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Comacuntara Nayakar
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Comacuntara Nayakar (Cōmacuntara Nāyakar; 1846–1901) was a key propagator of Śaivism (Tam. Caivam) and Śaiva Siddhānta (Tam. Caivacittāntam) in Tamil-speaking South India during the latter half of the 19th century. His voluminous writings and lectures inspired a generation of Śaiva ideologues, including his student, the Tamil nationalist Maraimalai Adigal (Maṟaimalai Aṭikaḷ; 1876–1950)…

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Steinschneider, Eric, “Comacuntara Nayakar”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010069029>
First published online: 2018



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