63 Nayanmars !! Life of Thiru Chakkiya Nayanar !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

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Seivinaiyun Seivanum Athunpayanum Koduppanum
Meivakayal Nangakum Vidhitha Porul Yenakondey
Iviyalpu seivannendri Allavarkkukillayena
Uyivakayar Porul Sivan Yendru Arulaley Unardharindhar

Thiru Chakkiya Nayanar was born in a family of agriculturist in Thirchangamangai.  He had aversion towards materialistic way of living from early stages of life; he had  abundance of love and compassion towards all the creatures and lived a saintly life. His sincere and meticulous search for liberation from the cycles of birth and death drove him into the association of Buddhists.  He learned the Buddhist scriptures and its principles.  His never ending thirst for   acquiring true knowledge made him analyze ideologies of other religions and their comparative studies.  Soon, he realized the pathway he had chosen was not that accurate to serve his needs, he immediately embraced Shaiva Siddhanta and its beliefs.  He became an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. 

Thiru Chakkiya Nayanar realized the undeniable presence of Lord Shiva in all five essence of nature.  He continued worship of Lord Shiva in a serene and beautiful atmosphere.  He immersed in the worship of Linga, which has neither end nor the beginning, he spend hours in eternal bliss.  He engrossed in the worship of Linga, he forgot his entire actions in an ecstasy he offered stones in place of flowers.  He treated his every deed as the will of Lord.  He continued his practice of worshipping Lord with the stones.  He never bothered about his outwardly appearance as a Buddhist monk.   He continued his worship of Lord Shiva and given utmost priorities to his worship. 

Thiru Chakkiya Nayanar’s life reveals the ultimate truth and compassion of Lord, his empathy to accept whatever offered with utmost devotion and faith.  Thiru Chakkiyar worshipped Lord with unparallel faith and devotion.  Finally, Thiru Chakkiya Nayanar attained the Abode of Lord Shiva as he was cherished in all his life.

In the Tamil month Markazhi – Puradam is widely celebrated as Guru Puja day, the way Thiru Chakkiya Nayanar attained the Abode of Lord Shiva.

 Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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