The Vaidyanatha Swami Temple is a popular Hindu shrine located in Tambaram, a suburban area around Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The temple lies on the main road between Chromepet and Tambaram.
About The Temple
The temple is primarily dedicated to Lord Shiva who graces here as Vaidyanatha Swamy. The temple has a tower and faces the direction east. The main sanctum sanctorum houses the large Shiva linga of Lord Vaidyanatha Swamy. Goddess Thaiyal Nayaki graces from a separate shrine facing the south. The temple precinct (prakara) around the main shrine has lord Dakshinamurti, Lord Vishnu,Goddess Durga and other deities. There are also smaller shrines for Lord Sasi Mangala Maha Ganapati, Sri Muthukumara Swamy (Lord Muruga) with his consorts Valli and Devanai within the temple complex. The planetary gods or the Navagrahas graces from this temple. A separate shrine is exclusively dedicated for housing the utsava moorthis of various idols like Lord Nataraja-Sivakami, Uma-Maheswara, Ganesha, Subramany-Valli-Devasena. A flag staff, Bali peeth and a Nandi statue is features in this temple.
About The Deity
The chief deity of this temple is Lord Shiva as is called Sri Vaidyanatha Swami while tbe Divine Mother Shakti is known by the name Thaiyalnayaki Ambal.
How To Reach Chennai
Regular flights are available from many major cities to Chennai.
Regular trains are available from many towns aand cities of the country to the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai is well connected to several important cities of the country through regular bus services.
Sri Vaidhyanadha Samy Temple,
Chennai Theni Hwy, Tambaram Sanatoruim,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Pincode – 600047.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M