Vaitheeswaran Koil

Vaitheeswaran Koil near Chidambaram is dedicated to Angaraka (Mars). The main deity, Lord Siva is called by Vaitheeswaran, who possess healing properties. Praying Vaitheeswaran ‘God of medicine’ can cure skin diseases.  Mars plays a role in establishing strong marital relationships.

Vaitheeswaran Koil Legends

Angarakan (Chevvai), son of Lord Siva, who born from the drop of Lord Siva’s.  Once, When Lord Siva was in deep meditation, a drop of sweat from the Siva’s forehead fell on the Earth. A male child was born out of this drop. It is said that Lord Siva cured Angarakan skin disease, following which he joined Navagraha Club.

One should take holy dip at Temple Tank ‘Siddsmrita’ before entering temple, which is believed to possess healing properties for skin diseases.

It is said that Saptarshi worshiped Lord Siva here.

It is said that Lord Sri Rama and Lakshmana performed final rituals for Jatayu (The king of Birds) by immersing ashes here at Jatayu Kundam.

This temple is revered by the Tevaram hymns of 7th Century Saiva Nayanars. Nayanars, 63 Shaivitie Saints sang in praise of Lord Siva

Vaitheeswaran Koil Medical properties

The ashes here referred to as Thiruchandu Urundal, which acts as a medicine for skin diseases. This ash will be collected from Homa Gundam. Another medicine is made out of Chandan (Sandalwood powder and is mixed with saffron.

As Chevvai represents in Red Color, Devotees should offer him Thoor Dal and Red Arali flowers during pooja. Besides this, Milag (Pepper) and Salt with Jaggery are offered in the Siddhamritam to get rid of diseases.

Tuesdays are preferred to worship Angarakan. One worship’s Angakaran here, by fasting for 21 Tuesday’s, the unlucky influence of Tuesday (Mangal) will be cleared.

Vaitheeswaran Koil History

Vaidhyanatha Swamy is the main deity here and His consort Thayyalanayaki Ambal stands here holding medicinal oil, which cures diseases.

Here in this temple, Angarakan is worshipped in two forms, one deity will be taken out in a procession during the festivals and the main deity, remains permanently inside the temple. Processional deity located near the Vaidhyanatha Sannidhi (the main deity) and Moolavar is located the eastern side of the outer prakaram (circumambulatory path). The Angarakan processional deity atop Goat during the procession, which will be held within the temple on every Tuesday.

Vaitheeswaran Koil Temple Timings:

  • Morning Hours: 6 am – 1 pm
  • Evening Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm

Vaitheeswaran Koil Address

Arulmigu Vaidhyanathar Temple,

Vaitheeswaran Kovil,

Vaitheeswaran Kovil post,

Srirkali Taluk,

Nagapattinam District – 609117

Vaitheeswaran Koil Pooja Benefits

  • Helps in establishing a good marital relationship
  • Frees one from debts, poverty and cures skin diseases
  • Will be blessed with a good son, who brings good name and fame to the family
  • Recovers from poor eyesight
  • Will be blessed with good properties
  • Will be blessed with victory
  • Will bestow Valor and gives strength to the person.
  • To get rid of the financial crisis

How to reach Vaitheeswaran Koil?

  1. Temple is 25 km from Chidambaram
  2. Temple is 325 km away from Tirupati.
  3. Temple is 1.3 km from Vaitheeswaran Railway station
  4. Temple is 50 km from Kumbakonam and 4 km from Mayiladuthurai on the Chidambaram Road.

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  1. im really impressed. can d pooja b performed in our absence.

  2. Is there any prayers for sevai dhosham if yes what is the requirements

    • Dear Madam,

      Special Pooja will be performed for Sevvai Dosham on all days. Timings: 6:00 am – 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 8 pm. Gurukal will perform special pooja for devotees suffering from Sevvai Dosham. Gurukal will guide you on this.

  3. can you send me the mobile number of Ramachandra Gurukkal

  4. For health benefits is there any special pooja for vidhyanatha swamy..Can I pay the amount through neft for pooja and will I get prasad through post..

  5. Let me know the main Gurukkals phone number so that money can be sent for performing Pooja and sending me Prasadam.

  6. We are planning to do our baby girl’s Kathukuthu function at the temple.. May I know what are the formalities for the same..

  7. Hi,

    My daughter’s wedding is getting postponed for a long time. For various reasons she is denying to choose anyone. Once it gets closer she refuses. Is there any pariharam I can do for this

    • HI Sir,

      please perform subha managala deepa pooja at Swamymalai,3000 rs cost for one pooja,one day in advance you have to book, so that your daughter will get marry soon.


  8. R.Balakrishnan, Chennai.

    Sir, I have proposed to visit Vaitheeswaran Temple with my family. Can you provide information about good lodges/hotels or Temple lodges to stay there and tariff ? Also inform the temple timing.

  9. Sir,

    As per your advice, I am planning to go/reach Vaitheeswaran Koil on Saturday (28-1-2017) in morning to perform Chevvai Dosham pooja for my son (wrt. marriage issue). I request you to kindly let me know about booking ticket on line and to whom I should contact there.

  10. i have planned on 30-01-2017 to remove my child’s birth hair. at what time should i come ? what are the procedures?

  11. Namaste Gurukkal,

    For your kind advise on type of Pooja to seek GOD’s Blessings for the following:

    1. My wife (47 years old) has been suffering from major health issues including s two strokes. And she is scheduled for a major orthopaedic operation later this year.
    She is Makara Rasi – Dhanishta Nachi, just started the 7.5 years Shaniswaran.

    2. My son (29+ years old), a graduate, unable to secure a proper paying job, and looking for a suitable marriage proposal for him. He is Mesha Rasi – Bharani Nachi.

    3. Thirdly, myself (59 years old), experiencing health problem, cannot get a proper job and lack of peace of mind and inner happiness. Also experiencing family disunity.


    • HI Sir,

      PLease contact the local astrologer please follow his guidelines and perform the pooja as he suggested.


  12. When is lunar eclipse, is it Jan 9 or 10? Is Vaitheeswara temple closed? We are in Kumbakonam on 9th and 10th and want to come to temple, please let us know.

  13. We want to sponsor milk abhishek for Muthukumaraswamy Vaidyanathaswamy and Thaiyalnayagi on 3rd Feb How do we pay and whom to contact

  14. Hi.. I want to know whether Navagraha temples around Kumbakonam will be open during lunar eclipse? If closed, then what time temples will close and what time it will be opening again?

  15. Hello sir, when panguni utsavam is going to be started in temple ……i heared that 28 days in panguni utsavam was there … plz i need Information about it nd need a reply

    • HI Sir,

      panguni uthsavam will be started in the month of panguni masam it wil be started from march 31st to 10 days continously.


  16. We are coming to worship God by April 8.. we also wish to do nadi josiyam. What will be the correct time to visit. Whether the nadi josiyam is done at evening time.?

  17. Our family planning to visit vaitheeswara temple in 3rd or 4th week of May, 2017. On this occasion, we would like to get nadi josya since it is said that famous astrologers are in temple town. Would you please suggest me the details of reliable astrologers and the fee charged by them.
    Thank you

  18. Which kurukal for nadai josiyam to see. Am coming tomorrow.

  19. Hello sir. We are planning to come temple on Tuesday and we want to do chevvai parikaram poojai. We need to know timing and how much to pay? Or can we do online booking?

  20. Sir
    I want to worship vaitheeswaran swamy to get rid of many problems first should posses a job, then Child, to solve divorce problem
    Can u suggest me on which day shall it be better to worship and What kind of poojas to be performed. Being a female facing lot of problems though residing at home only.also wish to go for nadi jyothisyam pls provide me the details
    No support from both side families
    Thank you very much

  21. how and where to get the vaidheeswarar temple tablets through courier.
    My address is Flat no.104, Neley apartments, 2nd cross street, MLA Layout, Kalena Agrahara, Bannerghatta road, bangalore 560076

  22. Dear Sir,
    I would like to know about my family well beings and my career and my daughters education and career prospects by reading the nadi. Can you please suggest what needs to be done?

  23. We consider this deity as our ‘Kula Deviam’. Hence we have been going to this temple almost regularly every year to pay our obeisance and do archana etc. Added we also annually remit the prescribed amount to the Koil authorities to do archana on a monthly basis and send ‘prasadam’ (vibuthi and kunkuam) which we have been getting regularly by post. In addition we had remitted by DD/transfer the prescribed amount by the temple authorities for doing annual abhishekam and archana on our marriage day and our grandson’s birthday. For this purpose we had remitted Rs.18,000/- each to the Devasthanam. However, we don’t get any prasadam on dates prescribed! On contact them over phone today, it appears they don’t have any record albeit we have pucca receipt for the same from the temple! What to do? They don’t have any e-mail address and their website reported in the site does not exist! Can you help?

  24. On what days is the Mangal dosha pooja performed at Vaitheeswaran koil??

    • Hi Sir,
      mangal dosha pooja is performed every day and tuesdays are the best days to perform the pooja.

      Thank You.

  25. Hello sir – what are the temple timings for this coming Monday? Date is 7th of August. Asking because Grahanam…

  26. Dear sir,
    What is the timings to get tonsure done here ?


  27. Dear sir,
    Warm greetings, we supposed to travel for more than 8 hours to the temple and we planned the trip to start by night and we wil reach temple by morning. So kindly suggest for refreshment like free bathroom fecilities, etc.. We request u the quick reply. Thanking you si..

  28. Vishnu Mohan Ramasamy

    Abishekgam timing’s for lord muthukumaraswamy??

  29. Sir. Is it possible to get aksharabhyasam done in the temple…

  30. Can we perform marriages in the temple? What is the procedure and will they make the marriage registration?

  31. Hello

    How can I send donation to the temple? I am in US and would like to donate

    • HI Sir,

      There is no online facilities for the temple so you can send through your friends or family members


  32. Excellent web site

  33. When is karthigai dheepam celebrated in vaitheeswaran koil temple? Previous year we visited but they told there would be karthigai celbration before the day can anyone guide me??

  34. Sir, shall i ask one question, this temple prasadam what are diseases can cure it. Could i refer this prasadam for sugar, bp patient.

  35. Sir,
    What is the Prasadam which we are getting to cure the skin disease in the temple ?
    How to get it as well sir ?

  36. Thanks for the info…very useful

  37. kuja dosha pooja cost

  38. Please advise appropriate way to offer donation to the Hundi from Chennai

  39. Pls let me know if there is accommodation near by temple it’s FAMILY of 5 members mom brahmin

  40. This temple is very powerful temple in the world.

  41. Tonsure contacts needed for vaitheeswaran temple

    • Dear sir,
      no such numbers are provided, but you can get the facility on arrival, please call us at 9393939150 for any further queries sir,
      Thank you

  42. Dear Sir/Madam,
    please contact 9393939150 for detailed information regarding the naadi astrology.
    Thank you.

  43. Vaidyanathan Natarajan

    I will like to perform Agasthya Siddha Pariharam pooja at Vaitheeswaran Kovil on 01-Sept.2018 /02-Sept-2018 .
    for my daughter, Kindly let me know the procedure. My name is Vaidyanathan Natarajan. Mobile 9619707719 email: [email protected]

  44. Dear sir

    Kindly do take care of the temple. There is no house keeping. Lot of bad smell. We just visited yesterday. The worst administration.

  45. Hi sir/mam
    Suggest me rooms nearer in vaitheeswarn koil

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You need to book in advance for booking accommodation in vaitheswaran please contact 9393939150.
      Thank you .

  46. Sir
    Need to do Maangalya dosham nivarthy Poojafor my daughter
    What is the procedure and any advance booking to be done
    We are from chennai

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      Manglik dosha will be performed in the temple timings and approximately it cost you around 6000.
      Thank you.

  47. Dear Sir,
    I want to conduct Santhana Gopala Mandala pooja for my daughter in Vaitheeswaran temple
    Please let me know what is the procedure and the cost for the same.
    We are from Mumbai.

  48. Hi Sir, I want to know astrology of mine. How much I need to pay. Do I need to take tickets in counter or I need to pay money to priests. Please let me know the details from starting to ending

  49. Hi Sir,
    I need to do Sevaai Pooja . Let me know the duration timing and Costs of it ??

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can perform the pooja on Tuesday and you need to get the tickets at the counter.
      Thank you.

  50. Hi Sir,

    I need to do Angaraka Santhi Pooja (Abishegam) on Tuesday. Should I pay before handed for that? What is the procedure? I am not able to reach the temple office via the contact number given in google.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can perform abhishekam at vaitheswaran koil by taking the ticket temple counter.
      Thank you.

  51. I need accommodation on 5th Feb to do puja. Two rooms r required. Pl send me details.

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You need to book in advance for booking accommodation please contact 9393939150.
      Thank you.

  52. Sir
    I need to do abishekam for anyarakan on Tuesday March 12.can I do it in the evening at 6.30 pm.pls reply

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can get the abhishekam tickets at the temple counter and abhishekam will be performed on arrival in temple hours .
      Thank you.

  53. 1. I need to purchase the Vibhuti medicine (in the form of small Vibhuti beads). Can I pay online and can it be sent to Bangalore?
    2. Can I book for a monthly Archana as per nakshatram and pay for it online?

    267/A, 4th Cross, 9thA Main, 2nd Block Jayanagar, Banglore 560011

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      There is no online booking you need to get at the temple counter.
      Thank you.

  54. Can we pay online for any shaswatha Archana/ Nitya puja

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      There is no online facility for those poojas for more details please contact 9393939150.
      Thank you.

  55. I will be coming from trivandrum to vaitheswarar temple. Could you pls guide how to get there by train.
    Thank you

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You need to check the trains in the official railway site . the nearest railway station to vaitheeswaran railway station which is 1.3 kms from temple.
      Thank you.

  56. I need 12No kunkum pouch & Red colour thread to tie on hand. Please tel me cost Including Courrier charges to coimbatore & aiso Payment mode

  57. Can someone call us . We need to know when the Chevva dosham pariharam Will happens on Tuesday.. whether morning or evening.. if so can you tell us the timing so that we can be prepared

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      The preferable day for chevvai dosham will be on Tuesday and the dress colour is Red.
      Thank you.

  58. Hi,

    I need details about RASI PARIHARA POOJA…

    My rasi is mesha & star is bharani..

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      Kuja dosha pooja will be from 6 am to 7 pm , its a 30 mins pooja and Tuesday is preferable for the pooja.
      Thank you.

  59. For parigaram what time and what day we have to come to temple

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      From 6 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm you can perform and Tuesday is best day for pooja.
      Thank you.