The famous olden day port in the east coast of the Indian subcontinent, where the various ships of ancient engineers' thoughtful desicient engineers' thoughtful designs queued up for trade - that town is n^AgappattiNam. The tides coming as if eager to take rest in the spread white sand bed, but receding immediately after kissing the sand - the tidal roar nonstopping like the devotees' chanting of God.
In the fishermen suburb of the town was the devotee adhipaththar who offered his heart of fresh flower to the Old God who has the new moon on His matted hair. n^AyanAr was the leader of a big group of fishermen operating many boats in various catchments and was the owner of the heaps of marine material brought. He always used to leave the first fish that enters his net for the Love he live with - Lord shiva. He used to do it regularly, come whatever be - whether there was only one fish caught or in huge numbers. The Lord delighted in the food of his love. For some days there were very less fishes caught. Still he was doing his offering of leaving the first fish for the Lord.
One day there came a fish glittering like gold with precious gems like parts came into their net, making all the faces there bright in jubilance. The fish glittered like it could get even the whole world as its price. It would make his life into a heavily luxurious one. The people there told they have got a fish. Even when such a great wealth in the form of a fish was waiting n^AyanAr never went back in his duty for the Lord who sits on the rocks of Himalayas. He said with great devotion that the fish being the first one which was admirable and priceless was for the Dancing feet. He left the fish in the sea like leaving all the bonds with simple love. The Lord with deer in hand appeared with His consort in the Horizon to bless the n^AyanAr who stood for his love in the comfortable and miserable periods. The Black-throated God gave him the living in the shivalokam along with His great devotees. Let the deed of love that was unaffected by the material benefits of adhipaththa n^AyanAr stay in the mind.
gurupUjai : AvaNi - Ayilyam