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
As per Hindu Mythology, the fire God Agni and the Sun God worshipped Lord Shiva here and so this place is known as Theeyathur. (Thee – means Fire). Since Agni worshipped here, those suffering from heat-related diseases worship the Lord for a speedy recovery.
Here comes the temple for Uthirattadhi Nakshathitra !! The people who are born on Uthirattadhi Nakshathitra are good in education and they have good speaking skills.
They are generally fond of jewels and dresses.Sri Brahannayaki Sametha Sahasra Lakshmeeshwarar temple is the one that is considered as auspicious for the Uthirattadhi starrers.
Sri Brahannayaki Sametha Sahasra Lakshmeeshwarar temple is one of the old Shiva temples that was built some 2000 yrs ago and is located in a place called Theeyathur in Pudukottai Dist. This temple is located near the famous Aavudaiyar temple. The main god of this temple is Lord Shiva and He is a Suyambu Moorthy and he graces His devotees facing East. The Goddess is known as Brahannayaki and She graces facing South.
This temple has a special significance attached to the Uthirattadhi Star. It is said that the Sages Agir Budhan, Angirasa, Agni Puran Dhaka and divine sculptor Viswakarama are born on this star. It is still believed that they come here on all monthly star days to worship Sahasra Lakshmeeshwarar and to perform pujas in their invisible form. So the people who are born on this star are advised to visit this temple as often as they could or at least on their birth star days and perform special poojas.
"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.