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The Puranam of IsaiGnani Ammaiyaar

(isai gnAni ammaiyAr purANam - Periyapuranam as English poetry)

        "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) 
Verse No. 
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.

See Also: 
1. isaignAni nAyanAr purANam in English prose 
2. இசைஞானி நாயனார் புராணம் (தமிழ் மூலம்) 
3. thiruththoNDar purANam main page
4. 12 shaivite thirumuRais 

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