Thyagaraja Temple, Thiruvarur – Prayers
Devotees pray to Rahu Kala Durga for promotion and favourable transfers. Lord Shanmuga protects his devotees from enemies. Devotees pray to Mother Nilothpalambal and consume the Nivedhana milk of the Arthajama Puja to get children. Lord Runa Vimochana Perumal relieves his devotees from debt burdens and ailments. Devotees pray to presiding deity Lord Thyagaraja for wedding, child, high ranks in education, employment opportunities, progress in trade and profession and promotion boons.
Prayer to Lord Vanmikanathar purifies the devotee of his/her sins, eliminates bad traits in him/her as arrogance etc. and grants many boons including prosperity. Students pray at the Akshara Peeta-a small mount with letters-for gaining excellence in education. Devotees pray to Lord Brahmma Nandhi behind Lord Veedi Vidanga Vinayaka and fill the tub with water seeking rain. They offer Arugu-grass to him and feed their cows for milk yield. Mother Kamalambal grants wisdom to devotees and even dumbs become teachers to Guru Bhagwan-Jupiter.
People offer milk rice Nivedhana to Mother on Navami day in Purattasi (September-October) for salvation. Those suffering from fever and seeking longevity, offer Pepper Rasam to Lord Juradevar. Usual commitments as feeding-Annadhanam-, distributing the Nivedhana to devotees, contribution for the renovation of the temple are also followed. For total success in life, devotees perform Mukundarchana to Lord Thyagarajar which was performed by Lord Vishnu. Emperor Muchukunda also did this for success.