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Hinduism - Who Was Kulashekhara?

 


(9th century) One of the Alvars, a group of twelve poet-saints who flourished during the seventh and tenth centuries in southern India.

The Alvars were all worshippers (bhakta) of the deity Vishnu, emphasizing ardent devotion (bhakti) to a personal god expressed via Tamil hymns.

Kulashekhara was the ruler of the Travancore territory in modern-day Kerala, according to legend.

He finally abdicated his kingdom because of his deep religious conviction.

See Kamil Zvelebil, Tamil Literature, 1975, and John Stirling Morley Hooper, Hymns of the Alvars, 1929, for further details.


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