Appar: 2 definitions
Appar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
Appar.—One of the four Nālvar.—Appar is depicted as an aged man wearing the rudrakṣamāla around his head.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Google Books: 101 Mystics of India
Appar (Tirunavukkarasu) (7th Century A.D.)—Appar or Tirunavukkarasu was one of the four famous Saivite saints, known as Nālwar, the other three being Sundarar, Tirujnanasambandhar and Manikkavachakar. The name Appar was affectionately conferred on him by Sambandhar when they first met. Appar’s dcevotion to God was that of a servant, while Sundarar treated God like a friend, Manikkavachakar like a lover and Sambandhar like a father. Appar was born in 600 A.D. in Tiruvamur, a village in the south Arcot district of Tamil Nadu.
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Starts with: Apparajakkha.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Appar; (plurals include: Appars). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 21: Appar (Tirunavukkarasar) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 25: Apputhi Adigal (Apputiyatikal) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Introduction to the first Volume < [Volume 1 - Nampi Arurar’s Tevaram (his life and age)]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruppugalur < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
Temples in Tiruppappuliyur (Cuddalore N.T.) < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
Temples in Tirnmiyachchur < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Sirkali < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Tirusattimuttam (Rajarajapuram) < [Chapter X - Temples of Rajadhjraja II’s Time]
Temples in Kovilur (Usattanam) < [Chapter XVI - Temples of Rajendra III’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvaiyaru < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruppainjili < [Aditya I]
Temples in Tirukkadaiyur < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]