Lord Atthi Varadar Perumal is a form of Vishnu and the original deity or the moolavar of the Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram city near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The deity is named Atthi Varadar as the idol is made of the Atthi or the fig tree. The Atthi Varadar idol is stored in an underground chamber inside the temple tank which is called the Anantha Sarovaram/ Anantha Saras. This idol is brought out to worship for 48 days after every 40 years.
The holy idol is placed in the Vasantha Mantapam during the worship period. The Vasantha Mantapam is located in the southwest corner of the temple. During this 48 day period, the Aththi Varadar statue will be shown in two different positions,
- Kidantha Thirukkolam Or Sayana Kolam: is when the idol will be in a sleeping posture during the first 24 days of worship.
- Nindra Thirukkolam:: The next 24 days the idol will be in a standing posture for worship.