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 7.00 am -12.00 Noon & 4.00pm - 8.30 pm 
Sacred Tree                    Vanni Tree

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 1997.

Tariffs in Lord Brahadeeshwarar Temple 

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

No      Pooja                                                                 Present Rate  On-LineRate
1   Abishekam to Lord Brahadeeshwarar (Ordinary)             Rs.1300.00      Rs.1600.00
2   Abishekam to Lord Brahadeeshwarar (Special)               Rs.3500.00     Rs.4400.00
3   Abishekam to Divine Mother Brahan Nayaki(Ordinary)     Rs.750.00       Rs.950.00
4   Abishekam to Divine Mother Brahan Nayaki(Special)      Rs.1700.00      Rs.2125.00
5   Abishekam to Lord Vigneshwarar                                  Rs.500.00       Rs.625.00
6   Abishekam to Lord Subramanyar                                  Rs.575.00       Rs.725.00
7  Abishekam to Sri Varahi Amman                                   Rs.900.00       Rs.1125.00
8  Abishekam to Sri Nandikeswarar (including Pradosham)  Rs.3900.00     Rs.4900.00

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.

No   Name of the festival                                     Month                    Tamil months  Days
1      Bramothsavam                                               April-May                Chitrai             2 Days
2      Shivarathiri                                                    February                  Masi               1 Day
3      Navarathiri                                                     September -October  Protasil          9 Days
4      Aaruthra Darsanam                                        December-January    Marzali           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      Astami Abhishekam for Lord Bairavar               Every Asthami in a fortnight 
9      Girivalam                                                       Every full Moon day 

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

     1.Thanjavur Art Gallery
     2. Mahratta Durbar Hall
     3.Sarasvati Mahal Library
     4.Royal Museum
     5.Sangeetha Mahal
     6.Rajah Serfoji Memorial Hall
*All located within 1km from the temple.


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