Vaidyanadar Sulur

Vaidyanadar Sulur

Saivite Temples, Coimbatore District


Vaitheeswarar, facing east


Thayyal Nayagi, facing south

Other Deities

Mahaganapathi, Ganesha under the Vanni Tree, Ganesha under Peepal Tree, Muruga with consorts, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Raghu, Ketu, Ayyappa, Santana Bhairava, Mahalakshmi, Saraswati, Surya, Chandra, Saneeswara, Dhanvantri

Vaidyanadar Sulur does not have a Rajagopuram and entrance is from both south and east. The main deity is a swayambu (self ocurring). The three Ganeshas mentioned above is a specialty here. The Nandi (bull mount) here is called Kalyana Guna Nandikeshwara. The temple is considered to provide relief from the negative impacts of Raghu and Ketu. The presence of Dhanvantri (god of medicine) here is a rare feature.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


This place was called Suralur Ariyapiratti Nalloor in the 9th Century CE and a King Karikala is known to have built this temple along with 36 other larger ones elsewhere. As per stone inscriptions seen in Selakkarasal Mariamman Temple, Veera Chola III (1168 – 1196 CE) contributed towards the conduct of regular religious rites and poojas for Vaidyanadar Sulur temple. Sural, a form of grass, used to grow in profusion here and hence the place was named as Suralur which later became Sulur. Another version for the name is the whirlwind kind of breeze (Sural, Suzhal) that forms here frequently.


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Sulur is about 18 kilometers east of Coimbatore on the road to Palladam.Vaidyanadar, Sulur is about 600 meters north from the bus stop and near the Sulur Lake and Taluk office.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Coimbatore

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