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Alvar

or al·var

[ ahl-vahr ]
/ ˈɑl vɑr /
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noun Hinduism.

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

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Origin of Alvar

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