INTRODUCTIONKalikamba Nayanar, is a Shaivite saint, and a great shiva bhakta. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanars.LIFEKalikamba Nayanar was born and brought up in Virudhachalam and lived nearby Sudarkozhundeesar Temple, and he belonged to vaishya caste. He was a regular worshipper of Lord Shiva and used to go to shiva temples and served Lord Shiva by offering divine Prasad to him and also used to provide food to the shiva devotees with much pleasure and delight. As usual when once, he and his wife were offering food to shiva devotees, when his wife come across to provide food to a de..
INTRODUCTIONSeruthunai Nayanar, was a Nayanar saint, and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars.LIFE Seruthunai Nayanar was born and lived in Thanjavur. He belongs to Vellalar caste, and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He will used to visit Thiruvarur to worship Lord Shiva at the Sri Achaleswarar temple. He performed many temple services and offered food to the shiva devotees.Once, a pallava king Kazharsinga and his queen visited Achaleswarar temple to worship Lord Shiva. The queen smelled a flower from the temple garden which was kept for offering it to Lord Shiva. On seeing the queen..
INTRODUCTIONPugazh Thunai Nayanar was a Nayanar saint, and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars, and is well known for his sincere devotion on Lord Shiva. LIFEPugazh Thunai Nayanar was born in Alagaputhur in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. He belonged to the priest caste. The Nayanar was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He worked as a temple priest at the Padikasu Nathar Temple of Alagaputhur. He used to perform abhishekham to the Lingam and performed various pujas for Lord Shiva. He also provided food to the devotees of Lord Shiva at his home.Once, due to severe drought..
INTRODUCTIONManakanchara Nayanar was a Nayanar saint, and he is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that he lived in the 8th century AD. Manakanchara Nayanar was born in Kancharur, in Tamil Nadu. He served Lord Shiva and his devotees in a good manner. He was the army chief of the chola kingdom. Manakanchara was a brave and sincere person and won in several battles due to the grace of Lord Shiva. He conducted regular worship in shiva temples and donated clothes and food to the poor and the devotees of Lord Shiva.He was blessed wit..
INTRODUCTIONKutruva Nayanar was a ruler of the Kalandai region, Thiruvarur district of Tamil nadu, and a Nayanar saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanar saints. Though he belongs to Jain community, he was a sincere worshipper of Lord Shiva.LIFEKutruva was a great ruler of his region and defeated many kings and became a wealthy person. Even though he was a great warrior, he was not crowned as the king for the other regions which he had captured through the battle. He requested the priests of the Chidambaram Nataraja temple to crown him as the king..
INTRODUCTIONNarasinga Muniyaraiyar Nayanar is the Nayanar saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. LIFENarasinga Muniyaraiyar Nayanar was the ruler of the state Tiru Munaipadi. He adopted Sundarar as his son and brought up Sundarar by providing all sorts of comforts to him. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and his people were happy during his period. He had arranged several pujas and conducted homams at the Shiva temples on Shiva rathiri and Thiruvadirai festival. He also conducted puja in the temples on a daily basis. He provided food to the devotees of Lord Shiva, and took ca..
INTRODUCTIONNami Nandi Adigal is a Nayanar saint, and the follower of Shaivism, and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanars.LIFENami Nandi Adigal was born in Thiruvarur. He belongs to Brahmin community and he got the habit of daily worshipping Lord Shiva at the Achaleswarar temple in Thiruvarur. Once, when he reached the temple, he wants to pour ghee in the lamps of the temple. Hence, he approached the residents in that area, who were belonged to Jain religion. They insulted and refused to give him ghee for lighting the lamps in the Shiva temple. He..
INTRODUCTIONBhakti Hridaya Bon (1901-1982) who was popularly known as Swami Bon was born in Vrindavan, into a pious Hindu family, and his father, was a great scholar, and he was well-versed in Vedas. He was a disciple of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, had become a saint, and he served as the pontiff in the Gaudiya Mutt and spread the teachings of Swami Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.He has written many spiritual books on Vaishnavism and explained the greatness of Lord Krishna, and he had lot of followers even in foreign countries. His famous book, the path of Vaikunta, was widely praised by his foll..
INTRODUCTIONGananatha Nayanar is a famous nayanar saint and after his death, he has become the head of the attendants of Lord Shiva and is still living in Kailasa by serving Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati Devi. His selfless service to the god and to the devotees of Lord Shiva had made him to reach the KAILASH.LIFEHe was born in a Brahmin family in Sirkazhi. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and a regular visitor of Brahmapureeswar Temple (Sattainathar Temple) and worships Lord Shiva, in the form of Thoniappar. He conducted pujas in the temple, and offered naivedyam (Food offering) to the Lor..
INTRODUCTIONRajashekhara (9th century AD), was also called as Cheraman Perumal Nayanar, was a Chera ruler at Kodungallur in Kerala. He was a great ruler and got good knowledge in penning devotional poems. He was considered as one among the 63 nayanar shavite saints. He ruled his kingdom in a well versed manner with great shiva bhakti in his mind. He also renovated the temples and conducted regular puja services and performed rituals in the temples and rewarded the shaivite poets and provided food to the devotees of Lord Shiva in the shiva temples. He cultivated the bhakti spirit and developed ..