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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After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned home.

His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar. The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of the poems is another characteristic feature of Tevaram. All the songs in the Tevaram called pathikamTamil: Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors.

These terms are of very ancient origin and traceable to even early sangam times. When the demon king Ravana out of arrogance attempts to uproot Kailasam that was apapr his way back xppar LankaLord Siva gently presses down the mountain with his right toe, that by itself has such a profound effect on Ravana that he nearly dies. This is briefed by a 15th-century, chidambaram temple inscription.

Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic puja followed in Shiva temples. This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are thevarsm today.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Appar is said to have traveled to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in different cities or villages in Tamil Nadu.

He sang decads comprising 3, stanzas of devotion. Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their own volumes, called Tevaram. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai.

The first seven books were later called as Tevaram. Retrieved 8 July The 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. Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court. Details of Appar’s life are found in his own hymns and in Sekkizhar’s Periya Puranam the last book of the Tirumurai.


He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar. He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him. Retrieved 11 January He was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar. Tevaram GnaanaSambandar respectfully addressed Navukkarasar as Appar father and he and Appar travelled together singing hymns.

Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development. The compilation of these books is generally ascribed appar Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE.


Appar Appaf Nayanar Tamil: Raja Tnevaram Chola I. Appar was born in the middle of 7th century in Tiruvamur, Tamil Naduhis childhood name for Marulneekiar. Appar’s poems dealt with inner, emotional and psychological state of the poet saint. Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Jainism and started studying its scriptures.

Converts to Hinduism Nayanars. Vaippu Sthalangal are places that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram. During the time of cholas etc.

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When his sister was about to end her life, he pleaded with her not to leave him alone in the world. Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent.

He was also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism. His sister, Thilagavathiar was betrothed to a military commander who died in action. Vanmikanathanp.