63 Nayanmar !! Life of Thiru Nindraseer Nedumara Nayanar !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
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Thiru Alavai/Madurai was ruled by King Kunpandiyan and his Queen Managayarkkarisiyar. Queen Mangayarkkarasiyar was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva.   The King Kunpandiyan was attracted towards Jainism and embraced the Jain teachings and philosophies.    Due to this, people were forced to accept Jainism and prohibited to worship Lord Shiva and practice Shaiva Siddhantha.  The Queen Mangayarkkarasiyar was worried at the state of affairs; she anticipated a substantial damage that could affect the beliefs in Shaiva worship.   Immediately, she sought the help of Minister of their assembly Kulachiraiyar who was also a fervent devotee of Lord Shiva.  They invited Thiru Gnana Sambandhar to Madurai with an intention of reinstate the glories of Shaiva Siddhantha and worship of Lord Shiva.
Thiru Gnana Sambandhar paid a visit to Madurai and stayed outskirts of the city.  Kulaichiraiyar, the minister of King’s assembly requested Sambandhar to visit the King Kunpandiya who was suffering from severe heat blisters.    Sambandhar had to face several protests from the Jains but everything ended in vain.   Seeing the miserable state of the King, Sambandhar earnestly prayed to Lord for the wellbeing of King Kunpandya.   Sambandhar passionately sung praising the glories of Lord Shiva.  In a moment, all the heat blisters and the hunch on his back vanished miraculously.   King Kunpandya stood straight once again.   This phenomenal was a great revelation for King Kunpandya.  He felt ashamed of his mistake and turned out a passionate devotee of Lord Shiva. 
The King Kunpandya / Thiru Nindraseer Nedumara Nayanar made great efforts to spread Shaivism with its full strength right through the length and breadth of his Kingdom with the help of Queen Mangayarkkarasiyar and Thiru Kulaichirai Nayanar.  This exceptional couple had utmost reverence for Thiru Gnana Sambandhar and Shaiva Siddhantha.  Lord was please at the devotion and dedication of this couple.   Finally, they both attained the Abode of Lord Shiva.
In the Tamil month Aippasi – Barani is widely celebrated as Guru Puja day, the day Thiru Nindraseer Nedumara Nayanar attained the Abode of Lord Shiva. 
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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