Neethineri Vilakkam - Written by kumaraguruparar was born in srivaikuntam in thirunelveli district in Tamilnadu. His parents - "shanmuka sikamanik kavirayar, shivakama sundhari ammaiyar" - did not have child for long. They worshipped their beloved deity Lord murugan of thiruchchendhur. By the grace Lord muruga, they gave birth to kumaraguruparar. Though they got the son, as a result of their devotion and prayers, the child did not speak until five years. The worried parents again took their pleading to the presence of the Lord of thiruchchendhUr. Astonishingly, the child began to not just speak, but started the speech by singing a composition at that young five years of age on Lord murgan, called "kandhar kalivenpa". The austerities of all the previous births made him into a prodigy !