Thevaaram is the collection of twelve holy scriptures written by twenty seven marvelous devotees in thamiz language. These are the highly respected scriptures of Saivas. The philosophers who came in the later days like the santhAna kuravas who wrote the shaiva sidhdhantha texts (1) and others like thAyumAnavar and rAmalinga vaLLalAr have adored these scriptures and their authors in their works. Like the 27 stars that shine in the sky these great devotees gave the Thirumurai which are like the twelve suns. This splendid luminescence has been guiding the suffering masses from their darkness to the Supreme in Whose presence the sticky bonds is driven off.