Kumaraguruparar (17th century AD), was a poet and Shaivite saint, who associated with the Dharmapuram Adheenam.
Kumaraguruparar was born in Thoothukudi district. He was blessed with Lord Muruga, and he sang in praise of Lord Murugan. He has also written songs in praise of Madurai Meenakshi Amman. After some time, he joined the Dharmapuram mutt and studied Saiva Siddhanta. He was born due to the divine grace of Lord Muruga of Tiruchendur.
Kumaraguruparar left his house and went to Madurai, and he was welcomed by the king Tirumalai Nayakkar in Madurai. He composed and sung in praise of Goddess Meenakshi. He was greatly honored and given respect at Madurai.
Then he went to Tiruvarur, where he sang in praise of Lord Thyagaraja.
From Tiruvarur, Kumaraguruparar went to Dharmapuram, and he met Desikar. Desikar agreed to be the guru of Kumaraguruparar, and Kumaraguruparar, with the advice of his Guru Desikar, stayed at Thillai and worshipped Lord Shiva for some time, and then he went to the northern part of the country, to spread the principles of Shaivism.
Kumaraguruparar renovated the abode of Kedhar Eashwara. In his mutt, he preached the Shaivite philosophy among the people. He spent the money received from the devotees, towards the spiritual development of the people of Kasi.
2.Muthukumaraswami Pillai Tamil
3.Tiruvarur Nanmani Malai
4.Madurai Kalambakam and
5.Meenakshi Pillai Tamil
6.Sivakami Ammai Irattai Mani Malai
7.Chidambaram Cheyyul Kovai
Kumarakuruparar, who was a great Shaivite saint and a poet, has contributed a lot towards spreading the importance of the principles of Shaivism. He was a knowledgeable man, who contains great spiritual powers. He is the one, who is capable of removing the sins of his devotees, through his divine powers. Let us worship this great guru and be blessed and live happily forever.
“OM SREE KUMARAKURUPARARE NAMAHA”
“OM MURUGA VEL MURUGA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”