Appar; 2 Definition(s)

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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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Appar.—One of the four Nālvar.—Appar is depicted as an aged man wearing the rudrakṣamāla around his head.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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.

Source: Google Books: 101 Mystics of India

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