Uthiratadhi – Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 1000 yeras

Name of deity

Moolavar: Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar

Ambal: Brihannayaki

Star: Uthiratadhi

Male:

You believe in the value of your word and the sanctity of your values. Your standing in society is dependant more on your personality than on your monetary position. People will like and respect you. You are sometimes impractical, but always honest and most often level-headed. You are aware of the world around you but you may refuse to be swayed by the action of others. Ironically, you can be extremely quick-tempered as well as extremely practical and calm, depending on what the situation warrants. You take encouragement well and your performance improves markedly when you are noticed and appreciated. You are willing to do any number of things for others, but you require commendation. Lack of praise should not upset you unduly. An unbending ego will work counter to your desired goals. A second-half of your life will be more rewarding than the first. Once you find the person who fulfils all your emotional needs, you will remain a faithful and dedicated husband.

Female:

You are a charming conversationalist and a good friend. You are also keenly interested in science and technology. Your nature is a captivating mixture of tradition and modernity. You cherish the grandeur of traditional, while enjoying the wonders of the modern age. You care about your family, your society and your world. You are diplomatic in your dealing with all types of people. You respect your parents. You are kind-hearted often will not ask for assistance for fear that it will inconvenience other. You will be well informed about a variety of subjects. You are deeply aware of your duty to those less fortunate than yourself. You can be sensitive about matter that you care about deeply. You husband will be an efficient and careful man.

Sthalapuranam:

Lord Vishnu was performing Shiva Puja each day with 1000 lotus flowers.  When the number was short by one, Lord Vishnu to make up the shortage tried to pluck one of his eyes to offer it 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.

The temple has special significance attached to Uthiratadhi star.  Sages Agir Budhan, Angirasa, Agni Purandhaka and divine sculptor Viswakarama are born in this star.  They come here on all monthly star days to worship Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar to perform pujas in their invisible form, according to belief.  Hence the starrers 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.  Thee in Tamil means fire.  As hot Agni worshipped here, those suffering from heat related diseases worship here.  All pray to Lord and Mother with abishek and archanas for a smooth life without monetary, health and other problems.

Route:

The devotee has to reach Avudayarkoil 40 km from Pudukkottai. Proceeding from Avudayarkoil towards Tirupuvanavasal, Theeyathur is 21 km far. Those going from Madurai can take the Tirupuvanavasal buses running via Aranthangi. The distance is 120 km.

Temple Timings:

6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.

Temple Telephone Number:

04371239 212, 99652 11768, 97861 57348

Temple Address:

Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple,

Theeyathur – 614 629,

Avudayar Koil Taluk,

Pudukkottai district.

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