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Brihadeeswarar Temple Timings, Festivals, Pooja, Secrets

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Lord Brihadeeswarar Temple is located in Thanjavur, Tamilnadu and was built inbetween 985 AD – 1013 AD by the Great King Raja Raja Chola and is a World Heritage Monument. The main deity are Lord Brahadeeshwarar and Goddess Peruvudayar. Lord Brahan Nayagi Amman / Goddess Periyanayagi is also present in this Tanjore temple

Brihadeeswarar Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Evening: 4.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M.

Main deity and the inner sanctum closed between 12:30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.
Special darshan tickets Cost Rs 5.00/-
On Sundays and on Shiva festival huge crowd will be there.

Thanjai Periya Kovil

Festivals celebrated at Brihadeeswarar Temple:
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.

Brihadeeswarar Temple Pooja Timing:
Morning Pooja: 8:30 AM Kala Sandhi
Mid Noon Pooja: 12:00 Noon Utchi Kalam
Evening Pooja: 5:30 PM Sayaratchai
Night Pooja: 8:30 PM Artha Jamam

Note: During Festival Seasons, Pooja timings are changed without notice.

Nearby Temples:
Thiruvayaru Temple 13 kms
Darasuram Airavatheswar Temple 8 kms
Kumbakonam 42 kms
Punnai Nallur Mariamman Temple 6.5 kms
Brahmasirekandeswarar and Harshavimochana Perumal, Thirukandiyur 10 kms
Lord Subramanya, Swamimalai 32 kms
Darasuram 34 Kms

Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temples Entrance

Some of the secrets of the Thanjavur temple:
Underground passages in Thanjavur () 216 feet Temple
Huge cap stone at the top of Thanjavur (Tanjore) Shiv Temple
Painting in Thanjavur (Tanjore) Big temple
Granite stones used for the Mandir construction
Cutting and carving of Granite stones for Building Shiv Temple
Secret passages in Thanjavur (Tanjore) Big temple
Shadow of Thanjavur (Tanjore) Shiva Temple

Thanjavur 15 Structures:
1) Maratha Entrance
2) Keralantakan Tiruvasal
3) Rajarajan Tiruvasal
4) Nandi Mandapam
5) Varahi Shrine
6) South Cloister Mandapam
7) Brihadeeswarar Temple
8) Interpretation Centre
9) Ganesha Shrine
10) Karuvur Devar Shrine
11) Subrahmanya Shrine
12) Chandikesvara Shrine
13) North Cloister Mandapam
14) Amman Shrine
15) Nataraja Mandapam

World Heritage Monuments:
# Big Temple Thanjavur
# Iravatheeswarar Temple

Devara Padhiga Sthalam:
# Dayanetheewswarer Temple
# Sivayoganathar Temple

Vaippu Sthalam:
# Vasisteswarar Temple

108 Dhivya Desam – Mamani Temples:
# Mela Singa Perumal
# Mani Kundra Perumal
# Neelamega Perumal

Sakthi Temple:
# Punnainallur Mariamman Koil

Brihadeeswarar Temple Address:
Thanjavur Palace Devasthanam,
No.1221, West Main Street,
Thanjavur,
Tamil Nadu – 613 009.
Office : +91-4362 223384, +91-4362 222157
Fax : +91-4362 223387
Big Temple : 4362 274476
Mariamman Koil : 4362 267740
Iravatheeswarar Temple : 435-2417157

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