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Story of Nandanar – The Untouchable Shiva Devotee – one of the 63 Nayanars

Sage Nandanar was an untouchable and one of the 63 Nayanars. His devotion showed that man-made rules and restrictions are not applicable to Shiva. He does not look into the caste of devotee before blessing Him.
An untouchable caste farm worker, Nandanar was craving to have a sight of Lord Shiva at Sivalokanathar Temple in Tirupunkur. However, his Brahmin landlord would not permit him to enter the temple, as his entry would pollute the sanctity of the temple.
One day, pushed by his desire to see the Shivling in the temple he stands before the outer gate of the temple and looks.
However, the big murti of Nandi Bull in front of the sanctum sanctorum obstructs his sight.
Nandanar cries and pleads to Siva to remove the obstacle so that he can at least have a glimpse of Shiva from a distance.
Suddenly, the huge murti of Nandi bull moves out of the line to enable Nandanar to see the Shivling. Nandanar has his darshan and in ecstasy, he sings in praise of Shiva.
Shiva gives him instant moksh…

Mathrubootham - Shiva who became the mother – Story of Mathrubootham Form of Shiva

Mathrubootham form of Shiva is associated with Him taking the form of a Mother. In this form, He is worshipped at the Thayumanavar Temple located near Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu. The story of this form of Shiva is associated with Him coming to the aid of a pregnant woman.
An ardent female devotee of Shiva lived on the banks of River Kaveri. She used to daily offer prayers to Shiva on a nearby temple atop a hillock. She was pregnant and the delivery time was nearby when heavy rains flooded the river. This prevented her mother who was on the other bank of river from attending on the woman’s delivery.
The delivery time neared and the woman was in intense labor pain. There was no one to help her. She pleaded Lord Shiva to come to help her.
Suddenly, her mother arrived, did the delivery and went away.
As the rain subsided, the actual mother of the woman came and apologized for not making it on time.
Then only did the woman realize that Lord Shiva himself came in the form of her mother and did …

Hanuman 108 names in Kannada– Hanuman 108 Namavali in Kannada in pdf

Chanting 108 names of Hanuman is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Hanuman 108 Namavali in Kannada in pdf. The names can be chanted on all days. You can also select one particular name from the list and chant daily. The text is in Hindu language text. Chanting the mantra on Hanuman Jayanti is highly meritorious.
It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Tuesday and Saturday.
It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity.
Those facing problems related to Shani Bhagavan in life will get relief by remembering the names of Hanuman on Saturday.

LinkHanuman 108 names in Kannada

Aditya Hridaya Mantra in Tamil in pdf – Lyrics of Aditya Hridayam in Tamil

Aditya Hridayam in Valmiki Ramayana is a hymn dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God). Below is Lyrics of Aditya Hridaya mantra in Tamil in pdf. It consists of 31 verses and is found in the 107th chapter of Yuddha Kanda of Ramayan. Aditya Hridaya was explained to Lord Ram by Saint Agastya to uplift his spirits in the war against Ravan.

You can download Aditya Hridaya Mantra in Tamil in pdf here - Aditya Hridayam text and meaning in PDF format