Monday, June 4, 2012

Nayanmar 15 - Muruga Nayanar

Muruga Nayanar (முருக நாயனார்)

Birth place : Thirupugalur
Star           : Vaikasi Moolam

Muruga Nayanar’s service was to make garlands for Lord Shiva in the Thirupugalur everyday. He used to wake up early in the morning, have bath, pluck fresh flowers from the garden and make different types of garlands himself, take them to the temple and decorate the Lord with these garlands. Once Thirugnanasambandhar visited this town and stayed in Muruga Nayanar’s matam. Both the Shiva devotees became good friends. Other Nayanmars like Thirunavukkarasar, Siruthondar stayed in Muruga Nayanar’s matam when they visited Thirupugalur. During Thirugnanasambandar’s wedding, Lord Shiva gave jothi darshan to all present at the wedding and Muruga Nayanar became one with the jothi and attained Shiva Loka.