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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Appar is said to have apoar to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in different cities or villages in Tamil Nadu. He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him. Vanmikanathanp. Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their own volumes, called Tevaram.

Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court. Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development. Sundarar states in his Tiruttondartokai that Appar composed hymns of ten or eleven verses each.

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Retrieved 11 January The hymns were set to music denoted by Panns and are part of the canon of the Tamil music. This thevaraam of 12 books is known as Tirumurai. He was called Tirunavukkarasu, meaning the “King of divine speech”. Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent.


Retrieved from ” https: He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar. This is briefed by a 15th-century, chidambaram temple inscription. The first seven books were later called as Tevaram. Views Read Edit View history. Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic puja followed in Shiva temples. 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 tbevaram.


He sang decads comprising 3, alpar of devotion.

Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar Tamil: 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. He was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar. Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai.

Vaippu Sthalangal are places that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram.

He was also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism. The singing of Tevaram was followed by musicals from the music pillars in such temples like Madurai Meenakshi Amman TempleNellaiappar Temple and Suchindram. He is regarded as a divine arrival of saint Vageesar qppar was a great devotee and a saint at lord Sivan’s Kailasam.

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 theevaram even early sangam times.

Appar’s poems dealt with inner, emotional and psychological state of the poet saint. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He went away from home and stayed in their monastery and was renamed Darmasena.

Details of Appar’s life are found in his own hymns and in Sekkizhar’s Periya Puranam the last book of the Tirumurai. Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors.


After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned home. Retrieved 8 July By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Appar was born in the middle of 7th century in Tiruvamur, Tamil Naduhis childhood name for Marulneekiar. Converts to Hinduism Nayanars. 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. Navukkarasar is supposed to have stayed many years at Atikai with his sister before visiting other Siva temples to sing in praise of Siva. This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today.

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

The compilation of these books is generally ascribed to Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE. Thiru GnaanaSambandar respectfully addressed Navukkarasar as Appar father and he and Appar travelled together singing hymns. During the time of cholas etc. His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar.

Appar Thevara vaippu thalangal

All the songs in the Tevaram called pathikamTamil: Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Jainism and started studying its scriptures. The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of the poems is another characteristic feature of Tevaram. Raja Raja Chola I. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat His sister, Thilagavathiar was betrothed to a military commander who died in action.