This town is best known for the Vaidyanatha Swamy Temple, which is dedicated to Sri Vaithyanatheeswarar, who is worshipped as a shivling. The temple boasts large enclosures and a five-tiered gopuram. The first enclosure from the sanctum sanctorum houses the idol of Lord Subramanya, who is worshipped as Muthukumara Swamy. Besides, there are metal idols of Lord Nataraja (Lord Shiva worshipped as the god of dance), Angaraka and Somaskanda, along with stone sculptures of Goddess Durga, Lord Surya and Jatayu. The architecture of the temple is such that its western tower allows the sun rays to fall on the shivling for few days every year. The complex also houses a holy tank, called Siddhamirtham, where devotees can take a holy dip that is believed to cure all diseases. Don't miss the inscriptions from the times of Vikrama Chola (12th century CE), the Marathas (18th century) and the Nayaks (16th century CE). The town of Vaitheeswaran Koil is also known as the birthplace of Naadi Jyothisham- the art of making astrological predictions with palm leaves. Apparently, every person has a palm leaf to their name and if you can find the one corresponding to yours, you'll get to know our future.

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