Appudi Nayanmar

Hari Om In devotion to the Guru, Appudi Nayanar excelled. He was an ardent Siva Bhakta. He was leading the ideal householder’s life. He belonged to a Brahmin family in Tingalur in the Chola kingdom. Appudi had heard of the glories of Tirunavukkarasar or Appar. He had heard of how God’s grace made the stone … Continue reading Appudi Nayanmar

Appar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu (also known as Tirunavukkarasar)

Hari Om Appar is one of the four Tamil Samaya Acharyas. He was a contemporary of Sambandhar. He was a Vellala or Tiru Amur in the district of Cuddalore, Tamilnadu. He was born of Pugalenar and Mathiniar. The parents gave the name Marulneekiar (dispeller of darkness or ignorance) to Appar. Appar means father. Sambandhar gave … Continue reading Appar – The Great Saiva Saint of Tamilnadu (also known as Tirunavukkarasar)