Appar

Some articles on appar:

Tevaram - The Poets
... parts) of Tevaram are composed by Sambanthar, the next three by Appar and the seventh one is composed by Sundarar ... is a famous saying about the Saiva trio that "My Appar sang for me, Sambanthar sang for himself and Sundarar sang of women" ... Appar and Sambanthar lived around the 7th century, while Sundarar lived in the 8th century ...
Tirumurai - The Hymns
... three great Shaivite saints, Sambandar, Appar and Sundarar ... (meaning parts) of Tevaram are composed by Sambanthar, the next three by Appar and the seventh one is composed by Sundarar ... There is a famous saying about the Saiva trio that "My Appar sang for me, Sambanthar sang for himself and Sundarar sang of women" ...
Tirunavukkarasar - Appar's Tevaram
... Appar’s Tevaram hymns are grouped into three books, forming the fourth, fifth and sixth volumes of the Tirumurai, the Tamil poetic canon of Shaiva Siddhanta ... Some of Appar's hymns set to various Panns, the melodic modes of Ancient Tamil music - the rest are set to Tirunerisai and Viruttam metres ... Appar's poems dealt with inner, emotional and psychological state of the poet saint ...
Vedaranyam - Etymology and Legend
... When the Nayanmars Appar and Tirugnanasambandar wanted to enter the temple they couldn't as the gates were locked ... after which gates were opened and Appar sung devotional hymns at the end of which the gates were locked ... The 7th century Saiva canonical work Tevaram by Appar and Tirugnanasambandar mention the place as Tirumaraikadu ...
Tirunavukkarasar
... (meaning King of the Tongue or Lord of Language), also known as Appar ("Father") was a seventh century Saivite Tamil poet-saint, one of the most prominent of the sixty-three Nayanars ... was called "father" by Sambandhar, hence the name Appar ... Sundarar states in his Tiruttondartokai that Appar composed 4900 hymns of ten or eleven verses each, this is repeated by Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizhar, but only 3130 are available today ...