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Tirumurai
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The twelve volumes of Tamil Śaiva hymns of the sixty-three Nayanars
Parts Name Author
1,2,3 Tirukadaikkappu Sambandar
4,5,6 Tevaram Tirunavukkarasar
7 Tirupaatu Sundarar
8 Tiruvacakam &
Tirukkovaiyar
Manikkavacakar
9 Tiruvisaippa &
Tiruppallaandu
Various
10 Tirumandhiram Tirumular
11 Various
12 Periya Puranam Sekkizhar
Paadal Petra Sthalam
Paadal Petra Sthalam
Raja Raja Chola I
Nambiyandar Nambi

Thiruvisaipa (Tamil: திருவிசைப்பா Thiru means "respect", visai means "action" and pa indicates "poem") denotes the ninth volumes[1] of the Tirumurai, the twelve-volume collection of Tamil Saivite devotional poetry.

The poems[edit]

The ninth volume of Tirumurai is composed by Tamil poets (known as Nayanars) - Thirumaligai Thevar, Senthanar, Karuvur Thevar, Ponnthuruthi Nambi Kata nambi, Kandarathithar, Venandadigal, Thiruvaliyamuthanar, Purshottama Nambi, Sethiyar and Senthanar [2] Among the eight, Kandarathithar, was a prince descended from Chola king, Parantaka I.[3]

During the reign of Rajaraja Chola I in the 10th century, a collection of these songs was found abandoned in the Chidambaram temple, along with other religious literary works, and collated by Nambiyandar Nambi.

List of Temple associated with Tiruvisaippa[edit]

The following are the temples revered by the hymns of Thiruvisaippa and are in turn referred as "Tiruvisaipa Thalangal".

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The shrine of Gangaikonda Cholapuram are revered as under
" He of the Shrine of Gangaikonda Choleswaram takes whatever forms that his worship visualize" - 131,5.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J.N. 1993, p. 143
  2. ^ "Ninth Thirumurai" (PDF). Project Madurai. 2001. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Mukherjee 1999, p. 396
  4. ^ Coward 1987, p. 151

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