Sundarar was a
famous Saivite saint who lived in the eighth century. He was born of brahmin parents in
Tamil Nadu. Sadayanar was his father's name and Isai-gnaniar that of his mother.
The name given to him by his parents was Nambi-arurar.
He was so beautiful to look at, that people called him Sundaramurti, or the embodiment of
beauty. One day the king of the place saw young Sundarar playing outside his house.
He was so taken with the boy's beauty that, with the permission of his parents, he adopted
him as his own son. From that time the boy started growing in all comforts.
Author - Dharamsey M. Khatau