Along with 63 Nayanars, why Manikkavasagar isn't included to make it as 64? He wrote one of the famous literature in Tamil i.e., Thiruvasagam. But he is included in the list of Nalvar(four people) along with Thirugnanasambandar, Thirunavukarasar, Sundharar. Why it is so?

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Nayanmar means servant of lord shiva. Now manickavasagar is kept as equal to the lord shiva so he could not be as servant(nayanmat) that's it.

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    No one can be termed equal to Lord Shiva.I repeat no1.Period."Manikkavasakar is said to have born in Vadhavoor(Thiruvadhavoor, near by Melur in Madurai district),seven miles from Madurai on the banks of river Vaigai.He belonged to saivite temple priest guild. His father was a temple priest.The group wore a top tilted knot to denote servitorship to Lord Siva like sambandar, etc.A mural and statuette of Manikkavasagar with head knot is seen in Tirupperunturai near Pudukkottai."So, he accepted serventship of Lord Shiva. Feb 6, 2022 at 18:21
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