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“A rare temple dedicated to Lord Brahma”
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Brahma Temple
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had visited this temple located at a walking distance of 1 km from MahaMaham tank during our vacation in Kumbakonam. We were staying in a hotel near the tank and used Google maps to locate this temple which is located in the by lanes. The temple is a small one with decent architecture where we saw idols of Lord Brahma along with Gayatri mata and Saraswati. The priest performed a small puja for us which was really nice.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

authentic tempel i never saw before in my life. So old, so full with symbols, truth hindu, etc. More, and more of this you see in south india. Especially Brhama, the foundator of Hinduism.

2  Thank anonyme321
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Small temple. Its popularly know as Brahman Koil but the moolavar (main diety) is Vedanarayana Perumal. The inner sanctum just outside the garbagriha is a sannidhi for 3-faced Brahma and Gayatri devi. The fourth head behind brahma is covered with a cloth but u can see it in the mirror fitted behind when the priest removes the cloth (for a fee.. Asked for Rs 200). There is a story behind how this came about which he narrates. Its in the heart of Kumbakonam inside some markets close to the Ramanathawamy temple. Practically no parking unless u have a driver who can take care of that.

4  Thank AminaRai
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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The priest told us that there are only 2 temples dedicated to Bramha in Tamil Nadu. One in Trichy and one in Kumbakonam. We rightly reached there for the curtain closing time- the last Pooja at the temple at 8.00.p.m
A very small temple compared to the other temples in Kumbakonam. Thimurthis are housed in this temple and Brahma is in the side. He is depicted as a male from the front and as a female(Gayathri) on the rear side. This face on the rear can be seen through a mirror placed behind. However, the priest demanded 100rs.if we wanted to see the mirror where the goddess form is seen wearing a diamond nose stud. We weren't keen on paying money to see god!!
One can skip the place if travelling on a tight schedule or plan to visit it since temples dedicated to Brahma are a rarity.

1  Thank Hitha N
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Even though I had visited kumbhakonam several times I was not aware of this rare temple. By chance my friends informed me about this temple which is close to Hotel Rayaas which we normally stay. I had heard of one temple at Pushkar. This is in a small by lane. The story [ sthala purana ] about this temple is interesting.
Goddess Saraswathi and Goddess Gayatri are on either side of Lord Brahma.
We can also see gayatri devi on the back of Brahma. through a reflection in a mirror provided at the back. As this is unique and covered by a curtain, the priests expects us to pay some Dakshina which some how I did not like, as darshan becomes a business proposition.

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