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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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