of Lord Brahma in the southern praharam of the Temple. There is a separate Sannathi for Devi Gajalakshmi in the inner praharam of the Temple. Lord Kala Bhairava Shrine is situated in the inner praharam, as one turns right before entering Sri Brahmapureeswarar Shrine. The Navagraha Shrine is situated just before the entrance to the Nandavanam (Temple Gardens) in the first praharam of the Temple.

Festivals

Festivals celebrated in this Temple are;

• Pradoshams

• Chithirai Tamil New Year

• Aadi Pooram

• Vinayaga Chathurthi

• Navarathri

• Aipasi Annabishekam

• Aipasi Pournami

• Karthigai Sanga Abishekam

• Karthigai Deepam

• Maasi Mahasivarathri

• Panguni Brahmotsavam (10 Days).

Temple Timing

All days: 7.00 AM – 12.00PM, 4.00PM – 8.00PM

On Every Thursdays:

Open 5.30AM -1.00PM, 4.00PM – 8.00PM

Pooja Timings:

Kalashanthi Pooja 8.30AM to 9.30 AM Uchikala Pooja: 11.30AM to 12.00PM Sayaratchi Pooja: 6.00PM 6.30PM Arthajama Pooja: 7.30PM 8.00PM.

Reference By: https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2018/02/brahmapureeswarar-temple-thirupattur-trichy.html

Century/Period/Age

1500 Years old

Managed By

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HRCE)

Nearest Bus Station

Thirupattur

Nearest Railway Station

Trichy Station

Nearest Airport

Trichy

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