Narasinga Muniyaraiyar was one of the 63 nayanars
referred to in the Periya Puranam
. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva
and his devotees. He lived in Tiru Munaipadi. Narasinga Muniyaraiyar used to conduct special pujas
, feed devotees and offer gift of hundred gold coins on each Thiruvadhirai
day. Once on such an occasion, when a devotee came naked with ashes smeared all over his body, Nayanar welcomed him with more devotion and gave him 200 gold coins. Lord Shiva
was highly pleased with this activity and blessed him.