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Kurumba Nayanar (one of 63 Siva Saints)
« on: November 17, 2008, 11:23:11 AM »
Kurumba Nayanar was tribal chieftain.  He was always praying to
Siva, the Lord with the Bull.  He had heard about Saint Sundaramoorthy
and his famous poem listing 60 saints of Siva.  He mentally held him
as his Guru and was constantly chanting Siva Panchakshara every day.
He used to host any number of the Siva devotees who come to his

One day, he mentally divined that Siva is calling Sundaramoorthy
back to Kailas and he is ascending the White Elephant sent by
Siva to go to the Abode.  He decided that he should not live any
further on this earth, without his Guru.  He declined food and water
and was chanting Panckahkshari.  He applied Raja Yoga techniques
and controlled his breath and was seeing Siva and Parvati.  Siva
without being able to put up with this kind of self-punishment by
his devotee, appeared before him with Uma and took him to His

(Source:  The stories of  63 Siva Saints, Tamil, Saiva Siddhanta
Book Publishing House, Chennai. )

Arunachala Siva.