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 singing of Tevaram was followed by musicals from the music pillars in such temples like Madurai Meenakshi Amman TempleNellaiappar Temple and Suchindram. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Details of Appar’s life are found in his own hymns and in Sekkizhar’s Periya Puranam the last book of the Tirumurai.

The compilation of sppar books is generally ascribed to Nambiyandar Nambi 10th CE. 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. Within the Tirumurai, the compositions of Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar are collected within their own volumes, called Tevaram.

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Sundarar states in his Tiruttondartokai that Appar composed hymns of ten or eleven verses each. Retrieved 8 July Converts to Hinduism Nayanars.


Retrieved 11 January Navukkarasar is supposed to have thearam many years at Atikai with his sister before visiting other Siva temples to sing in praise of Siva. Paadal Petra Sthalams are [16] temples that are revered in the verses of Tevaram and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. He heard of Thirugnana Sambandar and went to Sirkali to meet him. This statement is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizharbut only hymns are known today.

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This is briefed apar a 15th-century, chidambaram temple inscription. His sister, Thilagavathiar was betrothed to a military commander who died in action. He was the only one of the four kuravars to visit the shrine at Tirukokarnam on the western coast of India. Appar’s poems dealt with inner, emotional and psychological state of thevafam poet saint.

He was called “father” by Sambandar, hence the name Appar. This collection of 12 books is known as Tirumurai.


Tevaram was one of the sole reasons for converting Vedic ritual to Agamic puja followed in Shiva temples. His birth-name was Marulneekkiyar. Throughout boyhood, Appar was very much interested in Jainism and started studying its scriptures.

Thus Saiva literature covers about years of religious, philosophical and literary development. After a while, afflicted by a painful illness in his stomach intussuceptionDharmasena returned home. Rajaraja deputed 48 pidarars and made liberal provisions for their maintenance and successors.


He was an older contemporary of Thirugnana Sambandar. Raja Raja Chola I ruled CE embarked on a mission to recover the hymns after hearing short excerpts of Tevaram in his court.

The tendency to incorporate place names known to the folks in the idiom of the poems is another characteristic feature of Tevaram. These are also known as the Tamil Vedas.

Appar is said to have traveled to about a hundred and twenty-five temples in different cities or villages in Tamil Nadu. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat These terms are of very ancient origin and traceable to even early sangam times. The first seven books were later called as Tevaram. He sang decads comprising 3, stanzas of devotion. Appar sanctified all these temples by his verses [6] and was also involved in cleaning of the dilapidated temples called uzhavarapadai.

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. He was also involved in converting the Pallava king, Mahendravarman to Saivaism.

All the songs in the Tevaram called pathikamTamil: