Tattuvarayar was an ascetic scholar and disciple of
Svarupananda Desikarin the late 14th century - early 15th century time. He composed an anthology of verses on the Advaitaphilosophy called "Kurundirattu" containing about 1400 verses around the same time his "guru" (teacher) wrote an anthology. Tattuvarayar is also known for his many devotional songs and poems, famous among which are the "Paduturai", "Nanavinodan Kalambakam", "Mohavadaip-parani" and "Annavadaipparani".
* K.A. Nilakanta Sastry, History of South India, From Prehistoric times to fall of Vijayanagar, 1955, OUP, New Delhi (Reprinted 2002) ISBN 0-19-560686-8
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