Thayumanavar (1705–1744), was a spiritual philosopher and a saint from Tamil Nadu, India. Thayumanavar formulated the philosophy of Saiva Siddhanta. He wrote several Spiritual Tamil texts. His poems were written based on the philosophy of Hinduism.
Thayumanavar focussed his teaching on controlling the physical senses, and concentrate our attention towards god by doing meditation. According to him, controlling the human’s mind is very difficult, and he further says that can be achieved only by constant practice towards chanting god’s name and doing meditation.
Thayumanavar was a great scholar and was a minister to the King of Trichy. After attaining the path of spirituality, he left his job and began spreading Lord Shiva worship. His songs were written based on pure bhakti towards god, and once we read the songs written by him, our mind will get filled with joy, and we will get peace of mind and will be relieved from tensions. He is asking us to love others and to see everything through love.
Saint Thayumanavar, who was a soft-spoken, and a humble person, lived a pious life. He devoted his attention towards bhakti and cultivated it to others also. He was never interested in enjoying comforts and luxuries. He only enjoys the comfort of singing the glory of Lord Shiva and practiced it throughout in his life. Through his devotional songs, people were get relieved from their sins and took a spiritual path. Let us pray to this holy saint and to Lord Shiva, and be blessed forever in our life.
“OM SREE THAYUMANA SWAMIGALE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”