Vaitheeswaran Temple or Pullirukkuvelur is a Hindu temple committed to the god Shiva spotted in Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is revered as Vaitheeswaran or the “Lord of recuperating” and it is accepted that supplications to God to Vaitheeswaran can cure sicknesses. It is one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples connected with the planet Mars (Angaraka). The town is additionally known for palm leaf soothsaying called Naadi crystal gazing in Tamil. It is placed 7 kilometers from Sirkazhi, 235 kilometers from Chennai, 27 km from Chidambaram, 110 km from Thanjavur and 16 km from Mayiladuthurai.
The blessed waters of the Siddhamirtham tank inside the temple complex holds nectar, and a sacred dip is accepted to cure all sicknesses.
The temple has a 5-level gopuram (temple tower) and vast areas. The focal altar is that of Vaitheeswaran present as lingam in the internal generally sanctum. The main region around the sanctum has the metal picture of Subramanya, worhsipped here as Muthukumara Swamy. The other metal pictures in the sanctum are of Nataraja, Somaskanda, Angaraka and stone models of Durga, Dakshinamoorthy, Surya (Sun god), Jatayu, Vedas, Sampati. The altar of Thaiyalnayaki who remains with the restorative oil to cure the maladies of the lovers is available in the second region confronting south. The extensive area additionally has a little sanctum to Dhanvantari and holy place of Angaraka in stone figure. The southern portal from this area prompts the temple tank and specifically confronts the Thaiyalnayaki holy place. The Sthala Vriksha (temple tree) is margosa (Azadirachta indica) which has therapeutic properties. It is placed in the eastern passage of the temple. The eastern passage likewise has the hallowed place of Adi (unique) temple that has a more modest copy of the primary sanctums. There is a fine metal picture of Gangavisarjanar inside the temple.
10 day Thai month celebration from Tuesday committed to Lord Selva Muthukuraswami (Muruga) with every day parade in January-February; 28 day Panguni Brahmmotsavam with abishek to Panchamurthi and parade; 6 day Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November; Vaikasi Mannabishek, Mandalabishek and month to month Kruthikas are fabulously celebrated in the temple. The temple will be flooding with lover swarm on month to month Pradosha days. Deepavali, Makar Sankranthi, Tamil and English New Year Days are likewise celebrated in the temple with extraordinary pujas, abishek and so on.
Ruler Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple. The five towers – Gopurams of the temple are on a straight line. The Maragatha Linga (Emerald Linga) is exceptionally well known. There are two banner posts-Kodimaram before the directing divinity made of silver and gold. Navagrahas the nine planets are by and large in the front side of the sanctum confronting distinctive headings in Shiva temples. Here they are behind the sanctum on a straight line complying with the managing Lord favoring the aficionados liberating them of their unfavorable viewpoints, it is accepted.
Throughout the Ramayana period, Rama, Lakshmana and Saptarishi have revered the god in this place.it is accepted that Rama and his sibling Lakshmana cremated the vulture lord Jatayu who was murdered by Ravana when he attempted to keep the snatching of Sita) at this spot.
There is a lake at this temple called Jatayu kundam. One of the nine planets, Angaraka (Mars), experienced infection and was cured by Vaidhyanathaswamy and from that point on it is dealt with as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Angaraka.
Parvati, the associate of Shiva, asked her child, Subramanya to show up with one face from his normal appearance of six appearances. When he did along these lines, she was satisfied and gave him vel to kill the devils.
Subramanya defeated the asura Surapadman and in the war, his armed force was extremely harmed. Shiva turned out as the healer Vaitheeswaran and cured the injuries.
The Chevvai dosham (malefic impact) brought on by unfavorable position of Angarakan or Chevvai in the horoscope may show as forcefulness, inclination to get into unnecessary contentions or envy in the local. It can likewise bring about misfortune of cash, physical damage or even detainment. Chevvai dosham is amended by performing parihara poojas (settlement poojas) to this divinity. Enthusiasts may perform Angaraka Pooja to dispose of budgetary emergency. Venerating Chevvai here aides in killing the negative impacts. Offerings of red material and Bengal gram or kadalai paruppu are made to Chevvai here. Tuesdays are exceptional days here as Chevvai is connected with that day of the week.