Biography of Sufi Saint Peer Mohamed Appa as Gleaned from his Tamil Literature

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Dr. J Augustin


Peer Mohamed Oliyullah Dargha is named after the Sufi philosopher, and Tamil poet Peer Mohamed Appa, born in Tenkasi of Tirunelveli District and having spent formative years of meditation in the Peermedu of Kerala State, came to Thuckalay and chose to stay permanently. It is now one of the most renowned Sufi pilgrim centers in Kanyakumari, the southernmost district of Tamil Nadu. He was renowned as a poet and philosopher, and made many writings in Tamil. He had a very close relationship with the rulers of Chera dynasty in Travancore. This article plans to bring out his life history from his own literatures.

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