Sri Jagatheswara temple is situated in Manamelkudi, Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu at a distance of 60 kms from Pudukottai. The presiding deity is Jagadeesvarar and the goddess is known as Jagatrakshahi. Mahikalampoo, Arasu and Vilva trees are found in this Shiva temple. Pradosha is performed for Lord Shiva in a grand manner.
One of the 63 Nayanars, Kulachirai Nayanar worshipped the deity in this temple. Devotees visit this temple to getting married and to beget children. Separate shrines are there for Sri Ganesh, Sri Dakshinamurthy, Lord Muruga, Kulachirai Nayanar, Gnanasambandar, Nindraseer Nedumarar, Navagraham and Mangayarkkarasiyar.
One can find the name of Manamelkudi in Ramayana. It is told that Lord Rama attempted to cross the Bay of Bengal to reach Sri Lanka from India from three points along the southeastern strip of the Indian coast.
- First, tried to cross from Vedaranniyam, which is mythologically called “Kodiyakkarai”.
- Manamelkudi second.
- Eventually crossed Sri Lanka from Rameswaram Island.
Chitra Poornami, Navarathri and Kulachchirai Nayanar anniversary are some of the important festivals celebrated in Manamelkudi Sri Jagatheswara Temple.
Sri Jagatheswara Temple Timings:
Morning: 6.00 PM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Sri Jagatheswara Temple Poojas:
Pujas are held four times Every day to
Kalasanthi 9.00 AM
Uttchikkalam 12.00 Noon
Sayaratchai 6.00 PM
Arthajamam 8.00 PM
Manamelkudi Temple Festivals:
|Manamelkudi Temples||Festival Month|
|Vadakku Amma Pattinam Temple||Maasi (February – March)|
|Vujjaiyini Maakali Amman Temple||Panguni (March – April)|
|Jagatheshwarar Temple||Chitthirai (April – May)|
|Vadakkoor Amman Temple||Aani (June – July)|
|Thekkoor Amman Temple||Aadi (July – August)|
|Ayyanar Temple||Aavani (August – September)|
|Arunachaleshwarar Temple||Purattasi (September – October)|
Raghu, Kuligai, Emagandam Timings:
|Sunday||4.30 – 06.00||3.00 – 4.30||12.00 – 1.30|
|Monday||7.30 – 9.00||1.30 – 3.00||10.30 – 12.00|
|Tuesday||3.00 – 4.30||12.00 – 1.30||9.00 – 10.30|
|Wednesday||12.00 – 1.30||10.30 – 12.00||7.30 -09.00|
|Thursday||1.30 – 3.00||9.00 – 10.30||6.00 – 7.30|
|Friday||10.30 – 12.00||7.30 – 9.00||3.00 – 4.30|
|Saturday||9.00 – 10.30||6.00 – 7.30||1.30 – 3.00|
Sri Jagatheswara Temple Address:
Sri Jagatheswarar Thirukkoyil
Tamil Nadu – 614620
Phone: (+91) 75020 64449