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MANIKKAVACAKAR or MaanikkaVaasagar was a 9th-century Tamil poet who wrote Tiruvasakam , a book of Shaiva hymns. He was one of the main authors of Saivite Tirumurai, his work forms one volume of the Tirumurai
Tirumurai
, the key religious text of Tamil language
Tamil language
Shaiva Siddhanta . A minister to the Pandya
Pandya
king Varagunavarman II (c. 862 C.E. – 885 C.E.) (also called Arimarthana Pandiyan), he lived in Madurai