Rudra Pasuapthi Nayanar (ருத்ர பசுபதி நாயனார்)
Birth place : Thiruthalaiyur
Star : Purattasi Asvini
Pasupathi, a Brahmin in the village of Thiruthalaiyur was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Everyday early in the morning, he used to stand in neck deep water and do Rudra japam. This japam went on for hours at a time. Pleased by his japam, the Lord gathered Pasupathi to his feet. The everyday routine of Rudra japam by this devotee earned him the name Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar.