Appar

(from the article `South Asian arts`) The most important Nyars were Appar and Campantar, in the 7th century, and Cuntarar, in the 8th. Appar, a self-mortifying Jain ascetic before he ... ...the Tamil poet-musicians of the 7th and 8th centuries who composed devotional hymns of great beauty in honour of the Hindu god iva. The images of ....
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/89
No exact match found