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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.
gurupUjai : mArkazi - rEvathi
Birth place of vAyilAr nAyanAr