Angarahan Temple (Mars – Sevvai)

Temple History

The temple is believed to exist even before the time Ramayana took place. It is found from the history that Ram and Lakshman have visited this shrine and worshipped Lord Vaithyanatha Swamy who is the ultimate healer of all diseases. The presiding deity is called Vaithyanatha Swamy and his consort is named as Thaiyalnayaki Amman.

Greatness of Temple 

It is strongly believed that people suffering from all diseases are healed with the power and benevolence of Lord Vaithyanatha Swamy. The Goddess Thaiyalnayaki Amman blesses his devotees with a pot in her hand which is filled with medicinal oil. The temple tank is called siddhamirtham. Taking a holy dip in the temple tank prior to worshipping the God is considered to be very sacred. Putting jiggery into the water is believed to cure all kinds of skin diseases.

Temple Specialty

Besides all these things, the temple is renowned for the Angarakan Shrine. Angarakan is one of the nine planetary deities. Worshipping this Angarakan God and offering him with red colored cloths, fruits and lentils is believed to rescue the devotees from the ill effects of the planetary transitions.


The annual festival, Brahmothsavam – January / February, Karthigai Festival – November . Kantha Sashti is celebrated as in other temples for Lord Muruga.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Poombuhar Museum. Beach.


By Road

Vaitheeswaran Koil is situated at 7kms from Sirkazhi, 16kms from Mayilduthurai and 27kms from Chidhambaram. From Tanjore, one can reach this temple by travelling a distance of 110kms.

By Rail

The nearest railheads are Chidambaram and Mayiladuthurai. 

By Air

The nearest airport is at Tiruchirapalli. From there, you can reach the temple in Via Tanjore.

Opening time

6 A.M. to 1P.M

4.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M.

Closing time

1.00 PM to 04.00 PM

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