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|TIRUNAVUKKARASAR (7th century)|
Musical Background: Also known as Appar, he was one of the three Saivite saints or the Tevaram Trinity. He did not have any formal training in music.
Region: He belonged to Tanjavur district, Tamilnadu.
Contribution: One of the composers of the sacred hymns known as the Tevaram, he is credited with about 40,000 verses. However, not even a tenth of these are available to us today.
Theme: His compositions were mainly devotional, his favourite deity being Lord Siva.
Language used: Tamil.
Popular compositions: Talaiye ni (Pantuvarali), Yamamani (Bhairavi), Sotrunai (Kedaragowla) etc.
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