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ARTS AND LITERATURE
Thanjavur District is at its best in the fields of arts, literature, culture etc. Also in the three language forms, namely, prose, music, drama, the town’s contribution is tremendous. To name a few examples, we get the best of bajan (devotional rendering), namasageertthanam (varied names God ), harikatha (rendering of holy events), bagavatha mela (praising chants with drums), veda parayanam (chanting of Vedas), musical festivals, free service for upanayana (holy thread worn on the body), Natyanjali (classical dance bonanza), aradhana (praising of sages), Guru puja ( praying for guru-mentor), puppet shows, informal street plays, Karaham (dance with holy vessel on the head), kavadi shows (special kind of sticks-embedded gasket carried on the shoulder), and more are this town’s special events.


Pathinenmalkanakku

Ettuthogai

  1. Narrinai
  2. Kurunthokai
  3. Ainkurunooru
  4. Pathirruppattu
  5. Parananooru
  6. Paripadal

PathuPattu

  1. Thirumurugatrupadai
  2. Porunaratrupadai
  3. Sirupanatrupadai
  4. Perumpanatrupadai
  5. Malaipadukadam
  6. Maduraikanchi
  7. Kurinjipattu
  8. Pattinapalai
  9. Mullaipattu
  10. Nedunalvaadai

Pathinenkilkanakku

 

  1. Naaladiyar
  2. Naanmanikadikai
  3. Iiniyavainarpadhu
  4. Innanarpadhu
  5. Thirikadugam
  6. Acharakovai
  7. Sirupanchamoolam
  8. Mudhumozhikanchi
  9. Pazhamozhinaanooru
  10. Elathi
  11. Thirukural
  12. Kaarnarpadhu
  13. Iiynthinaiiympadhu
  14. Thinaimozhiiympadhu
  15. Iynthinaiezhupadhu
  16. Thinaimaalainootruiympadhu
  17. Kainailai
  18. Kalavazhinarpadhu
  19. Innilai

Aimperum Kappiyangal

  1. Silappadhikaram
  2. Manimekalai
  3. Seevaga Chintamani
  4. Valaiyapathi
  5. Kundalakesi

Aimserum Kappiyangal

  1. Uthayana Kumara Kaaviyam
  2. Naga Kumara Kaaviyam
  3. Yosadara Kaaviyam
  4. Choolaamani
  5. Neelakesi

 

Akattiyam - Akathiyar
Tolkappiyam - Tholkappiar
Nalayira divya prabandham – 12 Alwars
Panniru thirumurai – 63 Nayanmars


63 Nayanmars

1. Sundaramurthi Nayanar
2. Tiru Neelakanta Nayanar
3. Iyarpahai Nayanar
4. Ilayankudi Mara Nayanar
5. Maiporul Nayanar
6. Viralminda Nayanar
7. Amaraneedi Nayanar
8. Eripatha Nayanar
9. Enadinatha Nayanar
10.Kannappa Nayanar
11.Kungiliya Kalaya Nayanar
12.Manakanchara Nayanar
13.Arivattaya Nayanar
14.Anaya Nayanar
15.Murthi Nayanar
16.Muruga Nayanar
17.Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar
18.Tiru Nalai Povar Nayanar
19.Tiru Kurippu Thonda Nayanar
20.Chandesvara Nayanar

 

21.Tiru-Navukkarasar Nayanar
22.Kulacchirai Nayanar
23.Perumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar
24.Karaikal Ammaiyar
25.Appuddi Nayanar
26.Tiruneelanakka Nayanar
27.Nami Nandi Adigal
28.Tiru Jnana Sambandar
29.Eyarkon Kalikama Nayanar
30.Tiru Mula Nayanar
31.Dandi Adigal Nayanar
32.Murkha Nayanar
33.Somasira Nayanar
34.Sakkiya Nayanar
35.Sirappuli Nayanar
36.Siruthonda Nayanar
37.Cheraman Perumal Nayanar
38.Gananatha Nayanar
39.Kootruva Nayanar
40.Pugal Chola Nayanar
41.Narasinga Muniyaraiyar


42.Adipattha Nayanar
43.Kalikamba Nayanar
44.Kalia Nayanar
45.Satti Nayanar
46.Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar
47.Kanampulla Nayanar
48.Kari Nayanar
49.Ninra Seer Nedumara Nayanar
50.Mangayarkarasiyar
51.Vayilar Nayanar
52.Munaiyaduvar Nayanar
53.Kazharsinga Nayanar
54.Seruthunai Nayanar
55.Idangazhi Nayanar
56.Pugazh Tunai Nayanar
57.Kotpuli Nayanar
58.Pusalar Nayanar
59.Nesa Nayanar
60.Kochengat Chola Nayanar
61.Tiru Neelakanta Yazhpanar
62.Sadaya Nayanar
63.Isaijnaniyar

12 Alwars

1    Poigai Azhwar
2    Bhoodath Azhwar  
3    Pey Azhwar
4    Thirumazhisai Azhwar
5    Namma Azhwar
6    Madhura Kavi Azhwar
7    Kulashekara Azhwar
8    Periya Azhwar
9    Andal
10  Thondaradippodi Azhwar
11  Thirupaan Azhwar
12  Thirumangai Azhwar

Ashta Siddhi

Anima , Mahima ,Garima , Laghima , Prapti , Parakamya ,Istva ,Vastva are Ashta Siddhi.

18 Siddhargal  or Saints

  1. Sri Pathanjali Siddhar
  2. Sri Agasthiar Siddhar
  3. Sri Kamalamuni Siddhar
  4. Sri Thirumoolar Siddhar
  5. Sri Kuthambai Siddhar
  6. Sri Korakkar Siddhar
  7. Sri Thanvandri Siddhar
  8. Sri Sundaranandar Siddhar
  9. Sri Konganar Siddhar
  10. Sri Sattamuni Siddhar
  11. Sri Vanmeegar Siddhar
  12. Sri Ramadevar Siddhar
  13. Sri Nandeeswarar Siddhar
  14. Sri Edaikkadar Siddhar
  15. Sri Machamuni Siddhar
  16. Sri Karuvoorar Siddhar
  17. Sri Bogar Siddhar
  18. Sri Pambatti Siddhar

Sapta Rishis

Yajurveda Sandhya Vandana Mantras tells the Sapta Rishis and their wives are

  1. Atri - Anasuyaa,
  2. Brighu - Khyati
  3. Kutsya -  
  4. Vasishtha - Arundhati
  5. Gautama  - Ahilya
  6. Kashyapa  -  
  7. Angirasa – Swadha

 

Four Vedas

Rig, Yagur , Sama and Atharvana are the four vedas Except that they were compiled by Veda Vyasa.


NALAIRA DIVYA PRABANDHAM

Dviya Prabandham was composed by these 12 Alwars including 'Sri Andal'. The collection of their hyms is called 'Divya Prabandham' . They are 4000 in number. There are 108 divya desams in total and Parama padam and ThiruppaRkadal are not in this world. The Other 106 temples are located in India. Nearly 12 Divya desams are in and around Kumbakonam. Out of which Sri Sarangapani Temple is in the heart of the town

NATHAAMUNIKAL AND KUMBAKONAM

During 9thA.D, divya prabatham was not compiled. It was scattered here and there.Nathaamunikal worked in the Kattumannar koil temple and one day he head the pasuram begins with "Aara Amudhey". Naadamunigal wanted to find the rest of Paasurams. So He came to Sarangapani temple and pray the God. Suddenly a flash ran in his mind. After that he came so many places and meet alwars to know abut these pasurams.Mangalasasanam: Sri Aandal - 1 Paasuram.Periyalwar - 3 Paasurams. Thirumizhisai Alwar - 7 Paasurams. Boothatalwar - 2 PaasuramsPeiyalwar - 2 PaasuramsNammalwar - 11 Paasurams. Thirumangai 25 Total 51 MORE

 

THIRUMURAI MANDRAM

This is a group formed by the devotees of Lord Shiva residing in amd around Kumbakonam. Panniru Thirumurai (12 holy hymns) written by seven sivan adiyargal including NAALVAR, The main objectives are to know about the Bhathi, Universe , God and their power , Praramathma and Jeevathama and so on.

UZHAVARAPANI
Uzhavarapani means the cleaning work done in temples. It was followed by Thirunavukarasar. He cleared the path to allow the devotees to visit the temple without trouble,There are lots of groups who undertake such projects. They form a group of interested devotees and fix a date after discussing with the temple management and finish the required work

THIRUMURAI TRAINING

Thirukkayilaya Parambarai Thiruvaduthurai Adhina Saiva Thirumurai Training Centre gives the Training at the Thiruvaduthurai Adhina School at Thiruvidaimaruthur. The Thiruvaduthruai Mutt is near by Kumbaokonam. It is in the Mailaduthurai to Kumbakonam Bus route. Other than Tiruvidaimaruthur, in some other places are also conduct these type of spiritual classes. There are many such assicatoins are in and around Kumbanonam 1,. Arulthiru Namachivaya Murthikal Thiruneri Tamil Mandram. 2.Thirukudanthai Thrumurai Mandram. 3. Thirunavukkarasar Ulavarapani Kumbakonam. 4. Saiva Thirumuraikal Thirividaimaruthur. 5. Saiva sithanda Muraikal Kumbaoknam and so on

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