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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Madurai Veeran


Madurai Veeran was a real life hero who lived in
the early part of the seventeenth century. Though he
came from the cobbler community, he was a great
warrior who was always ready to fight to protect
his people.


At the same time, there was an invincible warlord by
name Sangili Karuppan who was terrorizing the people of
Madurai that was ruled at that time by the king Thirumalai
Nayakkar. Madurai Veeran, finally, was the one who
defeated Sangili Karuppan.


After defeating Sangili Karuppan, Madurai Veeran was
appointed as one of the generals under Thirumalai
Nayakkar.


Madurai Veeran fell in love with one of
the maids in the king's palace. Madurai Veeran,
married her inspite of opposition from the king
who could not allow someone from the cobbler
community to a marry a woman from a high caste.
And Thirumalai Nayakkar ordered that the limbs
of Madurai Veeran be severed. And so it was done.
Madurai Veeran, the invincible warrior, who
fought for the good of his people was left
to bleed to death.


And strangely, soon after Madurai Veeran's death
Thirumalai Nayakkar's body was found at the
bottom of a well. And that was the end of his era.


And for this reason, before you enter the
Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple, you get to
meet Madurai Veeran, the temple guardian.


And that guardian god, sitting on his huge horse
with a thick black moustache, bulging bloodshot eyes, and a
huge sword in his hand, outside of every village
in Tamil Nadu is the same warrior, who probably
gave his life fighting to protect his people. And
he is reverentially called as Iyenar.


In a sense Madurai Veeran and Iyenar are one and
the same. And for all those who hail from the soil
of those great selfless warriors, there is a part
of them still living in us.

Note: This article is an extract from an Yahoo Group Message posted by Madurai Veeran. Thank You to Madurai Veeran! Credit goes to you!!

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11 Comments:

  • hi man,

    its nice 2 hear about the god whom i like most.he's first god(Kula Deivam) for my family.i got this blog through one of my friend.
    Thanks for posting this.keep this blog updated,by adding some other valuable instructions about the god

    By Blogger Shagee, at 2:03 AM  

  • Sure shagee.
    Please keep visiting our site and send your comments.

    Make sure you tell your friends and family too.

    Thank You

    By Blogger Madurai Machan, at 1:56 AM  

  • I just happened to stumble upon this.
    Thank you dear Madurai Machan.


    Madurai Veeran
    (Yes, the same one who wrote this in soc.culture.tamil many years ago.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:42 PM  

  • Dear friends Madurai veeran is my family fist god( Kula Deivam). Today my first wedding card invite my family fist god (kula deivam) currently i'm in UAE. I find kula deivam photo. God is garce it is found this site. very much web developers.

    Thanking you

    Ashokkumar.N
    Dubai, UAE

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 PM  

  • Hi everyboby
    i'd like to know if someone could give me prayers for Madurai Veeran.
    I live in Reunion Island and we worship this god here.

    By Blogger esmeralda974, at 6:44 PM  

  • Hi im kumar 4m malaysia pls post picture of sangili karupar.if madurai veeran defeat karupar then y most of the south indian community village got more karupar temple than madurai veeran temple?im say this because my kula theivam in india also karupar under name guru chatya.pls post me.

    By Blogger kumar, at 1:03 PM  

  • Good to have the details. i was searching the details born, family history if u get some more details. will u update.

    Thanks
    http://kottaigroups-maduraiveeran.blogspot.com/

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:56 PM  

  • its good to see my family god on internet

    thanks shagge to show us our famil god

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 PM  

  • MADURAI VEERAN WAS BORN TO KASI KING THULASING, AND FINDING THE child was born with the umblical cord around his neck, which was a bad oman, and the king was adivced to abandon the child at the forest, later was brought up by a cobler.Veearn was a warrier and served king THIRUMALI NACKER, TO ERADICATE THE GANG OF THIVES AT MADURAI.For more details contact me at srambipkp@yahoo.co.in

    By Blogger MADURAI VEERAN,KULADEIVAM, at 12:53 PM  

  • i think its not thirumalai naayakar its pandiya king and pandiya king palace dancer velaiyamma

    By Blogger sudharsan, at 12:51 PM  

  • Mudurai veeran is our family fist god what ever good thing happens all the grace go to him only.

    By Blogger sudharsan, at 12:53 PM  

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