Devi: The Great Goddess

Devi (in Sanskrit and in English)
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Saint Andal. Lent by a private collection.
Karaikkal Ammaiyar
Saint Andal
Saint Andal
Saint Andal, a devotee of the god Vishnu, lived in southern India around the year 800. Andal wrote poetry full of longing for Vishnu.. Andal, along with Karaikkal Ammaiyar, are two of the few women saints honored as images in temples.

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