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Kurumba Nayanar (One of 63 Siva Saints)
« on: December 02, 2008, 11:23:49 AM »
Kurumba Nayanar is from tribal class who were living in Perumizhalai.
He was a Siva Raja Yogi.  He was going to Siva temple everyday, and
after chanting Panchakshara and praying to Him, he used to come
back and sit in Raja Yogi, visualizing Siva and Sakti on the Bull
within his Ajna Chakra.  He came to know about Sundaramoorthy,
of Tiruvarur, who has just then sung Tiru Thondar Thohai.  He
was eager to meet him.  Suddenly, one day, he divined that Sundaramoorthy had been called by Siva and he was leaving for
Kailash.  He did not want to waste more time.  Now that Sundarmoorthy
was going to Kailash, he decided to go to Kailash and welcome him
when he arrived!

He activated his sushumna, unified his antha karanas and leaped into
the Siva-Sakti Effulgence in Sahasrara, by piercing his skull!

(Source: Periya Puranam, Sekkizhar. Tamil Verses. Book XII of
Siva Canons.  Saiva Siddhanta Book Publishing House, Chennai.
Translation and prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.