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Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Tiruchirappalli
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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.HistoryMythological 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.To relieve himself of this curse, Lord Brahma started out on a pilgrimage of Lord Shiva Temples.During the course of His pilgrimage, Lord Brahma also visited this temple and installed 12 Shiva Lingams around Brahmapureeswarar and worshipped Lord Shiva here for a considerable time.Being moved by Lord Brahma's prayers, Lord Shiva, on Devi Parvathi’s appeal, gave him Darshan under the Magizha tree and liberated Him from His curse. Lord Shiva also restored the power and responsibility of creation to Lord Brahma.Lord Shiva also blessed Lord Brahma that He would have a separate shrine at this temple. He also advised Lord Brahma that since Brahma himself had His destiny rewritten here; He should rewrite the destiny of His devotees visiting this temple.
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  • The temple is very old and ancient. It is very important to know about the history and mythology behind the temple. It is very interesting. The 12 lingas in the periphery of the temple should not be m...  more »
  • Aging 1000-2000 years older than that of Tanjore temple. This temple was special shrine for Lord Jupiter where Brahma is worshiped as main deity. Lord Shiva changed Brahma own bad destiny's and was ad...  more »
  • Only separate temple for Lord Brahma is situated near Tiruchy (just 25 kms away) and worth visiting and get the blessing of the Lord. One can enjoy the old stone sculpture and the temple is maintained...  more »
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  • Felt it's my destiny to reach this temple last week... Felt awesome with the treasure this temple holds... Wish the controllers of the temple maintain this temple to build more serenity
  • 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.
  • Mai en mandir, enake bhagawan aur enake sabhi pujariyo se chhama magata hu, un sabhi papo ke liye, jo es janm ya pichhale sabhi janmo me maine kiya hai. Main un sabhi se chhama mangata hu, jinako bhi maini kabhi bhi, es janm aur pichhale janm me kisi bhi prakar ka koi kast diya hai. Hey atamaye mujhe chhama pradan kare aur mujhe aashirwad de. Mai aap sabhi ke, mere drawa bigade gaye kam pure ho, sud samet pooren ho, aisa main sambandhit bhagawan se prarthana karata hun. Aap sabhi ka jiwan dhan dhanya se bhar jaye. Aap ko fir koi kast na ho aur na hi koi de paye, pahale huwe kasto ka ant ho, aap ke sabhi pariwar sukh aur shanti se jiye aur badhe. This temple has a power in itself to take away sins of any body of their this life or any other previous life. Priests of temple are very cool. Almost no disturbance in worshipping. They allow for almost sufficient time to pray. I pray, may god give their blessing to all human being of earth and forgive their sins. There is peace in whole world. Every one is rich and live a peaceful life. Aum Namah Shivay.
  • Beautiful temple, but lacks proper transport to temple along with necessary sign board for guidance. Its wonderful piece of history TN govt should do more, to preserve this one of its kind temple in world. Very powerful temple capable of changing one's fate. Not everyone can visit this temple unless if one's fate and LORD permits him/her to visit and darshan of the LORD
  • Good Temple. Have Brhamma Sannadhi here. Maintenance requierd by temple side. The Shiva temples behind is awesome. Preferred time to visit morning. Temple opens at 7am