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Tiru Jnana Sambandhar - Choosing parents for an avatar
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:20:44 AM »
The great saints choose their parents for their human birth in the world.  We know how blessed are Mother Azhagamma and Sundaram Iyer, for having been parents for Bhagavan Ramana.  Bhagavan pays His obeisance to them in Akshara Mana Malai and also in Arunachala Nava Mani Malai, Verse 8.  Tiru Jnana Sambandhar the earlier avatra of Skanda chose Sivapada Hrudayar and Bhagavathi Amma in Sirkazhi as His parents.  Why should He choose them?  There was
Queen Mangayarkarasi, who was a great devotee of Siva and she had called Tiru Jnana Sambandha to come to Madurai to re-convert her king Nedumaran to Saivism.  In age, Tiru Jnana Sambandhar was as old as to be her son.  But Tiru Jnana Sambandhar did not choose those parents, even though the queen was an ardent devotee of Siva.
It is because, the Pandya King as a Jain for many years and he ill-treated Saivites and Siva in Madurai.  The temple was left without care for many years.  Because one of the parents had a defective career in their lives, Jnana Sambandha did not choose them, even though he did many miracles to reconvert the king back to Saivism!

Arunachala Siva.