Daily Archives: August 25, 2006

The mythology of tirumUlar

It is clear from tirumantiram verses 337 onwards that tirumUlar was an extreme sectarian shaiva. He cites several elements of shaiva mythology, where the aim is plainly to show the supremacy of shiva over other gods. He also sees a … Continue reading

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sundaranAtha (tirumUlar)’s lineage

In the preamble to the tirumantiraM tirumUlar (verses ) gives his lineage thus (translated only loosely during conversation with my clansmen who know the drAviDa bhASha/transliterated from a reading in an old book possessed by them): n^an^dhi aruLpeRRa n^Adharai n^ADiDinseek … Continue reading

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