I am really interested in learning more about Alvars and Nayanars. While Periya Puranam is a traditional biographies of Nayanars(I read about it online). Are there any such biographies about Alwars?

  • Yes. Do you know Tamil ? If so, there are many upanyasam & kalakshepam done by vedic pundits. You can reach out to a local ashram or math to find out.
    – ram
    Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 7:48
  • @mar no :( I don't know tamil as I am from northern India. Lately I have been really interested in Sri Vaishnavism but dunno where to begin learning about it due to language barrier. Anyway, are there books about alwars?
    – RishX
    Commented Apr 13, 2021 at 7:51

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Yes, the Upapurana called Bhargava Purana is an ancient biographical text for them. Their stories are foretelled by Narayana. You can check it, here.

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