Devotional norms featured in periyapuranam

Kumaran, R. (2014) Devotional norms featured in periyapuranam. Journal of Indian Culture and Civilization, 1. pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore and determine the devout expression in Periyapllml1nll1. Devout expression is mainly distinguishing a soul's love towards god. Completely sacrificing everything one owns to god is the basis called pure selfless devotion. Conscious based worship towards god through the endless love will definitely helps to form a bridge connecting the god and mankind. Materialistic qualification like race, ethnicity and practical rules does not required to perform devotion towards god. Moved by his extreme and true devotion, Kannappa Nayanar proves deep love and being pure at heart is far more enough to gain blessings from god. The four ways of attaining mukthi (Sariyni, Kiriyai, Yogam and Nyanam) which clearly underlined by Saiva Siddhantha were shown in the way of living by Kannapar. Sivanadiyar, the devotee with uncomparable dedication and love towards god cook his own loving son for the sage to have food. The marvellous dedication of Siruthondar goes to the extreme as he called his son being present to enjoy the meal with the sage. Arrivatayar who put the luminance of his worship like a torch was continued to have the wealth worship even in the absence of materialistic wealth. He continues the routine to feed the god with rice, spinach and mango buds shows his determination to do the service in spite of any serious problems in mind. Ilayankudi Mara Nayanar who has the real service motto was able to serve whoever came to him with the love for the Supreme, were given pleasant welcome with his folded hands, blossomed face showering with sweet words. He would clean their feet, give them the comfortable seat and serve the food which is rich in all the six tastes. His real service motto become stronger even after his wealth shrunk, he find all the possible ways to continue the service was at no time second in quality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PeriynpLlrannm, devotional, norms, bhakti, Epic Literature, Tamil Literature, Bhakti, Hinduisme
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 00:57
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2015 00:57
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14799

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