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What is the name of Shaivite Musicians who sing in Shiva temples?

Shaivite Musicians who sing in Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu are referred as Oduvar. They chant the Tevaram and are part of the Panar tradition. Panar are musicians in ancient Tamil Society.

The Oduvars have kept the tradition of Tamil music and culture alive for thousands of years.

Panars are believed to be among the four ancient tribes of the Tamil Country.

Today Tevaram is performed in all important Shiva Temples in Tamil Nadu and also in Shiva Temples across the world that are maintained according to Tamil Culture.