Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sri Vaidhiyanathar Temple, Vaidhitheswaran Kovil

Name of God  : Vaidhyanathan

Color  :   Red

Goddess : Thayyal Nayagi

Thala Virutcham  :   Vembu

Theertham   :  Chithamirtha Theertham

Gem Stone  : Red Coral

Special Day : Tuesday

Temple History

The main deity is Vaidyanatha Swamy, who is believed to have arrived as a Vaidyan or healer, in response to the prayers of Angarakan (Mars) to cure him of the leprosy as he was suffering from. His consort is Thaiyalnayaki, who accompanies him, with a vessel containing medicinal oil. There is also a shrine to the divine healer, Dhanvantari in this temple.

The medicine which Shiva is believed to have given to Angarakan is made from the ashes of the homa kundam in front of the Subrahmanya shrine, is called Thiruchaandu Urundai, Rituals are performed where a mixture of earth and ashes from the homa kundam are shaped into pills and placed at the Thaiyalnayaki shrine and distributed. This is the main Prasadam in this temple, and is believed to cure every type of illness.


Lord Muruga as Muthukumaraswamy was favelin at this shrine with which he cleared the heart of Surapadma in battle.

Contact Address

Sri Vaidhiyanathar Temple, Vaidhitheswaran Kovil, Mayiladuthurai, Nagai

Opening Timing

The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.


55 Km From Kumbakonam, and 6kms from Sirgazhi en route to Mayavaram.

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