VAITHEESWARAN KOIL TEMPLE
A Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu, India, known as Pullirukkuvelur or Vaitheeswaran Koil, is dedicated to the god Shiva. Prayers to Vaitheeswaran, also known as Shiva's "God of Healing," are believed to have the power to heal diseases. It is one of the nine Navagraha temples that are associated with Mars (Angaraka), the planet. was cured of leprosy by Vaidhyanathaswamy, and since then, it has been considered one of the Navagraha Temples for the planet Angaraka. Subramanya was asked to appear with just one face instead of his usual six by Parvati, Shiva's consort. She was pleased when he did so, and she gave him Vel, a weapon to kill the demons. Subramanya defeated the demon asura Surapadman, and his army suffered severe injuries during the war. The wounds were healed when Shiva appeared as the healer Vaitheeswaran. Another legend states that Shiva appeared in the form of a physician named Vaidya and treated Angahara, a fervent devotee, of leprosy. It was believed that Surya, Muruga, and Jatayu all performed Shiva worship here. On the Thanjavur-Chidambaram highway, Vaitheeswarankoil is 13 km (8.1 mi) from Mayavaram and 90 km (56 mi) from Thanjavur. Between Sirkali and Mayiladuthurai State Highway and the temple, The government of Tamil Nadu operates frequent bus services. The railway station is on the road that connects Chennai and Mayiladuthurai. Trains that stop at Vaitheeswaran Koil (VDL) Railway station include the Chozhan Express, which connects to Chennai, the Uzhavan Express, and the Pamani Express, which connects to Tirupati.