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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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The first seven books were later called as Tevaram. Appar’s poems dealt with inner, emotional and psychological state of the poet saint. He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar.

Appar Thevara vaippu thalangal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic puja followed in Shiva temples. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Converts to Thhevaram Nayanars. Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. Sundarar states in his Tiruttondartokai that Appar composed hymns of ten or eleven verses each.

Appar is said to have traveled to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in different cities or villages in Tamil Nadu.


These are also known as the Tamil Vedas. The compilation of these books is generally ascribed to Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE. Vanmikanathanp. He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him. The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of the poems is another characteristic feature of Tevaram.


He was the only one of the four kuravars to visit the shrine at Tirukokarnam on the western coast of India. Retrieved 8 July This is briefed by a 15th-century, chidambaram temple inscription. Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar Tamil: This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai. Views Read Edit View history.

Some of Appar’s hymns set to various Pannsthe melodic modes wppar Ancient Tamil music – the rest are set to Tirunerisai and Viruttam metres. Navukkarasar is supposed to have stayed many years at Atikai with his sister before visiting other Siva temples to sing in praise of Siva. All the songs in the Tevaram called pathikamTamil: After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned home.

Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was thevatam involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai. Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their own volumes, called Tevaram. His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar.

These terms are of very ancient origin and traceable to even early sangam times. Retrieved 11 January The singing of Tevaram was followed by musicals from the music pillars in such temples like Madurai Meenakshi Amman TempleNellaiappar Temple and Suchindram.

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 called Tirunavukkarasu, meaning the “King of divine speech”. The hymns were set to music denoted by Panns and are part of the canon of the Tamil music.


Raja Raja Chola I.

He was called “father” by Sambandar, htevaram the name Appar. This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today.

During the time of cholas etc. Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors. He went away from home and stayed in their monastery and was renamed Darmasena. 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. When his sister was about to end her life, he pleaded with her not to leave him alone ghevaram the world. Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Jainism and started studying its scriptures.


Raja Raja Chola I aopar CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court. Vaippu Sthalangal are places that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram. He is regarded as a divine arrival of saint Vageesar who was a great devotee and a saint at lord Sivan’s Kailasam. Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development.