RADHE KRISHNA 01-04-2012
63 Nayanmars 63 NayanmarsThe saintly devotees of Shiva are known as Nayanmar (Nayanar). There are 63 of them. The activities of these devotees differ, but the one thing in common is their intense love for the Lord. They followed different ways of praying the God and led different kinds of life styles - brahmacharyam (Sandesar), grihastam (Nilakandar), vanaprastam (Aiyadikal Kadavarkon), sanyasam (Thirumular). Their traditional work (akin to caste system) too differed - Sampandhar (reciting Vedha), Appar (farmer), Nilakandar (potter), Thirunalaippovar (cobbler) and so on. There are both male and female (Ichainyaniyar, Karaikkal ammaiyar) devotees. The wives of many of these Nayanmars too were equally devoted to Lord Shiva as their husbands were (Thirunilakandar). Some of them were highly learned while some others excelled with their simple devotion though not learned in any scriptures (Kannappar). Some of them were kings (Pukazch chozar) and some others didn't even have even a house to live in (Thirumular). They all excelled in their own way - single minded devotion to Shiva.One can find some important qualities in the lives of these saints. Most of them did not undertake a service that was different from their regular lifestyle. The weaver Necar had taken the service of providing clothes whereas the farmer Marar gave them food. The service they undertook may look mundane, like throwing a stone on the Shivalingam everyday, but they did it with intense love for the Lord and with determination, undermining the hurdles on their way.1. Sundaramurthi Nayanar2. Tiru Neelakanta Nayanar3. Iyarpahai Nayanar4. Ilayankudi Mara Nayanar5. Maiporul Nayanar6. Viralminda Nayanar7. Amaraneedi Nayanar8. Eripatha Nayanar9. Enadinatha Nayanar10.Kannappa Nayanar11.Kungiliya Kalaya Nayanar12.Manakanchara Nayanar13.Arivattaya Nayanar14.Anaya Nayanar15.Murthi Nayanar16.Muruga Nayanar17.Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar18.Tiru Nalai Povar Nayanar19.Tiru Kurippu Thonda Nayanar20.Chandesvara Nayanar21.Tiru-Navukkarasar Nayanar22.Kulacchirai Nayanar23.Perumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar24.Karaikal Ammaiyar25.Appuddi Nayanar26.Tiruneelanakka Nayanar27.Nami Nandi Adigal28.Tiru Jnana Sambandar29.Eyarkon Kalikama Nayanar30.Tiru Mula Nayanar31.Dandi Adigal Nayanar32.Murkha Nayanar33.Somasira Nayanar34.Sakkiya Nayanar35.Sirappuli Nayanar36.Siruthonda Nayanar37.Cheraman Perumal Nayanar38.Gananatha Nayanar39.Kootruva Nayanar40.Pugal Chola Nayanar41.Narasinga Muniyaraiyar42.Adipattha Nayanar43.Kalikamba Nayanar44.Kalia Nayanar45.Satti Nayanar46.Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar47.Kanampulla Nayanar48.Kari Nayanar49.Ninra Seer Nedumara Nayanar50.Mangayarkarasiyar51.Vayilar Nayanar52.Munaiyaduvar Nayanar53.Kazharsinga Nayanar54.Seruthunai Nayanar55.Idangazhi Nayanar56.Pugazh Tunai Nayanar57.Kotpuli Nayanar58.Pusalar Nayanar59.Nesa Nayanar60.Kochengat Chola Nayanar61.Tiru Neelakanta Yazhpanar62.Sadaya Nayanar63.Isaijnaniyar
Thank you, for this great service, in compiling this list of the 63 Nayanmars
Thank you very much
good!! it would be great if you describe about the each nayannars.
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