Athitheeswarar Temple at Vaniyambadi is dedicated to Shiva. The shrine is located on the Vellore – Ambur – Krishnagiri road and is around 62 km east of Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The shrine is believed to be more than 1000 years old.
Shiva is worshipped here as Athitheeswarar. Mother Goddess is worshipped here as Perianayaki. Vilwa or Bilwa is the tree associated with the shrine. The sacred pond in the shrine is Shiva Tirtha.
The murti worshipped in the shrine sits atop Nandi Bull. One of the hands of the murti is in Chinmudra.
The most important festivals in the temple are Shivratri and Thiruvathirai Nakshatra in Margazhi month. The annual temple festival, or Brahmotsavam, is held in Chithirai month.
The temple is also associated with Punarpoosam Nakshatra born people. Those born in the birth star will get wishes fulfilled after offering prayers here. Those people born in Punarpoosam star having trouble in horoscope will get relief after doing pujas here.
Athitheeswarar Temple Pooja Timings
Morning Darshan Time – 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening Darshan Time – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Athitheeswarar Temple Contact Address
Sri Athitheeswarar Temple,
Vaniyambadi – Old Vaniyambadi,
Pincode – 635 751
Telephone - +91 4174 226 652,