சேக்கிழார் அருளிய திருத்தொண்டர் புராணம்
திருநீலகண்ட நாயனார் புராணம்
மன்றுளே திருக்கூத்தாடி அடியவர் மனைகள்தோறும்
சென்றவர் நிலைமை காட்டும் தேவர்கள் தேவர் தாமும்
"வென்ற ஐம்புலனால் மிக்கீர் ! விருப்புடன் இருக்க நம்பால்
என்றும் இவ் இளமை நீங்காது" என்று எழுந்தருளினாரே.
cEkkizAr aruLiya thiruththoNDar purANam
manRuLE thirukkUththADi aDiyavar manaikaL thORum
cenRavar n^ilaimai kATTum thEvarkaL thEvar thAmum
"venRa aimpulanAl mikkIr ! viruppuDan irukka n^ampAl
enRum iv iLamai n^IN^gAdhu" enRu ezun^dharuLinArE.
Explanation of song:
The Divine of the divines Who enacts the holy dance
in the assembly, going to each of the houses of
the devotees exhibiting their state said,
"The magnificent ones by conquering the five senses !
Be with Us fondfuly, never loosing this youth." and moved.
1. thirunIlakaNdar (potter) due to the high-beat of the
youth, went out due to the desire. Since the angry wife
refused to accept him saying "thirunIlakaNDam", they
spent all their life without touching each other. At this
point God in the play exhibits the greatness with which
they had lived.
Conquering lust is very difficult. That too in youth.
Still there are some who renunciate worldly pleasures
in youth. But for a person married with a beautiful
wife it is unimaginable. May be the ones who brought
up their mind from childhood and continue that very firm
may be able to. But our nAyanAr was a person who
was already enjoying desire. Still just on hearing the vow
in the name of "thirunIlakaNDam", the Essence of his life,
he just dropped it at that moment, not even physically, but
also mentally ! From then on even without anybody else
noticing they lived the life where lust did not get a corner to
hide. It was only exposed much later for the world to
appreciate. But they were already in the liberated state
even since the day of the vow.
"madhu conna cULAl iLamai thuRakka vallEn allEn ..."
Details of the life of thirunIlakaNDa nAyanAr could be