18 December 2016
Sri Shivarathri Shivayogi 21.12.2012
Sri Shivarathri Shivayogi was a great saint of the 10th Century AD. Not much is known about his early life. Sri Shivarathri Shivayogi came into limelight with his efforts to restore peace between two warring kings, Rachamalla IV of the Ganges of Talkad and Rajaraja Chola 1 of the Chola dynasty. When the warring kings went to seek the blessings for victory from Shivayogi, instead of supporting their cause, he persuaded both the kings to abandon war and choose peace. The effect was such that both the enemies reached out to one another to extend the hand of friendship.