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  1. (Tamil: ஆழ்வார்கள்) ((IPA: aːɻʋaːr), ‘those immersed in god’) were Tamil poet saints of south India who lived between sixth and ninth centuries and espoused ‘emotional devotion’ or bhakti to Visnu-Krishna in their song

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  2. The following tables shows the place, century and star of birth of each Alvar

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  3. Usually twelve Vaishnava saints, who, during the early medieval period of Tamil history, helped revive devotional Hinduism (bhakti) through their hymns of worship to Vishnu and his avatars

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  4. They included a woman (Andal)

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  5. The collection of their hymns is known as Divya Prabhandham The Bhakti literature that sprang from these Alvars has contributed to the establishment and sustenance of a culture that broke away from the ritual-oriented Vedic religion and rooted itself

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