Vaayilar Nayanar / வாயிலார் நாயனார்

I started the Nayanmar series and then it abruptly stopped…felt bad…so continuing the series….

Om Nama Shivaya!!



தொண்டைவள நாட்டிலுள்ள சிறப்புமிக்கப் பழம் பெரும் பதியாகிய மயிலாபுரி கடல் வளத்தோடு கடவுள் வளத்தையும் பெற்றுச் செல்வச் சிறப்போடு ஓங்கி உயர்ந்து பொலிவு பெற்றிருந்தது. இத்திருநகரில் எழுந்தருளியிருக்கும் எம்பெருமானுக்கு கபாலீசுவரர் என்றும், உமையம்மைக்குக் கற்பகவல்லி என்னும் திருநாமம் உண்டு. இந்நகரிலே கபாலீசுவரர் கமல மலர் பாதம் போற்றும் அருந்தவத்தினராய் வேளாளர் மரபிலே அவதரித்தவர் தான் வாயிலார் நாயனார் என்பவர்.இவர் எம்பெருமானின் திருநாமத்தை உள்ளத்தால் பூஜை புரிந்து வந்தார். இறைவனை எப்போதும் நினைக்கக்கூடிய தமது மனக்கோயிலில் இருத்தினார். உணர்வு என்னும் தூய விளக்கேற்றினார். ஒப்பில்லா அரும்பெரும் இன்பம் என்னும் திருவமுதத்தால் வழிபட்டு வந்த வாயிலார் நாயனார் சிவபெருமானுடைய சேவடி நீழலை எய்தும் பேரின்ப வாழ்வு பெற்றார்.

குருபூஜை: வாயிலார் நாயனாரின் குருபூஜை மார்கழி மாதம் ரேவதி நட்சத்திரத்தில் கொண்டாடப் படுகிறது.

தொன்மயிலை வாயிலான் அடியார்க்கும் அடியேன்


 maRavAmai yAn_amaiththa manakkOyil uLLiruththi	  uRavAdhi thanaiyuNarum oLiviLakkuch chudaRERRi	  iRavAdha Anan^dham enun^thirumany  chanam_Atti	  aRavANark kanbennum amudhamaiththrch chanaicheyvAr




In the pallava kingdom which was a kingdom for wisdom, is the town mayilAppUr (mayilai, mayilApuri) which is now part of the big city chennai . The place where thiru nyAna champan^dhar brought the girl pUmpAvai back to life from her ashes by the grace of Lord shiva.

The ripples in the sea appear to bring pearl in huge quantities. The red rising Sun in the sky will appear as the kumkum on the forehead of women. The white moon in the sky appear to be anointing with the milk of its rays the temple of the Lord who is propitiated by the milk and other four subatances from cow. The sound of the human tides that come to pray in His temple appear to overpower the sound of the ocean. The formless Lord, in that temple appear in the form of symbol for the benefit of creatures.

In that town came the yOgi called vAyilAr to give fame for that old tradition called vAyilAr . His life is an example for the hymn of thirun^Avukkarachar in which he says ” For the Lord of thiruvaiyARu there is no temple other than the minds of the servants who serve Him; love Him; prostrate in front of Him.” vAyilAr built that attractive temple for the Lord who is attractive in spite of the He being simple with snakes and skulls as the ornaments.

He built that temple out of his non-forgetting thinking and brought the God in the altar; his feeling of that First Relative became the bright light that illuminates the altar and chases away the gloom; the eternal bliss became the scented water to anoint the Almighty; for that Lord of justice his love was the offering; his service was the songs of praise for that shankar . With his heart blossom and flourish in that prayer, he involved in the Eldest with the completeness of his offering that comes out of his flawless love everyday.

The ultimate goal of the devotee would be to involve himself completely in that bliss called shiva. A devotee with that involvement is in the state of liberation and he will aspire for nothing further. The yOga of vAyilAr’s internal worship continued without any break. He attained the greatest prize that all the yOgis look for – merging the holy feet of the Greatest Yogi who sits in the shade of the Banyan tree. Let the greaGreatest Yogi who sits in the shade of the Banyan tree. Let the greatness of the internal worship of vAyilAr n^AyanAr stay in the mind.

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5 replies

  1. Rama Rama
    Statement about destruction of the original Kapaleeshwara Temple by Christians was confirmed by Dr. R. Nagaswamy, formerly Director of Archealogy Tamilnadu.
    In an article `Testimony to Religious Ethos’, published in `The Hindu’ of 30 April, 1990, he wrote: `A great study of the monuments and lithic records in Madras reveals a great destruction caused by the Portuguese to Hindu Temples in the 16 century A.D. The most important temple of Kapaleeshwara lost its ancient building during the Portuguese devastation and was originally located near the San Thome Cathedral. A few Chola records found in the San Thome Cathedral and Bishop’s house refer to Kapaleeshwara Temple and Thirugnanasambandar Poompaavai. A Chola record in fragment found on the east wall of the San Thome Cathedral refers to the image of Lord Nataraja of the Kapaleeshwara Temple. The temple was moved to the present location in the 16 century.

    Rama Rama

  2. The original site of Kabaleshvara temple is Santhom cathedral located near the sea shore. Current Kabaleshvara temple was built after the original site was taken over by the christians during British time.

  3. Om Nama Sivaya

    Om Pasupataye Vidmahe Mahaadevaaya Dheemahi Tanno Pasupati Prachodayaat

    Balasubramanian NR

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