The Tiruvaymoli is a long poem of 1102 verses composed by the poet Maran-Satakopan, who comes to be known affectionately as Nammalvar (Our Alvar). He likely lived sometime in the late 8th to mid-9th century in the deep south of India. He’s the author of three other works. The Tiruvaymoli is his crowning achievement, and it is revered by Tamil Vaisnavas as the Tamil Veda. The poem consists of Ten Books, each consisting of a hundred verses. These hundred verses are further divided into subsections of eleven verses each. The poem is composed in Nammalvar’s favored antati, where the last word or syllable of the previous verse becomes the first syllable or word of the following verse. Thus, the first word of the poem is also its last.