Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar also known as Navakkarasar and Appar ” Father”, was a seventh-century Śaiva Tamil poet-saint, one of the most prominent of. Stream Appar Thevaram – Sottrunai Vedhiyan by jay from desktop or your mobile device. APPAR THEVARAM Music Playlist on Listen to APPAR THEVARAM and download APPAR THEVARAM songs on

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This is briefed by a 15th-century, chidambaram temple inscription. The first seven books were later called as Tevaram. He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him.

Appar was born in the middle of 7th century in Tiruvamur, Tamil Naduhis childhood name for Marulneekiar. He is regarded as a divine arrival of saint Vageesar who appxr a great devotee and a saint at lord Sivan’s Kailasam.

Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar Tamil: Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Jainism and started studying its scriptures.

Some of Appar’s hymns set to various Pannsthe melodic modes of Ancient Tamil music – the rest are set to Tirunerisai and Viruttam metres. These terms are of very ancient origin and traceable to even early sangam times. Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors.

He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar. The singing of Tevaram was followed by musicals from the music pillars in such temples like Madurai Meenakshi Amman TempleNellaiappar Temple and Suchindram. Converts to Hinduism Nayanars. When the demon king Ravana out of arrogance attempts to uproot Kailasam that was on his way back to LankaLord Siva gently presses down the mountain with his right toe, that by itself has such a thevarram effect on Ravana that he nearly dies.


His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar. Views Read Edit View history.


The hymns were set to music denoted by Panns and are part of the canon of the Tamil music. He was also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism.

Raja Raja Chola I. Vaippu Sthalangal are places that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

His sister, Thilagavathiar was betrothed to a military commander who died in action. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court.

Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic puja followed in Shiva temples. When his sister was about to end her alpar, he pleaded with her not to leave him alone in the world. This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai. Vanmikanathanp.

Thevaam sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai. He was the only one of the four kuravars to visit the shrine at Tirukokarnam on the western coast of India. Appar is said to have traveled to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in thevarram cities or villages in Tamil Nadu.


He went away from home and stayed in their monastery and was renamed Darmasena.

All the songs in the Tevaram called pathikamTamil: Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development. The compilation of these books is generally ascribed to Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE.

Retrieved 8 July He was called Tirunavukkarasu, meaning the “King of divine speech”. After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned hhevaram.

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Appar’s poems dealt thevaraam inner, emotional and psychological state of the poet saint. He was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar. Sundarar states in his Tiruttondartokai that Appar composed hymns of ten or eleven verses each.

These are also known as the Tamil Vedas. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Retrieved 11 January Navukkarasar is supposed to have stayed many years at Atikai with his sister before visiting other Siva temples to sing in praise of Siva.

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This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today. Aplar charitable establishments that ran on philanthropy of individuals and merchant caravans had come to be because after the 13th century, the time of ancient nation states viz.

During the time of cholas etc.