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Moorkha Nayanar (One of 63 Siva Saints)
« on: December 13, 2008, 01:34:33 PM »
Moorkha Nayanar was an agriculturist having a large holding of lands,
with rich paddy harvest every year.  He was a great Siva devotee in
Tiurverkadu, a village near Chennai.  His job was to feed scores of
deveotees coming to the temple, everyday and he used to take food at the
end of such feeding.  His resources soon dwindled and he became poor
without being enable to feed the devotees.  He suddenly remembered his
old art of gambling!   He was a great gambler during his early years and
made of a lot money those years.  He soon came to Kumbakonam, the
nearby town with a Siva temple, called Kumbeswara, prayed to Him for
his proposed misdeed.  He soon entered the gambling den and played
the games, won a lot of money and came back to the village to buy
paddy and vegetables and feed Siva devotees.  He was doing this
'game' everytime he had shortage of money.  He was called 'Moorkha',
the horrbile angry fellow, because, he was threatening the losers of the
gamble with his sword, to cough up the money!

At his ripe age, Moorkha Nayanar, entered the Siva temple of Tiruvenkadu,
and merged in Siva Effulgence!

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Moorkha Nayanar (One of 63 Siva Saints)
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 04:42:50 PM »
Dear Subramanian,
                         I am a kshatriya,this seems to be an easy way for realisation for people like me.
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Re: Moorkha Nayanar (One of 63 Siva Saints)
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 05:44:39 PM »
Dear Dr. Raju,

Arjuna went to jungle for meditation on Siva for Pasupatastra.  He
and Siva quarelled for a pig.  Arjuna took up with a fight with Siva.
Siva rose skywards.  Arjuna held his legs and Siva, who was hitherto
in disguise as a hunter showed his form and conferred Arjuna with
Pasupatastra.

One speaker on Srimad Bhagavad Gita asked what was the first cause
for that?  It was Dharmaputra's gambling with Kauvaras. 

If you read Periya Puranam, you can see people of different classes
attained Siva through different methods.  Brahmins usually chanted
his mantras.  Kshatriyas showed their valour to save Siva devotees.
The traders showed their compassion in their trade to Siva devotees.
The others showed their hard labour to harvest and get rice to feed
Siva devotees.  The only common thread was their total devotion to Siva!

We are all bound by the common thread of devotion to Bhagavan Ramana and that has made us to meet each other and become brothers  through this Forum.   

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Moorkha Nayanar (One of 63 Siva Saints)
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 09:18:43 PM »
Dear Subramanian,
                         This is one of the best post i ever read.I am so greatful to you.Namasthe.
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