Sri Jagadeeswarar temple is located in the city of Ogai Perayur, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old. One of the 276 Thevara Paadal petra sthalams. Ogai Pereyil is the historical name of the place.Appar composed the Pathigam. Appar glorified this small shrine in a pathigam of his in Tirukkuruntokai. Lord Shiva is said to have blessed Devas at this shetram.The Natarajar image here is of great beauty.Four worship services are offered each day. The temple is applauded by Saivite Saint Tirunavukkarasar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 114th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery lauded in hymns.Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Maha Shivrathri in February March are the celebrations celebrated in the temple. open from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. what's more, from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. This is the 114th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirunavukkarasar in his Kurnthogai part. Lord Sabapathi-Nataraja here is more handsome than in other temples, says the sthala purana. Woman poet of this place Muruvalar’s verses in Kurunthogai and Purananooru-Sangam literatures-speak the reputation of this temple. The temple celebrates Chithirai Sashti festival for Lord Muruga in April-May.
About the Temple
The temple has a 3 level Rajagopuram confronting east with a solitary prakara. There are holy places for Lords Karpaga Vinayaka, Muruga, Bhairava, Ayyanar, Sun-Surya, Moon-Chandra, Lingodhbava and Mothers Mahalakshmi and Durga. It is imperative that acclaimed Shiva sanctuaries of song significance are around this spot as Thalayalangadu in south east, Tirunatiyathankudi in northwest, Tiruvarur in southwest and Tiruventhurai in upper east all commended in psalms.
Those suffering from leprosy pray here after a dip in the Agni theertha hoping to be cured. Devotees perform special pujas and abishek to Lord offering vastras. This is one of the ancient Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu. Lord of the temple is a swayambumurthi.
Sri Jagadeeswarar Temple,
Ogai Perayur (Tiru Perayur),
Needamangalam Taluk, Tiruvarur district.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.