Avvaiyar was a Tamil saint and poet from Tamil Nadu. ‘Avvaiyar’ is a generic title and does not refer to a person’s name.
1.What does the term ‘Avvaiyar’ refer to?
2.Avvaiyar lived during the ______________.
3.Avvaiyar is considered to be a contemporary of ______________.
4.Name one of Avvaiyar’s famous works in Tamil.
5.Avvaiyar found great happiness in the life of small children. True or False.
6.Who nominated Avvaiyar as an embassy to the chief of Tondaimangalam?
c.Adigaiman chief of Tagadur
7.Name the Lord whom Avvaiyar worshipped.
8.Name the temple where Lord Muruga gave darshan to Avvaiyar.
9.Avvaiyar is generally considered to be an old, intelligent woman. True or False.
10.Where can we find the statue of Avvaiyar?
11.What are ‘Aathichoodis’?
a.Single line quotations composed by Avvaiyar in alphabetical order
Compiled by Ramya Srinivasan, San Jose , CA
Illustration by Lalitha Venkatraman, Richmond VA