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.
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
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
6 Abishekam to Lord
7 Abishekam to Sri Varahi
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
Donations /Abhishekam fees may be sent to the following
Special Saving A/c -- 612801105342
Bank and Branch -- ICICI Bank, Thanjavur.
No Name of the
Month Tamil months Days
April-May Chitrai 2 Days
Masi 1 Day
September -October Protasil 9 Days
December-January Marzali 1 Day
October Aypasi 2 Days
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
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.
1.Thanjavur Art Gallery
2. Mahratta Durbar Hall
3.Sarasvati Mahal Library
6.Rajah Serfoji Memorial Hall
*All located within 1km from the temple.