ARUNDAI SIVACHARIAR AND MARAI GNANA SAMBANDAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arundai Sivachariar was born in a village in tamil nadu during 13th century AD. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva from this childhood, and he will used to regularly visit shiva temples, and worship him sincerely. He also completed his education without much difficulty and learned all the divine scriptures from his Guru “SRI MEYKANDAR”, a great shaivite saint. Through his guidance, he learnt the bhakti path and about surrendering the soul to the god. He composed a famous work “SIVA-JNANA-SIDDHIYAR”. This famous text, explains the importance of Lord Shiva, and also the ways to obtain SALVATION through his grace. It is considered as one of the popular Shaivite text. Arundai Sivachariar was the guru of Marai-Jnanasambandar and made him to spread the importance of Shaivism.

Marai Jnanasambandar, though born in a lower class family, was very intelligent and good in penning devotional poems on Lord Shiva. He will used to write songs and sing in front of Lord Shiva in Chidambaram Nataraja Temple. He also motivated the people by telling the importance of shaivism and conducted various spiritual lectures among the people. He helped the people through his spiritual powers, and reduced their sufferings in their life. He will used to recite the shiva mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” regularly and perform pujas on Lord Shiva. Both of them, helped the people by insisting them to worship the god in the temples, and also provided free food to the poor devotees.

Let us praise the glory of the shaivite saints and be blessed.

“OM SREE ARUNDAI SIVACHARIARE NAMAHA”

“OM SREE MARAI JNANASAMBANDARE NAMAHA”

“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”

WRITTEN BY

R.HARISHANKAR