Friday 3 July 2015

Saint Manikkavachaka

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The 11th-12th century bronze Chola idol of Saint Manikkavachakar that was recovered by USA. Image Source: The Hindu
About Saint Manikkavachaka

  • Saint Manikkavachaka was a 9th-century Tamil poet who wrote Tiruvasakam, a book of Shaiva hymns. 
  • Manikkavasakar was one of the main authors of saivite tirumurai: his work forms one volume of the Tirumurai, the key religious text of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta.
  • Although he is a prominent saint in Southern India, he is not counted among the sixty-three nayanars.


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