Nayanar, Nāyanār: 1 definition
Nayanar 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Nāyanār (नायनार्).—The protagonists of Southern Śaivism are known as Nāyanārs while those of Vaiṣṇavism are called Ālvārs.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Appendix 1: Periyapuranam Sculptures in the temple at Darasuram < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Rajaraja II’s Time]
Temples in Nangupatti < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Toludur < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 39: Kootruva (Kurruva) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 46: Satti (Sakti) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Nayanar 67: Nesa (Neca) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruppattur (Tiruppidavur) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Narttamalai < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Uttattur (Urrattur) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)