Sri Vaitheeshwaran temple is located in Pullirukkuvelur about 50km from the temple-town of Kumbhakonam in Tamil Nadu. Lord Vaitheeshwarar is accompanied by Tayal Nayaki holding a medicine pot. This Kshetra is popular for Kuja or Angaraka Dosha Parihara. It is believed that, Lord Shiva blessed Navagrahas (nine planets) in this region. By offering obeisance to Kuja Graha (Planet Mars) in this Kshetra, many problems associated with planetary position of Mars are addressed.
Siddhamrita tank in the temple premises are believed to cure skin related diseases. Also, a pond known as Jatayu Kundam is here. This Kshetra is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology in Tamil.