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..
INTRODUCTION :Sky God called as Dyaus Pitr in Sanskrit is the vedic deity of Hinduism. He is considered as one among the eight vasus, the divine attendants of Lord Indra. He is also called as “AKASH RAJ”. His vehicle is cow. He is the god of heaven and the god of sky. He controls the clouds in the sky and welcomes the saintly people to the heaven, and will also show their place and position in the heaven. He is a close friend of Lord Indra, and both of them work together in discharging their duties. His importance is mentioned in Rig Veda, and several hymns are dedicated to him. He i..
INTRODUCTION : Dhrishtadyumna, was the son of Drupada, the Panchala king, and brother of Draupadi. And he and his sister draupadi were born in the sacrificial fire. He was the chief of the Pandava army during the Kurukshetra War. Dhrishtadyumna killed Drona, the guru of pandavas and kauravas, during the time of his meditation. Drupada performed a yagna in order to create a son from the yagna fire, in order to kill Guru Drona, who had taken half of his kingdom. Since Dhrishtadyumna was created in order to kill Guru Drona, he killed him. He was told to do..
INTRODUCTION :Manasa Devi, is a goddess of snakes, worshiped mainly in north India, for getting recovered from problems caused due to snakebite and also will bless the childless couple and give them children. Her husband’s name is Jagatkaru, a great rishi, and their son’s name is Astika, a great serpent deity. The great Astika has freed his ancestors from the hell by performing rituals to them, and through his act, his anscestors were attained a permanent place in the heaven. She is considered as the daughter of Shiva and Parvati and sister of the great ser..
INTRODUCTION : Thirukachi Nambigal is a great devotee of Sree Varadharaja Perumal at Kancheepuram. He was born at Poonamallee. He was also a friend and a guru to Sri Ramanuja. He has lived 1000 years ago. It is believed that he will used to converse with Lord Varadaraja about divine matters as a regular practice. Every year, his birth day will be celebrated at the Poonamallee SRI THIRUKACHI NAMABIGAL VARADARAJA PERUMAL temple with much delight and persuasion. He will used to do various services to Kanchi Sri Varadaraja Perumal on a daily basis, like plucking flowers for the temple puja, bring..
INTRODUCTION :Babruvahana is a character in the Mahabharata. He was the son of Arjuna and Chitrangada. Babruvahana was lived with his grandfather and also ruled the kingdom of Manipura with his grandfather. He recognized Arjuna as his father only at a later stage in his life. Once when Arjuna went to Manipura in search of the sacrificial horse of the Aswamedha, Babruvahana had captured the horse and killed arjuna without knowing that he was his father. But later he obtained a gem from his step mother uloopi and through that Arjuna’s life was restored. Babruvahana was praised for h..