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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; 18…

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Steinschneider, Eric, “Comacuntara Nayakar”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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