Jagadeeswarar Temple, Ogai Perayur, Tiruvarur

Sri Jagadeeswarar temple is located in Ogai Perayur village, in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Jagadeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Jagan Nayaki – Pen Amirtha Nayaki.

The holy tree of this temple is Citric Tree – Narathai Maram. The holy water of this temple is Agni Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Pereyil.

According to the Hindu religious pundits and scholars, “The temple is praised by Saivite Saint Tirunavukkarasar in his Thevaram hymns.This is the 114th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in hymns.” The main festivals of this temple are Maha Shivrathri in February March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Panchamurthy procession and Chithirai Brahmmotsavam on Chitra Poornima-full moon day in April-May;  Saint Tirugnanasambandar festival on the new moon day, Lord’s procession on Karthikai pradosham day and special pujas on Mondays of the month in November-December, Thai Poosam in January-February,  Margazhi Danur Puja in December-January, Mother Soundara Nayaki procession during Navarathri in September-October and Skanda Sashti in Aipasi-October-November are the festivals celebrated in this temple.

This temple is open from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all the devotees and pilgrims. With a single prakara, the temple has a 3 tier Rajagopuram facing towards east.  Other devotees of this temple are Muruga, Bhairava, Lords Karpaga Vinayaka, Ayyanar and Sun-Surya.

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