Sattainathar Brahmapureswarar Thoniyappar

Saivam

 

Overview

Sirkazhi, known for the famous temple for Lord Shiva known as Brahampureesar, is also associated with the birth of Tirugnanasambandar, one of the 3 most revered Nayanmars of that time. 
In ancient times, this town had twelve different names, including Brahmapuram, Venupuram, Thonipuram, Kazhumalam, Pugali, Sirkazhiswaram and Shri Kali.  The Hindu god Brahma is believed to have worshiped Shiva here, giving the name "Bhramapureeswarar" and so the region is also referred as "Bhramapureeswaram". Shiva is believed to have quelled the arrogance of Hindu god Vishnu, after showing his dominance over the three worlds and hence got the name "Sattainathar" here. The town is thus called "Sattainathapuram", which in modern times, is a suburb within Sirkazhi. The town was known as "Kalumalam" during the early Chola period.Thirugnanasambandar, the seventh century Saiva nayanar, as an infant is believed to have been fed with the milk of wisdom by the divine mother Parvati on the banks of the temple tank. The child Sambandar started singing the anthology of Tevaram rhymns from then on, commencing with "Todudaiya Seviyan". Sambandar refers the town as "Kazhi" in his verses.
 
  Moolavar : Sattainathar, Brahmapureswarar, Thoniyappar
  Urchavar : Somaskandar
  Amman / Thayar : Periyanayaki, Tirunilai Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham : Parijatham, Pavalamalli
  Theertham : 22 Theerthams including Brahmma Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathra Agama
  Old year : 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name : Brahmma Puram
 
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
 
Sirkazhi can be reached by road from Chennai and from many other parts of Tamilnadu. It is 260 Kms from Chennai by road, 17 Kms from Chidambaram and 58 Kms from Kumbakonam. Another Paadal Petra Sthalam Tirukolakka is situated at a distance of about 1 Km. from this temple.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Nagapattinam
Location
Sirkali
Address
Arulmighu Brahmapureesar Temple,Sirkazhi,Sirkazhi Taluk,Nagapattinam District,PIN 609110.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Sirkazhi
Nearest Railway Station
Sirkazhi (SY)
Nearest Airport
Tiruchirapally Civil Airport Airport
IN
latitude : 10.765399930 longitude :78.709701540
Corporation : Tiruchirappally
GPS Code : VOTR
Open Year
1500years old
Architect
Dravidian architecture

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