|VAIDEESWARAN TEMPLE - Siva Temple|
near Sirkazhi and Mayavaram, Tamilnadu
This holy place is sanctified by
the humanitarian doctor Vadieeswaran, enshrined as a Swayambhu Lingam.
It is located between the famous towns of Sirkazhi and Mayavaram of Tamilnadu
There is a spacious temple with two parakarams and four tall towers &
two tanks called Siddhamritha thirtham and Jatayukundam inside the prakaram.
There are many mini shrines housing the august deities like Vinayaka, Muthukumarar,
Balambal called Thaiyalnayaki. It contains many shining bronze statues
of deities like Angaraka, Nataraja, Jatayu, Somaskandhar, Singaravelar,
Bikshadanar, etc. Sri Rama is beleived to have performed the rites
for Jatayu. Angaraka, Surya, Sampathu, Jatayu worshipped the Moolavar
Maheshwar with great veneration.
Lord Subramanya in this temple is
called Muthukumarar and the idol is very big in size of great beauty.
Lord Muruga got his powerful vel from here. Kirthigai festival is
celebrated with great eclat. Angaraka (Mars) is worshipped here at
this temple. Such significance to Angaraka is given nowhere else
in India. Weekly poojas are performed ith utmost enthusiasm.
He was cured of his disease here.
A great feature in the temple construction,
is the design and position of the western tower, which allows the rays
of the Sun to fall on the Sivalinga for a few days every year. Vembadimal
- Sthala vriksham is another important feature. This sacred temple
tree has been existing since the Kritayugam and is called by various names.
It was known as Kadamba in the Kritayugam; Bilva, during the Tretayugam,
Vakula in the Dwaparayugam and Neem in the Kaliyugam.