2017-fyf07-22, Athitheeswarar Temple, Vaniyambadi, Vellore
2017-fyf07-22, Athitheeswarar Temple, Vaniyambadi, Vellore

Athitheeswarar Temple, Vaniyambadi, Vellore

Date built:
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Athitheeswarar Temple,Vaniyambadi (Old Vaniyambadi),Vellore District – 635 751
Phone+91 99941 07395 / 93600 55022 +91 4174 226 652

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.

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.


Legend / Local stories


The legend goes that Lord Brahma once cursed mother Saraswathi to lose her sense of speech. Saraswathi came to Earth and reached Sringeri and began to meditate. Lord Brahma went in search of her and finally found her in Sringeri, convinced her and took her back to Heaven. While going back they reached this temple on the Northern belt of River Palar, stayed and worshipped Lord Shiva here. Lord Shiva pleased on her worship and gave back her speech. On getting back the speech mother Saraswathi sang here. Hence this place was called as Vaniyambadi.

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The other Legend is Saint Kashyap’s wife Athithi worshipped Lord Shiva here on every Punarpoosam day and got a boon. Hence Lord Shiva here, being called in her name as Athitheeswarar. This temple is also Parihara Temple for person born in Punarpoosam star.

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How to Reach:

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.

Contact Details

Athitheeswarar Temple,
Vaniyambadi (Old Vaniyambadi),
Vellore District – 635 751
Phone: +91 4174 226 652
Mobile: +91 99941 07395 / 93600 55022

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