Thirumuruga Kirubananda Variyar

A commemorative postage stamp on Kirupanandha Variyar Swamigala Shaivite spiritual teacher :

Thiru Muruga Kirubanandha Variyar : Shaivite Spiritual TeacherIssued by India

Issued on Feb 18, 2006

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Thiru Muruga Kirubanandha Variyar

Born on Aug 25, 1906 at Kangeyanallur, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Died on Nov 7, 1993

About : 

  • A legendary thinker and a scholar, who gave a new orientation to the story telling art and rejuvenated Bhakti Movement, bringing it to new heights, was Thirumuruga Kirubananda Variyar, popularly known as Variyar Swamigal. He was born at Kangeyanallur in Tamilnadu on 25th August 1906. At the age of five, he started composing poems in Tamil and started giving discourse at the age of nine. Though he received no formal education, he showed his deep understanding of savaite literature. A disciple of Sri Eesana Sivacharya, he mastered the Tiruppugazh, a collection of poems on Lord Muruga. He also had in depth knowledge of Tirukkural and other classics.

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