Author: Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati
This Tamil drama, The Magic Weapon of Shiva, while having as its central theme the penance of Arjuna, also explores the philosophies of Saiva and Vaishnava groups. Divinity, devilry, the greatness of sages, the discipline of mankind, the expertise of warriors, kindness of God Krishna, the path for meditation and penance, detachment, the glories of prayer of Shiva, the mercy of God and the virtues of Nama Shivaya ”The Panchakshari” - all these subjects are explained in this drama.
Tamil Land has great sacred virtues. Here the first prayer goes to the sages; they were the ones who guided us by disciplining the social life, with wise books, arts and good conduct. They guarded the society, established duties, and created brave warriors. When these scholarly, selfless sages lived among us, doing their penance and guiding the society, India attained a glorious state.