Story: Sakthi Nayanar


Sakthi Nayanar (sometimes called Shaktinatha) did not tolerate any one who spoke ill about Shaivas. He is said to have forcibly pull out the tongues of the offender with tongs and cut them off with sharp knife called satti, which gave him his name.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
To be affectionately detached--that is a power. That is a wisdom. That is a love greater than any emotional love, a love born of understanding.