Civivakkiyar
India (9th Century) Timeline
Yoga / Hindu : Shaivite (Shiva)


Poems by Civivakkiyar
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Civivakkiyar is one of the most revered of the Tamil Siddha poet-saints in southern India.

Scholars guess that Civivakkiyar lived perhaps in the 9th century. Some of his poetry makes use of relatively modern words borrowed from Sanskrit, meaning he can't be placed in earlier centuries, yet he is mentioned by the earliest of Pattinattar's poetry, meaning he must have lived before the 10th century.

Like many other Tamil Siddhas, he denounced orthodoxy, mindless ritualism, and the strict caste system, all the while being a genuinely realized mystic.

His Tamil poems are gathered together in a collection called simply the Patal (Songs).

Poems by Civivakkiyar


Recommended Books: Civivakkiyar

The Poets of the Powers: Freedom, Magic, and Renewal





Civivakkiyar