It is said that a person’s fate is determined before his birth – and cannot be changed. But every rule has an exception doesn’t it?? ;) It is believed that a person can change his fate by seeking blessings at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Thirupattur.
We’ve all seen Lord Brahma’s pictures with 3 faces. Few of us know that he actually has 4 heads. Fewer still know that he once had 5 heads!!!
Lord Brahma once became very proud that he was the creator of the universe. He felt he was more powerful than Lord Shiva – since he had the power of creation. Seeing his pride Lord Shiva got angry and destroyed Brahma’s 5th head and also cursed him that he would lose his powers of creation.
After losing his fifth head and the duty of creation, Brahma realized his mistake. He worshipped Shiva at various places to be relieved from the curse. At Thirupattur, he worshipped Shiva with 12 lingams and got liberated from his curse. He also got back his power of creation.
Since the ill fate of Brahma, the creator, himself was changed to good by Lord Shiva at Thirupattur, one can expect a turning point in life by visiting this temple.
1. The temple has a separate shrine for Lord Brahma.
2. Lord Brahma’s shrine is such that one can have a very close dharshan of the deity.
3. The deity of Lord Brahma is magnificent 6 feet high and 6.5 feet circumference fully decorated with Turmeric.
4. Lord Brahma is in meditative pose sitting in Padmasana on a lotus.
5. To see the magnificent Brahma, the creator of our lives, in full yellow in open so closely is really amazing and beautiful.
Main deity: Brahmapureeswarar in the form of swayambu lingam
Goddess: Brahma Sampath Gowri
Other main deity: Lord Brahma
Temple tank: Brahma Theertham which was used by Brahma for his Shiva worship
1. The 12 lingams which Brahma worshipped are in Nandavanam (garden) adjacent to the goddess shrine.
2. The sage Patanjali’s jeeva samaadhi opposite to Lord Brahma’s shrine.
3. The Kailasanathar temple : It is around 1 km from Brahmapureeswarar temple situated on the bank of a big pond. This temple contains the jeeva samaadhi of sage Vyagrapadha.
HOW TO GET THERE
Thirupattur is located 30 kms from Trichy in TamilNadu. From Trichy towards chennai, after 10-12 kms from Samayapuram (famous Amman temple located here), there is a small village called Siruganur at the highway. From Siruganur, take a left turn and go for another 4 kms to reach Thirupattur.
The best way is to go by car from Trichy so that you can cover many temples nearby. Autos are also available at Siruganur to reach the temple. There is a clear sign board for the temple at the Siruganur highway crossing. You can also board a bus from Trichy to Perambalur and get down at Siruganur to reach this temple. Trichy to Chennai buses normally don’t stop at Siruganur.
Air Deccan, Indian and Kingfisher airlines have flights from Chennai to Trichy.
There are lot of trains from Chennai to Trichy. I know few like Rockfort Express, Rameswaram express, Vaigai Express, Pandian express, Nellai Express. You can check out railways website for more train details.
Numerous buses from Chennai to Trichy. The journey time in bus is around 7 hours.
Thiruvanaaikaaval temple, Samayapuram Maariyamman temple, Srirangam temple and Siruvachoor Madhurakaali temple are located within 1 hour journey time from Thirupattur.
ACCOMODATION IN TRICHY
Femina Hotel is good based on standard and service. It is very close to railway station and bus stand.
You can add this Brahmapureeswarar temple in your list. Who knows, Lord Brahma and Brahmapureeswarar together can change your lives the way you want after visiting this temple. Ready to see Lord Brahma at Thirupattur ?? ;)