The Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar temple is located in Theeyatur, Pudukkottai district, Tamil Nadu. The main deity is Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar and Amman (Thayar) is Brihannayaki Perianayaki. This is a Star Temple.
About the Temple
The temple has special significance attached to those who are born under the Uthiratadhi. Sages Agir Budhan, Angirasa, Agni Purandhaka and divine sculptor Viswakarama were born under this star. Those born under this star are advised to visit the temple as often as they can or at least on their annual star day, perform Homas with a nivedhana of sweet pudding made with cashews, ghee, badam, grapes and honey for relief from problems as debt burden and progress in efforts stalled due to reasons known or unknown. As Fire God and Sun also known as Ayan worshipped here, the place is named Theeyathur.
About The Deity
The main God in this temple is Lord Shiva as Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar. His consort is Goddess Brihannayaki – Perianayaki.
Legend and Stories
Legend goes that Lord Vishnu was once doing a Shiva Puja each day with about a thousand lotuses. When the number was short by one, Lord Vishnu plucked one of his eyes to make up the shortage. Lord Shiva but was prevented by Lord Shiva and granted darshan. Sri Mahalakshmi followed Lord Vishnu with the puja and realized Her wish of Shiva darshan. As Lord Shiva granted Darshan to Mahalakshmi who worshipped Him with 1000 flowers, He is named Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar. Sahasram means 1000.
People visit this temple for the sake of special abishekas, archanas and Homas and offer Sweet Pudding with cashews, grapes, honey and Badam as nivedhana to Lord and Mother and distribute it to poor
Uthiratadhi starrers pray seeking solutions to their problems. Devotees seek the blessings of Lord for relief from debt burdens and child boon and prosperity.
Nearby Place To Visit
Vruddhapureeswarar (Pazhampathinathar) Temple
Sathya Murthy Perumal Temple
Muthu Mari Amman Temple
If one is travelling by word, one has to go to Avudayarkoil 40 km from Pudukkottai. From Avudayarkoil towards Tirupuvanavasal, Theeyathur is 21 km far. Those who travel from Madurai can take the Tirupuvanavasal buses running via Aranthangi. The distance is 120 km. The closest railways are in Aranthagi and the closest airport is in Trichy.
Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple,
Avudayar Koil Taluk,
Pincode – 614 629
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- People born on Uthiratadhi star days get solutions to their problems
- Child boon
- For general well-being of people born under Uttarabhadra/Uttirataadhii star
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.