The birth in thiruvArUr is celebrated by chun^dhara mUrthi n^AyanAr for that land fertile for the thoughts on the Destroyer of Three cities, inspires the devotion for that Almighty. In that renowned town dhaNdiyadigaL was born. As if he wanted to meditate only in the Lord shiva who is voidlessly present in his self and not wanted to see other things outside, he was seeing impaired by birth. His bodily sight was impaired but not the ability to see the Truth. He saw the Lord in His love; He saw the service to offer; Hence saw the bliss. For the Lord of thiruvArUr he offered himself. He would salute, circumambulate and sing namach chivAya in the ArUr abode of Attributeless.
The devotee was quite anxious to note that the western tank of the temple was encroached by the Jains. The bad state of that area dedicated for the Destroyer of the daemon chalan^dhara, drew the selfless sincere slaves concern. He wanted to do the service to the society by salvaging the tank. He put a pole in the crater, wound that with a rope to the column on the bank. With the help of the rope he would slowly with struggle come to the tank, dig the sand, and holding the rope dump the sand on the bank - all with the Name of the Lord of the great in his tongue and thoughts. The Jains who occupied the place were irked by the devotee's deeds. They started shouting that it would affect the small creatures living there if he dig. The devotee told that he was doing the service for the Lord with the Moon crown. The occupiers maligned him whether he lost his hearing ability too not to hear the morals. The devotee whose personal impairments were highlighted by the mannerless, replied that he saw the Light though he was blind, but they dwelled in ignorance even while having the sight. What would they do if he gets the sight and they lose it by the grace of the Strange Lord, he added. The Jains replied that they would leave the area if it so happened by his Lord's grace and grabbed away the rope and poles.
The devotee, angry with the blasphemers obstructing his noble service, prostrated in front of the decorated abode of the God of lords and prayed to bless him to come out of the disgrace they did against him. He reached his mutt, lamented and cried over the incompletion of the service and slept in that tiredness itself. The Lord who is love and who is the only hold for the devotees who was delighted with the service the devotee did ignoring his inabilities appeared in his dream. He consoled him that he would get to see and at the same time the senseless obstructors would lose their sight. The Lord came in the kings dream too and told him the disturbances the Jain did to the dhaNdiyadigaL. The king shocked praising the Floral Matted Haired Lord reached the spot. He asked the devotee about the problem. n^AyanAr told him the way they disturbed his service, maligned him, took away the spade, rope and other equipments and their vow that they would not stay in the town if he got the sight and they lost. The king enquired the Jains and they agreed that what he heard was true.
The devotee, king and the hurdle-makers reached the bank of a temple pond. The king requested the devotee to show that he could get the sight by His grace. The devotee said, if I was a true slave to the shaN^kara, I will get the sight and these maligners would lose their sight and it would be proved that the ultimate truth is Lord shiva, and took a dip in the water. The devotee rose up with his eye clearly seeing the things. The Jains were unable to see and started struggling. The king declared the Jains of bad intentions bad. He ordered them to leave the town. The ignorance that was in the thinking now darkening their eye-sight too the intruders ran away falling down and creeping away dropping their mat and materials. The king driving them out saluted the devotee and left. The determined devotee who caught hold of the Feet that are covetable to even brahma and vishNu, completed the sacred task he started. Completing the renovation of that pond, he lived in the enjoyment of chanting the Holy Five Letters and finally resided in the compassionate feet of the Lord. Let the dhaNdiyadigaL n^AyanAr's determination to serve even when he was not able to see and even above that when others disturbed him, stay in the mind.