INTRODUCTIONKanampulla Nayanar is a Nayanar and he is a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He lived his life by cutting the grass and selling it in Shiva temples in order to use it as lamp wicks. Since he was the seller of the kanampul grass, he was called as Kanampulla Nayanar.LIFEKanampulla Nayanar was born in the family of farmers in a village, located at Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. He was also a regular worshipper of Lord Shiva and frequently visits Vaitheeswaran Temple.Through the income derived from farming activity, he lighted the lamps in Shiva temples. He will used to sing songs on L..
INTRODUCTIONSri Damodardas was an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born in a village in Gujarat in a pious Hindu family. His parents were died at his young age, and hence young Damodardas left his home, and began to wander in the streets, and lived his life by the way of begging. One day due to the grace of Lord Krishna, he met a saint, and he got spiritual knowledge from him. He went along with him to Varanasi, and stayed in an Ashram at the banks of the holy River Ganges.He meditated for a few years in the Ashram, and after that, as per the advice of his guru, he began to travel to var..
INTRODUCTIONPugal Chola Nayanar was the king of the chola dynasty and was one among the 63 Nayanars. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, who ruled his kingdom with the blessings of Lord Shiva, and took care of his people in a well versed manner. He donated food and clothes to the poor people and to the shiva devotees. He also properly maintained the temples in his kingdom, and conducted regular pujas and performed abhishekhams to Lord Shiva.LIFEPugal Chola ruled Tiruchirappalli with much devotion on Lord Shiva. Pugal Chola is described as a great king who ruled his kingdom in a proper mann..
INTRODUCTIONPerumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar is one of the nayanar saints in shaivism sect. His greatness is mentioned in the divine text “Thiruthondar Thogai” and described him as an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and also the staunch follower of the famous nayanar saint Sundarar. He is described as a pious and a humble person, who treated others with great respect and considered the devotees of Lord Shiva as similar to that of Lord Shiva. In his free time, he will used to worship Lord Shiva with flowers and performed various pujas to Lord Shiva.LIFEPerumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar was born in Peruman..
INTRODUCTIONMuruga Nayanar is a great shiva devotee and considered as one among the 63 nayanar saints. He lived a saintly life and was fully devoted to Lord Shiva. He spent his entire time in doing puja to the Shiva Lingam and decorating it with flower garlands and also done various types of abhishekhams to Lord Shiva. In addition to that, he also provided food to the devotees of Lord Shiva at his home.LIFEMuruga Nayanar was born in a Brahmin family in a village in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. He got the habit of leaving his home in the early morning and collecting various fragrant flowe..
INTRODUCTIONSri Balraj was a native of Jolarpet, Tamil Nadu, and he is a staunch devotee of Guru Raghavendra. Before some years, he was unaware of Guru Raghavendra. When one of his friends had asked him to accompany with him to Mantralayam, initially he has hesitated to join with him, but after the repeated request made by his friend, somehow he has agreed to come with him to Mantralayam. They reached Mantralayam, and booked a lodge for them. After relaxing themselves for some time, both of them went inside the temple shrine of Guru Raghavendra. On seeing the Jeeva Samadhi of Guru Raghavendra,..
INTRODUCTIONThe details about the birth date and birth place of Nadai Siddhar, also known as Sri Balananda Swamigal, are not known by his devotees. His birth name is Balakrishnan, and it was told by him during the time of his Jeeva Samidhi. During his period, he remained silent and he used to talk only occasionally with his devotees. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga.Since the great Siddhar used to walk throughout the day in the streets, his devotees began to fondly call him as “NADAI SIDDHAR”, which means “WALKING SAINT”. He has gone many times to Palani through foot walk, in order to g..
INTRODUCTIONIdangazhi Nayanar was a shaivite king, and was one among the 63 Nayanars. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and respected his devotees.LIFEIdangazhi was born and brought up in Kodumbalur in Tamil Nadu. Idangazhi was one of the small rulers who served under the Chola king. He belonged to the yadava community. He implemented many new schemes for the worship of Lord Shiva in temples as per the Shaiva traditions. In his region, there lived a shaivite saint and daily he provided food to hundreds of shiva devotees in his home. Once he became very poor due to his noble act o..
INTRODUCTIONBhakta Dhuruva and Bhakta Prahalada contain many similarities, and both of them are staunch devotees of Lord Vishnu, and both of them were lived almost the entire earth for several thousands of years. Both of them were born in the lineage of Lord Brahma, and both of them are considered as child devotees. Few hundred years back, the great Dhuruva had incarnated as Sri Padaraja, and he is a famous Madhwa Saint, and he is a sincere devotee of Lord Vishnu, and his avatars. Bhakta Prahalada had incarnated as Sri Vyasaraja and Guru Raghavendra, who are the great Madhwa Saints, and t..
INTRODUCTIONAiyadigal Kadavarkon(6th century AD), was a ruler of Kanchipuram. He was a stauch devotee of Lord Shiva and he was considered as one among the 63 nayanar saints.The Pallava king Aiyadigal Kadavarkon worshiped Lord Shiva with utmost faith and sincere devotion and ruled his kingdom in a well versed manner through the blessings of Lord Shiva. He protected and renovated the Hindu temples and took care of his people and invoked the spirit of Shaivism among the people. The king was a great scholar and written many songs in praise of Lord Shiva.The king had given a golden rule during his ..