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Nammalwar was a saint poet, born near present day Tirunelveli, TamilNadu, in the 9th century AD. A spiritual genius since childhood, Nammalwar has composed the Tamil version of the 4 Vedas. Nammalwar was also called Sadagopan.

He sat under a tree and meditated for 16 years without speaking. Madura Kavi, a scholar, got Nammalwar to speak and became his disciple. Nammalwar's works are, 'Thiruviruttam,' 'Thiruasariyam,' 'Periya Tiruvandadi,' and 'Thiruvaimozhi.' He died at the age of 35.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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