According to Holy texts, Bhringi was a great rishi, and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. It is believed that he was very much devoted to Lord Shiva and only worships him and would not worship Mata Parvathi. Once the great rishi Bhringi went to Mount Kailasa and circumambulated Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati hasRead More →

Pulipani Siddhar is an ancient siddhar and is the disciple of Bogar. He is a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. Bogar installed Lord Murugan’s Navabashana idol at the Palani Hill, and daily he performed milk and panchamirtham abhishekham to the idol of Lord Murugan. After some time, his disciple Pulipani siddhar performed puja for LordRead More →

Kutruva Nayanar was a ruler of the Kalandai region, Thiruvarur district of Tamil nadu, and a Nayanar saint and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanar saints. Though he belongs to Jain community, he was a sincere worshipper of Lord Shiva. LIFE Kutruva wasRead More →

Sri Konganar was believed to have been born during the 5th century BC, and is the disciple of Boganathar, and he is one among the 18 great siddhars. He was appreciated as the best student by Bogar himself. He was born in Erode in a goldsmith family. His main worksRead More →

Vindyavasini is one of the various names of the goddess Durga. She gets the name of Vindyavasini, since she resides in Vindyachal.  Her temple is located at Vindyachal, on the banks of river Ganges, in Uttar Pradesh.    According to various puranas, it was stated that goddess durga took the avatar of Vindyavasini in orderRead More →

Sri Chowdeshwari Devi is an incarnation of Mata Parvati. Her other names are Banashankari and Soodambika. She is the Kula Devi of the Devanga sect of people. According to ancient puranas, Sage Devala, was the chief of the Devanga community. He contains the features of Lord Shiva and was born in the earth in order to introduce the professions ofRead More →

Kari Nayanar is one of the 63 nayanar saints, and was a great worshipper of Lord Shiva. He rendered a famous Tamil text named as Karikkovai. Hence he was called as Kari Nayanar. LIFE Kari Nayanar was born in a Brahmin family in Thirukkadaiyur, Near Amritaghateswarar – Abirami Temple and the ancient Thirukkadaiyur Mayanam temple. He was an ardentRead More →

Manasa Devi, is a goddess of snakes, worshipped mainly in north India, for getting recovered from problems caused due to snakebite and also will bless the childless couple and give them children. Her husband’s name is Jagatkaru, a great rishi, and their son’s name is Astika, a great serpent deity. The great AstikaRead More →

Vayilar was a Nayanar saint, and the follower of the principles of Shaivism. He is considered as one among the 63 nayanars.  He is an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. LIFE Vayilar was born and brought up in Mylapore, Chennai. He belongs to vellalar caste. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. He wasRead More →

INTRODUCTION Munaiyaduvar was a Nayanar saint, and a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was a strict follower of the principles of shaivism.  Munaiyaduvar is described as a soldier, who would fight for the weak and non-courageous kings and use the wealth received from them in service of Lord Shiva and his devotees. Munaiyaduvar alsoRead More →

INTRODUCTION Kalarsinga Nayanar was a Nayanar saint, and a strict follower of Shaivism sect. He ruled his pallava dynasty in a proper manner. During his period, he spread the shaivism sect throughout his region, and people in his region were lived happily and peacefully. LIFE Kalarsinga was a Pallava king and conquered many kingdoms andRead More →

INTRODUCTION Rajashekhara (9th century AD), was also called as Cheraman Perumal Nayanar, was a Chera ruler at Kodungallur in Kerala. He was a great ruler and got good knowledge in penning devotional poems. He was considered as one among the 63 nayanar shavite saints. He ruled his kingdom in a well versed manner with great shiva bhaktiRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mahalasa Devi is a holy divine goddess. She is worshipped in two different forms. In one form, she is worshipped as Mohini, the female avatar of Lord Vishnu and is called as Mahalasa Narayani. Mahalasa Devi is also worshipped as the consort of Lord Khandoba, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and is considered as an incarnationRead More →

INTRODUCTION Mariamman also known as Mariamma and Thandu Mariamman is a holy goddess of rain and mainly worshipped as a popular deity in tamil nadu. Mariamman is also associated with Mata Parvati and contains the features of Kali Devi.  Festivals for Mariammam are grandly celebrated in the tamil month of “Aadi” which is knownRead More →

INTRODUCTION Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775–1835) was a great  poet, singer, veena player, and a great composer of Carnatic Music. His compositions are highly praised for their detailed descriptions of Hindu gods and temples. His compositions are popular and even today it is sung in classical concerts of Carnatic music. He is also appreciatedRead More →