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chOmAchi mARa nAyanAr
The town ambar where the chanting of vEdhAs were heard not
only in the houses of chanters but also in the pleasant green gardens
around the village because of the parrots that repeat the chanting, there
n^AyanAr was born in the vEdhAs chanting tradition. Kept the Flawless Feet
of the Lord who ripped apart the fierce elephant in his mind bathing in the
stream of his pure love. Whenever the devotees of Tiger-skin cladded Lord came
he was pleased to salute and serve them nice food. The fruit of performing
the holy sacrifices that are aimed at praising the Lord of musical Goddess
umA is to hail the holy feet of the Lord who owns us, was his
feeling. Irrespective of who it was, if a person had love for the Mercy that
held the terrific poison that threatened the existence of the worlds as a
small stain in the throat, n^AyanAr would prostrate to him or her as his Lord.
He stood for the principle of chanting the Holy Five Letters of the Lord
that cleanses the thoughts leading to bliss. The Lord of various sacrificial
rites with His consort the Mother of these worlds stood in his mind accepting
his multifold worship.
He went to the Lord of Justice who has the holy water flowing through
His shining matted Hair, His thiruvArUr. He worshipping Lord shiva,
resided there in the friendship of chun^dhara mUrthi n^AyanAr (1)
saluting that great saint. chOmAchi mARa n^AyanAr who stood removed the
flaws of the mind stayed praising the saint chun^dharar. He stayed finally
in the bliss of shivalOka. Let the love for Holy Five Letters and
the devotees of the Lord that chOmAchi mARa n^AyanAr grew stay in the mind.
upamanyu bhaktavilAsam adds that chOmAci mARa
n^AyanAr worshipped God through sAmavEdham. At thiruvarUr, in the fire rite he performed, chun^dharar perumAn prayed and
Lord shiva appeared there to be seen by these great devotees.
gurupUjai : vaikAci - Ayilyam
Birth place of chOmAchi nAyanAr
1. chun^dhara mUrthi n^AyanAr