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The Puranam of Sataiya Nayanar

(sataiya nAyanAr purANam - Periyapuranam as English poetry)

        "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) 
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  

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. chadaiya nAyanAr purANam in English prose 
2. சடைய நாயனார் புராணம் (தமிழ் மூலம்) 
3. thiruththoNDar purANam main page
4. 12 shaivite thirumuRais 

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