Who are known as Alwars?

The Alvars (Tamil: ஆழ்வார், romanized: Āḻvār, lit. ‘The Immersed’) were Tamil poet-saints of South India who espoused bhakti (devotion) to the Hindu god Vishnu in their songs of longing, ecstasy, and service. They are venerated in Vaishnavism, which regards Vishnu as the Ultimate Reality.

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