Author: Skanda UpapuranamTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Lingeswara RaoPublisher: Sri RamanasramamYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 459ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788188225613
Devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi are well aware that he was profoundly influenced by the Periapuranam containing the lives of the Nayanmars, the sixty-three Saivite saints. Even after realizing the Self he prayed before the images of the Nayanmars at the Meenakshi temple that he may become a devotee like them!Shivabhakta Vilasam is similar to the Periapuranam and gives an account in Sanskrit of the lives of the Nayanmars. It has its origin in an episode in Kailasa when a congregation of rishis saw a brilliant light descending before them. Maharshi Upamanyu explained to the assembled rishis that it was Sundara, the preeminent Nayanar who came in that form. He also revealed the names and stories of all the sixty three Nayanmars. This account by Maharshi Upamanyu was later given to others by Sri Suta Muni and Agastya Rishi.The present translation of Sivabhakta Vilasam into English is by Lingeswara Rao, a feloow devotee. He has also translated the work into Telugu.
ContentsPublisher's NoteTranslator's Note1. The Glory of Sivabhakti2. The Inquiry of the Sages3. Siva Manifesting as a Luminous Form4. Sundara Seizes the Halahala Poison5. Siva's curse to Sundara6. Sundara's Wedding Rites7. The Dispute between Sundara and the Vrddha8. Sundara's Bond Deed and Siva's Manifestation9. Sundara Reaches Kamalalayam10. Visnu's worship of Somaskanda Murti 11. Indra Receives Somaskanda Murti12. Mucukunda Installs the Tyagesvara13. Niti Sali, the Great Cola King14. The Barber Devotee15. Sundara-Parava Love Story16. Siva Becomes Sundara's Emissary17. Tyagesvara's Upadesa's to Sundara18. Nilakantha the Potter (Tiru Nilakanthar)19. Bhaktengitaprada (Iyarpagai)20. Mara (Ilayankudi Marar)21. Satyartha (Meipporul)22. Viraminda (Viranmindar)23. Amaraniti (Amarniti)24. Daraka (Eripathar)25. Enadinatha (Enadinathar) 26. Dhira, the Tribal Devotee (Kannappar)27. Dhira's Holy Dip in Svarnamukhi28. Dhira Worships Sri Kalahastisvara29. Dhira's Sarupya Mukti30. Kalanatha (Kungiliya Kalayar)31. Mana Vikrama (Manakkanjarar)32. Sankladaya (Arivattyar)33. Gonatha (Anayar)34. Murtinatha (Murti) 35. Skandanatha (Murugar)36. Sri Rudra Pasupati (Urudhira Pasupathi)37. Nanda (Tirunalaippovar)38. Bhaktengitaveta (Tirukkurippu Thondar)39. Candesvara (Candesvarar) 40. Tilakavati (Tilakavati) 41. Ajnanabhit (Vagisar - Tirunavukkarasar)42. Vagisa43. The Liberation of Vagisa44. Kulabandhana (Kulachiraiyar)45. Kurumba (Perumizhalai Kurumbar)46. Punitavati (Karaikkal Ammaiyar) 47. Adbhuti (Apputhi) 48. Nilanagna (Thirunilanakkar)49. Navanandi (Namindandi)50. The Birth of Jnana Sambandha (Jnana Sambandhar)51. Jnana Sambandha's Upanayanam52. The Glories of Jnana Sambandha-153. The Glories of Jnana Sambandha-254. The Glories of Jnana Sambandha-355. The Glories of Jnana Sambandha-456. The Glories of Jnana Sambandha-557. Jnana Sambandha's Union with the Lord58. The Story of Sundara - 1 (Sundarar)59. The Story of Sundara-260. Sundara Weds Srnkhala61. Kalikama (Kalikamar)62. Mulanatha (Tirumular)63. Dandi (Dandi)64. Murkha (Murkhar)65. Mara Somayaji (Somasi Marar)66. The Liberation of Mara Somayaji67. Sakyanatha (Sakyar)68. Narasardula (Sirappuli)69. The Story of Dabhra - I (Siruthondar)70. The Story of Dabhra - II71. Dabhra's dialogue with the Bhairava72. The Liberation of Dabhra 73. Sri Musna Brahmani74. Cera King (Ceraman Perumal)75. Gananatha (Gananathar)76. Purantaka (Kutruvar)77. Satya Dasa (Poyyadimai Illada Pulavar)78. Dharma Ketana (Pugazh Colan) 79. Narasimha (Narasinga Munaiyaraiar)80. Atibhakta (Atibathar)81. Kalikampana (Kalikampar)82. Kaliniti (Kaliniti)83. Sakti (Satti)84. Pancapada (Aiyadigal Kadavarkon)85. Mala Trnaka (Kanampullar)86. Avikari (Kari)87. ‘Sundara' Pandya (Nindrasir Nedumarar)88. Vayula (Vayilar)89. Surabhit (Munaiyaduvar) 90. Simhanka (Kazharsingar)91. Aidanka (Idangazhi)92. Yuddha Sakha (Cheruthunai)93. Kirti Sakha (Pugazh Thunai)94. Suravyaghra (Kotpuli)95. Sambhu Dhyayi (Poosalar)96. Mahilesvari (Mangaiyarkkarasi)97. Bhaktapriya (Nesar)98. Sonaksa (Kocchengat Colan)99. Nilakantha, the Musician (Tirunilakantha Yazhpanar)100. Jatila - Jnanavati (Sadaiyar - Isaijnaniyar)101. Sundara and Cera102. Sundara Reaches Kailasam103. Detailed Description of Samsara104. The Lord's Teaching to Sanaka and Other SagesAppendix- IAppendix – IIBibliographyGlossaryIndex