Author: R RangachariTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): R RangachariPublisher: Sri RamanasramamYear: 2014Language: EnglishPages: 358ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788182880863
The Periya Puranam is a classical Tamil scripture that describes the lives of 63 Saivite saints. Down through the centuries it has had immense influence over the devotional tradition of Saivism in South India.Towards the end of 1895, Venkataraman, later known as Sri Ramana Maharshi, found at home a copy of the Periya Puranam. He picked it up and, being the first religious book he has ever read, was transported to a hitherto unknown sphere of existence. Waves of admiration, awe, reverence, sympathy and emulation swept over his soul in succession.It was not long after this that the boy Venkataraman, fully absorbed in the effulgence of the Self, made his way to Arunachala. Throughout the next fifty-four years of his life, the Sage of Arunachala, never tired of recalling the stories of these saints and reciting their inspired poetry with deep emotion.
ForewordIntroductionPaayiram (Introductory)1.Glory of Thirumalai2.Glory of the Blessed Land3.Grandeur of the City4.Blessed Assemblage5.Thaduttaat Konda PuraanamTHILLAI VAAZH-ANDHANAR CHARUKKAM1.Thillai Vaazh-Andhanar Puraanam2.Thiruneelakanta Naayanaar3.Iyarpahai Naayanaar4.Ilayankudimaara Naayanaar5.Meypporul Naayanaar Puraanam6.Viranminda Naayanaar7.Amarneethi Adigal8.Eripattha Naayanaar9.Yenaadhi Naayanaar10.Kannappa Naayanaar11.Kunkuliya Kalaya Naayanaar12.Maanakkanjhaara Naayanaar13.Arivaattaya Naayanaar14.Aanaaya Naayanaar15.Moorti Naayanaar16.Muruga Naayanaar17.Rudra Pasupathi Naayanaar18.Thirunaalaip Povaar Naayanaar19.Thirukkuripput Thionda Naayanaar20.Chandesura Naayanaar21.Thirunaavukku Arasar (Appar)22.Kulachirayaar23.Kurumba Naayanaar24.Kaaraikkaal Ammayaar25.Appoodhi Adigal Naayanaar26.Thiruneelanakkar27.Naminandi Adigal Naayanaar28.Thirujnaana Sambandhar29.Eyarkoan (Kalikkaama Naayanaar)30.Tirumoola Naayanaar31.Dhandi Adigal Naayanaar32.Moorkha Naayanaar33.Somaasimaara Naayanaar34.Saakkiya Naayanaar35.Chirappuli Naayanaar36.Siruthonda Naayanaar37.Kazharitru Arivaar (Cheramaan Perumal Naayanaar)38.Gananaatha Naayanaar39.Kootruva Naayanaar40.Poyyadimai Illaadha Pulavar41.Puhazh Chozhan42.Narasinga Munaiyaraiya Naayanaar43.Athipattha Naayanaar44.Kalikkamba Naayanaar45.Kaliya Naayanaar46.Satti (Sakti) Naayanaar47.Aiyadigal (Kaadavarkone) Naayanaar48.Kanampulla Naayanaar49.Kaari Naayanaar50.Ninraseer Nedumaara Naayanaar51.Vaayilaar Naayanaar52.Munai Aduvar Naayanaar53.Kazharchinga Naayanaar54.Idangazhi Naayanaar55.Serutthunai Naayanaar56.Puhazh-Thunai Naayanaar57.Koatpuli Naayanaar58.Exemplars of Devotion59.Minstrels of God60.Votaries of the Yogic Path61.The Holy ones born at tiruvaroor62.The Privileged Daily Adorers at the Shrine63.The Wearers of the Sacred Ash64.Beyond Too65.Poosalaar Naayanaar66.Mangaikkarasiaar67.Nesa Naayanaar68.Koacchengat Chozha Naayanaar69.Thiru Neelakanta Yaazhpaanar70.Sadaiya Naayanaar-IsaijnaaniyarSaint Sundarar - Finale