"I, the Prince of Tirunaavaloor, who am dear
To Isai Gnaani (am her servitor)."
- The Tiru-th-Tonda-th-Tokai.
1. She was the divinely opulent wife of Sataiyanaar
Of endless glory; it was she who gave birth
To Nampi Aaroorar ruled by the Lord who, of yore, smote
The otherwise impregnable triple, hostile citadels;
Can I ever with my feeble words extol the glory
Of Isai Gnaani Piraattiyaar of flawless family?
No, I cannot; neither can any one. (4228)
These saints are the parents of St. Sundarar. The eleventh verse of the Tokai sung by St. Sundarar is his signature-verse. St. Sundarar hailed, in all sixty Naayanmaar. As his signature-verse contained his name and the names of his parents, St. Nampi Aandaar Nampi in his amplified version of the Tokai included these in the calendar of Naayanmaar. The number of the individual Naayanmaar was therefore reckoned as 63 by St. Sekkizhaar. Not only that. St. Sundarar is the hero of the Periya Puranam.
Here ends the Puranam of Sataiya Naayanaar and Isai Gnaaniyaar
Sincere thanks to Sri. T N Ramachandran of thanjavur, for permitting his English rendering of the holy text periyapurANam be published here.