Big Temple - Thanjavur | Sri Bragadeeswarar temple – Thanjavur

Festivals of the temple

On April (chithirai maatham in Tamil calendar) pramorsavam, it is an 18 days festival.

On mid-October to November (aippasi maatham) Raja Raja Cholan birthday function, grand function happens at 9 AM to 3 PM during sathiya natchathiram festival.

Thiruvatharai,aadipuram,karthigai, special poojas will have happened.

Open and closing Timings: 5.30 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM




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How to reach By air: Thiruchirapalli airport is the nearest to brihadeshwara temple around 65kms.

By train: Thanjavur railway station which is 24 km.Trains from Trichy to thanjavur available at all days,the distance from trichy to thanjvur 49 kms. know train details. Thanjavur station code:TJ Platform:5

By Road: Thanjavur has bus facilities from all cities and Local taxi or cab also available.You can reach the temple easily.

Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Aipasi Poornima-full moon day in OctoberNovember; Panguni Utsav in March-April and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in DecemberJanuary are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Thursday (April 26) will be an important festival day for the residents of Thanjavur city and neighbouring parts of the district as thousands of devotees will pull the temple `Thiru Ther’ (sacred chariot) of Lord Brahadeeswarar temple, popularly known as Big Temple through the west, north, east and south main streets unmindful of dry weather conditions.

The temple car procession will start from west main street opposite Sri Sankara Mutt between 5.15 and 5.50 a.m.

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Swami Malai Temple - Swamimalai


10 day Tirukarthikai festival in November-December is the important festival of the temple drawing crowd in lakhs. 10 day Chithirai Brahammotsavam in April-May, Vaikasi Visagam in May-June, Aavani Pavithrotsavam in August-September, 10 day Navarathri in September-October, Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November, 10 day Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January, Thai Poosam in January-February, Panguni Valli Kalyanam in March-April are the other festivals celebrated in the temple. Of these, the festivals falling in Chithirai, Karthikai and Thai Tamil months are inaugurated with flag hoisting. Thirupadi festival for the steps is celebrated on the English New Year day. Also, monthly Kruthika star days, Monthly Tamil new days, New moon and full moon days, Sashti days, Visakam star days, Tamil and English New Year days, Deepavali and Pongal are devotionally celebrated in the temple. The crowd in the temple is huge on Tuesdays and all festival days.

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Sri Ramaswami temple – Kumbokonam


Sri Rama Navami is celebrated in the temple with special pujas in March-April – Panguni Tamil month. On the Masi Maga day in February-March, Lord Sri Rama and Mother Sita visit the Maga Magam Temple Tank for a bath and offer Theertha Prasad to devotees.

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Sri Aabathsahayeswarar temple – Alangudi


Transit day of planet Jupiter from one zodiac sign to the next with special pujas, Poornima day (Full moon day) in the month of Chithirai (April-May), Thai poosam in January-February, Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Car festival for Lord Dakshinamurthy are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

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Sri ThiruValanchuzhi Nathar temple – Thiruvalanchuzhi


Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Tirukarthikai in November-December and Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

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