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Introduction: Vaidheeshvarankoil is an important place of pilgrimage
in Tamil Nadu State. The place is situated near the Chidambaram famous for its Nataraja temple. The presiding deity is Lord Siva,
known as Vaidheeshvaran. The Devi is known by the name of Balambika.
Lord Siva is said to have been worshipped by Jatayu, the eagle famous
for his part in Ramayana and the Sun, Mars and the vedas themselves.
So the place has the names Jatayupuri, Suryapuri, Angarakapuri and
Vedapuri. Lord Siva at this temple is said to relieve the worshippers
of their sins and other problems. It is at this place only Lord
Kartikeya is said to have obtained the spear with which He could
fight the demon Soora . So His shrine in this temple is very popular
and attracts large number of devotees. Lord Siva at this temple had
been worshipped by sages and siddhas. Saivaite saints (known as
Nayanmars) have visited the temple and sung songs in praise of the
Lord. People believe that by worshipping the Lord here they can get
rid of even serious diseases: hence His name Vaidheesvara. The
following verses in praise of the Devi appear in the Skandha


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mEy EnD 
Eh кpAкVA"m^ ॥ 1॥

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mEy EnD 
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vEr prmTloкpt 
, prgSB 

mEy EnD 
Eh кpAкVA"m^ ॥ 3॥
я¿AEdEBEv EяtEcttяtEZBAg 

rMBAEdmAd vкrFdýкrozy`m 


mEy EnD 
Eh кpAкVA"m^ ॥ 4॥
mAEZ?ymOE?tкEvEnEm tm 


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