Araiyar Sevai

Araiyar Sevai

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Araiyar sevai is a Tamil performing art form, centered around the ritual singing and enactment of the religious hymns of the Divya Prabandham. Araiyar sevai is generally performed only inside Vaishnavite temples in the presence of the temple urcavar - the temple's processional deity - by hereditary performers. Although temple inscriptions suggest its performance was once widespread, it is today only performed in three temples in Tamil Nadu- the "koyil" shrine of Srirangam, the shrine of Alvar Tirunagari and the temple of Andal at Srivilliputhur. It is also performed in a different form at the Melkote temple in southern Karnataka, where the Tivya Pirapantham is sung, but not enacted.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613571757X
  • 9786135717570