Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Ampar, Ampal, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

Sri Brahmapureeswarar temple is located in the village named Ampar, near Ampal, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deities of this temple are Brahmapureeswarar, Ambareesar and Maarapureeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Sukantha Kunthalaampikai, Poonkuzhalammai and Vantamar Poonkuzhali.

The holy tree of this temple is Punnai (Mast Wood Tree). The holy water of this temple is Brahma Thirtham, indra Thirtham, Annamaam Poykai and Choola Thirtham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical names of this place are Amparperuntirukkoil, Brahmapuri and Punnakavanam.

As per the local legends, “this is the 54th sacred place in the southern banks of Kaveri, consecrated by Thevaram.” The festivals of this particular temple are Aippaci Annabishekam, Maha Sivarathiri, Maasi Maham, Markazhi Tiruvathirai, Amasvasya, Vaikunta Ekadashi, pournima etc. In the sanctum sanctorum, Lord Brahmapureeswarar greatly appears as a self-manifested deity in this temple. It is to be noted that Lord Somaskanda is seen behind the swayambu murthi Brahmapureeswarar.

The temple remains open for public from morning 6’o clock to 11.00 am and in the evening from 4.30 to 8.30 pm. In this temple,             the three inscriptions largely belong to the periods of King Kulothungan III and King Raja Raja Cholan. It is to be noted that devotees and pilgrims pray to the deity of this temple in order to fulfill their desires and wishes. During the festival days, auspicious day and religious important days, the temple remains open for long hours.

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