Sri Bragatheeswarar temple is positioned in the sub-town mentioned as Thanjavur town, in the district of Thanjavur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The presiding deity of this temple is Bragatheeswarar, peruvudaiyar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is well water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Thanjavur.
The main festivals of this temple are Margazhi (December-January), Masi (February-March), in the month of Purattasi (September-October) three time puja is conducted in the shrine daily, Deepavalli, Mahashivarathri in Febraury-March and pongal. Special pujas and rituals are performed according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar. In the temple, as a Swyambu Linga Murthy, Lord Shiva graces all the Hindu devotees and pilgrims.
In south India, it is listed among the most sought after ancient temples. Lord in the shrine is a swayambumurthy shines. The temple is widely opened for Hindus from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m for devotees and pilgrims. It is the most important temple in this district and south India. During the festive days and auspicious days, the shrine is open without any break for special puja and rituals. The temple architecture style reflects Dravidian style with wonderful artistic and craftsmanship. This temple is frequently visited by tourists, devotees and pilgrims throughout the year.
Address – Sri Bragatheeswarar temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.