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For doing service to the Supreme being one need not be kings or having
lots of wealth and property. If there is an inclination to work then all
the means will come in the way. The skills whatever it be that is given to
one by the Lord should be used to serve Him in the best way. kAri n^AyanAr
was born in the town thirukkadavUr , where the Lord kicked the king
of death kAla to death when he tried to take away the life of
devotee sage mArkaNdEya . n^AyanAr was blessed with the art of
creating beautiful poetry ornated by the crystal words and cryptic meanings.
His name was famous because of his songs. He went to the three kings who
ruled the three major sections of old thamizakam ( chEra, chOza
and pAndiya ) and described the songs in a way that they will be delighted.
With the heaps of prize he got for that, he did a lot of services to tfor that, he did a lot of services to the Lord
who was the Hero of his praises.
He built lots of beautiful abodes for the blue throated bow
shouldered bhagawan , that were as beautiful as the true lovely
abode that he had for Him in his heart lotus. With the wonderful words that
will make anybody warm and happy, he donated selflessly to the devotees
of the dEva of dEva s, with the heart not forgetting even for a winkling
time the wonder on the mount kailAsh . His mouth made marvelous
songs in thamiz; his mind mingling in the Marvel that made the language
thamiz. The creativity danced in his words; the Creater danced in his wrathless
thoughts. The big kings spent their wealth for his sweet songs; he spent that
wealth in getting the welth of the grace of the King of the Universe by serving
Him and His devotees. He established his music and rhythm in this wide world;
He also established only the mahEsha in his broad mind. Like his
thoughts that always lived in the snow covered holy peak of kailAsh, the most
pleasent abode of the Lord for whom the entire Universe is the abode, he too
reached that holy place with the blessing of the blossomed flowerful matted
haired Lord shiva to praise Him always. Let the stable thoughts of kAri n^AyanAr
that always resided in the holy feet of the Lord of kailAsh stay in the mind.
gurupUjai : mAci - pUrADam
Birth place of kAri nAyanAr