Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sattainathar Temple, Sirkazhi – Literary Mention

Sattainathar Temple, Sirkazhi – Literary Mention
Lord of the temple is praised my many a saint as Tirugnanasambandar, Manickavasagar, Arunagiriar, Gananathar, Nambiandar Nambigal, Pattinathar, Sekkizhar, Arunachala Kavi Rayar, Marimuthu Pillai and Muthu Thandava Dikshithar. It is said that Saint Tirugnana Sambandar sung his first hymn on Lord after Mother Uma fed him with milk in the golden vessel when he was crying as a child on the steps of the tank of the temple. The milk has the Saraswatha power that made the child a poet of excellence.  This event is mentioned in the 75th verse of Soundarya Lahari by Acharya Adi Sankara.
Gnanasambandar is mentioned as Dravida Sishu in the verse. In his first verse, the child mentions Lord Shiva wearing the ear ring with sacred ashes all over his body and one that stole his heart. He names the place as prestigious Brahmmapuram.  This is the 68th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 14th sthalam on the north side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. 

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