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Hinduism - What Is Nalayira Divyaprabandham?


Divyaprabandham ("The Four Thousand Divine Compositions") is a collection of four thousand divine compositions.

Nathamuni assembled the Alvars' hymns in the tenth century, and this is the title of the collection.

Between the sixth and tenth centuries, the Alvars were a group of twelve poet-saints who lived in southern India.

All of the Alvars were devotees (bhakta) of the deity Vishnu, and they stressed ardent devotion (bhakti) to a personal god, which they expressed via Tamil hymns.

The "Tamil Veda" was the name given to their collection of hymns.

Many southern Indian Vaishnavas, particularly the Shrivaishnava school, who brought more developed philosophical articulation to these devotional notions, look to them for Vedic legitimacy.

Also see Veda.

~Kiran Atma

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