How to Reach:
The temple is inside the town of Cheyyar which is a district headquarters between Kanchi and Vandavasi. The suburb of Cheyyar where the temple is called Thiruvettipuram The temple is very close to the highway and easily found
The gopuram shows the legend of the temple of Palmyra tree bearing fruit
Legends and Stories of the temple:
The temple was where Shiva preached Vedas to the Devas hence the name Vedapureeshwarar and the place was called Thiru vedapuram or Thiru odhu puram in Tamil now corrupted to thiruvettipuram.
The miracle of Gnanasambhandar helped convert many Jains into Hinduism . This also made the place famous to beget progeny.
There are separate sannidhis for the pancha bhoota sthalams of Shiva like Chidambaram, Thiruvanaikal, Thiruvannamalai, so we get the benefit of praying at all these places here itself.
There is a rare Nagalingam idol here which is also prayed to for begetting progeny and also during Rahukalam pooja prayers here will be answered.
The outer praharam has the nandi and Kodimaram. The nandi is facing outside toward the main entrance
The temple pond in the outer praharam
The next inner praharam houses the main sannidhi, Ambal sannidhi and the pancha bhoota lingam sannidhis. There is a corner where The miracle of Gnanasambandhar is shown
The entrance to the main praharam is flanked by Narthana ganapathy , Murugan and The nagalingam
The praharam and Various shrines with sthalavruksham are seen below
The inner praharam houses the sannidhis of the lord and Ambal,
The Shivan sannidhi has to be entered through two main halls with various inscriptions. The third hall is the Garba gruha with a majestic rough surfaced Shiva lingam facing east
The koshta vigrahas here are the usual Narthana ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy,Mahavishnu ,Brahma and Durga
The Ambal Balagujambikai is about 3 feet tall and standing in her seperate sannidhi with her own Koshta vigrahas ganapathy here is a rarity.
The navagraha sannidhi is in front of the nagalingam. During Saturdays and Rahukalam there are special poojas for these lords.