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Sri Brhamma Pureeswarar (Brahmmeesar) temple
 
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Moolavar: Brahmmeesar
  Urchavar: Somaskanthar
  Amman / Thayar: Pattuvadhana Ambikai
  Thala Virutcham: Vanni
  Theertham: Brahmma Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Perunagar
  City: Perunagar
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  The glory of Lord Brahmma Pureeswarar is sung by inspired and divine poet Kachiappa Munivar – titled Brahmeesar Pathittru Pathu Andhadhi and in the second canto of Kanchi Puranam.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Thai Brahmmotsavam and Thai Poosam in January-February; Masi Magam and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temples besides monthly pradosha pujas.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The special feature of the temple is the shrine of Lord Maha Bhairava in the northeast corner of the inner prakara made of a green stone. In the third round of the prakara are the eight serpents – Anandan, Vasuki, Dakshakan, Karkodagan, Sangan, Padman, Mahapadman and Kuligan. This belongs to the Thoonganai Mada temple category with three Kalasas on the Vimana – tower above the sanctum Sanctorum.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Pattuvadhana Ambika-Brahmma Pureeswarar Temple, Perunagar Post, Via Manampathi, Uthiramerur Taluk, Kancheepuram district – 603 404.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 9655793042, 9444341202 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The temple is at the northeast of the place having a five tier Rajagopuram with 7 kalasas.  The entrance is at the south side.  Lords Chakkara Vinayaka, Thondhi Vinayaka, Alageswarar tank, sacred tree Vanni, Balipeeta, flag post-Kodimaram, Nandhi Mandap, Alankara Mandap are in the first round of the prakara – lion pillar mandap.  Temple is facing east.  The next round of the prakara and the presiding deity can be reached through the six steps of Rishi Gopura entrance.

 

Mother Pattuvadhana Ambikai graces from a separate shrine.  12 Vinayakas adore the pillars of the mandap.  Besides the 8 serpents-Ashta Nagas-there are shrines in the third prakara for Lord Brahmma, Nandhideva, Kottravai (Kali), Lord Vallabha Vinayaka, Saptha Kannikas (seven virgins), 63 Nayanmars-celebrated Shiva devotees- Lord Maha Ganapathi, Lord Muruga with six faces, Lord Vishnu and Lord Dakshinamurthi.  There is also a shrine for Mother Jeshta Devi.  The Vimana has three beautiful Kalasas.  

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray to Mother Pattuvadhana Ambikai for timely wedding and child boon.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord and mother and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

The 14 day Thai Brahmmotsavam is very famous here with 5 day wedding festival, car festival on the 7th day, procession of the 63 Nayanmar on the 9th day, Thai Poosam Theerthavari on the 10th day.  On the day of Thai Poosam, deities of 18 villages in Kancheepuram and Tiruvannamalai districts come in procession in a line together, an occasion so unique in this festival. 

 

Lord Thiru Ooraga Perumal temple is in the centre of this place with separate shrines for Mothers.  Chelli Amman in north, Paathiri Amman in South, Devendran Periandavar and Veerabadra Swami in the middle, Mari Amman in between them, Angalamman in southeast, Kilaroli Amman in northwest and Dharmaraja are the guardian deities and also the family deities for many in the place.  Lords Ganapathi  and Brahamma, Mother Durga had worshipped Lord Brahmmeesar.  Sages Parasara, Bharadwaja, Brugu, Chola King and Anisekhara Pandian had the darshan of Lord Brahmmeesar in this place on a Thai Poosam day.

 

Lord Brahmma worshipped Lord Bhairava Shiva who plucked one of His heads.  This ancient temple is noted for Jeshta Devi and Bhairava worship.  The 18 deity joint procession on the Thai Poosam festival day is a star mark of the reputation of the temple.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

It is noteworthy that the temples around Kancheepuram and regions in Thondai Mandalam covering Chennai, Cuddalore, Villupram occupies a place of importance in the religious history of Tamilnadu.  No wonder that this temple is part of this glory.

 

The temple has a number of epigraphic notes including the one that Kulothungan I had lit a lamp here in the 1073.  The note relating to Rajaraja II is considered still ancient.  Mother Jeshta Devi idol belongs to Pallava period. There are many historic details about tax collection for the Vaikasi festival.  Kings Ko Perum Singan built this stone temple.  Parts of the temple as wedding hall was built by a resident of this place named Tiruvan Tiru Kantharayan.  Great poet Kachiappa Munivar had sung the glory of this place and temples in many verses.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord Maha Bhairaiva as an idol in a green stone blesses the devotees from a shrine in the northeast corner of the inner prakara without a vahan. Ashta Nagas-8 serpents are in the third prakara. The Vimana looks majestically with three kalasas.
 
     
 
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