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Sri Vaidyanathaswami temple

Moolavar : Vaidyanathaswami
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Sundarambikai, Balambikai
Thala Virutcham : Palm tree
Theertham : Kollidam, Lakshmi, Sivaganga
Agamam / Pooja : Kamya Agama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Mazhuvadi
City : Thirumazhapadi
District : Ariyalur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Sundarar.He addresses the Lord saying that whom he would think of after seeing his gold skinned Lord, clad in tiger skin, kondrai flowers spreading fragrance from His head, with lightning bright hair, the crescent moon, his King, and a precious gem blessing the world from Mazhapadi.This is the 54th Lord Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. The wedding of Nandhi, the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva took place here.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Vaidyanathaswami Temple, Tirumazhapadi, Ariayalur dist.


   91 98433 60716

General Information:

   Lord Ganapathi graces the devotees as Lord Sundara Vinayaka. The place is also known as Tirumazhuvadi.


   Those suffering from severe diseases, bathe in the sacred spring and pray to Lord Vaidyanathaswami.

Thanks giving:

   Those suffering from high temperature offer boiled rice with rasam as nivedhana to Lord Jura Haraharar in the temple.

Greatness Of Temple:

   There are two Ambika shrines ? Balambika and Sundarambika. The wedding of Nandhi is celebrated on the Panguni Punarvasu star day in March-April. It is believed that those who attend this festival will get married soon, hence there will be more youths of both sex of marriageable age attending the festival. Lord Somaskanda made of a single stone graces from a separate shrine. In the shrine of Lord Brahmma in the temple, there are four Nandis representing the four Vedas. There are two Lord Dakshinamurthi shrines and a shrine for Mother Katyayini.

Temple History:

   Sage Siladha, a resident of Tiruvaiyaru performed penance on Lord Shiva seeking child boon. A voice spoke to the sage telling him that his wish could be realized if he conducts the Puthrakameshti Yajna and he would get box with a child while tilling the land for the yagna. He was advised to bring up the child having longevity of just 16 years only. Siladha found the box and on opening it, found a child with 3 eyes, 4 shoulders and crescent moon adoring the head. Struck by a shock, he closed the box and opened again and found a child in normal human form. He named the child Japesar.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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