Vaitheeswaran Koil temple is in Tamil Nadu, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, Lord Shiva is famous as Vaitheeswaran as he possesses healing properties. Devotees believe that worshipping Vaitheeswaran Koil, “God of Medicine”, will cure skin diseases. Angaraka (Mars) plays a significant role in building strong marital relationships. Vaitheeswaran Koil temple timings are from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Legends of Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple:
According to the legend, once Lord Shiva was in deep meditation, sweat drops fell on the earth from Shiva’s forehead.
A male baby, Angaraka, was born out of those sweat drops of Shiva. Lord Shiva healed Angaraka’s skin disease. Later, he became one of the members of Navagraha.
Any devotees visiting the temple must dip in ‘Siddsmrita’ before entering the temple. Siddsmrita is a temple tank. Its believed that it has healing properties to heal skin diseases.
Said that Saptarshi (seven sages) worshipped Lord Shiva in this place.
People believe that during Ramayana, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshman performed final rituals for Jatayu at this place. Ravana killed Jatayu, the vulture king while rescuing Sita from abduction. From that, Jatayu Kundam formed here.
Tevaram hymns of seventh-century Saiva nayanars cherish the temple. Sixty-three Shaivitie Saints sang them in praise of Lord Shiva.
Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple Medical Properties:
Thiruchandu Urundal is the ashes collected here from Homa Gundam with healing properties. Chandan (sandalwood powder) mixed with saffron is another medicine available here.
As Chevvai means red, devotees have to offer their dal and red arali flowers during pooja. Also, pepper and salt with jaggery are provided in the Siddhamritam to relieve diseases.
Devotees worship Angaraka on Tuesdays by doing fasting for 21 Tuesdays. Then he will be relieved from the harmful influence of Mangal.
History of Temple:
Vaidhyanathan Swamy is the deity worshipping here, and his companion Thayyalanayaki Ambal stands here with medicinal oil that heals diseases.
Here Angarakan is worshipping in two forms, the main deity permanently kept inside the temple, and the other diety taken out during festival times for procession. While procession, the goat is placed upon the goddess.
Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple Timings:
Morning Hours: 6 am – 1 pm
Evening Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm
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Vaitheeswaran Koil Address:
Arulmigu Vaidhyanathar Temple,
Vaitheeswaran Kovil post,
Nagapattinam District – 609117.
Vaitheeswaran Koil Benefits:
- It helps in building healthy marital relationships.
- Relieves from poverty, debts and skin diseases
- Be blessed with a good son who brings good fame to the family.
- Improves eyesight
- be blessed with victory and wealth.
- Devotees will grant with bravery and strength.
How to reach?
- The temple is 25 km away from Chidambaram.
- It is 325 km from Tirupati.
- 1.3 km away from Vaitheeswaran Railway station.
- It is 50 km away from Kumbakonam and just 4 km from Mayiladuthurai on Chidambaram road.