Brihadeeswarar Temple

Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur

Thanjavur Brihadeeshwarar Temple – History, Location, Darshan, Pooja Details, Festivals, Photography, Parking, Nearby Temples, Nearby Attractions, Online Booking and How To Reach.

Brihadeeshwarar Temple History

Thanjavur Brihadeeshwarar Temple is one of the popular temple situated in Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu. The architecture of the temple is great, one can get darshan of the deities and also one can receive the Prasad from the temple priests. The temple atmosphere is pleasant and beautiful.

Brihadeeshwarar Temple Address:

Membalam Rd, Balaganapathy Nagar,Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613007

Brihadeeswarar Temple Parking:

Available “Opposite To The Temple”
Foot Ware Charges Rs 10/- per Pair

Brihadeeswarar Temple Entry Fee:

Free (No Entry Fee)

Photography :

Allowed (Free)

Brihadeeswarar Temple Timings:

Morning 6.00 am to 12.30 pm
Evening 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm

Brihadeeswarar Temple Prasadam:

Rice prasadam Rs 10/-
Other prasadams Rs 20/-

Brihadeeswarar Temple Pooja Timings – “4 Pooja Kalams” :



8.30 am Palabhishekam
12.00 pm Vucha Kalai Pooja
6.00 pm Sai Rakchay Pooja
8.30 pm Arthajamam

Thanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple Darshan:

Daily Morning 6.00 am to 12.30 pm
Daily Evening 4.00 pm to 8.30 pm
(Special Fee “Applicable” for Darshan & For Other Sevas)

 Brihadeeswarar Temple Pooja Details/ Abishekam Charges:


Price (Present)

Abishekam to Lord Brihadeeshwarar (Ordinary) Rs 2,500/-
Abishekam to Lord Brihadeeshwarar (Special) Rs 5,000/-
Abishekam to Divine Mother Brahan Nayaki(Ordinary) Rs 1500/-
Abishekam to Divine Mother Brahan Nayaki(Special) Rs 2,500/-
Abishekam to Lord Vigneshwarar Rs 750/-
Abishekam to Lord Subramanyar Rs 750/-
Abishekam to Sri Varahi Amman Rs 1250/-
Abishekam to Sri Nandikeswarar (including Pradosham) Rs 6,500/-

 Brihadeeswarar Temple Festivals:



Chithrai Bramothsavam April-May Chithirai for 18 Days
Shivarathiri February Maasi – 1 Day
Navarathiri September
October Purattasi 9 Days
Aaruthra Darsanam December-January Margali – 1 Day
Sathayavizha October Aypasi – 2 Days
Pradosham Once in fortnight
Panchami Abhishekam for Goddess Varahi Every Panchami in a Fortnight
Asada Navarathiri for varahi 12 Days
Ashtami Abhishekam for Lord Bairavar Every Asthami in a fortnight
Girivalam Every full Moon day
Aadi pooram Aadi (July-August)
Chithrai Brahmothsavam Chithrai (April-May)
Thanoormadha Pooja
Note: Timings Are Changed During Festivals.

 Nearby Temples:

  • Thiruvayur Temple -13 km
  • Darasuram Airavatheswar Temple – 8 km
  • Kumbakonam – 42 km
  • Punnai Nallur Mariamman Temple – 6.5 km
  • Subramanya, Swamimalai Temple – 32 km
  • Darasuram – 34 km

 Other Attractions:

  • Manora Fort
  • Saraswathi Mahal Library
  • Schwartz Church
  • Siva Ganga Garden

How To Reach Brihadeeswarar Temple?

By Air:

Tiruchirapalli International Airport      – 61 km

By Train:

Thanjavur Railway Station                   – 3 km

By Road:

Thanjavur Bus Stand                         – 5 km