Siva Yogaswami (1872-1964) said in Natchintanai, at two places that I know of, the following:
(1) Even if famine and army come
Even if the land is burned by fire
We will not be in fear—oh parrot
Arumugan (Nallur Murugan) is our refuge
(2) When famine and army come—Vel Vel
Don’t fail to repeat Siva’s name (Namah Sivaya)
Siva Yogaswami had foreseen what is going to come in the future—the sufferings of Tamils in Sri Lanka, and He had given us hope and a way to relief ourselves from the oncoming Karma too: Nallur Murugan is our refuge, and Aum Namah Sivaya is our shield. It is really a heart warming feeling that the Nandinatha parampara is taking care of the suffering souls in Sri Lanka from this and the inner worlds.
THANK YOU SWAMIS.
What is Sivatri and the Nature of Nirvikalpa Samadhi
Mahasivaratri: A time of striving to realize Parasiva. In our teachings yoga is the restraint of mental activity (chitta vritti). Nivritti marga-the path of renunciation. Pravritti marga-the path of action or life in worldly society. Ashrama dharma, a mental resting place within the 4 ashramas in life. The day before the new moon, as in monthly Sivaratri, nivritti energy is strong, an excellent time for austerity and meditation. Six Shum words defined related to meditation-withdrawal: kashum, nikashum, shumnikashum, bishumnikashum, abibishumnikashum, haiiaiibishumnikashum. Drawing energy up in to the transcendental Source of energy. Imkaif: Absence of awareness aware of itself. Nonexperience.
Master Course Trilogy, Dancing with Siva, Sloka 97.
Twelve Shum Meditations-Gurudeva's Introduction to the Advaitin.