vaidyanathashtakam :bombay sistersLord Shiva is considered as the king among physicians. He is worshipped in this form in Purlee Vaijyanath. He is also worshipped in this form at a great temple in Tamil Nadu known as Vaitheeswaran Koil(Temple of the lord of physicians). It is believed that Lord Rama performed the cremation of the bird Jatayu in this spot.It is also believed that Lord Angaraka(planet Mars) who was afflicted by leprosy got cured in this place. It is also believed that Lord Subramanya got his trident(vel) after worshipping in this temple. There is a temple tank called Siddha Amrutha Theertha(the all curing nectar water) in this temple. Bathing in this tank is supposed to cure all diseases. Tiru Chandu pills distributed in this temple are considerd as a cure of all diseases. This is purported to be the medicine, which Vaidyanatha gave to Angaraka to cure his illness. Pilgrims who come here to get their illness cured take this medicine after observing the following directions. They are first required to take bath in the Angasanatana Teertham on an auspicious day during the Sukla Paksha, get the Mrittika (mud) in a new pot to the temple, mix it with sacred ash and a few drops of water from Siddhamurta Teertham. Sree rama soumithri jatayu veda,Shadanadithya kujarchithya,Sree neelakandaya daya mayaya,Sree vaidyanathaya namasivaya. Ganga pravahendu jada dharaya,Trilochanaya smara kala hanthre,Samstha devairapi poojithaya,Sree vaidyanathata namasivaya.Bhaktha priyaya, tripuranthakaya,Pinakine dushta haraya nithyam,Prathyaksha leelaya manushya loke,Sree vaidyanathaya namasivaya.Prabhootha vadadhi samastha roga,Pranasa karthre muni vandhthithaya,Prabhakarennd wagni vilochanaya,Sri vaidyanathaya nama sivaya.Vakchrothra nethrangiri viheena jantho,Vakchrothra nethrangiri sukha pradaya,Kushtadhi sarvonnatha roga hanthre,Sri Vaidyanathaya nama sivaya.Vedantha vedhyaya jagan mayaya,Yogiswara dhyeya Padambujaya,Trimurthy roopaya sahasra namne,Sri vaidyanathaya nama sivaya.Swatheertha mrudbasma brudanga bajam,Pisacha dukha arthi bhayapahaya,Athma swaroopaya sareera bajaam,Sri Vaidyanaathaya namasivaya.Sree neelakandaya vrushaba dwajaya,Sarakkanda basmadhya abhi shobithaya,Suputhradarathi subagyathaya,Sri vaidyanathaya nama sivaya.Balambikesa vaidyesa bava roga haredisa,Japen nama thrayam nithyam maha roga nivaranam.