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An inc reasing number of kings in South IndIa bagan to

patroni sa Jeini sm after the fifth century A.D. In the North too,
tradi t iona l Hinduism wes on the decline, especially after Harsha
ambraced Buddhism. The revival of Hmduism was made possible
not only by the great intellectual debates of Shankaracharya in
the eighth century A.D" but also by the emotional content
provided by the Bhakti (devot ion) movement of the Nayanars,
the She iva saints, and the Alvars, the Vaishnava saints.
Lika Buddhism end Jai n ism. the Bhakti movemont advo-
cated a n egalitarian out look, teaching that a l l those who
worship the Lord ara equal i n His eyes. Both the Nayanars and
the Alvars wore simple-hearted devotees. They expressed their
feelings in songs which are easy to comprehend and yet deeply
movIng.
The story of Kenneppa Nayanar is told in t he Periya PUranam
in Tamil. In preparing this Amar Chitra Katha, material has also
been drawn from the Kannada prose work, Ragale by Harihara .
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