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Jayachandran on Kambaramayanam — In these two verses he mocks the Vedic priests who abhor meat. Sivavakkiyar, in this verse, curses those who try to split people in the name of God.

There is no difference between these stones as they are from the same rock. Each human body measures eight hamil spans of its own hand.

Paraichi and a Panathi differ in your mind alone. Siddhars were the iconoclasts of Tamil society. Posted in Siddhar Songs and tagged Sivavakkiyar.

Siddhar Songs | Old Tamil Poetry

They are but stones which we have made into God. Will a cooking pot know the taste of food?

So it is up to individuals to interpret it. They were rebels against organised religion. Siddhar Sivavakkiyar, dated to around 10th Century CE was one of the leading rebel poets in Tamil literature. So regular disclaimer pavalgal. All their poems are clubbed together as Pattinathaar Paadal in texts. Those who say otherwise, will die of rotting mouth.

However they are an important strand of Tamil society that accommodated differing view points. He who was at the beginning, is one.

Siddhar songs are written in simple words but no commentary is available.


So God is not in these stones, but in your heart. Are ;adalgal two Gods, yours and mine? What are holy tanks? So are the idols we worship.

Hence they became manure for vegetables that vegetarians eat. But once their time is up and palm-leaf in which their fate is written turns up in the hands of God of death, pqdalgal body becomes useless.

Siddhars were iconoclastic rebels whose thoughts were against the organized Vedic religion. In this poem he asks is there any marking in bones and flesh of a woman to show whether she is a Paraiah or a Brahmin?

He is said to have lived around 10th Century AD. Sivavakkiyar, one of the prominent Siddhars iconoclastic rebelsis known for his fiery denunciation of idol worship. What is this thing called you and that is called me? You materialists can answer who is a Guru or who is a King. My interpretation might be wrong. Pattinathaar was one of the prominent Siddhars ascetic rebels in Tamil nadu.

In this poem Siva Vakkiyar talks about the impermanence of human body. The leitmotif of all their poems is despairing of human life and praying to become one with God. One part of it is laid at the entrance and another worshiped as deity. This poem is thought to have been written by the second one, from 14th Century.

Siddhars were iconoclastic rebels whose thoughts were against the organised Vedic religion. Will there be two Gods, here and there? Sivavakkiyar is ruthless when tackling the issue of caste. Will the put up stone speak when He is within you? Padagal when this human body falls and dies, they immediately discard it saying it smells.


But interpretation might vary.

Then the poem becomes you take care of this body and work for its pleasures thinking this illusion is true, but once your time is up this body is worth nothing. So look inside you, the difference between a Pariah and a Brahmin is in your mind. What is that thing between us two.

Their main idea was one had to find God within oneself and not rely on temples and rituals. In this poem he asks which of these stones is God? God can neither be created or destroyed by mortals. Being an iconoclast, he is particularly scathing on the priests and those who talk about upper and lower caste.

Siddhar Sivavakkiyar, dated to around 10th Century CE? Eric Alagan on Thirukkural — Because we think our paunch is ours.