Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Vaitheeswarar Temple, Poonamallee, Chennai

Vaitheeswarar Temple, Poonamallee, Chennai
Vaitheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Poonamallee Town in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Vaitheeswarar and Mother is called as Thaiyal Nayagi. This ancient village, originally named Puvirinthamallee or 'the place of jasmine', was later anglicised to Poonamallee. This temple is very similar to the Vaitheeswaran Koil temple near Kumbakonam, which is one of the Navagraha Sthalam for Angarakan (Mars in English or Chevvai in Thamizh). This temple is also called as Uthara Vaitheeswaran Koil.








This temple is one among the Navagraha temples of Chennai (or Thondai Mandalam) for Angarakan (Chevvai or Mars).
The Navagraha Temples around Chennai are:
Legends
It is said that Angarakan worshipped Lord Shiva at this place.
The Temple
For brief details, please refer below link;
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm & from 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm.
Festivals
This temple is a Parihara Sthalam for Chevvai Dhosham. Special Poojas are done here on Tuesdays for Sri Angarakan. Surya Pooja happens in this temple in the Thamizh month ‘Maasi’. On the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of Maasi, Sun’s rays directly fall on the main deity around 6 am in the mornings.
Prayers
Those whose marriages are delayed, those, who have Angaraka Dosha and those who are childless can offer worship here and be blessed. 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. The main deity is touted to be having curative effect on the ailments and diseases, as going by the name “Vaitheeswaran” which in Tamil is equivalent to “A Physician”. People come here to pray in front of the main deity for their ailments, as the positive vibrations inside the temple gives curing/ healing effects on almost all diseases.
Contact
Vaitheeswaran Temple,
Poonamallee,
Chennai – 600056
Phone: +91 44 2649 1444
Connectivity
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