The Brahmapureeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple located in Thirupattur near Trichy, India. Worshippers believe that a person can change his fate by seeking the blessings of Lord Brahma at Sri Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Tirupattur.
Mythological references recount Lord Brahma’s overwhelming pride as the Creator of the Universe. Lord Brahma felt that He was more prevailing than Lord Shiva – since He had the supremacy of creation. This sense of pride provoked Lord Shiva, who destroyed Lord Brahma’s Fifth Head, and also cursed Him that He would lose His power of creation.
After loosing his fifth head and all his powers, Lord Brahma realized his mistake since his privileged duty of creation was affected and so worshipped Lord Shiva at various places. During the course of His pilgrimage, Lord Brahma visited Thirupattur and worshipped Lord Shiva with a Shiva Lingam under a Magizha tree with water from the nearby tank, now called Brahma Theertham.
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 Brahmapureeswarar. Mother Goddess is named Brahmmanayaki or Brahmma Sampath Gouri.
Deities of the temple
The presiding deities are Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam and Devi Brahma Sampath Gowri. There is a separate shrine for Lord Brahma. The idol of Lord Brahma is in meditative pose sitting in Padmasana on a lotus. The temple complex also has the Jeeva Samadhi of Yogi Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutras.
The 12 Shrines of Lord Shiva
· 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
Pradosh is observed in the evening twilight on the 13th day (Trayodashi tithi) of each lunar fortnight. It is the worship of Lord Shiva for the fulfillment of our desires. The basic disciplines to be observed on this day are:
- Ahimasa (non-injury)
- Satya (speaking the truth)
- Brahmacarya (continence)
- Daya (compassion)
- Ksama (forgiveness)
- Anasuyata (absence of jealousy).
Temple opens from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the morning and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM in the evening. In Thursday temple opens from 05:30 AM to 01:00 PM and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM in the evening.
The temple performs pooja four times a day. Kalashanthi Pooja: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Uchikala Pooja: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Sayaratchi Pooja: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Arthajama Pooja: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
How to reach
Brahmapureeswarar Temple is located in Thirupattur, 30 km away from Tiruchirappalli on Trichy-Chennai NH 45, past Siruganur. Public transport is easily available for the commute.
Nearest airport is Trichy airport.
The Nearest station is Trichy.
Going by bus, needs to get down at Siruganur. From the Siruganur local mini buses available.