Hymns of Thayumanavar
Wreath: When is the Day to be?
 Invocation to God (11/11)
When is the day to be
That I delight
At the twin feet of my father *
Who reached the Feet of the Heavenly Father
Severing the twin feet of his father?
 The reference is to St. Candeswara whose daring
act is recounted in Puranas. This Brahmin boy was milking
the village cows he was asked to tend, and pouring the milk
on a Linga made of sand as oblation The boy's father, on
hearing the report from the villagers that his son was
misusing the milk of cows, destroyed the Linga with his feet.
The son, so intensely devoted to Siva, was beside himself in
wrath and cut off the feet of the father who committed the
ungodly act. Thereupon Siva appeared, rewarding the son and
redeeming the father. Candeswara occupies a place close to
Siva, on the left, in all temples and receives worship after