INTRODUCTION: Veerabhadra is an avatar of Lord Shiva. He was created by Lord Shiva in order to teach a lesson for Lord Daksha, who had insulted Lord Shiva and avoided him to invite for the Yagna conducted by him. Sati was the daughter of Daksha. At her younger age, due to the holiness of Lord Shiva, she loved Lord Shiva and decided to marry him. She married Lord Shiva with the displeasure of Lord Daksha. Daksha doesn’t like Lord Shiva due to his strange appearance. His holy appearance was not liked by him, and he ignored him in all the activities.Once, Daksha performed a grand yagna,..
INTRODUCTION : Kala Bhairava is a Hindu god and considered as an avatar of Lord Shiva. He is also referred in Buddhist texts. He is worshiped all over India, and also in some Asian countries. He is the one who destroys fear from the minds of human beings and gives courage, wisdom, knowledge and boldness. By worshiping him, we will be able to face any difficult situations with ease. Bhairava mainly safe guards his sincere devotees from their enemies. He is regarded as the supreme protector of the entire universe. Once, Lord Brahma has also got five heads similar to Lord Shiva. Due to th..
INTRODUCTION :Iyarpagai Nayanar was a great Nayanar saint, and considered as one among the 63 nayanars. His bhakti on Lord Shiva is unimaginable and unthinkable in this today’s world. It is described that his body was covered with holy ash and his each and every cell chants the shiva mantra and he shines like a precious stone. LIFE : Iyarpagai Nayanar was born in Kaveri-poompattinam, Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu. Iyarpagai Nayanar belonged to the Vaishya caste and was an ardent Shiva devotee. He used to serve Lord Shiva by preparing the holy Prasad (food offeri..
INTRODUCTION :Tiru Kurippu Thonda Nayanar is a shaivite saint and is considered as one among the 63 nayanars. LIFE : Tiru Kurippu Thonda Nayanar was born in a Vannar(DHOBI) family at Kanchipuram. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva and served the devotees of Shiva by washing their clothes in a nice manner. He was appreciated by the people for his selfless service and considered him as a good and a noble launderer. He had done this service for the shiva devotees at a very cheap cost. And for the poor shiva devotees, he had done his washing services at free of cos..
INTRODUCTION :Nesa Nayanar, also known as Sivanesa Nayanar was one among the 63 Nayanars. Nesa Nayanar was a weaver, and he got the practice of weaving the clothes and offering it to Lord Shiva and to his devotees. His life is described in the Periya Puranam by Sekkizhar and was mentioned the importance about him. Nesa Nayanar was born in Karnataka, but after some time he shifted his place to Mayiladuthurai. He used to frequently chant the Shiva Mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” on a daily basis. Apart from donating clothes to the deity and the devote..
INTRODUCTION :Ushas is a goddess of dawn in Hinduism. She is mentioned in the Rigveda. She is giving the life for all the living creatures of the entire universe and makes us to breathe properly, and gives a sound mind and a sound body. Ushas is considered as a powerful goddess in the Rig Veda and her importance is mentioned in several other sacred texts, and also contains the powers of Goddess Shakti. She is considered as equivalent to other Vedic deities like Indra, Varuna, Agni, Surya and Soma. She looks very beautiful with a stunning and ..
INTRODUCTION :Murkha Nayanar is a Shiva devotee, and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. LIFE : Murkha Nayanar was born in Thiruverkadu in Chennai. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and he developed shiva bhakti from his childhood. He used to serve food to the devotees of Shiva by preparing various delicious food items along with ghee and rice. Through his activity, he had spent all of his belongings and even then, he continued his practice of serving food to shiva devotees. In order to provide proper food to the devotees of Lord Shiva, Murkha Nayanar had become ..
INTRODUCTION : Kotpuli Nayanar, was a great Nayanar saint, who was well known for his sincere shiva bhakti and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. LIFE :Kotpuli Nayanar was born in Nattiyattankuti, in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. He belongs to vellalar caste. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and he served as Army Chief of the Chola king. He used to donate several bags of rice to Shiva temples, for preparing Naivedyam (food offering) to the god and also provided food to shiva devotees at his home. He rendered this noble act for a long period...
INTRODUCTION :Kungiliya Nayanar or Kalayan is a Nayanar saint, and considered as a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanmars. LIFE : Kalaya was born in Thirukkadaiyur,Tamil Nadu. And he was an ardent devotee of Lord Amritaghateswarar and Annai Abhirami. Kalaya worked as a temple priest and he served Lord Shiva by offering incense stick called Kungiliya (A kind of agarbathi used for shiva puja), and from then onwards he was known as Kungliya Nayanar. Due to his divine service, in course of time, his wealth was diminished. Even af..
INTRODUCTION :Kaliya Nayanar, is a Nayanar saint, and belonged to Shaivism sect. He is one among the 63 Nayanars. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. LIFE Kaliya Nayanar was an oil merchant, and lived in Thiruvottriyur. He was a regular worshipper of Lord Shiva at the Thyagaraja Temple, Thiruvottriyur. Kaliyan was a rich person. He used to serve Lord Shiva by lighting the lamps in the temple. Due to his continuous service, in course of time, his wealth had diminished. However, he continued his service by working as a labourer for purchasing the oil. In course of tim..
INTRODUCTION :Eripatha Nayanar, is a Shaivite saint, and considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. LIFE: Eripatha Nayanar lived in Karur, near Sri Pasupateeswarar temple. Eripatha is a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva and a regular worshipper of Lord Pasupateeswarar. He served Lord Shiva by performing various abhishekhams and chanted his various holy names and his panchakshara mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”. He protected Shiva devotees with an axe. Once, the elephant of Chola king crushed the flowers from the flower basket of a shiva devotee. On seeing the incident Eripatha got an..
INTRODUCTION :Chandeshwara or Chandikeswara is one among the 63 Nayanmars. His idol was found in all the Shiva temples of South India. He appears in the state of deep meditation, and devotees will worship him by clapping their hands by way of appreciating his siva bhakti and for his deep meditation. It is believed that he only takes care of all the offerings made to Lord Shiva, and he passes the outcome (PALANGAL) of it to Lord Shiva. It is believed that he acts as a mediator between Lord Shiva and his devotees. He was born into a Brahmin family. At his youn..
INTRODUCTION : Prithvi is the Sanskrit name for the earth goddess and she is called a bhudevi as well as bhoomadevi in Hinduism and was the consort of Lord Vishnu. She is also referred in Buddhist texts, and mentioned in Rig veda and in several ancient divine texts. She is the earth goddess and protects us through her supreme power. Once during the Satya Yuga, she was thrown into the sea by the demon king Hiranyaksha, and she was lifted by Lord Vishnu by taking “VARAHA AVATAR”. She was praised by several rishis and gods, for her patience and ability to ..
INTRODUCTION : Anaya Nayanar, is a Shaivite Saint, and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. He used to play Lord Shiva’s names and his mantra on his flute, and he appears similar to Lord Krishna. LIFE Anaya belonged to Yadava Community. Anaya was born and brought up in Trichy. Trichy contains several holy temples like Malaikottai Vinayaka Temple. And also contains Samavedeshvarar Temple, a famous Shiva temple. He used to take care of his cows and with the cow’s milk, he earned for his livelihood and he gave some milk for Lord Shiva’s abhishekham in the Samavardesh..