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Kumara Guruparar
« on: November 28, 2009, 10:28:41 AM »
Kumara Guruparar was an ardent Siva devotee.  He was born
as dumb.  In his fifth year, his parents took him to Tiruchendur
Murugan Temple.  There with the grace of Muruga, he started
speaking.  He composed the famous Skandar Kali Venba, a long
poem euologizing Muruga's grace.  When later when he went to
Madurai Meenakshi Temple, the goddess, came as a young girl and gave him a pearl necklace,  She asked him to sing her glory.  He
wrote the Meenakshi Amman Pillai Tamizh.  Pillai in Tamil means
a young one.  It is a song, usually of 10 decads, describing the
child's growth till it stands on its leg. That is from 3 months to
2 years. Kumaraguruparar sang such a song on Madurai Meenakshi.  In this poem, he says that Meenakshi's tresses are like a large
creeper flower plant.  All poets who are bees hum around the
long tresses of Meenkashi, humming its glory.

The famous Skandar Kali Venba is even today sung by many
mothers whose children do not learn speaking early.

Arunachala Siva.