Thanjavur Palace Devasdhanam

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 Main God      :  Lord Brahadeeshwarar

 Deities        :   Lord Brahadeeshwarar / Goddess Peruvudayar

Location       :  Thanjavur Palace Devasthanam,

No.1221, West Main Street,

Thanjavur – 613 009

Tamil Nadu, India.

 Festivals       :

  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


Workship Timing    : 6.00 am -12.30 Noon & 4.00pm – 8.30 pm

Pooja Timing   :

Thiruvananthal Pooja   –  06.30 AM

Vilapooja Pooja              –   07.30 AM

Sirukala Sandhi Pooja  –   08.30 AM

kala Sandhi Pooja         –    09.30 AM

Uchikalam Pooja          –    12.00 PM

Sayaratchai Pooja        –    06.00 PM

Ardhajama Pooja        –     08.30 PM

Palliyarai Pooja           –     09.00 PM


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. 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.

The Peruvudaiyar Kovil is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva that is located in the city of Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is an important example of Tamil architecture achieved during the Chola dynasty. It is also known as Periya Kovil, Brihadeshwara Temple, RajaRajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram, It is one of the largest temples in India and one of India’s most prized architectural sites. Built by emperor Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 AD, Peruvudaiyaar Temple, also popularly known as the ‘Big Temple’, turned 1000 years old in 2010. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Great Living Chola Temples”.

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