Morning prayer to Vaidyanatha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Translated by P. R. Ramachander

The name means Lord of the doctors (a form of Shiva) and prayer to him is supposed to help in curing of diseases.He is the presiding deity in Vaitheeswaran Koil,This temple also houses a separate temple for Chovvai. It is believed that Lord Rama pergformed the obsequies to Jadayu in this place.

Sri Rama Soumithri Jadayu Veda shadadanadithya Kujarchithaya,
Sri Neela kadaya dhaya mayaya Sri Vaidyanathaya Namasivaya.

My salutations to the great Lord Shiva,
Who is the chief among all physicians,
Who has been worshipped by Rama, Lakshmana and Jadayu,
And who has also been worshipped by Vedas, Subrhamanya, Sun and the mars.