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Hymns of the Tamil Saivite Saints

by F. Kingsbury and G.P. Phillips


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This is a short collection of translations of Southern Indian devotional poetry by worshippers of the god Shiva, along with commentary, written by sympathetic Europeans. These poems, as often happens, have been integrated into popular litergy and culture. This will make interesting reading for anyone looking for information about Tamil literature or southern Indian vernacular Hindu traditions.--J.B. Hare, Feb. 3rd, 2010.

Title Page
Sambandar And His Hymns
Apparswami and his Hymns
Sundaramūrti Swāmi and his Hymns
Manikka Vāsahar and his Hymns
Appendix I. Shrines Mentioned in These Poems
Appendix II. System of Transliteration and Pronunciation of Tamil Letters