Thiruthakka Thevar, Tamil Poet
(5th-6th centuries CE)

A Jain ascetic like Thiruthakka Thevar

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Thiruthakka Thevar
  • Also called: Thiruthakkadevar
  • Date: 5th-6th centuries CE
  • Place: India
  • Language: Tamil
  • Who he was: Tamil poet and Jain ascetic who wrote Civaka Cintamani (The Fabulous Gem), the romantic exploits of Jeevaka, includes Jain doctrines and beliefs--one of the three surviving "Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature"

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