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The Holy Ones born at Tiruvarur (One of the 63 Siva Saints)
« on: January 10, 2009, 11:24:27 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana used to cite the famous sloka which says that
one who is born in Tiruvarur attains liberation, one who has got
darshan of Siva in Chidambaram, attains liberation, one who dies
in Kasi attains liberation and one who even remembers Arunachala
gets liberation.

The Holy Ones born at Tiruvarur, are taken as one number by
Sekkizhar in Periyapuranam. The puranas say that the siva ganas
only are born in Tiruvarur to adore Siva, in human guise.  They
all come down from Kailasa and take birth in Tiruvarur to go and
see Vanmikanatha Siva in Tiruvarur temple everyday in their lives
and do prayers to Siva and Kamalamba, Uma.  Sekkizhar says that
their glory is beyond words, since they have come down to Tiruvarur
not due to karmic bonds but only to serve Siva as human beings.

(Source: Sekkizhar. Periya Puranam. Tamil Verses. Book XII of
Saiva Canons.  Saiva Siddhanta Book Publishing House. Chennai.
Translation and Prose rendering, my own.)

Arunachala Siva.