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Alvars (6th - 9th century) (literally meaning those immersed in God) were poet-saints of Tamil Nadu whose lives embodied ecstatic devotion towards Lord Vishnu. They sang divine hymns praising the 108 sacred shrines of Lord Vishnu which are called the Divya Desams. The collection of their divine hymns are known as the Divya Prabandha. The 12 Alvars are:

1. Poigai Alvar
2. Bhoothath Alvar
3. Peyalvar
4. Thirumalisai Alvar
5. Thondaradippodi Alvar
6. Thirumangai Alvar
7. Thiruppan Alvar
8. Periyalvar
9. Andal
10. Nammalvar
11. Madhurakavi Alvar
12. Kulashekhara Alvar

Meditation on Earth and Life: >>

Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And help Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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