This temple is dedicated to the Shiva. He is worshiped as Vaitheeswaran or the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. It is one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka) where prayers are also offered for mangal dosha. The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology in Tamil
There is a pond at this temple called Jatayu Kundam (pot of Jatayu having holy ash). One of the nine planets, Angaraka (Mars), suffered from leprosy and was cured by Vaidhyanathaswamy and from then on it is treated as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Mars (Mangal)
The shrine of Thaiyalnayaki has medicinal oil to cure the diseases of the devotees. It is present in the second precinct facing south. The large precinct also has a small shrine to Dhanvantari and shrine of Angaraka in stone sculpture. The southern gateway from this precinct leads to the temple tank and directly faces the Thaiyalnayaki shrine.
The temple has a five-tiered gopuram (temple tower) and large precincts. The central shrine is that of Vaitheeswaran present as lingam in the inner most sanctum. The first precinct around the sanctum has an image of Subramanya on a metal plate. He is worshiped here as Muthukumara Swamy. The other metal images in the sanctum are of Nataraja, Somaskanda, Angaraka and stone sculptures of Durga, Dakshinamoorthy, Surya, Jatayu, Vedas, Sampati.
Brahmotsavam (annual festival) is celebrated during the Tamil calendar months of Pankuni and Thai. Karthigai festival during November is also celebrated with pomp and glory.