Alvar

[ ahl-vahr ]
/ ˈɑl vɑr /

noun (sometimes lowercase) Hinduism. (in southern India)

a holy person of the Vaishnava sect.

Origin of Alvar

< Tamil āl̤vār, derivative of ār̤- sink, be absorbed (as in contemplation)
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