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Thanks to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillai_%28community%29 for many articles.

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Indian Freedom Fighter: V.O. Chidambaram Pillai CLICK TO SEE LARGE PICTURE

To V.O. Chidambaram Pillai goes the credit of launching, as the first Indian, a Steam Navigation Company that ran a service between Tuticorin and Colombo. He did it in the interests of the nation's economy, and of course, against the British rule.

V.O. Chidambaram Pillai came out of the Congress in 1920.

He was born on September 5, 1872 in Ottapidaram, Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu. He had his education in Tuticorin and took a Degree in Law form Madras.
V.O.Chidambaram pillai , affectionately called 'Swadeshi pillai' or 'Vande Mataram pillai' by ordinary folk, was the chief organizer of the Swadeshi movement. He was a practicising lawyer at tuticorin and was successful in his profession. He could command great influence and respect as lawyers generally did in those days.

 He began to take interest in many public activities and was one of the earliest to start 'Dharma Sangh' for hand-loom industry and 'Swadeshi Stores' for the sale of India-made things to the people. Though great men like Kasthuri Renga Iyengar, Doraisami Iyer and Chakkarai Chettiar were also taking a prominent part in the Nationalist upsurge , it was given to V.O.Chidambaram to achieve the impossible and get immortalized as the 'Pioneer of Indian Shipping'. His unique and powerful expression of swadeshi activity was the starting of the Swadeshi Steam Navigation Company which was registered on the 12th of November 1906. It required some supreme courage to go to jail in those days. A number of patriots went to jail in our fight for freedom. V.O.C was the pioneer who showed the way.


VOC speaks about Barathiar at this link:-

வறுமையில் வாடும் வ.உ.சி வாரிசுகள்

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Great Tamil Poet, Bard Saint Avvaiyar, who wrote moral advice lines as poems like moodhurai,Konrai Vendhan, Aathich Choodi for Vellalar - Velir Kings who are called Kadai Yezhu Vallalgal - Pari, Ori, Evvi, Malayaman Thirumudik Kaari, Adhiyamaan Nedumaan Anji, Pohuttezhini ......

Ancient Indus Valley Tamils to Sangam Tamils to Lemuria Tamils to Roman Kings went to war with Aathi Maalai or Konrai Vendhan that is why Maha Bharatham says about "Chedi Dynasty" - Chedi means plant - when flowers, plants, leaves were symbols of the Kings.... Jambhai Kalvettu Sathiya Puthrar Tamil Brahmmi

The Crown of the Kings were also in Flowers, Leaves....That is why the moral stories for all Kings are written by Saiva Vellalar Pillai Saint Avvai Paati with the name called "Aathich choodi" ...."Konrai Vendhan"..... Neduman Anchi Eetha Pazhi Tamil Brahmmi Kalvettu

Avvaiyar Paatti also called truce between all 3 warring Kingdoms of Tamilnadu - the Chera, Chola, Pandiya and she called for a SUMMIT - conference at "Muppandhal" on 6 lane golden quadrilateral road to Kanniyakumari .....near Aral vaai mozhi.... Tamil Brahmmi Stone Writings

The moovendhargal came there and put 3 pandhals for talks - that is why it is called muppandhal .....Avvaiyar should have been awarded Nobel Prize for Peace...in those days....

"Avvaiayaramman Nonbu" is still a special saiva vellalar festival - secret festival - only done by saiva vellalar ladies - with out knowing to the husbands - at night they are creating a arisi mavu palagaram - a kind of shiva lingam - and this is eaten only by ladies....even male children not allowed....this custom / festival is unique to saiva vellalars ladies alone...

Still many many girls of saiva vellalar people are named "Avvai" - and mostly i have seen this name is numerologicaly a good, auspicious name....

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Sardar A.Vedaratnam Pillai of Vedaraniam, Tamil Nadu
Presented by his Grandson Dr. Thayumanasamy Somasundaram of USA @ Indian Azadi Divas (Independence Day Celebrations) August 19, 2006, 4:00-6:00 PM, Heritage Hall,
RA Gray Building, Tallahassee, Florida
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Vedaratnam Pillai was born on 25th February 1897 in Vedaraniam to
salt merchants Appakutty Pillai and Thangam Aachi.
He belonged to the Saiva (vegetarian) Pillai community.
Vedaratnam Pillai was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and Rajaji.

He joined India’s Freedom Struggle as a teenager.
In 1930, with Rajaji, he Organised Tamilnadu Salt Satyagraha like Dandi March. British
Government which made him pay triple the damages: a fine, time in jail, and confiscated his land and property.
Arrested several times and spent several months in prison.
Elected three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Madras State.
He donated all his MLA salary to Shri Ramakrishna Mission.
In 1946, he founded the Kasthurba Gandhi Kanya Gurukulam in Vedaraniam.

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Thirumuruga Kripananda Variar Swamihal
 is also a Veera Saiva Pillai from Vellore District.

His student Mangayarkarasi is also now a famous Tamil Bhakthi Orator, she is called Lady Kripananda Variar.









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Sirkazhi Govindarajan - Isai Vellalar Pillai - and his son Padmasri Sirkazhi Siva Sidhambaram Pillai

Read saivaneri page dedicated to Sirkazhi Govindarajan Avargal , http://www.sirkali.org/ 


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Ananda Renga Pillai, Dubash, French Colony, Pondicherry

Ananda Ranga Pillai (March 30, 1709 – January 16, 1761), ஆனந்தரங்கம் பிள்ளை was a dubash in the service of the French East India Company.

Famous for his set of private diaries from the years 1736 to 1761 which portray life in 18th century India.

Had his
own ship Anandappuravi ஆனந்தப் புரவி on high seas.
Was born in Madras in a well-to-do Vellalar family.

Ananda Ranga Pillai was born to Tiruvengada Pillai @ Perambur.
Also Stories of Tiruvengada Pillai, Nainiya Pillai, Guruva Pillai.

Till his death, Guruva Pillai had functioned as the chief dubash of Pondicherry.

Suburban villages of Pondicherry were leased for 5 years to Kumara Pillai, Chandramadi Pillai, and Ella Pillai....

Tyagaraja Desikar wrote Ananda Rangan Kovai, a poem of 400 lines in praise of Ananda Ranga Pillai

சிவன் கோவில் காத்த திருமகன்  Regarding Destruction of Vedapuriswaran Temple

From the Private Diary of Ananda Ranga Pillai, it can be confirmed that Madame Dupleix indulged in religious persecution against local Hindus. Few extracts from his dairy confirm this.

Pierre Christoph Le Noir had great regard for Tiruvengada Pillai and his family.
Read more at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda_Ranga_Pillai

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A protégé of Narayana Pillai, Pachaiyappa Mudaliar rose to dubash-ship soon after the demise of his mentor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachaiyappa_Mudaliar கூவத்தில்  குளித்தவர் 1794ல்...

Pachaiyappa Mudaliar was born in a poor family in Periyapalaiyam in Thanjavur district. Invited to Madras by dubash Narayana Pillai he became a dubash in his teens and amassed a fortune by the time he was 21.

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Pillai joined Hitler and fought against British by bombing Chennai by the ship Embden. Pillai had the privilege of being the Foreign Minister of the Provisional Government of India set up in Afghanistan in December 1915, with Raja Mahendra Pratap of Kabul as President. Maulana Barkatulla as Prime Minister. However, the defeat of the Germans in the war shattered the hopes of the revolutionaries. Pillai raised his voice against the view of Adolf Hitler that Indians were still incapable of ruling themselves, and he even forced Hitler to apologise in writing.  read more at this page     more Nanjil Vellala Pillai Great List     Nanjil Vellala Temples List


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Maruthanayagam Pillai (or Mathuranayagam Pillai) alias Yusuf Khan was born circa 1725 in the village of Panaiyur, in Rammnad family of Vellalar caste. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (who was in the service of Muhammed Ali Khan Wallajah, the Nawab of Arcot, for three years), mentions in his 'Genuine Memoirs of Asiaticus' [1] (2nd Ed 1785,page 160), that Maruda Pillai was of royal extraction and high descent. The Scots Magazine (for the year 1765,page 264) tells of a letter written by a gentleman in the East Indies to a friend in Scotland, from the military camp before Palamcottah, dated 22 October 1764 (a week after his hanging), wherein Maruda Pillai is said to be 'descended from the ancient seed of that nation'

By 1760 Yusuf Khan had reached the zenith of his career as the 'all-conquering' military commandant. (A few years earlier he had been given the rank of 'Commandant of Company's sepoys'). His greatest supporter during this period was George Pigot, the English governor in Madras. Yusuf Khan was held in very high esteem even after his death by the English and in their opinion he was one of the two great military geniuses India had ever produced; the other being Hyder Ali of Mysore. Yusuf Khan was regarded for his strategy and Hyder Ali for his speed. Major General Sir. John Malcolm said of him almost a fifty years later,"Yusuf Khan was by far the bravest and ablest of all the native soldiers ever to serve the English in India".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammed_Yusuf_Khan              Saivaneri Page for Marudanayagam Pillai

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Everybody knows this Great Pillai from Sri Lanka.
Velup Pillai Prabakaran who fought for Equal Rights, Respect,  Dignity, Equal Opportunities for Tamils in Lanka which is still being denied by Singala Goons there.

Dear Tiger Leader! even though you died with your family, you died for a Just Cause, a Right Cause, a Great Dream which is still remains to be achieved. You have become a True Martyr for Tamil Freedom.





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Doctor M.Kalaignar Karunanidhi is also Vellalar Pillai! Politician, Tamil Writer : Kalaingar Mu.Ka. Avargal
Wikipedia Speaks Kalaingar Karunanidi is Isai Vellalar PILLAI! 

Doctor M.Kalaignar Karunanidhi is also Isai Vellalar!



Doctor M.Kalaignar Karunanidhi is also Isai Vellalar!



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பழ. நெடுமாறன் (1933, தமிழ்நாடு) ஒரு தமிழ்த் தேசியவாதி. தொடக்க காலத்தில் மகாத்மா காந்தி, காமராசர் மீது கொண்ட பற்றால் இந்திய தேசிய காங்கிரசு இயக்கத்தில் பணி..... இந்திரா காந்தி மதுரையில் தாக்கப்பட்ட போது அவரை உயிருடன் மீட்டார். காமராசர், "மாவீரன்" என்று பெயர் சூட்டினார்.  காங்கிரசை விட்டு வெளியேறினார். பின்பு, காமராசர் காங்கிரசு இயக்கத்தை தோற்றுவித்தார். பின்னர், ஈழப் பிரச்சனையில் முழுமையாக ஈடுபட்டு தமிழர்களின் நலன் கருதி தமிழர் தேசிய இயக்கத்தை தொடங்கினார். தேர்தலில் இறங்காமல் மக்களுக்கான போராட்டங்களை....1933 மார்ச் 10
கி. பழநியப்பனார் - பிரமு அம்மையாருக்கு மகனாக பிறந்தார். அவரது தந்தை
மதுரைத் தமிழ்ச் சங்க செயலாளராகவும், மதுரை திருவள்ளுவர் கழக நிறுவனராகவும் பணியாற்றினார்.1942 ஆம் ஆண்டு மதுரையில் நடைபெற்ற முத்தமிழ் மாநாடு, 1948 ஆம் ஆண்டு மதுரையில் நடைபெற்ற தமிழ்த் திருநாள், 1956 ஆம் ஆண்டு மதுரைத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கப் பொன்விழா போன்ற மாபெரும் தமிழ் மாநாடுகளைச் சிறப்புற நடத்திய பெருமை அவரது தந்தையைச் சாரும்.

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ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் மனித உரிமைகள் ஆணையாளர் நவநீதம்பிள்ளை
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights




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Philonthropist, Education: Kalvith thanthai Thoothukkudi Thiru A.P.C. Veerabahu Avargal
APC. Veerabahu Avargal, Founder VOC College Tuticorin Tamilnadu India
Founder of Tuticorin VOC College of Arts, APC College for Women, APC High School, APC B.Ed College and many more educational Institutions.
Follower of Freedom Fighter VO Chidambaram Pillai, Congress veteran, Tuticorin Leader!.
His Son Thiru APCV. Chokalingam Avargal now looks after most of his father's ventures.
http://www.voccollege.org/    TUTICORIN VOC COLLEGE WEB SITE! எம்.சி. வீரபாகு: சுதந்திரப் போராட்ட தியாகி. இந்திய அரசியல் நிர்ணய சபை உறுப்பினராக இருந்தவர். அரசியல் சட்ட ஒப்புமையில் தமிழில் கையொப்பம் இட்டு புரட்சி செய்தவர். வ.உ.சி.க்குப் பின், அவரது பெயரில் கப்பல் கம்பெனியை நிறுவியவர்.

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Artist, Tamil Music, NathaswaramNadhaswara Chakravarthi Thruvaavaduthurai Raja Rathinam Pillai:
"Nadaswara Chakravarthi" Thiru Aa Vaduthurai Rajarathinam Pillai (1898 - 1956).

A musical meteor on the Indian firmament in the earlier part of this century.
T. N. Rajarathinam Pillai, coming of a long line of famous nadaswara vidwans (a group of people called "Isai Vellalars"). His uncle Thirumarugal Natesa Pillai  (a very famous nadaswara vidwan unrivalled in his raga elaboration) took him in hand and gave him regular lessons. He was also taught by the Thirukodikaval Krishna Iyer. Shri Needamangalam Meenakshisundaram Pillai ( of immortal fame) took up the rhythm portion for his display on the tavil. Shri Palghat T. S. Mani Iyer (the all time great mridhangam exponent) said "who but you can invoke this grand display of tala by your challenging display on the nadaswaram".

Read more about him here


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Tamil Writer, Poet: Manonmaniam Pe. Sundaram Pillai -
A great Tamil Bard, from Trivandrum. He wrote many Tamils Poems and prose. In his honour, TN Govt. started an University at Tirunelveli called the Manonmaniam Sundaranaar University. See below his Tamizh Thai Vazhthu, which is the STATE SONG FOR TAMILNADU, sung in schools

Tamil Nadu State's Anthem

Oh Tamil Country!, you are beautifully clad in wavy seas;

your chiseled face shines amidst the famous Barath sub-continent;

you are the elite of the Dravidian Deccan States;

your small forehead shines like the crescent with a distinct "thilakam"

like the fragrance of that "thilakam" rejoiced by the whole world,

your great name and fame known to all the directions of the world,

Oh Tamil Angel! Oh Tamil Angel!

Your majestic, youthful industriousness makes us spell bound,

and wish all the best for you, all the best!, all the best!

translated from the original by ? Pasupathi K Pillai, Webmaster, www.Saivaneri.org


See a dedicated page for Manonmaniam Sundaram Pillai

Read Full Tamil Manonmaneeyam in Unicode

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu._Varadarajan             Tamil Wiki on Dr Mu Va

மு.வரதராசனார், தமிழ்நாடு வட ஆற்காடு மாவட்டம், திருப்பத்தூரில் முனுசாமி முதலியார் - அம்மாக்கண்ணு தம்பதிக்கு பிறந்தார். மு.வ. வின் இளமை வாழ்வும் தொடக்கக் கல்வியும்,வேலூர் மாவட்டம், வாலாஜாப்பேட்டை அருகிலுள்ள வேலம். சாகித்ய அகாதெமி,பாரதிய ஞானபீடம், தேசியப் புத்தகக் குழு, இந்திய மொழிக் குழு, சென்னைப் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தின் ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் அகராதிக் குழு,  தமிழ்நாடு அரசுப் பணியாளர் தேர்வு ஆணைக்குழு, ஆந்திரப்பிரதேச அரசுப்பணியாளர் தேர்வாணைக்குழு, மத்திய அரசுப் பணியாளர் தேர்வாணைக்குழு, தமிழ்நாடு புத்தக வெளியீட்டுக் கழகம், ஆட்சிமொழிக்குழு,  தமிழ் வளர்ச்சிக் கழகம், தமிழிசைச் சங்கம், மாநில வரலாற்றுக் கழகம், தமிழ் கலைக் களஞ்சியம், உலகத் தமிழ் ஆராய்ச்சி நிறுவனம் ஆகியவற்றில் அங்கம் வகித்ததோடு அனைத்திலும் தன்னுடைய பணி முத்திரைகளைப் பதித்த தனிச் சிறப்புகளுக்குச் சொந்தக்காரர் மு.வ. அவர்கள்.

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Arunachalakavirayar (1711 - 1779)

'Arunachalakavirayar's famous Rama Nataka Kirtanas are ranked high in music concerts by all vidwans, since they were composed by that pious scholar, who preceded the Bard of Tiruvaiyaru [Thigaraja iyer].

He was born in 1712 AD. and in a life span of 67 years devoted to several scholarly Tamil art forms, his magnum opus was the creation of a mature mind at the age of sixty.

Arunachalakavirayar was the fourth son of Nallathambi Pillai and Valliammal. He was born in Tillaiyadi in Tanjore district. His father was a Jain by birth, but later embraced Saivism. According to family tradition, Arunachala's education began in his fifth year, fifth month, fifth day and he had traditional instruction till twelve, when his father died. Not willing to be a burden on his brothers, Arunachala went to the Dharmapuram mutt to pursue his studies in Tami! granthas and agamas. Incidentally, he improved his knowledge of Sanskrit also. READ MORE HERE

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The Saiva Vellalars worked hard for the growth of Tamil. The list of Tamil bards in Saiva Pillai caste is endless. Only some GEMS are listed here. Kavimani is one of them.

கவிமணி தேசிக விநாயகம் பிள்ளை

Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai (July 27, 1876 - September 26, 1954) was an eminent Tamil poet.

Asiya Jothi, Nanjil Nattu Marumakkal Vazhi Manmiyam, and the translation of the work of Omar Khayyam are his masterpieces. In 1940 the Tamil Sangam at its 7th annual conference held atMadras (now Chennai) honored Desigavinayagam Pillai with the title "Kavimani". In October 2005, he was commemorated on an Indian postage stamp.   http://nanjilvellalar.com/olirum.php

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Tamil Writer: Ra.Su. Nallaperumal -Writer, Doctor
This man is from Tirunelveli. He wrote many novels which were critically acclaimed. but unfortunately, he was not prolific writer. read more here..

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Tamil Writer: Ra.Pi. Sethup Pillai, Rajavallipuram Tirunelveli Dt.
This man is from Tirunelveli. He wrote many novels which were critically acclaimed.

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Tamil Writer: Puthumaip Piththan
He is called the King of Tamil Short Stories. Tirunelveli Saiva Pillai. Lived in penury, died a legend. Still Tamil Ilakkiya Perumakkal refers him for measuring the Ilakkiyath tharam of any short story
"கடவுளும் கந்தசாமிப்பிள்ளையும்"
Read more about him here




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Tamil Writer, Sakitya Akademy Winner, Gygna Peeda Award Winner: Jeyakanthan
Many people were thinking he was a Naidu, Nayakkar. Now, thanks to Internet and his own Interview, we all come to know this GREAT SHORT STORY WRITER of 20th Century Tamilnadu, is one of our folk!. Famous for his thoughts, outbursts. A great Communist Comrade!. read more at... http://www.tamilnation.org/literature/modernwriters/jeyakantan

Jeyakanthan Life history in geocities
Jeyakanthan's comments on Casteism & the resulting fury blogs
சைவ வேளாளர் பிரிவை சேர்ந்தவர், சொந்த ஊர் கடலூர் ஜெயகாந்தன்: நாவல், சிறுகதை உலகின் புரட்சி மன்னர். சிறந்த மேடைப் பேச்சாளர். யாருக்கும் அஞ்சாமல் மனதில் பட்டதைத் துணிச்சலுடன் எழுதும் வல்லமை படைத்தவர். பல விருதுகளைப் பெற்ற இவரை ‘ஞானபீட விருது’ தேடிவந்து பெருமை கொண்டது. நான் ‘சாதி’ பேசறதா நினைக்கக்கூடாது. ‘ஒரு இலக்கியவாதியின் அரசியல் அனுபவங்களில்’ நீங்கள் எழுதினீர்கள்’, எதிர்காலத்தில் என் பெயருக்குப் பின்னால் ஏதேனும் பட்டம் போட்டுக் கொள்ள ஆசைப்பட்டால் என் ஜாதிப்பெயரான ‘பிள்ளைமார்’ என்ற பட்டத்தையே போட்டுக்கொள்வேன்’ என்று. http://dondu.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post_22.html

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Jeyamohan was born on 22 April 1962 to S.Baguleyan Pillai and B.Visalakshi Amma in Arumanai, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. Baguleyan Pillai was an accounts clerk in the Arumanai registrar's office. Visalakshi Amma hailed from a family of intellectuals and trade-unionists – Jeyamohan considered her equal to Saraswati in learning and erudition.

http://www.jeyamohan.in/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeyamohan



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Tamil Author: Vallik Kannan, Sakitya Academy Winner, Rajavallipuram Tirunelveli Dt. He is 80 years old now. Living legend. Got a pat from Ra. Pi. Sethup Pillai, another legend, who also belong to the same village.
Read more about him at
His Anathology of short stories
His interview to intamm.com
 வல்லிக்கண்ணன்: தமிழ் இலக்கிய உலகில் தனித்தடம் பதித்தவர். ‘கிராம ஊழியன்’ ஆசிரியர். நாடகம், புதுக்கவிதை, திறனாய்வு, மொழிபெயர்ப்பு, வாழ்க்கை வரலாறு என்று பல்வேறு தளங்களில் தமிழை வளர்த்தவர்.

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Tamil Writer: Vanna Nilavan -Tirunelveli Son of the Soil, born: 15.12.1949
Vanna Nilavan is a living Tamil Prose writer. He wrote many Tamil Novels.
read more about him at http://www.intamm.com/nool
worked with Thuglak, Subhamangala, Kannadasan magazines
Just SSLC pass. But a good writing skill. Now lives at Mambalam, Chennai

அந்திக் கருக்கல் சிறப்புச் சிறுகதை : வண்ணநிலவன்

Tamil Religious Poet, Singer: Thirumurha Kribanandha Variyar
Muruga Bakhthar Kribanandha Variyar is a Great Saivaite.  His Porul Uraigal on many of the Saivaite Philosophies are peerless.
Listen to His Voice at
Music India OnLine - Thirumuruga Kirubananda Variyar Swamigal

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Tamil Film Director Tirunelveli Thiru.Vikraman Pillai
Tamil Cinema Director Vikraman
Famous for his Family oriented Movies.

Pudhu Vasantham to now still a simple man.
see his interview at http://www.tamilthirai.com/interview/vikraman.htm

Saivap Perumakkalae!
please provide more inputs on all of the
above topics, we want to publish them here!


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Tamil Actor Vijay's dad S.A. Chandrasekar is also a pillai (Christian)


Vijay married Sangeetha Sornalingam Pillai, of Sri Lankan Tamil descent,
on August 25, 1999. They have two children, a son born in 2000 in London, and a daughter born in 2005 in Chennai.


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Artist, Folklore: Kiraamaththuk Kuyil, Naattup Padal Nayagi Thirumathi. Dr. Vijayalakshmi Navaneethakrishnan
This Woman has changed the face of Tamil Village by bringing their Naattup Paadalgal in their Original Flavour ("Mann Vaasanai")
Her collection is a Tribute to Tamil Naattup pura paadalgal. She has done DOCTORATE im Madurai Kamaraj University on Tamil Naatuppurap paadalgal, later on released the casattes which still sell fast, appeared in many TV, Radio Shows.

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Artist, YOGA :SUN TV Pugazh Asana Andiyappan
Tirunelveli Saiva Pillai man - great scholar of Yoga - Hastha Asana! visit www.andiappanyoga.com

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Tamil Politician, DMK: A.L.Subramaniam MA,BL Avargal Ex-MLA, Tirunelvel
Fondly called as "ALS", Saiva Pillai Community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._L._Subramanian

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Tamil Writer: Ki.Aa.Pe.Visuwanatham Pillai

Fondly remembered as Ki. Aa. Pe, this man has a lot for Tamil.
His pethi is now the Prime Time News Reader in SUN TV.
Took SC/ST people into Tiruchi Malaikovil Temple in 1928.
Gen. Secretary of Justice Party.
Fought against Hindi Language Imposition on Tamilnadu.
Important person to Rejuvanate Tamilisai.
Secretary, 2nd World Tamil Conference.
Wrote 26 Books, good Orator.
http://www.intamm.com/aringargal/vish.htm கி.ஆ.பெ. விஸ்வநாதம்: தமிழர்களுக்காக வாழ்நாள் முழுவதும் பாடுபட்டவர். ‘தமிழர் மாநாடு’ கூட்டி இந்தித் திணிப்புக்கு எதிராக தமிழர்களைத் தட்டி எழுப்பியவர். ‘தமிழ் மருந்துகள், தமிழ்ச் செல்வம்’ உள்ளிட்ட 25 நூல்கள் எழுதியவர். 96 வயது வரை பெருவாழ்வு வாழ்ந்தவர்.

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Tamil Writer, Poet: Life History and Literary Works of Meenakshisundaram Pillai
Ta. Ca. Meenakshisundaram Pillai (1815 - 1876 ). Life History. Literary Contributions.
Akilantanayakimalai Cennai: Vittiyavarttini Accukkutam, Visu, Avani, [1881]. ...

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Dr. S. Sivasankaranarayana Pillai is well known for his contributions in the theory of numbers, in particular, in the Warning's problem.

S. S. Pillai born at Vallam near the famous Water falls town namely Courtallam which is situated in Tirunelveli district, Tamilnadu. His parents were Subbayya Pillai and Gomati Ammal.

READ MORE HERE   see the site below
கணிதமேதை எஸ்.எஸ். பிள்ளை: உலகப் புகழ் பெற்ற கணித மேதை. 300 ஆண்டுகளாக விடை காணாத கேம்ப்ரிட்ஜ் பல்கலைக் கழக கணிதப் பேராசிரியர் வாரிங் என்பவரின் கணிதப் புதிருக்கு விடை கண்டு பிடித்தவர். 1950-ல் சான்பிரான்ஸிஸ்கோவில் நடந்த உலக கணித விஞ்ஞானிகள் மாநாட்டிற்குத் தலைமை தாங்கச் சென்றபோது விமான விபத்தில் உயிர் நீத்தவர்.

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அகிலன்: தமிழ் மொழிக்கு சிறந்த நாவல்களையும் சிறுகதைகளையும் படைத்தவர். இலக்கியத்திற்காக வழங்கப்படும் மிக உயரிய விருதான ஞானபீடவிருதை தமிழில் முதன் முதலாகப் பெற்று சரித்திரம் படைத்தவர்.

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Mathematician: Pillai's Conjecture
Number Theory >, Diophantine Equations v. Number Theory >, Special Numbers >, Figurate Numbers >, Number Powers v. Pillai's Conjecture

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Artist, Baratha Natyam: Pandanallur C. Subbaraya Pillai
Pandanallur C. Subbaraya Pillai was born December 7, 1914 to Chokkalingam Pillai and Sengammal in the village of Pandanallur, which is in the Tanjavur district. Subbaraya Pillai, together with his father Chokkalingam Pillai (1893-1968), and his grandfather Minakshisundaram Pillai (1869-1954) are the creators and repository of the Pandanallur style of Bharathanatyam. These three Gurus had a direct access to the Tanjore Quartet compositions as part of their family heritage. Minakshisundaram Pillai inherited this knowledge from a relative on his mother's side called Kumarasamy nattuvanar, who in turn was trained by one of the descendants of the Tanjore Quartet. Subbaraya Pillai spent his childhood and adolescence as an apprentice nattuvanar training in the home and school of his grandfather Minakshisundaram Pillai. Later, he came with his father, Chokkalingam Pillai, to Madras and jointly taught with him at a school at Egmore in Madras.  He has trained two of his granddaughters, G. Vasumathy and G. Vanitha, as dancers and nattuvanars. During the course of his long career he has trained many talented dancers and is held in esteem by his peers.

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Artist, TV Director: SUN TV Metti Oli Drama Director Thirumurugan Bsc, D C Tech
As the DRAMA's popularity says it all, Mr. Thirumurugan is a NEW ACHIEVER of the PILLAI DOM. Let GOD help him achieve more!.

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Malayalam Writer: Thagazhi Sivasakara Pillai (Kerala Pillai)
He was a doyen of Malayalam Literature. His Magnum Opus was Chem meen. Sahitya Academy Winner. Great Soul.

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Kalaivanar N.S. Krishnan [populary called as NSK] and T A Mathuram

His house in Nagercoil Ozhiginasery is near by my uncle's house. It is a big bungalow, now a state museum in respect of NSK. NSK is responsible for many Laughter Revolution with Scientific Touch in Tamil Films. His Dramas and Films with MN Rajam, Actress and wife, were a great attraction in the Black & White Cinema Era. Kamalhasan emulates him in some of his Fun Films.

 more Nanjil Vellala Pillai Great List     Nanjil Vellala Temples List

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Actress, Danceuse Padmini : along with her sisters Lalitha Ragini [?Travancore sisters? ] and niece Shobhana, all Bharatanatyam dancers from Poojapura in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Born to landlord Thankappan Pillai and Saraswati Amma, Padmini learnt dance along with her sisters when she was four under teachers Guru Gopinath and T M Mahalingam Pillai. They run a successful Bharatanatyam school at New Jersey, USA read more at http://www.indianexpress.com

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Scientist: Professor, PADMA SHREE Dr. Sivathanu Pillai Director BrahMOS Supersonic Ballistic Missile Program
Defence Research Development Organisation Chief Controller more Nanjil Vellala Pillai Great List     Nanjil Vellala Temples List

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"Avvai Shanmuki" Avvaai T.K.Shanmugam Pillai: Stage Actor, of those yester years. So impressed by his acting skills, recently Tamil Cinema Giant Kamal Haasan named one of his movies after him as "Avvai Shanmuki", commemorating TK Shanmugam Annachi's famous Female Roles on Stage.

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Great Saint Thirunavukkarasar: Poet, Tamil Thirumurai hymns on Shiva.
No need to explain this person, I hope. To Read extensively about their MIRACLES, go here

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MS. Purnalingam Pillai, [1866-1947], from Munnirpallam, Tirunelveli Dt., Tamil Litt. Giant.
..."In the course of centuries the Tamil Saivas, who were vegetarians and who had looked upon the Aryas as mlecchas for their [habits of] meat-eating and drinking intoxicants and as untouchables came, by the force of juxtaposition, of aryan adaptability, and of political contingencies, to be reconciled to the ways and habits of their neighbours and to accept the authority of the Vedas, [...] Saivaism, accepting the Vedic rule, became metamorphosed into Vaidika Saivaism." (p154-55) read more

Companion Studies to the History of Tamil Literature by Kamil Zvelebil

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Barata Ratna M.S. Subbulakshmi
(daughter of Madurai Shanmugavadivu of Devadasi heritage),married to Brahmin
M.L.Vasantakumari (daughter of Lalitangi, also of Devadasi heritage).
Vocalist Kanchipuram Naina Pillai (1889-1934), Veena Dhanammal (1867-1938),
Violinist Malaikottai Govindaswamy Pillai (1879-1931),
Violinist Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai (1898-1970),
Mrudangist Pudukottai Dakshinamurthy Pillai (1875-1937),
Mrudangist Palani Subramania Pillai (1909-1962);
Musicologist and vocalist Prof. Dandapani Desikar (Mid 20th century);
Others veterans, namely, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu was from Andhra,
and Chowdaiah, a Lingayat, was from Mysore.  read more about them here...
Nadaswaram geniuses:- (Karukkurichi Arunachalam, Tiruvaduturai Rajaratnam Pillai and others) and all Nattuvanar legends Kittappa Pillai, Ramaiya Pillai, Meenakshisundaram Pillai were Isai Vellaalars. But Nattuvangam and Nadaswaram were exclusive domains of Isai Vellaalars.
read more here    read a blog here


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Swathi Thirunal Composers and Musicians
Shri Thiraviyam Lekshmanan Pillai,
born Tiruchendur, Tinelveli District of Tamil Nadu, settled at Trivandrum Palace, Kerala Lekshmanan Pillai can be rightly described as a musical institution in Thiruvananthapuram at that time. Shri Pillai had made significant contributions to bring out the Travancore. State Mannual A comprehensive website on the life and music of Swathi Thirunal Composers and Musicians
T. Lakshmanan Pillai (1864-1950) read more at ....




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Thirisirapuram Mahavidwan Minatchi Suntharam Pillai joined the ThiruvAvaduthurai mutt [Aatheenam] at an early age and was involved in teaching Thamizh literature and Saiva Sitthantham to the students. Based on his extraordinary talents, he was conferred the title of Maha Vidwan (great scholar). PiLLai's students include U.V.SAminAtha iyer, MAyUram VEthanAyakam PiLLai, Sauvri rAyalu PiLLai, PUvaLUr ThiyagarAja ChettiAr all of them famous in their own rights. PiLLai was a prolific writer and had the incredible talent of writing quickly as well. The work, akilANda nAyaki MAlai is said to have been completed by the time he returned from the temple. After Kampan he appears to have written the most number of poems which exceed 200,000 in about 80 works. read more

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Kalyana Sundaram Pillai, Vickramasingapuram, Friend of Mahakavi Barathi
read his recollections about his friendship with Mahakavi Barathiar
 பரலி. சு. நெல்லையப்பர்: பாரதியாரின் உற்ற தோழர். அவரது நூல்கள் வெளிவர காரணமாக இருந்தவர். பாரதியாரின் இறுதிக்காலம் வரை உடன் இருந்த தேசத் தொண்டர்.


Writer, Tamil Novels: Mayuram Vedanayagam Pillai, who wrote "Prathaba Mudaliyar Charithiram" , the first Tamil Novel was a Munsif in Mayavaram or Mayuram or Mayil Aadu Thurai or Mayiladuthurai.

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Pandanallur Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai and Ponniah Pillai ="Tanjore Quartet"

1869-1954 . One of the sons of the Tanjour Quartet. He developed the Pandanallur- vani, also known as the Thanjavour style. He taught many great dancers like Rukmini Devi. He was one of the first teachers at Kalakshetra.  Krishna Iyer, the greatest critic and writer here of B Natya, says that Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai is the greatest teacher ...

So I went to Bangalore and was delighted to find my Kalakshetra guru, Shri Muthukumara Pillai, there, with whom I continued working while dancing with Ram Gopal as his partner.

Rukmini Devi Arundale saw a performance of the dance form known as ?Sadhir? for the first time. The dancers were the Pandanallur ? sisters ? Rajeswari and Jeevaratnam. Pandanallur Meenakshi ? Sundaram Pillai conducted the performance, assisted by his son ?in ? law Chokkalingam pillai. Rukmini Devi was enchanted by the dance and wanted to learn it.


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Thanjour [Tanjore, Thanjavur] Quartet:  All are Pillai's
Ponniyah, Chinniyah, Sivanandanam, and Vadivelu make up this Quartet. They are four brothers that made Bharatanatyam into what it is today. They modified it so that it was decent using the Natya Shastra. They were born into a choreographer and composer family and were educated in music by Muthuswami Dikshitar, a highly respected musician. They changed some aspects of the dance that were considered vulgar and inappropriate. They made adavus for dance practice. They also made many songs for Bharatanatyam that are still used today.
Chinniyah- born in 1802, the oldest
He took Bharatanatyam to Mysore/Karnataka, other states in India.
Ponniyah- born in 1804, the second oldest
Sivanandam- born in 1808, the third oldest
These two stayed where they were in the Thanjour court.
Vadivelu- born in 1810, the youngest
He changed the violin so that it could be played with Karnatic music, a popular type of music in South India. He also made Mohiniyattam, another Indian dance.


Read more about Ponniah Pillai Ragangal

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Famous Saivaite saint, worked closely with EVR Periar to remove the bad aspects of Hinduism.



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Namakkal Kavingyar V. Ramalingam Pillai

Namakkal V Ramalingam Pillai, MahA Kavi SubramaNiya BhArathiyAr belonged to a generation of Thamizh poets who grew up at a time when the struggle for political freedom was in full swing.

click here to see more

http://www.tamil.net/projectmadurai/ நாமக்கல் கவிஞர் ராமலிங்கம் பிள்ளை: உப்பு சத்தியாகிரகத்தில் கலந்து கொண்ட தொண்டர்கள் இவரது “கத்தியின்றி ரத்தமின்றி யுத்தம் ஒன்று வருகுது” பாடலைத்தான் வழிநெடுக முழக்கமிட்டார்கள்.


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Tamil Researcher, Aringyar, Bard Tirunelveli S. Vaiyapuri Pillai
Lexicographer, editor, literary historian, scholar in Tamil Literature, essayist, prose writer
History of Tamil language and literature; beginning to 1000 A. D.
Ilakkiya manimalai. 3rd ed. 1964.
Ilakkiya tipam. [1964].
Tamizh ilakkiya caritattil kaviya kalam. [1962].
Tamizhar panpatu, Chennai: thamizh puttakalayam, 1949, 1963
Tamizhccutar manikal : mutal kovai
Chennai: Kumari Malark Kariyalayam, 1949, 1968
Tiravita mozhikalil araycci. [1962].
Vaiyapuripillai's history of Tamil language and literature : from the beginning to 1000 A.D.
Vaiyapurip Pillai nurkalanciyam, Kampan kaviyam. [1962].
read more of him here

V.T. Subramania Pillai was born in a family of devoted servants of Lord Murukan in Chingleput on 11 December 1846 to Sri Tanikachalam and Smt Lakkumi Ammal, of Rishi Karuneegar sect and Gautama gotra. It was a Friday and the star was Uttira. His grandfather Karpagam Pillai was an ardent devotee of Lord Murukan at Tiruttani and it is said that Lord Murukan had guided him through dreams on several occasions.

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Maraimalai Adikalar Founder of Thanith Tamil Iyakkam,
மறைமலை அடிகளார், தனித் தமிழ் இயக்கம்
Founder of Saiva Siddhanta Maha Samajam.
orn on 15 July 1876 at Nagapattinam. Studied Tamil under Ve. Narayanasamy Pillai. Friend of Manonmaniyam Sundaram Pillai. Research scholar proficient in Tamil, Sanskrit and English. Wrote a commentary on the Thiruvasagam. His famous research work is Manikkavacakarin varalarum kalamum.


Malai Atikal 's comment on vellalars
In a lecture in Jaffna entitled Tamilar Nakarikam..
read more here... http://www.tamilcanadian.com/

He has published highly influential volumes on saivite traditions and tamil as a language. But few know about his works on health and medicine.  Particularly his two volume work titled "How to Live for Hundred Years" , and "Suitable and Unsuitable Food".  It took him twenty four years to complete this work
. Read more at UK website

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1823-1874 Ramalinga Swamigal, popularly known as Vallalar
* one of most notable saints on the Indian sub-continent in 19 century.
* born on October 5, 1823, in Marudur near Chidambaram into a Hindu Saivite family, 5th child and last son parents Ramayya Pillai & Chinnammayyar.
* Over 120 years, his dharmasalai fire not put out and the needy are still fed.
* Miracle-cures were performed by him some recorded in the British archives
* composed thousands of verses breathing universal love and peace, which are all available today as a single six-volume work called 'Tiru-arut-paa', (Holy Poems Sweeter than Nectar).
* Thiru arutpA (திருவருட்பா) , made up of 5818 poems based on ஆசிரிய விருத்தம் for most of his poems which are arranged in six, seven or eight meters (ஆறுசீர், எழுசீர், எண்சீர் வரிசைகள்).
* He is also controversial. Vallalar's Arutpa songs were questioned for its depth and strength and called as a Marutpa by Srilanka Arumuga Navalar & Eswaramoorthy Pillai. He accepts himself as a Sex Maniac. He lost the court case against Arumuga Navalar [defamation case] and the Court also decided that his songs are not Arutpa. read all about them here
His body never cast a shadow--an extraordinary case of being visible yet transparent.
According to Indian government records, he went into a room without any windows and had his followers guard the entrance. The British official who came then made an official statement that Ramalinga Swamigal had 'disappeared'.
* The next day the British collector of that district came to investigate. Later the collector wrote that he had an extraordinary feeling and did not feel that it was necessary to open the door. He bore the expenses for feeding the poor that day.
related links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jothi_Ramalinga_Swamigal           http://www.vallalar.org/
http://www.vallalarorphanage.org.my/WHVALLALAR.html       http://www.tamilnation.org/sathyam/east/vallalar
http://www.nandhi.com/vallalar.htm             http://www.ent.ohiou.edu/~anbu/VallaLar/VallaLar.html

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Great Indian National Congress Leader, Patriot: Dr. C. Chenbagaraman Pillai
He was a Nanjil Pillai, settled in Trivandrum as his father Maruththuvar Chinnasamy Pillai was chief physician in the Travancore Palace. He was the first to raise "Jai Hind" slogan; later joined with INC chief Subash Chandra Bose. Dr. Chanbagaraman Pillai sought the help of Hitler from Nazi Germany in the Second World War. He reached India from Germany to Bomb Chennai aboard the Nazi War Vessel Emden as a Surgeon [Doctor]. Pillai's wife Laxmi Bai is from Manipur. Finally when the War was over, and the Pillai's ashes brought from Delhi to Trivandrum on board the INS Delhi Naval Ship, and was laid to rest in Kerala with all Government Honors.
1914 ஆம் ஆண்டு, இந்தியாவிற்கு வெளியே, ஜெர்மன் மன்னர் கெய்சரின் ஆதரவோடு முதன் முதலாக `இந்திய தேசியத் தொண்டர் படை' என்ற அமைப்பைத் தோற்றுவித்தார். செண்பகராமன் வழி நடத்திய ஐ.என்.வி. என்ற இந்திய தேசியத் தொண்டர் படையின் பேராற்றலைக் கண்டு பிரிட்டிஷ் அரசு கலக்கம் அடைந்தது. வங்கச் சிங்கம் சுபாஷ் சந்திரபோஷின் ஐ.என்.ஏ. இற்கு செண்பகராமன் அமைத்திருந்த ஐ.என்.வி.யே முன்னோடியாக அமைந்திருக்கிறது. 1933 ஆம் ஆண்டு வியன்னாவில் நடைபெற்ற மாநாட்டில் சுபாஷும் செண்பகராமனும் நாட்டு விடுதலை குறித்து ஆராய்ந்த போது, செண்பகராமன் வகுத்துத் தந்த திட்டம் சுபாஷ் சந்திரபோஸைக் கவர்ந்தது ஒன்றே இதற்குச் சான்று.

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சிறுப்பிட்டி வைரவநாதர் தாமோதரம் பிள்ளை 12.09.1832
C V Damodaran Pillai (1832-1901) 
1857 இல், சென்னை மாநிலக் கல்லூரியில் தமிழாசிரியரானார்.
1871 இல் சட்டத்துறை (B.L.) தேர்வுப்பட்டம் பெற்றார்.
1875 இல் "இராவ் பகதூர்" பட்டம்.
கணக்காய்வாளர், விசாரணைக் கர்த்தர், நீதிமன்ற நடுவர்...
1854 இல், நீதிநெறி விளக்கம் என்ற நூலை வெளியிட்டார்.
பழைய தமிழ் நூல்களின் ஏட்டுப் பிரதிகளைத் தேடிப் பெற்று ஒப்பிட்டு - ஆராய்ந்து சரியான பிரதிகளை உருவாக்கி அச்சிட்டு வெளியிட்டுக் காப்பது நோக்கங்களாக அமைந்தன.

கிறித்தவக் குடும்பத்தில் கிறித்தவராகப் பிறந்த அவர் சைவத் தமிழ் நூல்களைப் பயின்றதால் ஏற்பட்ட மனமாற்றம் காரணமாகத், 1860 இல் சைவரானார்.

உ.வே. சாமிநாத ஐயர் தாமோதரம்பிள்ளையின் தூண்டுதலால் தீவிர பதிப்பாளரானார்.
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“யாழ்ப்பாணத்தில் பிறந்த அப்பெருந்தகை, தமிழ் நாட்டுக்கு வருகை புரிந்து, தலைசிறந்த தமிழ்த் தொண்டாற்றி, வரலாற்றில் நிலையானதோர் இடமும், நெடிய புகழும் பெற்றார். 'தேசப்பற்றும், சமயப் பற்றும், மொழிப்பற்றும் அற்ற மனிதர் இருந்தென்ன? இறந்தென்ன?' என வினவினார், அப்பெருமகனார். பண்டைக்கால இலக்கியங்களைப் பதிப்பிப்பதை தம் வாழ்வின் நோக்கமாகக் கொண்டிருந்தார். ஏடுகளைத்தேடி, இரவு பகல் பாராது தமிழ்நாடு முழுவதும் சுற்றி வந்தார். பதிப்புப் பணியில் முன்னோடியாய், பத்திரிகைப்பணியில் முன்மாதிரியாய்த் திகழ்ந்தவர்”

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Thiuvalluvar Married a Vellala! click to read HISTORY of Valluvar
காவிதிப்பாக்கத்தில் ஆயிரம் ஏர் பூட்டி உழும் வேளாளர் தலைவரின் மகள் வாசுகியை ஒரு போர்க்களத்திலிருந்து திரும்பி வந்துக் கொண்டிருந்த வள்ளுவன் காதல் கொண்டு மணமும் முடித்தார். அவர்களுக்கு அழகே உருவாக மகள் பிறந்தாள். ?முல்லை?யென பெயர் சூட்டி அன்புடன் வளர்த்து வந்தார்கள்.
வாசுகி நோய்வாய்ப்பட்டு இறக்கும் தருவாயில் அய்யனிடம் ?நான் அமுது படைக்கும் போதெல்லாம் ஊசியும் ஒரு கிண்ணத்தில் தண்ணீரும் எடுத்து வைக்கச் சொல்வீர்களே. இது நாள் வரையில் நீங்கள் அதை பயன்படுத்தியதுக் கூட கிடையாது. அதன் அர்த்தம் என்ன?? எனக் கேட்கிறார். அதற்கு திருவள்ளுவர் ?உலகத்தில் மக்கள் பலர் உண்ண உணவில்லாமல் வாடுகிறார்கள். உணவை யாரும் வீணாக்கக் கூடாதென்பதை உணர்த்தவே அவ்வாறு செய்தேன். ஆனால் நான் இது நாள் வரையில் உணவை சிந்தி வீணாக்கியதில்லை. அதனால் தான் நான் அதை பயன்படுத்தவில்லை? என்றார். அய்யனின் திருக்குறளை அய்யன் வாயால் கேட்டுக் கொண்டே வாசுகி அய்யன் மடியிலேயே உயிர் துறக்கிறார். வாசுகியின் மறைவுக்கு பின் மனத் துறவு பூண்ட திருவள்ளுவர் சில நாட்கள் கழித்து மாசித் திங்கள் உத்திரநாளில் இயற்கை எய்தினார்.

திருக்கை வழக்கம் ஆசிரியர் : கம்பர் The Generosity of Vellala Farmers
7 வேளாண் குடிகள்தம் சிறப்பு 8 வேளாளர் சிறப்பு 9 வேளாளர் புகழ் புலமையின் பெரிது
10 வேளாண் குலத்திற்கு நிகரில்லை  68 வேளாளர் பெறும் பேற்றின் சிறப்பு

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Thirumular [Thirumoolar]:  Tamil Siddhar [siththar], author:  Tirumanthiram
திருமூலர் திருமந்திரம் - ''அன்பே சிவம்'' தத்துவம். உணர்த்தினவர் திருமூலர். வேளாளர்.
இயற்பெயர் சுந்தரன். நந்தியிடம் உபதேசம் பெற்றவர்.
வருடம் ஒரு பாடலாக திருமந்திரத்தை திருமூலர் எழுதினார்.    Read more Blogs here
அவர் 3000 பாடல்களை 3000 ஆண்டுகள் யோக நிலையில் இருந்து எழுதியதாகக் கூறுவார்கள்.
9 தந்திரங்கள் 232 அதிகாரங்கள்.  இந்தியத் தத்துவத்திலுள்ள 24 நெறிகளையும் கடந்து உண்மை நிலையை உணர செய்ய தலைப் பட்டதே சைவ சித்தாந்தமாக விளங்குகிறது. சைவ நெறி பரப்பும் நெறி நூல்களில் திருமந்திரம முக்கியத்துவம் பெறுகிறது. தோத்திர நூல் மட்டுமல்ல சாஸ்திர விளக்கமும் அதில் உண்டு.

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G. Viswanathan Pillai, Ex Minister, MP, now Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
In a time span of just 21 years, this former parliamentarian has built Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) into a deemed university. Spread over 250 acres in Ranipet - Katpadi highway in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, VIT offers 17 under graduate courses and 28 post graduate degrees. 10,000 students from all over India and some foreign countries are availing higher education here.
Read Sebastian Molly's article in Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/
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  MUTHU THANDAVAR  (16th  TO  17th centuries A.D)

Hailing from Seerkazhi in a saivite vellalar family, he could not pursue his family tradition of learning Nagaswaram due to a sickness. His visits to the house of a temple maid [Thevar Adiyal/ Devadasi] in order to  witness her Sivanama Keerthanas and dances were disliked by his relatives resulting in his expulsion from the family.  

His visits to the temple and ardent devotion earned him divine direction to visit Chidambaram temple. He composed not less than 60 Keerthanas and 25 Padams in Tamil and thus he became the Father and Founder of the tradition of Keerthanai and Kritis. 

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