Nammalvar and the lineage of the Acharyas

Tempera on panel | 120.5 x 93.5cm | c. 1895

Unknown Artist

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

The greatest amongst the Alvars is Nammalvar, (9th century). After spending 35 years beneath a tamarind tree without uttering a word he sang hymns in praise of Vishnu for Madhurakavi, another Alvar. The painting depicts Vaikunt...
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