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04 April 2012, 02:16 AM

I've noticed that in some temples, especially the Murugan ones, there's a shrine for the four saivite saints Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar and Manickavasagar. Can anyone enlighten me on how we worship or say our prayers to them?... i mean are there any mantras or do we just say our thanks with palms folded?

I understand that they've contributed alot to the Tamil Saivites in terms of thevarams and sacred hymns, which i understand is the reason why they have a shrine in temples... or are there any other reasons?

Thank you...

Eastern Mind
04 April 2012, 08:29 AM
Vannakkam Equinox: As far s I know, there is no particular worship done. It's more just an honorary thing, like a statue of Gandhi that someone might stop at for but a moment. Like the Gandhi statues all over India, occasionally they might be garlanded. But similar to the worship of a deity. No.

Aum Namasivaya

04 April 2012, 11:52 AM

Welcome to the forum Equinox.
Which one are you, Vernal or Autumnal? :)


04 April 2012, 08:21 PM
Vannakkam Easten Mind... thank you for the reply...:)

Namaste Believer... I'm the Autumnal one... since i was born smack right there in autumn! :)