The Vaidyanatha Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Kannur, Kerala, India. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidya Natha (curer of all diseases). The temple is located at Kanhirangad, 6 kilometres from Thaliprambu, on a hill top. The main deity is Shiva, facing east. Here the deity is self incarnated and as the name (Vaidyanatha) implies, the deity is a celebrated Ayurveda physician. Bhagawathy, Ayyappan and Ganapathy are sub deities at this temple. Two Theyyam deities are also performed in this temple Ullattil Bhagavathi and Katakulangara Bhagavathi. These theyyams are believed to be the watch and ward staff of Sri Kanhirangattappan. Ullattil Bhagavathi is considered to be performing her duty while always on move and the other Bhagavathi is always seen sitting stable in her seat.Sri Vaidyanatha Temple is is located on a hill top at Kanhirangad, 6 km east of Thalipramba Town and 28 km north of Kannur Town. The temple is regarded as one of the 108 ancient Shiva temples of Kerala. Here the deity is self incarnated and as the name Vaidyanatha implies, the deity is a celebrated Ayurveda physician. Bhagawathy, Ayyappan and Ganapathy are sub deities. The deity is also commonly known as Kanhirangattappan (deity of Kanhirangad). Skin and eye diseases get cured here by offering Bhajan (singing of god praising poems). The Kanhiram tree with no bitter leaves is the other significant attraction of the temple. The two Theyyam deities, Ullattil Bhagavathi and Ktakulangara Bhagavathi, are believed to be the watch and ward staff of Sri Kanhirangattappan.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be cured of incurable diseases
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.