Thursday, January 25, 2018

Athitheeswarar Temple, Vaniyambadi, Vellore

Athitheeswarar Temple, Vaniyambadi, Vellore
Athitheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vaniyambadi Town in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located at Old Vaniyambadi. The shrine is believed to be more than 1000 years old. This is the special parihara Sthalam for people born on “Punarvasu” star.

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The Temple
The temple is associated with people born under the Punarpoosam Nakshatram. Presiding Deity is called as Athitheeswarar and Mother is called as Periyanayagi / Bruhannayaki. Lord Dakshinamurthy is seen in the temple, sitting on the Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva holding a deer, battle-axe with a Chin Mudra, a symbol keeping the thumb and second finger together while the other three fingers are together separately.

The philosophy behind the thumb and the second finger touching each other is, that the Jeevatma (second finger) bends to join the Paramatma (thumb) thus keeping away from the other three fingers representing arrogance, fate and illusion. These three drag the Jeevatma the second finger from Paramatma the thumb. The Bruhannayaki Akanda Vilwa tree is a tree with broad branches and is the temple tree. Theertham is called as Shiva Theertham.

Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Mahasivarathri in February-March, and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are grandly celebrated in the temple.
The temple is associated with Punarpoosam Nakshatra born people. Those people born in Punarpoosam star having trouble in horoscope will get relief after doing pujas here. Punarpoosam Star people are advised to visit this temple during their star day and are suggested to do flower pooja to the God, in order to get rid of their adverse planetary effect.
Athitheeswarar Temple,
Vaniyambadi (Old Vaniyambadi),
Vellore District – 635 751
Phone: +91 4174 226 652
Mobile: +91 99941 07395 / 93600 55022
The shrine is located on the Vellore – Ambur – Krishnagiri Road. The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Vaniyambadi Bus Stand, 4 Kms from Vaniyambadi Railway Station, 5 Kms from Vaniyambadi, 300 meters from Old Vaniyambadi, 20 Kms from Jolarpettai, 23 Kms from Tirupattur, 21 Kms from Ambur, 10 Kms from Vadachery, 47 Kms from Gudiyattam, 70 Kms from Vellore and 206 Kms from Chennai. Nearest Railway Station is located at Vaniyambadi and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.