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Five faces of shivam are Easanam,Thathpurusam, Agoram, Vamadheyam, Sathyojatham. Meikanda Shasthram says three types of worship. *Arupa {Niskala} - formless[empty]. *Rupa {Sakala} - means forms of worship,fully manifested[Natarajar]. *Rupa Arupa {Niskalasakala} -formless form[Sivalingam]. Sarvam Shiva Mayam

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thiruviyalur and Thirukkadavur uyyavandhadevar

Thiruviyalur uyyavandhadevar

it is said that this shaivite philosopher came from the north of bharath to rameshwaram to bathe in the sea. on his way back he came to thiruviyalur. There a devotee by name aludaiya dheva nayanar approached him to become his disciple. Blessing him uyya vandha dhevar composed thiruvundhiyar, which is one of the santhana texts (1). later he returned back to north. This is one story about him, but there are no evidences for the same. The style of his work thiruvundhiyar has some resemblence with the style of thirumandhiram and is in the old thamizh literature style. The time thiruvundhiyar was written is said to be 1147 a.C.e.

Thirukkadavur uyyavandhadevar

This shaivite philosopher was the disciple of aludaiya dheva nayanar, who was the disciple of thiruviyalur uyyavandhadeva nayanar (2), who authored the thiruvundhiyar. This saint elaborated thiruvundhiyar in his work thirukkalirrup padiyar . These two books are the first two in the santhana books. The time this book was written is said to be 1177 a.C.e.

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