Kalikamba Nayanar, is a Shaivite saint, and a great shiva bhakta. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanars.
Kalikamba 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 devotee, she recognised that the devotee was their ex servant and stopped serving food to him. Kalikamba got very angry with his wife and he chopped both of her hands with his sword. But due to the divine grace of Lord Shiva, her hands were restored. And she realized her mistake and continued providing food to all the devotees, without noticing about their caste, creed, status or community.
Kalikamba Nayanar was worshipped as one among the 63 nayanars in the shiva temples. After his death, he and his wife were reached the holy abode of Lord Shiva, the kailasa.
Kalikamba Nayanar considers that all the shiva devotees are the manifestation of Lord Shiva. He had done his duties sincerely till his death. He was a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva, who regularly performed shiva puja in his home and took care of his devotees in a proper manner. He also recited the shiva panchakshara mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” on a daily basis. He invoked the people in the bhakti path and spread the shaivism sect throughout the region.
Let us worship this great nayanar saint and be blessed.
“OM SREE KALIKAMBA NAYANARE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”