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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Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their own volumes, called Tevaram. Retrieved 8 July He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him. After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned home. Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic tevaram followed in Shiva temples.

Thiru GnaanaSambandar respectfully addressed Navukkarasar as Appar father and he and Appar travelled together singing hymns. He sang decads comprising 3, stanzas of devotion. The compilation of these books is generally ascribed to Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE. He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Thevagam. Raja Raja Chola I. Appar is said to have traveled to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in different cities or villages in Tamil Nadu.

Navukkarasar is supposed to have stayed many years at Atikai with his sister before visiting other Siva temples to sing in praise of Siva. Sundarar states in his Tiruttondartokai that Appar composed hymns of ten or eleven verses each. He was called Tirunavukkarasu, meaning the “King of divine speech”. His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar. 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.


Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors. Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court. Appar was born in the middle of 7th century in Tiruvamur, Tamil Naduhis childhood name for Marulneekiar.

When his sister was about to end her life, he apoar with her not to leave him alone in the world. 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.

Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar Tamil: This is briefed by a 15th-century, chidambaram temple inscription. During the time of cholas etc.

Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai. Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 11 January Views Read Edit View history. He went away from home and stayed in their monastery and was renamed Darmasena. Appar’s poems dealt with inner, emotional and psychological state of the poet saint.

This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai. The hymns were set to music denoted by Panns and are part of the tuevaram of the Tamil music. The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of the poems is another characteristic feature of Tevaram.

Details of Appar’s life are found in thevaramm own hymns and in Sekkizhar’s Periya Puranam the last book of the Tirumurai.


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His sister, Thilagavathiar was betrothed to a military commander who died in action. The first seven books were later called as Tevaram. Vaippu Sthalangal are places that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram. This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today. Retrieved from ” https: Vanmikanathanp. He is regarded as a divine arrival of saint Vageesar who was a great devotee and a saint at lord Sivan’s Kailasam.


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Converts to Hinduism Nayanars. The singing of Tevaram was followed by musicals from the music pillars in such temples like Madurai Meenakshi Amman TempleNellaiappar Temple and Suchindram. Thevaam was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar.

These terms are of very ancient origin and traceable to even early sangam times. He was the only one of the four kuravars to visit the shrine at Tirukokarnam on the western coast of India.


These are also known as the Tamil Vedas. 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 profound effect on Ravana that he nearly dies.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat He htevaram also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism.

Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development. All the songs in the Tevaram called pathikamTamil: