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Arutprakasa Vallalar Chidambaram Ramalingam: A Prominent Tamil Saint in the 19th Century

One of the most well-known Tamil Saints was Arutprakasa Vallalar Chidambaram Ramalingam whose pre-monastic name was Ramalingam. He also belonged to a line of Tamil saints known as “gnana siddhars”, who were among the greatest poets in Tamil throughout the 19th century. Vallalar, who was born in 1823 close to Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, India,…

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