In the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer and the most important one in the Holy Trinity, the other two being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Protector. Lord Shiva has always fascinated his followers by his unique appearance: he has not two but three eyes, has ash smeared all over his body, has snakes coiled up around his head and arms, wears tiger and elephant skin, leads a wild life in the cremation grounds far removed from social pretenses, and is known for his proverbial anger.
He has four arms and is male: The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. The Upanishad Gopal Uttartapani describes the four arms. Title has been given since some of these facts may be shocking for someone, soothing for devotees and interesting for others. Some of these facts may be known to someone but unknown to other.
In Hinduism, Lord Brahma is the first god of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the creator of the universe. But, he is not worshipped as Lord Vishnu and Shiva. There is only one temple dedicated to him, which is the Pushkar temple of Rajasthan. And many temples are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There is no corner of India where there are no temples of Vishnu and Shiva.
One of the temples that is seldom mentioned on the list of India’s few Brahmadev temples is Bramhapureeshwarar Temple in Thirupattur, 30 kms from Trichy, 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. 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 Brahmadev. Mondays and Thursdays are the most favoured days for getting darshan.
During a pastime in which Lord Brahma is said to have lost his fifth head and his potencies, he realized he had erred in carrying out his duties of creation. Being thus affected, he proceeded to go on pilgrimage to worship Lord Shiva at various holy sites. Along the way, at a place called Thirupidavur (now Thirupattur), he worshipped Shiva with a lingam under a Magizha tree, offering water from the nearby tank, so this place is known as Brahma Theertham.
Lord Brahma installed 12 lingams around 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 to have 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.
This Brahma temple is in Tirupattur, a place around 30km from Trichy. Its a very small temple and did not look anything special until seen and heard. The temple is very similar to any other temple with a sanctorum for God, Goddess, other associated Gods/God men Dhwajasthambam and a pond. 4 things attracted me the most and worth sharing with all and a visit to the temple.
The main idol of Shiva Linga is lit naturally from sunlight even after 7 praharas or corridors (thanks to priest that demonstrated switching all lights) – amazing to know how they constructed. On top of this, 3 days every year, sun’s rays directly fall on to the idol -not sure how but truly amazing!
The huge idol of Brahma with full of tejas – very beautiful The umbrella made of rudhraksha for nandhi. It looked really grand and special .That’s why Shiva is called Brahmapureeswarar here. Also mother Parasakthi gave back all his sheen and that’s why the ambal is called Brahma Sampath Gowri. Also, Shiva blessed Brahma with the power of changing the ill fate of anyone who worship Brahma hereThe jeeva samathi of the yoga founder Patanjali within the temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple Contact Numbers:
91-94438 17385,98949 26090 Brahmapureeswarar Temple Timings:
Normal Day Time 7.30 – 12.00 Evening 4.00 – 8.00 pm
Thursday morning 6.00 – 12.00
How To Reach Brahmapureeswarar Temple :
In thiruchi chennai national highway if we travel upto 30 kms we will reach sirugaoonur .From there west directions if we go 4 kms we will find this Brahmapureeswarar Temple -Thiruppattur.from siruganoor there is no bus facilities .we have to either go by car or auto.from satiram bus stand if we boarded into thoariur bus the bus will goes upto siruganoor ,after getting down there ,we have to go by either auto or by car to reach the temple .