Nakkiradheva Nayanar is one among the twelve who sung the padhinOrAn thirumuRai (eleventh thirumuRai)(1). There have been many poets by name nakkIran referred in the history. One set of people say that of whatever is present in the thirumuRai attributed to saint nakIran, thirumurugARRuppadai was written by the nakkeerar who lived in the sangam period (BCE) and the rest were written by the nakkIrar who lived later (ACE). The nakeerar who lived in the sangam period was the head of the Tamil Forum patroned by the pANdiya kings. There are very many songs attributed to him in the sangam literature. Nakkerar had great love for Lord shiva and murugan. Stories about this nakkIrar, his talance and his devotion towards the Lord are depicted inthiruviLaiyAdal purANam(2).
Including thirumurugARRuppadai there ten compositions attributed to nakkiRar are present in eleventh thirumuRai. They are: