Sunday, January 1, 2023

Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple, Melapanaiyur, Mayiladuthurai

Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple, Melapanaiyur, Mayiladuthurai

Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Melapanaiyur Village in Mayiladuthurai Taluk in Mayiladuthurai District of Tamil Nadu. This temple is situated amidst agricultural fields on the northern side of the village.

The Temple

This temple is facing towards east. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum and ardha mandapam. Idols of Vinayaga and Murugan can be seen at the entrance of the ardha mandapam. The sanctum enshrines the presiding deity, Vaidyanatha Swamy in the form of Shiva Lingam. Dakshinamoorthy, Lingodbhava, Brahma and Durga are the koshta idols located around the sanctum walls.

Chandikeswarar shrine can be seen in his usual location. Shrines of Uma Maheswarar, Vinayaga, Murugan with his consorts Valli & Devasena, Bhairavar, Saneeswarar, Suryan and Chandran can be seen in the temple premises. There is a south facing shrine for goddess Parvati situated on the left side of the sanctum. 


The temple is located at about 2 Kms from Kali, 4 Kms from Korukkai, 8 Kms from Kondal, 9 Kms from Needur Railway Station, 10 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 11 Kms from Manalmedu, 11 Kms from Pandanallur, 11 Kms from Kuthalam, 12 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Old Bus Stand, 13 Kms from Mayiladuthurai, 13 Kms from Mayiladuthurai New Bus Stand and 137 Kms from Trichy Airport. The temple is situated at about 8 Kms to the west of Kondal on Mayiladuthurai to Manalmedu route.