This temple is for people born under the Avittam star, and is dedicated to Sri Brahammagnana Pureeswarar temple. It is located at Keezha Korukkai in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity here is Brahammagnana Pureeswarar and Amman (Thayar) is Pushpavalli. This is a star temple.
About the Temple
The place assumed importance for the Avittam star as Lord Brahma had attained wisdom on this day. It is advised to people born under the Avittam star to visit this temple as often as they could or on the particular star day or birthday or on the star day falling in the month of Avani (August-September) and follow a step by step pradakshina which would favourably change their destiny totally. Devotees pray here for the education of their children, business development mental peace. As there are lines in foot too as in our fingers, it is advised that the step by step pradakshina should be done by pressing the feet so that the prints should be recorded in the temple soil. The temple was built during the period of Kulothunga III.
About The Deity
The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called Sri Akashapureeswarar . His consort is known as Goddess Mangalambikai.
Legend and Stories
Legend goes that Gorakka Siddha visited this temple while he was on a pilgrimage to a Shiva temple. He stayed in a mutt where many other devotees were also staying. While he woke up at midnight, he was shocked to see a woman asleep by his side and her sari on his hands. As penance, he cut off his hands and stayed in the mutt for some time. He bathed in Chandra Pushkarini and worshipped Gnanapureeswarar and Pushpavalli. Pleased with the devotion of Gorakkar, Lord appeared before him and restored his hands. As hands were cut here, the place is called Korakkai and as the Siddha worshipped with short hands. Two demons Madhu and Kaidapa snatched the Vedas from Brahmma and hid them under the sea. They were redeemed by Lord Vishnu and handed back to Brahmma. Yet Brahmma could not perform His creation job efficiently. As Advised by Lord Vishnu, Brahmma worshipped Lord Shiva here and regained Gnana-wisdom on Avittam star day in the month of Aavani and resumed His creation job efficiently. As the Lord imparted Gnana to Brahamma, he is praised as Gnanapureeswarar.
Mahashivrathri is grandly celebrated in the temple in February-March.
People born under the Avittam star visit the temple to pray for relief from any adverse planetary reasons. Devotees pray for removal of obstacles in marriage efforts, good education and for brain health and family unity.
Legend has it that praying the twin Nandhis in the temple with a garland made of cashew and groundnut would fetch expected results to the devotee. The temple is in a dilapidated condition. Avittam starrers and the public are requested to contribute liberally for the renovation of the temple
Nearby Place To Visit
Andalakkum Aiyan Temple
Padikasu Nathar Temple
Gajendra Varadhan Temple
Hara Shaba Vimochana Perumal Temple
Adhivaraha Perumal Temple
The temple is about 4 km from the western bank of Kumbakonam Mahamaha tank. Korukkai can be reached by buses to Marudanallur running through Darasuram, Muzhayur. The closest railways are in Kumbakonam and the closest airport is in Trichy.
Sri Brahmmagnana Pureeswarar Temple,
Keezha Korukkai ,
Thanjavur district ,
Pincode – 61- 401
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- People with Avittam star get relief from adverse planetary reasons
- To get good education
- Family unity
- Brain health
- For general well-being of people born under Dhanishta/Avittam/Shravishta star
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.