Brahamapureeshwarar - Tonaiappar temple,Seerkazhi is a highly revered holy shrine and is very close to Vaidheeshawaran koil which is enroute to Chidambaram from Kumbakonam.It is 14th thevara sthalam and is situated near the river Kaveri. Here, Lord Siva gives darshan in three forms -one as Lingam , Second, in the form of a colossal statue Tonaiappar with His consort Uma and last one as Sattainadhar Bhairavar. All these forms are found in 3 different levels of the temple. One has to climb a few steep steps to have a darshan of Uma Maheshwar, Thoniappar and Sattainadhar. One can see and enjoy the entire lay out of this huge temple from the top of the Vimanam.
Brahma is believed to have worshipped the Lord Siva here hence he is known as Brahmapureeshwar,(the main Lingam in the sanctum) During the deluge Siva is said to have secured the 64 art forms in a boat (Thoni) hence he is known as Thonaiappar. Sattainadhar is said to have quelled the arrogance of Trivikramar after he showed his dominance over all the three worlds. Sattainadhar is worshipped here on every Friday night.
This is also the place where Tirugnana Sambandar received the Milk of Wisdom from Mother Goddess, known here as Tirunilai Nayaki.
The temple with its vast area and a calm, serene, salubrious atmosphere shuts oneself from the outside world and helps to have peace with oneself. A temple worth visiting to feel the vibrations of spirituality.
How to reach - The temple is about 25 Kms from the town of Kumbhkonam. Many buses ply from the city of Kumbhakonam.Good hotels are there in the town of Kumbhakonam.