Sri Vaidyanatha temple is situated in the heart of Mysore city, in the district of Mysore, in the state of Karnataka in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Vaidyanatha (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is natural spring. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is none.
The important festivals of this shrine are Masi Magam Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Navarathri in September-October; Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Shivarathri in Feburary-March and Skanda Sashti in October-November. Other important festivals are Deepavali, New Year day according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendarand Pongal.
It is to be remembered that it is the most sought after temple in South India. Devotees from several parts of Karnataka and its neighboring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala visit this particular shrine.
The temple is open for all Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
It is one of the sought after temple in the list of South Indian pilgrimage Lord Shiva temple list. Devotees and pilgrims pray for peace of mind without any type of confusion in personal and professional successful life and for fearlessness in any given situation. Special pujas and rituals are conducted on the eve of Shivarathri in this shrine.
Address – SriVaidyanatha Temple, Mysore, Karnataka