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Meikanda Thevar (c. 11th century AD) was a Hindu poet and expert in Hindu metaphysics and theology.

Personal life[edit]

Meikandadevar was born Shvetavana Perumal at the town of Vennei-nallur situated on the river Pennar.


Meikandadevar was a student of Paranjothi Tampiran. The most popular of Meikandadevar's compositions is Sivagnana Bodham, a metaphysical and theological treatise.


  • Chitty, Simon Casie (1859). The Tamil Plutarch, containing a summary account of the lives of poets and poetesses of Southern India and Ceylon. Jaffna: Ripley & Strong. p. 56.