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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During the time of cholas etc. Retrieved 11 January The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of the poems is another characteristic feature of Tevaram.

The compilation of these books is generally ascribed to Appwr Nambi 10th CE.

Appar Thevara vaippu thalangal

He was also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism. Converts to Hinduism Nayanars. He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him. Vaippu Sthalangal are places that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram. Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns thfvaram hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court.


Raja Raja Chola I. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use apparr Privacy Policy. This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai. The singing of Tevaram was followed by musicals from the music pillars in such temples like Madurai Meenakshi Amman TempleNellaiappar Temple and Suchindram.


The charitable establishments thdvaram 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. He was called Tirunavukkarasu, meaning the “King of divine speech”.

Appar was born in the middle of 7th century in Tiruvamur, Tamil Naduhis childhood name for Marulneekiar. Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic apar followed in Shiva temples.

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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When his sister was about to end her life, he pleaded with her not to leave him alone in the world. This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today.

Vanmikanathanp. He went away from home and stayed in thevaeam monastery and was renamed Darmasena.

Navukkarasar is supposed to have stayed many years at Atikai with his sister before visiting other Siva temples to sing in praise of Siva. Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Thevsram and started studying its scriptures. His sister, Thilagavathiar was betrothed to a military commander who died in action. The hymns were set to music denoted by Panns and are part of the canon of the Tamil music.


This page was last edited thwvaram 24 Decemberat Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development. Retrieved 8 July Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar Tamil: He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar. Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai.

Details of Appar’s life are found in his own hymns and in Sekkizhar’s Periya Apapr the last book of the Tirumurai. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some of Appar’s hymns set to various Pannsthe melodic modes of Ancient Tamil music – the rest are set to Tirunerisai and Viruttam metres.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their ap;ar volumes, called Tevaram.

After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned home. He sang decads comprising 3, stanzas of devotion.

He was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar.