The Fate Changing Brahma Temple is on Chennai – Trichy Road near Trichy, before Samayapuram off 5 KMs).
Mythological references recount Lord Brahma’s overwhelming pride as the Creator of the Universe. Lord Brahma felt that He was more prevailing than Lord Shiva – since He had the supremacy of creation.
This sense of pride provoked Lord Shiva, who destroyed Lord Brahma’s Fifth Head, and also cursed Him that He would lose His power of creation.
To relieve himself of this curse, Lord Brahma started out on a pilgrimage of Lord Shiva Temples.
During the course of His pilgrimage, Lord Brahma also visited this temple and installed 12 Shiva Lingams around Brahmapureeswarar and worshipped Lord Shiva here for a considerable time. Most of these Shiv Lingams are housed in separate shrines, which are situated around the Brahma Theertham.
Brahma Theertham is the pond from which Lord Brahma took water for performing puja to Lord Shiva.
These 12 shrines of Lord Shiva which comprise the Bramhapureeswarar Temple complex are :
- Sri Brahmapureeswarar Presiding Deity
- Sri Pazhamalai Nathar
- Sri Pathala Eswarar
- Sri Thayumanavar
- Sri Manduga Nathar
- Sri Ekambareswarar
- Sri Arunachaleswarar
- Sri Kailasa Nathar
- Sri Jambukeshwarar
- Sri Kalathi Nathar
- Sri Sabthagereswarar
- Sri Sudharaneswarar
Being moved by Lord Brahma’s prayers, Lord Shiva, on Devi Parvathi’s appeal, gave him Darshan under the Magizha tree and liberated Him from His curse. Lord Shiva also restored the power and responsibility of creation to Lord Brahma.
Lord Shiva also blessed Lord Brahma that He would have a separate shrine at this temple. He also advised Lord Brahma that since Brahma himself had His destiny rewritten here; He should rewrite the destiny of His devotees visiting this temple. Visiting this temple on a Thursday, Pradosham day or Shivratri day is more beneficial.
Since the fate of Lord Brahma, the Creator, Himself was changed by Lord Shiva at Tirupattur, one may expect a turning point in life by praying with utmost devotion at this temple.
Hope this information will be useful.
GF’ Blessings. Om Tat Sat.