'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Patteeswaram Durgambhika
Sanjeevana Anjaneyar - Srirangam
Agaramangudi Temple
Tirupattur Brahma Temple
Keezhapavoor Narasimha Swami
Poovana Nathar Temple
Perambakkam Soleeswarer
Perambakkam Lakshmi Narasimhar
Vellai Pillaiyar Temple
Kannayiranathar Temple
Kundrathur Subrahmanya Swamy
Ayirathen Vinayagar
Thirumana Thiruthalangal
Thirumanancheri
Mangadu Kamakshi Amman
Sri Vidhyambhika temple
Madurakaliamman
Ettukudi Muruga temple
Nachiyar temple
Arulmigu Seshapureeswara
Ghee Nandeeswarar
Arulmigu Vadivudai Amman
Arulmigu Sangameswarar
Sri Swetharanyeswara
Arulmigu Arthanaareeswara
Kalyana Sundareswara Swami
Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy
Shringa Giri Sri Shanmuga temple
Varasiddhi Vinayaka
Sri Sthalasayana Perumal
Isakki Amman
Erikaattha Ramar
Sri Vallimalai Murugan
Sri Pushparadeswara
Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya
Sri Uthara Ranganatha
Sri Sundareswara
Arulmigu Vinayaka
Valeeswara
Vaacheeswara
Sri Rajarajeswari
Navabhashana
Arulmigu Karaikkaal Ammaiyar
Sri Nagaraja
Sri Agatheeswara
Sri Marundeeswara
Sri Chandramouleeswara
Mahanandiswara
Sri Kulapulli Krishna
Sri Kapaleeswara
Sri Chandrasekhar Swami
Sri Ramanadeswarar
Sri Sivaloga Thyagaraja Swami
Arulmigu Vaidhyanathaswami
Sri Raveeswara
Madhya Jagannatha
Ratnagiri Balamuruga
Lepakshi Veerabhadra
Arulmigu Kasi Viswanatha
Sri Dakshinamoorthy
Sri Thiruvalleswarar
Sri Guru Dakshinamurthy
Thotta Basavanna Nandeeswarar
Sri Yoga Narasimhar
Sri Vadapazhani Aandavar
Sri Mallikarjuna swamy
Sri Poori Pandurangan
Thirukalleeswarar
Thirukachoor
Sri Varamoortheeswara
Sri Pallikondeeswarar
Sri Margabandeswarar
Sri Jalakandeswarar
Sri Kachaleeswarar
Sri Vadaaraneswarar
Sri Subrahmanya Swami
Sri Lakshmi Narayani
Sri Aiyaarappar
Sri Maappilai Swami
Sri Pralayakaleshwarar
Sri Thiripuraandagar
Sri Vedapureeswarar
Sri Thenubhureeswarar
Sri Sarabeswarar
Sri Koniamman
Sri Rinavimochana Lingeswarar
Sri Naganathaswamy
Sri Kottai Maariyamman
Sri Veerarghava Swami
Sri Karaneeswarar
Sri Garbharakshambika
Sri Gangadareswarar
Arulmigu Andal
Sri Agastheeswarar
Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal

"Arulmigu" Vaidhyanathaswami - Poonamalle

 

The omnipotent Lord not only grants deliverance from miseries to mankind but also blesses His devotees with permanent cure from their diseases. Vaitheeswara temple at the center of Poovirunthavalli, Chennai is one of the many sthalas of Lord Vaidhyanatha and is glorified as a kshetra for Planet Mars. Let us visit this glorified temple now.

 

The five-level north-facing Rajagopuram with five beautiful kalasas on its top welcomes us on entering the temple. As we walk to the left, we see a small entrance at the east with a small tower. The sthalateertha is situated outside this entrance. It was believed that people got cured of their diseases by bathing in this tank, which is now called Mangala theertham, but nowadays nobody bathes in this tank. The purana says that Devendra bathed in this tank to get rid off his disease.

Now, let us enter the temple again through the east gate. Kodimaram, altar and Nandi are situated in a row, facing the entrance. Then, we enter the stone-pillared front-mandap, situated outside the inner prahara. At the entrance of this mandap, we see very ancient idols of Dwara Ganapathy and Lord Muruga. Then, we enter the third prahara. Stone inscriptions are seen on either side of the entrance. The statue of the Sun God has been installed in this prahara and we see the sannidhi of Navagrahas to the left of the Sun God. The beauty of the intricate art works on the pillars in the sanctum attracts us. When we walk around the prahara, we see Narthana Ganapathy and Lord Dakshinamoorthy. At the south-west corner of the temple, Somaskandamoorthy is installed. To the west of the sanctum, Veerabhadra, Vinayaka, Kasi Viswanatha, Visalakshi, Nandi and Kumbheswara are seen. Along with these statues are seen those of Thirumagal and Adi Sankara. The charkas of Swami, Ambal and Muruga, installed by Adi Sankara are seen here adjacent to these statues. At the north-west, Lord Muthukumarasamy, portrayed with His two consorts Valli and Devyani blesses His devotees. The statue of Lord Vishnu is kept at the western part of the sanctum wall.

To the north is situated the sannidhi of Chandeswara. Next to Him is seen the beautiful Goddess Durga. At the eesanya corner of the prahara, the urchavamoorthy, Natraja has been portrayed along with His consort Suvagamasundari in a separate sannidhi. Before Him are seen Kalabhairava and the Naalvars. Chandra has been anointed next to them.

At the entrance of the sanctum, Lord Vinayaka has been installed at the left. To the left are seen a Sivalinga and the steps of the Planet Mars. This sthala has the glory of Lord Muruga and Angaraka having done their worship here. The two Dwarabalakas, Poondi and Mundi are seen on each side of the sanctum. As we enter the sanctum and pray to the deity Lord Vaidhyanatha, we get the feeling of instant relief from all our diseases. Then, there's the south-facing sannidhi of Thaiyalnayaki. The beautiful thaayaar with benevolent eyes blesses Her devotees with all the wealth of life. We feel light at heart. Then we enter the outer prahara after circumambulating for nine times the Navagraha sannidhi at the south-east. We have darshan of Paanalingas, the pipal tree and naga.

Angarakasthala

A special feature of the temple is its Rajagopuram, facing the north, with beautiful carvings on its lower wall. Those whose marriages are delayed, those, who have angaraka dosha and those who are childless can offer worship here and be blessed. This temple is also called Sevvaikizhamai koil because it is glorified as an angarakasthalam. 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. Another special feature is that the sun offers worship to the Lord by making his rays fall on the deity in the sanctum for five consecutive days in this month.

Route

We can reach the temple by all the buses that ply to Poonamalle from Chennai. The temple is situated at 1/2 km distance from the Poonamalle bus depot and to the south of the Poonamalle High Road.