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Why Manikkavasagar isn't usually included in the Nayanars list?

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) ...
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Why are there no more Nayanars?

There have been 63 Nayanars who are inseparable from Shaiva Siddhanta. I was just wondering whether there can be more Nayanars or not? If Not why can't there be? If yes, what is the procedure to ...
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Who are the beings above Para Shiva recognized by Tirumular?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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What is Beyond Paraparam in Saiva Siddhanta?

2945: Transcendental Union Beyond Word and Speech As salt in water, in Lord I mixed, Transcending Param and Paraparam states, Beyond word and speech I in union merged; "How was It?"-you ask "...
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Were Nayanars foretold in any of the Hindu scriptures?

Vaishnavas say Bhagavata Purana foretold the upcoming of Alwars. Likewise, any Hindu scriptures predict the upcoming of Nayanars? For those who aren't familiar with Alwars and Nayanars - they are the ...
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Questions regarding Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar

What are the main contributions of Aiyadigal Kadavarkon Nayanar to Shaivism and under which number he falls out of 63? What are the main hymns he composed?
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Are there any traditional biographies for Vaishnava Alwars like Periya Puranam is for Shaiva Nayanars?

I am really interested in learning more about Alvars and Nayanars. While Periya Puranam is a traditional biographies of Nayanars(I read about it online). Are there any such biographies about Alwars?
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Kungiliya Kalaya Nayanar

Which is the birth place of this nayanar and what significance he has done to Saivism? Do not give the link Wikipedia. Apart from that any info thru ithihasas kindly quote.
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Did Appayya Dikshita accept the Nayanars?

Did Appayya Dikshita accept the Nayanars ? Adi Shankaracharya did accept Kannappa Nayanar. But What about Appayya Dikshita?
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Have the nayanar shaiva saints of Tamil nadu wrote poems on lord shiva's sons?

Is there mention of Lord ganesha in the poems of nayanars? I know that shankaracharya wrote ganesha bhujangam and ganesh panchratna but have nayanars wrote about family of Lord shiva?
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What are the miracles associated with Sri TirugnAna-sambandar?

He is one of the most famous nayanars of South India. As he is well known for his devotion towards Lord Shiva. What were the miracles in his life ?
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What are some hymns composed by Kotpuli Nayanar?

What are the songs composed by Kotpuli Nayanar on Lord Siva and in which number he comes out of total 63 Nayanars?
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why are Nayanars associated with Shaiva Siddhanta?

Why are Nayanars associated with Shaiva Sidhhanta philosophy? Did they themselves say so? Were they initiated from Shaiva Siddhanta mutts?
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What is the real story of Cheraman Perumal who witnessed the splitting of moon?

Cheraman perumal was one among 63 Nayanars and while scrolling through internet, I read that he witnessed the splitting of the moon, a miracle claimed to have been made by Muhammad, following which he ...
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Thiru-Idangkazhi Nayanar's Hymns

How many verses he has composed on Lord Shiva and what are the famous ones from his composition? Which state he belonged to?
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Have any scholar like Dr.Gopinarh Kaviraj written any book about Nayanars and Saiva Siddhanta?

If yes can you tell me the name of the book? Also which language It was written in? Can you give me a pdf link of it? Thanks for help.
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