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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Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court.


He was called Tirunavukkarasu, meaning the “King of divine apppar. During the time of cholas etc. Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic puja followed in Shiva temples. Thiru GnaanaSambandar respectfully addressed Navukkarasar as Appar father and he and Appar travelled together singing hymns.

He went away from home and stayed in their monastery and was renamed Darmasena. He was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar. His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar.

He is regarded as a divine arrival of saint Vageesar who was a great devotee and a saint at lord Sivan’s Kailasam. Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar Tamil: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He was also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism. He sang decads comprising 3, stanzas of devotion. He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar. This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai. Thus Thevadam literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development.


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He was the only one of the four kuravars to visit the shrine at Tirukokarnam on the western coast of India. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors.

Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Jainism and started studying its scriptures. Appar was born in the middle of 7th century in Tiruvamur, Tamil Naduhis childhood name for Marulneekiar.

This tgevaram is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today. 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.

Converts to Hinduism Nayanars. The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of thevarzm poems is another characteristic thevarak of Tevaram. Some of Appar’s hymns set to various Pannsthe melodic modes of Ancient Thevatam music – the rest are set to Tirunerisai and Viruttam metres.


Appar is said to have traveled to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in different cities or villages tuevaram Tamil Nadu. Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai. 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.

The hymns were set to music denoted by Apapr and are part of the canon of the Tamil music. Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their own volumes, called Tevaram.

Full appar thevaram – tirumurai 4 part 2

apar Retrieved 8 July Retrieved 11 January The compilation of these books is generally ascribed to Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE. Views Read Edit View history.

These terms are of very ancient origin and traceable to even early sangam times.