Vaitheeswaran Temple

Saivam

 

Overview

Vaitheeswaran Koil located between Sirkali to Mayiladuthurai State Highway. Many Siddhas in days of performed abishek to Lord of this place with nectar and gained many boons.  The nectar used for the abishek mixed with the holy spring.  18 theerthas are mixed in this tank which cures all diseases people suffer from.  When Sage Sadananda was performing penance here, he saw a snake trying to devour a frog.  As the incident disturbed his penance, he cursed them.  Since then, no snake or frog comes near this tank. 
 
The temple has a 5-tier gopuram  and large precincts. The central shrine is that of Vaitheeswaran present as lingam in the inner most sanctum. The first precinct around the sanctum has the metal image of Subramanya, worhsipped here as Muthukumara Swamy. The other metal images in the sanctum are of Nataraja, Somaskanda, Angaraka and stone sculptures of Durga, Dakshinamoorthy, Surya  Jatayu, Vedas, Sampati. The Sthala Vriksha temple tree is margosa which possesses medicinal properties.It is located in the eastern gateway of the temple. The eastern gateway also has the shrine of Adi temple that has a smaller replica of the main shrines. There is a fine metal image of Gangavisarjanar inside the temple.
 
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m
 
It is located 7 kilometers from Sirkazhi, 235 kilometers from Chennai, 27 km from Chidambaram, 110 km from Thanjavur and 16 km from Mayiladuthurai.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Nagapattinam
Location
Mayiladuthurai
Address
Sri Vaidyanatha Swami Temple, Vaitheeswaran Koil, Nagapattinam district, Pin–609 117.
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Open Year
12th century
Dedicated To
Vikrama Chola
Visiting Hours
Morning : 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Evening : 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

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