Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A Shaivite poet-saint from seventh century Tamil Nadu. He was one of the Nayanar poet-saints and is believed to have written over 4,500 poems, some of which have been compiled in the book Tirumarai. He is known to have aided the conversion of the Pallava king Mahendravarman I from Jainism to Shaivism.