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Saints[ edit ] The twelve Azhwars saint poets of Vaishnavite tradition and sixty-three Nayanmars saint poets of Shaivite tradition are regarded as exponents of the bhakti tradition of Hinduism in South India. Composers of Tevaram - the Tamil saint poets of 7th century namely ApparTirugnana Sambandar and Sundarar with the 9th-century poet Manickavasagarthe composer of Tiruvacakam were saints of Shaivism.
The saivite saints have revered temples in Tevaram and most of them are in Tamil Nadu on both shores of river Cauvery. Vaippu Sthalangal are a set of places having Shiva temples that were mentioned casually in the songs in Tevaram.
The saint Appar was involved in Uzhavatru padai, a cleaning and remodification initiative of dilapidated Shiva temples. The Azhwars, the 12 vaishnavite saint poets of 7th-9th century composed the Divya Prabandhaa literary work praising god Vishnu in verses.
The development of Hinduism grew up in the temples and mathas of medieval Tamil Nadu with self-conscious rejection of Jain practises.
Other sources give the place of his death as Kedarnath in the Himalayas. It is located two blocks from the huge Madurai Meenakshi Amman Templeone of the Life of tamil hindus famous Siva- Shakthi shrines in the world.
It is an active centre of Saiva Siddantha philosophy. As ofthere were a total of 27 Shiva temples under the control of the adheenam.
The Hayagriva idol worshipped here is said to be handed down from Vedanta Desika. Worship forms[ edit ] Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheismpolytheismpanentheismpantheismmonismatheismagnosticismgnosticism among others;     and its concept of God is complex and depends upon each individual and the tradition and philosophy followed.
It is sometimes referred to as henotheistic i. Vishnu is either worshipped directly or in the form of his ten avatara, most famous of whom are Rama and Krishna. The propagation of linga worship on a large scale in South India is believed to be from Chola times late 7th century A.
Local legend states the Tamil word Pillayar splits into Pillai and yaar meaning who is this son, but scholars believe it is derived from the Sanskrit word pulisara meaning elephant.
He is the patron deity of the Tamil land Tamil Nadu. Tirumurugaruppatai is a deeply devotional poem included in the ten idylls Pattupattu of the age of the third Sangam. Appar, one of the early Saivite saint of the 7th century, gives evidence of this knowledge of puranic episodes relating to Lingothbhavar form of Shiva while Tirugnana Sambandar refers this form of Shiva as the nature of light that could not be comprehended by Brahma and Vishnu.
A Tamil concept, Shiva was first depicted as Nataraja in the famous Chola bronzes and sculptures of Chidambaram. The dance of Shiva in Tillai, the traditional name for Chidambaramforms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja.
This aspect of Shiva is his personification of the ultimate awareness, understanding and knowledge. Though it is a Sanskrit name, it is a Tamil concept and Somaskandas are not found in North Indian temples.
Architecturally when there are separate shrines dedicated to the utsava festival deity of Somaskanda, they are called Thyagaraja shrines. But the cult was not popular and Somaskanda images were relegated to subshrines. Bhairava is known as Vairavar in Tamil where he is often presented as a Grama Devata or folk deity who safeguards the devotee on all eight directions.
In Chola times Bhairava is referred as Bikshadanara mendicant, and the image can be found in most Chola temples. The most common forms are Rama and Krishna.In , Madras State was renamed Tamil Nadu, meaning Tamil country. The Sripuram Golden Temple in Vellore, completed in The total number of Tamil Hindus as per Indian census is 63,,  which forms .
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