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Muruga Nayanar (One of the 63 Siva Saints)
« on: December 09, 2008, 11:02:20 AM »
Muruga Nayanar was born in a pious Brahmin family of Siva devotees,
in a coastal town called Kaveri Poom Pattinam, the place where river
Kaveri merges in the Bay of Bengal.  His home was reverbrating with
Panchakshara Mantras, that even the doves perched on the trees,
outside his house also repeated Panchakshara Mantras.  Muruga was
always praying to Siva and was going to the Siva temple in the town,
three times a day.  He was given the work of making garlands for Siva.
He collected nice flowers like lotus, konrai, champaka, jasmine and made
fragrant garlands for Siva, every day.  He was praying to Lord Vardhamanesvara, Siva of the temple without break.  To his good
fortune, he deveoped the friendship of Jnana Sambandhar, when the
latter came to his town. 

On the occasion of Jnana Sambandha's wedding, to which he was
invited in a place called Tiru Nallur Perumanam, he also entered
the blazing effulgence, that took away Jnana Sambandha, his wife and
his relatives and also the persons who attended the wedding!

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

Arunachala Siva.