From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Nammālvar is the most celebrated of the twelve Ālvārs. He was also known as Śaṭhakopa or Śaṭhāri because he was an enemy of śaṭhas or hypocrites.
- ↑ Ālvārs are those who are deeply immersed in God-consciousness.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore