Vaitheeswarar Temple, Poonamallee, Chennai
Vaitheeswarar Temple, Poonamallee, Chennai

Vaitheeswarar Temple, Poonamallee, Chennai

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
 Vaitheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Poonamallee Town in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Vaitheeswarar and Mother is called as Thaiyal Nayagi. This ancient village, originally named Puvirinthamallee or ‘the place of jasmine’, was later anglicised to Poonamallee. This temple is very similar to the Vaitheeswaran Koil temple near Kumbakonam, which is one of the Navagraha Sthalam for Angarakan (Mars in English or Chevvai in Thamizh). This temple is also called as Uthara Vaitheeswaran Koil.

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm & from 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm.


This temple is a Parihara Sthalam for Chevvai Dhosham. Special Poojas are done here on Tuesdays for Sri Angarakan. Surya Pooja happens in this temple in the Thamizh month ‘Maasi’. On the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of Maasi, Sun’s rays directly fall on the main deity around 6 am in the mornings.


Those whose marriages are delayed, those, who have Angaraka Dosha and those who are childless can offer worship here and be blessed. On the Tuesdays in the Tamil month of Maasi, devotees throng this temple in huge crowds. They fulfill their prayer commitments once their prayers are granted. The main deity is touted to be having curative effect on the ailments and diseases, as going by the name “Vaitheeswaran” which in Tamil is equivalent to “A Physician”. People come here to pray in front of the main deity for their ailments, as the positive vibrations inside the temple gives curing/ healing effects on almost all diseases.

See also  Kandhaswamy Temple, Cheyyur, Kanchipuram


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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at 400 meters from Poonamallee Government Hospital Bus Stop, 750 meters from Poonamallee Bus Depot, 10 Kms from Mangadu, 8 Kms from Porur, 7 Kms from Porur Junction, 8 Kms from Kundrathur, 15 Kms from Alandur Metro Station, 15 Kms from Guindy Railway Station, 21 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 20 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 15 Kms from Chennai Airport and 21 Kms from Chennai.

On the Chennai Bangalore highway branch off left at Saveetha Dental college and travel up to the Mount Poonamallee road. Take a right turn into Poonamallee town. After about 1-1.5 Kms you will reach the Bus stand and Sundar hospital on the right. A left turn here leads you directly into the temple south side. All buses plying to / or towards Poonamallee can be boarded to reach the temple. The temple is at walk able distance from the Poonamallee Bus stand.

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