Alvar

or al·var

[ ahl-vahr ]

nounHinduism.
  1. (in southern India) a holy person of the Vaishnava sect.

Origin of Alvar

1
From Tamil āl̤vār, derivative of ār̤- “sink, be absorbed (as in contemplation)”

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