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Gangaikonda Cholapuram Bragadeeswarar Temple

Sri Bragadeeswarar temple is situated in the settlement area named Gangaikonda cholapuram, in the district of Ariyalur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The principal deity of this temple is Bragadeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Periya Nayaki.

The holy trees of this temple are Pinnai and Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Simma Kinaru. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Gangaikonda cholapuram.

The most important festivals are Aipasi Poornima-full moon day in October-November, 10 day Panguni Uthiram with float festival and flag hoisting in March-April; Panguni Utsav in March-April, Aavani Puttu-pudding festival in August-September; Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Arudra darshan-Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Aipasi Skanda Sashti and Annabishekam in October-November, 10 day Brahmmotsavam in Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Deepavali, Navarathri, Masi month, English and Tamil New Year days, Pongal, Car festival along with floating festival are conducted in grand manner in this particular temple.

It is an ancient Hindu temple that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is to be highly noted that every year, more than a thousand devotees and pilgrims visit this particular shrine during all the auspicious days and religious important days.

According to the local legends, “A rare stone called Chandrakanta stone is installed under the Linga which has a strange characteristic of making the sanctum sanctorum cool in summer and warm in winter.” Moreover, it is the most sought after temple in this region.

Address – Sri Bragadeeswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Chola Puram, Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu

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