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Munai Aduvar Nayanar (One of the 63 Siva Saints)
« on: January 01, 2009, 09:33:47 AM »
Munai Aduvar means the one who wields his sword.  This Siva devotee
from Tiruneedoor a town in Chozha Kingdom, was born in an
agricultural family which was famous for Siva devotion.  Munai Aduvar
used his valour to help the distressed Siva devotees at any time in the
town when they were threatened by robbers or gangsters or ruffians
from other faiths.  He went to war and brought back riches to feed
the poor Siva devotees every day and to give them clothing etc., He is
known for his gala dinners to the Siva devotees!  They thronged to his
house every day for nice dinners.  He followed a righteous life in full
Siva devotion and reached Siva loka in his ripe years.

(Source: Periya Puranam. Sekkizhar. Book XII of Siva Canons.
Translation from Tamil verses and prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.