kulachchiRaiyAr was born to raise the name and fame of the
village maNamERkudi, which raised the crops in its fields
to treat the worst of all illness - the hunger. It was in the
His intelligence and immunity to dishonesty, false praise and
unholy activities impressed the pANdya king n^edumARan and
the king made him the prime minister in his court. Though the king
was valorous under his rule shaivam and the devotees had troubles
from jainism as the king was a follower of jainism. In spite of that
kulachchiRaiyAr practiced the shaivam faith without any hesitation. He
was an ardent devotee of the Lord sun^dhrEshvarar in Madhurai.
He, being the prime minister who should guide the king in the right
path, was worried on the atrocities of jainism in the pANdiya kingdom
and was looking forward eagerly for a solution to that.
He welcomed, wished, prostrated and was humble and honey like
in his expressions to anybody who has the love for the Lord.
Irrespective of their social background (tradition), irrespective
their status, irrespective of the fact whether they follow their
tradition or not, if they have in their thoughts the kind
paramEshwarar, then kulachchiRaiyAr would do any service to
those devotees to their satisfaction and above their expectations. If
the devotees come alone or in group he fell in their feet and made
them feel as if they are in a oasis. Let them be praised by the world
as genius or mocked as ignorants, praised for helpfulness or mocked
for horrifying others, if they smear the body with the holy ash and
the mind with the Holy five letters then he worshiped them offering
the delicacy of his love. The devotees used to have the feast at his
house and his feast was his feeling of Lord Shiva. Everyday he was at
this service and every minute he spent with the thinking of the Lord.
புனிதவாய் மலர்ந்தழுதார் (சம்பந்தர்) - பகுதி-3 - பாண்டியன் சுரம் தீர்த்தது.
He along with one other marvelous devotee
maN^gaiyarkkarachiyAr (1) who was a boon given to the pANdiya
kingdom by the chOza kingdom, who became the queen of the king
n^edumARan. They who had the concern for the betterment of the king
took many steps for the restoration of shaivam in the pANdiya kingdom.
Their prayers brought the ganga - thirunyAna champandhar (2) and he
made that land fertile with shaivam. kulachchiRaiyAr played a major
role in purifying and guiding the mind of the king in the correct path
of shaivam raising him from an ordinary king to n^inRachIr n^edumARa
n^AyanAr (3) and he removed the darkness by replacing the jainism
by the light of shaivam in pAndiya kingdom. He and his service is
praised by thirunyAnachampan^dhar in the "maN^gaiyarkarachi"
thiruppadhikam which he sang as soon as he entered the pANdiya
kingdom. Let the faith in the path of shaivam that kulachchiRaiyAr had
due to which even when the king, who was his best companion too, was
against shaivam he stood by his principle of praying the Lord and his
devotees and with which he lit again the lamp of shaivam in the
kingdom stay in the mind.