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Sat 15 Apr 2023

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

The Hymns of Sundaramurthi Nayanar (Tamil)



Centre for Shaiva studies
24A, Aurobindo Street. 1st Floor. Heritage Town. Puducherry, 605001 India


The Tevaram is one of the ancient Tamil devotional poetic corpus of high prominence. Three of the greatest shivabhaktas—Tirujnanasambandhar, Tirunavukkaracar and Sundaramurti—known as the Nayanmars have sung these devotional songs at more than 250 Shaiva holy places situated in the region comprising the modern-day Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

The Centre for Shaiva Studies has already held multiple lectures by prominent speakers focussing on the first six books of the Tevaram. In this lecture, the speaker will focus on the various Shaiva concepts and devotional themes expressed in the 7th book of the Tevaram, hymns sung by the great Shaiva saint Sundaramurthi Nayanar (c. 9th CE) also widely known as Sundarar.


Sri Samy Thiagarasan

Shaiva Scholar

Samy Thiagarasan is a Tamil scholar with a doctoral degree. He has worked as Tamil professor in various Government Colleges and has been delivering lectures on Periyapuranam, Kamban Ramayanam and on Tamil literature. Samy Thiagarasan has been honoured with many awards from prestigious institutions and organisations. He regularly contributes articles related to Tamil literature and religion in various weekly and monthly journals.