Vaitheeswaran Koil temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Tamil Nadu State. Here, Lord Shiva popular 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.
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 take a 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.
Its also believed that during the period of Ramayana, Lord Rama, along with his brother Lakshman performed final rituals for Jatayu at this place. Ravana killed Jatayu, the vulture king, while he tried to rescue 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 collect here from Homa Gundam that said to have healing properties. Chandan (sandalwood powder) mixed with saffron is another medicine available here.
As Chevvai means red color, devotees have to offer their dal and red arali flowers during pooja. Along with this, pepper and salt with jaggery are offering in the Siddhamritam to relieve from diseases.
Tuesdays dedicated to worship Angaraka. It believes that, if devotees worship Angaraka by doing fasting for 21 Tuesdays, then he will be relieving 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 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.
- One will be grant bravery and strength.
How to reach?
- Vaitheeswaran Koil 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.