Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nayanmar 21 - Moorka Nayanar

Moorka Nayanar

Birth place : Thiruverkaadu
Mukti        : Kumbakonam
Star           : Karthigai Moolam

A devotee of Lord Shiva lived in Thiruverkaadu. His service to the Lord was to offer food to all His Bhaktas every day. Years rolled on and the devotee lost all his wealth and became poor. He then moved to Kumbakonam. He still managed to continue feeding the devotees. The money he needed to do this service, he made by gambling. He gambled everyday and ensured he won. He did not use any of the earnings for himself but only to feed the devotees. While gambling, if anybody tried to cheat, he used to draw his sword and threaten them. He came to be called Moorka Nayanar because of his harshness. In due course he attained Lord Shiva’s feet. 

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