Shaiva Saint Sundarar

Place Made:
India: Tamil Nadu
15th century
32 x 11 x 11 in. (81.3 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
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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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