Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Trichy Overview

Located in the Thirupattur area near Tiruchi in the state of Tamil Nadu, Brahmapureeswarar Temple is a revered Hindu temple enshrined by Lord Brahmapureeswarar in the form of Swayambu Lingam as he is believed to have changed the destiny of Lord Brahma. Predominantly a Shiva temple, it is local myth that one can change his own fate of he seeks blessings in this temple. Lord Brahma has a separate shrine where he sits in a meditative pose in his signature lotus flower. Goddess Parvathi is also worshipped in the temple.

There are also 12 separate shrine of Lord Shiva, which are called Sri Bhramapureeswara, Sri Pazamalainathar, Sri Pathalaeswarar, Sri Kalathinathar, Sri Jambukeswarar, Sri Sudharaneeswarar, Sri Thayumannar, Sri Sabthagereswarar, Sri Kailasanathar, Sri Arunachaleeswarar, Sri Ekambreswarar and Sri Manduganathar. The temple stays especially crowded on Mondays and Thursdays. And the most popular festivals celebrated here include Brahmotsavam festival, Maha Shivarathri, Kathigai, Navarathri and Vinayaka Chathurthi.

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Legend of Brahmapureeswarar Temple

It is believed that Lord Brahma was affected with the sense of pride of Lord Shiva about being the creator of the universe. In turn, this offended Lord Shiva, so he destroyed Lord Brahma’s fifth head. To repent and to relieve himself of this curse, Lord Brahma travelled the earth on the pilgrimage to Lord Shiva’s temple. He also visited Tiruchi and installed 12 shiva lingas in the temple. So, moved by his sincerity and on Goddess Parvathi’s protests, Lord Shiva appeared in front of Lord Brahma under the Magizha tree and liberated him of his curse. He also blessed Lord Brahma with a shrine in the same temple.

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