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Andal (Tamil: ஆண்டாள்; ISO 15919: Āṇḍāḷ), also known as Kothai, Nachiyar, and Godadevi, was the only female Alvar among the twelve Hindu poet-saints of South India. She was posthumously considered an avatar of the goddess Bhudevi. As with the Alvar saints, she was affiliated with the Sri Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism. Scholars believe her to have been active in the 8th-century CE, with some suggesting 7th century CE. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andal has received more than 956,755 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Andal is the 1,534th most popular writer (down from 1,516th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from India (down from 175th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Andal ranks 1,534 out of 7,302Before her are Catherine of Bologna, Anne Desclos, Carson McCullers, Rainis, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, and Asconius Pedianus. After her are Kuvempu, Giovannino Guareschi, John Gay, Adnan Oktar, Fritz Gerlich, and Corax of Syracuse.

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Among people born in 800, Andal ranks 21Before her are Horik I, Gudfred, Sigurd Ring, George Syncellus, Omurtag of Bulgaria, and Himiltrude. After her are Thyra, Hemma, Ratchis, Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin, Conrad I, Count of Auxerre, and Antipope Philip. Among people deceased in 900, Andal ranks 4Before her are Pope John IX, Zwentibold, and Ono no Komachi. After her are Almış, Leo the Mathematician, Donald II of Scotland, Nennius, Björn at Haugi, 'Abd al-Hamīd ibn Turk, Prosigoj, and Dicuil.

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In India

Among people born in India, Andal ranks 197 out of 1,861Before her are B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Shilpa Shetty (1975), M. Visvesvaraya (1861), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Amrish Puri (1932), and Hema Malini (1948). After her are Kuvempu (1904), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Thiruvalluvar (350), and Feroze Gandhi (1912).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Andal ranks 33Before her are Subramania Bharati (1882), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Dnyaneshwar (1275), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918). After her are Kuvempu (1904), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), Anna Leonowens (1831), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), and Mir Taqi Mir (1723).