Vaitheeswaran Koil, Vaitheeswarankovil

#8 of 45 in Things to do in Nagapattinam District
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Vaitheeswaran Koil or Pullirukkuvelur is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Vaitheeswaran or the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. Vaitheeswaran is a Tamil derivative from vaidya (Doctor) and Ishvara (God/Master). The presiding deity is Sri vaidyanathan. He is the God of Healing. When pronouncing in Tamil, it sounds like "vaideeswaran". It is one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples and is associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka).The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology in Tamil. It is located 7 kilometers from Sirkazhi, 235 kilometers from Chennai, 27 km from Chidambaram, 110 km from Thanjavur and 16 km from Mayiladuthurai.The holy waters of the Siddhamirtham tank within the temple complex contains nectar, and a holy dip is believed to cure all diseases.The temple is revered by the Tevaram hymns of 7th-century Saiva nayanars - Tamil saint poets and is also classified as a Paadal Petra Sthalam (temple revered by the nayanars).
Put Vaitheeswaran Koil and other Vaitheeswarankovil attractions into our Vaitheeswarankovil vacation maker website, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Vaitheeswaran Koil
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Vaitheeswaran Koil reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
70 reviews
  • The main deity in the temple is Lord Vaidyanathan, a shivlingam considered to be a doctor and his consort is Thayilnayaki amman, a nurse with sewing kit to stitch those who are operated upon. Very...  more »
  • Temple under construction. Therefore, please use the front side, not the backside of the temple. Since the temple is under renovation, it would be good to go after a year, since it is not safe for.....  more »
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance