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“Badly maintained important temple”

Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Badly maintained important temple”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

A temple of significant importance and dating back several hindred years is now functioning in a very bad state. Absolutely no maintenance nor house keeping whatsoever. A very sad state of affairs.

Thank Amalans
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Navi Mumbai, India
2 reviews
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“Nadi Astrology at Vaitheeswaran Koil”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Hi, I recently been to Viteeshwaran koil & met with one of the nadi astrologer.
I can say with 200% confidence, this is nothing but utter crap !!
Me and my friends was just curious to know about it & can now say with authority – this is simple loot exploiting religious feeling of people.

There is nothing called the so called “leaf with our future” they pretend to be searching, any basic educated astrologer can know/check the basic characteristics of a person if DOB is given, that’s all they do.

The kind of question they ask to know about family name is nothing but equal to ‘Ashwamedahm show of GS Pradeep in malayalam channel”, at least he ask only 15 questions, here they ask endless number of questions and pull the name of our family from us and claim, they found it.

Holy crap, please save that money and lend it to poor people or beggers sitting close to temple, there is no doubt god will bless you and not to those junks who cheat peoples feeling, just run away from them.

Otherwise, Vaitheeswaran Koil is an awesome ancient structure / architechure temple to visit. Just go there to visit temple without getting trapped to the so called astrologers.

Visited April 2014
67 Thank mnair99
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Famous temple totally spoiled by the worst management”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

The temple is the abode of Lord Shiva and Shevvai (Mars-Angarakan). Very famous and is one of the nine "Navagraha" temples. The temple is huge and totally dark, damp and very poorly maintained. The poojaris are after money and no one bothered about the way this beautiful temple is maintained in such an unprofessional way. The mail deity Shevvai (Angarakan) is in a poorly lit corner. Pity, such a historically important temple being left to those who are interested only in making money from the visitors. Be very careful with the "Nadi Josiyam" gang. You will be cheated and left high and dry by the touts here.

Visited April 2014
25 Thank RSDhar
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
439 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
“Famous Navagraha stalam for Chevvai - Vaitheeswaran temple”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

The famous Navagraha stalam for Chevvai is Vaitheeswaran temple. We have visited this temple as a part of our Navagraham stalam trip. This is one of the ancient temple and the main deity Vaiteeswarar will cure all the diseases and gives us a good health.

Visited May 2013
13 Thank SangeethaAnbalagan
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Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
525 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“God of Health”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Temple has the God of Health as presiding deity with also a sannadhi for Sevvay ( Mars) and therefore one of the nine navagraha temples. The temple town is also famous for nadi Jodhidam/ astrology,an amazing experience by itself. Pilgrims. Can offer various body parts in small metal samples sold in the temple as prayer to God for health.

Visited March 2014
13 Thank sridharan2013
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