Saturday, 24 November 2012

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The Vaitheeswaran Temple is located in Vaitheeswaran Koil Street, Poonamallee, Chennai suburb. The temple is around a km away from the Poonamallee bus terminus.The Vaitheeswaran Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Vaitheeswarar Swami and Divine Mother Shakti as Thayal Nayaki

A special feature of the temple is its Rajagopuram, facing the north, with beautiful carvings on its lower wall. Those whose marriages are delayed, those, who have angaraka dosha and those who are childless can offer worship here and be blessed. This temple is also called Sevvaikizhamai koil because it is glorified as an angarakasthalam. On the Tuesdays in the Tamil month of Maasi, devotees throng this temple in huge crowds. They fulfill their prayer commitments once their prayers are granted. Another special feature is that the sun offers worship to the Lord by making his rays fall on the deity in the sanctum for five consecutive days in this month.

Sri Thaiyal Nayagi udanurai Vaitheeswaran Temple at Poonamalle (Chennai Navagraha Sthalam  – Sevvai)
This is being considered as the Sevvai (Angaraka – Mars) sthalam for the Navagraha worship. The temple is lavish, big and well maintained. Here the temple has a separate Sevvai Padam (legs) and a statue of the Sthala Vruksha Thaazhi Palm tree and also 3 Chakrams which were established by the Adi Shankara (Sri Chakram, Subramania Chakram and Shanmuga Chakram) near the Subramania Swami shrine. The front mandapam near the Shiva Shrine has beautiful carvings on the roof. The South entrance has some interesting sculptures on either side. The main deity is known as ‘Theera Vinai Theertha Perumal’.

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