"I am a servitor of Sataiyan who had reached
The feet of Hara, my Lord."
- The Tiru-th-Tonda-th-Tokai
1. He was a friend of the Lord and he bade Him
Ply as his messenger to her-- verily a flowery liana--,
That would embrace his broad shoulders;
He, Nampi Aarooran, the peerless friend
Of Ceramaan Perumaan, was engendered
By Sataiyan that the world might thrive. (4227)
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
Sincere thanks to Sri. T N Ramachandran of thanjavur, for permitting his English rendering of the holy text periyapurANam be published here.