Sri Vaidhyanathan temple- Vaideeswaran koil

About the temple

The temple is among the Navagraha sthalam and is prominent for Chevvai or Mars. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Vaidhyanathaswami and Parvathi ammal as Thaiyal nayaki. Lord Vaideeswaran is said to have cured Chevvai of leprosy and the Lord's name itself means the Lord curing diseases like a doctor. He is said to be the supreme healer. The goddess also has a medicine oil pot called Sanjeevi thailam in her hands and the temple tank Siddamirtham is also said to be full of medicinal properties after the nectar which the Siddhars used for worship Lord Shiva flew into the tank. Devotees offer Salt, pepper and jaggery in the temple tank to get cured of all diseases. Tuesdays are considered auspicious to pray to Angaraksha.

Vaideeswaran koil is also famous for Naadi Jothidam. The siddhars had the power to look into the past and predict future for every individual. They wrote all those predicitions on palm leaves and these have been preserved. The Naadi astrologers take the finger print of the person and start matching it with the huge amount of leaves to arrive at the past and future.

How to reach

The place is also called Pullirukuvelur. The temple is around 15 kms from Mayavaram, about 10 kms from Seerkazhi and 50 kms from Kumbakonam. Lot of bus facilities are available from important places around. The nearest airport is at Trichy while there is a seperate station for Vaideeswaran koil on the Villupuram-Mayavaram route.


Thaiyal nayaki
Lord Muruga as Selva Muthukumaraswamy
Dhanvantri -the god of ayurvedic medicine
Palani andavar and many more

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 7 am to 12 noon and in the evenings from 4 pm to 8.30 pm.

Temples in proximity

Mayavaram based divyadesams, Sirkazhi based divyadesams, Toniappar temple-Sirkazhi

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