INTRODUCTIONAdipatha Nayanar was a fisher man and lived his life by catching fish in the sea. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and lived in Nagapattinam. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanar saints.LIFEHe was a very good and honest person and he got his source of income by way of catching fish from the sea. As a regular practice, and through his love and devotion towards Lord Shiva, Adipatthar would dedicate the first fish he caught by throwing back into the sea. He had done this act, even if he got just one fish on a day, and he left hungry for the entire day.Due to the divine tes..
INTRODUCTIONPadmakomalai was the consort of Demon Surapadman, and she is considered as a chaste and a pious queen. Their son was Banukopan, and he was killed by Lord Muruga during the war. She was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva and requested her consort to give respect to Lord Shiva and Parvati, and their son Lord Muruga. Though Surapadman had tortured the divine demi gods, and made them as slaves to him, she requested her husband, to treat the demi gods in a worshipful manner. But Surapadman didn’t hear her words, and finally was defeated by Lord Muruga, and due to the grace of Muruga, ..
Pain is a common activity which we can see in everybody’s life. At some time or other, everybody has to face some pain either in their body or in their mind or both. Pain can be occurred due to injuries or due to some defects in our body. Small children would get injured while playing with their friends, and heavy pain would be there when we met up with accidents. Pain also would be caused by our boss, in our offices, when we didn’t finish the allocated work within the stipulated time.Ancient soldiers have bravely fought with their enemies in the battle field, in order to fetch victory for the..
INTRODUCTIONAccording to ancient Vedas, Tvashtha is the god of art and fashion. He is also considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishvakarma. In Yajurveda and in the Rigveda, his characteristics were mentioned. Like Viswakarma, he is also considered as the maker of divine weapons for the gods and demi gods.His importance was mentioned in the great epic Mahabharata, and he is considered as the son of Sukracharya, and in some texts, he was mentioned as the son of Kashyapa and Aditi. His son was Vritra, and his daughter was Saranyu, consort of Lord Surya, and their sons are Yama and Yami. &nb..
INTRODUCTIONSri Vidyapathi Teertha(18th century) served as a pontiff in Sri Vyasaraja Mutt at Kumbakonam during the period:1788-1798. His Guru was Sri Vidyanatha Teertha, and his successor was Sri Vidyavallabha Teertha. He attained Jeeva Samadhi at Kumbakonam, during the year 1798. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Srirama and Hanuman. He was a great scholar and an expert in all the regional languages.He also served sincerely in the Vyasaraja mutt, and performed Puja to Rama, Narasimha, Hanuman and Sri Vyasaraja in an amazing manner. After the performance of puja, he would distribute the sacred..
INTRODUCTIONDevapi is an immortal sage. According to the ancient texts, he was the eldest son of the King of Hastinapura. He was a pious and a good prince but since he was affected with leprosy, his younger brother Shantanu was declared as the king of Hastinapura. Shantanu ruled his kingdom in an efficient manner. And all the people in his region were very much satisfied with his golden rule. Later Devapi left the kingdom of hastinapura, and did severe penance in the forest. Due to the request of his brother king shantanu, devapi served as a priest for some time in the kingdom of hastinap..
INTRODUCTIONThere are lot of staunch devotees of the almighty during the past periods. They have sacrificed their food, water, and their lives itself while expressing their bhakti on the almighty. Staunch devotees are also called as ardent and sincere devotees of the almighty. Ancient Alwars and Nayanmars can be cited as the best examples for staunch devotees of Lord Vishnu and Shiva. These devotees would never get angry with the god, even when they were tested by the god. They are the dedicated devotees of the god, who acts as an example for others.At the present world, excepting some few pon..
INTRODUCTION:Gunisilar was a great devotee of Lord Muruga, and he was a very generous and kind hearted person. He had made it as a practice to feed a minimum of 100 Murugan devotees in his home, and he has continued the practice till his death. He was a great poet and wrote many sweet songs on Lord Muruga. Though he was asked by the then kings to sing in praise of them, he refused, and sung songs only in praise of the almighty. He was against caste discrimination, and his disciples were belonged to both upper as well as lower class. Once while he was travelling to Palani Hills, Lord Murug..
INTRODUCTION: Pakazhikuttar, though he was born as a Vaishnavite, become a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, since according to his opinion, both Lord Vishnu and Lord Muruga are one and the same. When he performs meditation on Lord Muruga, he used to sit like a tree without shaking his body. Even if insects like ants and spiders bite him, he didn’t bother, but used to concentrate his entire attention only on Lord Muruga. Once he went to Tiruchendur Murugan Temple, and at the request of a devotee, he sang Murugan Pillai Tamizh songs and relieved his pain.In order to realize his true bhakti a..
INTRODUCTION : In the Villages of Rajasthan, people used to worship village deities similar to their family deity. Irrespective of their castes, beliefs and communities they are giving good respect to these deities and consider them as their ancestors, since most of the village deities have sacrificed their lives for the welfare of the people. Most of the village deities were killed by others and attained unnatural death. But instead of turning into ghosts, due to their divine power, they have become worshipful minor deities in Rajasthan.Lot of stories are associated with them, and it wou..