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Tiru ViLaiyadal Puranam
« on: March 27, 2009, 10:31:57 AM »
There was one king by name Veerapandya in Madurai.  He had no
issues through  his Queen, even though he had one son through his
concubine.   The king and the queen prayed to Somasundara and asked for a boon of getting a good son to rule the kingdom in later years.  Siva agreed and granted the boon.  Soon a son was born and he was growing up with good character and courage and ardent
devotion to Siva.  The king died when the boy was sixteen and the
boy drowned in misery.  He soon competed the obsequies for his father and a date was fixed for his coronation.  When the minister
opened the jewel box, they found that the Ruby Crown and more of such royal treasures had been stolen.  The young boy knew that his
step-brother had stolen by them, but he could not do anything since that step-brother was absconding.  The date of coronation was postponed indefinitely since the Ruby Crown was missing.  There was confusion in the kingdom.  The boy went to Somasundara in the Temple and prayed.

Next morning they found a ruby seller at the court.  The ruby seller said that he had been coming from north and he had got wonderful
rubies which would fit well for a crown.  He soon sat to make a crown with priceless rubies and the work was finished.   The coronation of the king took place.  After coronation, the news also came that the step brother who was a thief had been caught and the jewels including the ruby crown was restored. 

The king went to the Temple and submitted his thanksgiving to Siva.
Siva asked him: Give me my ruby crown!   The king was astonished and immediately knew that it was Siva who had come as a ruby seller and made the new crown for him.  He respectfully submitted the Ruby Crown made by Siva as a ruby seller, to Somasundara Himself as a mark of gratitude.

(Source: Tiru ViLaiyadal Puranam, Sri Kasi Math, TirupanandaL.)

Arunachala Siva.