Manakanchara Nayanar

Manakanchara Nayanar was a Nayanar saint, and he is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that he lived in the 8th century AD. Manakanchara Nayanar was born in Kancharur, in Tamil Nadu. He served Lord Shiva and his devotees in a good manner. […]

Somasi Mara Nayanar

Somasi Mara Nayanar (8th Century AD) is a Nayanar saint, and was one among the 63 Nayanars. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and also a devotee of Sundarar. LIFE Somasi Mara Nayanar belongs to Brahmin caste and served as a temple priest. He was born in a village in Nagapattinam district of […]

Songs of Thirumoolar

Thirumoolar is considered both as a Siddhar as well as a Nayanar Saint. He is a resident of Kailasa, and few thousand years back, as per the instructions of Lord Shiva, he came down to the earth, in order to spread the essence of Shaivism amongst the people, and also to enlighten the ordinary people […]

Chandeshvara Nayanar

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 […]

Periya Puranam | Purana describes 63 Nayanmars

The Periya Puranam is the famous Shaivite text, and it also known as TiruttontarPuranam, is the Purana of the Holy Nayanmar saints, and it describes the life history of the sixty-three Nayanmars, who are the staunch devotees of Lord Shiva. It was written during the 12th century by Sekkizhar. The Periya Puranam is one of […]

Dandi Adigal Nayanar

Dandi Adigal is a Nayanar saint and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Dandiyadigal Nayanar is 31st Nayanar Saint. LIFE He was born and lived at Tiruvarur. Daily he will used to take food only after chanting the shiva mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” and doing Shiva puja. Though he was blind, he served Lord shiva […]

Appar | Thirunavukkarasar Nayanar | Appar Nayanmar

Appar also known as Thirunavukkarasar Nayanar was one among the 63 nayanmars. His birth name was Marulneekkiyar. He was considered to be the “father” for the entire “UNIVERSE” hence he was fondly called as “APPAR”. Appar had contributed a portion of his writings in the famous writing Thiruthondarthogai. All the contributions of Appar, Sundarar and […]

Anaya Nayanar | Anaya | Anayar

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 […]

Murkha Nayanar

Murkha Nayanar, also known as Moorka Nayanar, Murka Nayanar, Moorkha Nayanar, Murgga Nayanar, Moorkka Nayanar and Murkhar, is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and is considered as one among the 63 Nayanars. LIFE Murkha Nayanar was born in Thiruverkadu in Chennai. He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, and he developed shiva bhakti from his childhood. He used to […]