Tamil Trinity

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The Tamil Trinity (also known as the Tamil Moovar) commonly refers to the three Tamil composers of early Carnatic music. They were Muthu Thandavar (?1560 - ?1640 CE), Arunachala Kavi (1712–1779) and Marimutthu Pillai (1717–1787), and lived five decades before the Tiruvarur Trinity or Trinity of Carnatic Music. They introduced several innovations that led to the evolution of the Carnatic Kriti (song).

Other Tamil Trinity[edit]

Also sometimes referred to as the Tamil Trinity was the earliest Trinity associated with Indian Music. They were the peerless Tevaram Trinity - Thirunavukkarasar, Sundarar and Gnanasambandar, who were well known for their language and devotion.