Lord Brahadeeshwarar Temple

     Lord Brahadeeshwarar Temple, Thanjavur built in between 985 AD - 1013 AD by the Great King Raja Raja Chola is a World Heritage Monument. Later rulers of the region Pandiyas, Nayaks and Marathas have contributed to the development of the temple.

Name of Deity : Lord Brahadeeshwarar / Goddess Peruvudayar

Name of Mother : Lord Brahan Nayagi Amman / Goddess Periyanayagi

Pooja Kalams : Four Kalams

Pooja Time From : 6.00 am -12.30 Noon & 4.00pm - 8.30 pm

Sacred Tree : Vanni Tree

Location :

     Located at a distance of 1 km from Thanjavur Junction in Southern Railways is connected by both Meter Gauge and Broad Gauge sections. The town is also well connected by bus routes from important towns in South India .The temple is repository of Art and Culture and is an architectural marvel.

     The shrine of Goddess Varahi in the Southern Praharam and Saint Karuvoorar Shrine in Western Praharam are very famous.

     The monument is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India while the temple administration is by Thanjavur Palace Devasthanam under the control of H.R & C.E Administration Department, Tamil Nadu.

Last Kumbabishegam was held on 09.06.1997.

There is no entrance fee / special fee for dharshan but following rates are collected for Abhishekam.

Present Rate
Abishekam to Lord Brahadeeshwarar (Ordinary)
Abishekam to Lord Brahadeeshwarar (Special)
Abishekam to Divine Mother Brahan Nayaki(Ordinary)
Abishekam to Divine Mother Brahan Nayaki(Special)
Abishekam to Lord Vigneshwarar
Abishekam to Lord Subramanyar
Abishekam to Sri Varahi Amman
Abishekam to Sri Nandikeswarar (including Pradosham)

     For all the above services, a permanent endowment scheme is available, by which the above services will made in the name of the donor, subject to confirmation of the temple administration about the day on payment of an amount equivalent to 20 times of the respective pooja rate. The amount will be deposited into a bank, and the interest received from the same will be utilized for the above pooja.

Donations /Abhishekam fees may be sent to the following :

Special Saving A/c - 612801105342

Bank and Branch - ICICI Bank, Thanjavur.

Festivals :

1. Chithrai Bramothsavam April-May Chithirai - 18 Days

2. Shivarathiri February Maasi - 1 Day

3. Navarathiri September -October Purattasi - 9 Days

4. Aaruthra Darsanam December-January Margali - 1 Day

5. Sathayavizha October Aypasi - 2 Days

6. Pradosham Once in fortnight

7. Panchami Abhishekam for Goddess Varahi Every Panchami in a Fortnight

8. Asada Navarathiri for varahi - 12 Days

9. Astami Abhishekam for Lord Bairavar Every Asthami in a fortnight

10. Girivalam Every full Moon day

11. Aadi pooram,

12.Chithrai Brahmothsavam,

13.Thanoormadha Pooja.

Transport Facilities for this Temple:

City town buses, Private taxis, vans and auto rickshaws are available.

- No fees for camera

- Special permission has to be obtained both from Archaeological Survey and from Commissioner, H.R & C.E Department for film shooting.

Phone : 91-04362-274476