Shaiva Saint Sundarar
- India: Tamil Nadu
- 15th century
- 32 x 11 x 11 in. (81.3 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Sundarar, whose name means "beautiful one," lived in the eighth century in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. An ardent devotee of Shiva, he was involved in the diffusion of Shaivism in the region. His hymns, composed of simple and direct language as well as rhyme and rhythm, are part of the canonical literature.
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