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|Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
|This study aimed to identify the display of the elements of Lord Shiva’s ‘Sorubam’ and
‘Thadatham’ in Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs based on the theories found in the Saiva
Sidhantham. Rooted on the theory, ‘Sivanyabotham’ is referred to in context of this
research to analyze the display of the focussed elements. The methodology used in this
research is of mixed method, whereby both qualitative and quantitative method were used
descriptively based on the analysis of the texts used in Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs. Data
is obtained through document analysis and questionnaire. 100 Thirunaavukkarasar’s
songs were used for data collection through document analysis. The questionnaire
consists of 3 parts with 24 items in total, with Part A consisting of seven items pertaining
to Thirunaavukkarasar, Part B with 10 items pertaining to ‘Enkunanggal’, and Part C
with seven items pertaining to ‘Aintholil’. Data obtained is analyzed thematically and
percentage wise. Based on the analysis of 100 Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs, the results
show that 96 out of the 100 Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs which were analysed display the
element of ‘Sorubam’, and 79 out of the 100 songs display the element of ‘Thadatham’.
The research also identified that the understanding about Thirunaavukkarasar is
considerably low among the Hindus in context of this research. The research findings has
stressed on the necessary steps that should be taken to increase the understanding of
Hindus about Thirunaavukkarasar, ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’. In conclusion, the
findings show that Lord Shiva bestows the elements of ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’ upon
his devotees to fulfill their lives. The implications of this research is in which, it
encourages Hindus to gain deeper understanding and awareness towards
Thirunaavukkarasar, ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’, and to focus on a broader
comperehension of the greatness of Lord Shiva.
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