Sri Chandikeswarar is an aspect of Chandi in human form later elevated to the status of divinity, to signify the connection between Siva and Chandi, or
Durga. Chandikeswarar is a ferocious god, holding weapons of war and ready to do battle for a divine cause. His images are generally found in a corner in all the Siva temples. As in case of Nandi, devotees usually visit him and pay their respects before going to see the
Siva Linga in the sanctum sanctorum.
CHANDIKESAWARAR AT SSVT
In Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Chandikeswarar is installed beside Siva shrine.