Lord Dakshinamurthy in the temple graces sitting on the Nandhi the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva holding a deer, battle–axe with a Chinmudra 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.
Sri Athitheeswarar Temple,
Vaniambadi – Old Vaniambadi, Vellore district.
Phone: +91 4174 226 652,99941 07395, 93600 55022
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, Mahashivrathri in February–March, and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December–January are grandly celebrated in the temple.