Arumuka Navalar was the first revivalist of native traditions in Sri Lanka. He along with others like him were responsible for reviving and reforming native traditions and religions such as Hinduism that had come under long period of dormancy and attack during the previous 500 years of colonial rule by various European powers. He was influential in creating a period of intense religious transformation amongst Tamils in India and Sri Lanka. He is regarded as the father of modern Tamil prose and a defender of Saivism (a sect of Hinduism) against Christian missionary activity. He also attempted to reform Saivism itself. He has been also criticized for limitations of his reforms because his reforms favored the elite castes at the expense of others.
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