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Tēvacakāyam Piḷḷai, 1712-1752

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Personal name headingTēvacakāyam Piḷḷai, 1712-1752
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Variant(s)Devasahayam Pillai, 1712-1752
Devasahayam Pillai, Saint, 1712-1752
Devesahayam Pillai, 1712-1752
Lazarus, of Travancore, 1712-1752
Neelakanda Pillai, 1712-1752
Neelakanta Pillai, 1712-1752
Nilakantam Pillai, 1712-1752
Piḷḷai, Tēvacakāyam, 1712-1752
Associated countryIndia
LocatedKanniyākumāri (India : District)
Birth date1712-04-23
Death date1752-01-14
Found inTēvacakāyam Piḷḷai capā, 1910
BL database, 6 Feb. 2006 (hdg.: Devasahayam Pillai)
BL S&C, 6 Feb. 2006 (Devasahayam Pillai, original name Nilakantam Pillai, a Saivite convert to Christianity with Christian name Devasahayam, also called Lazarus of Travancore, b. 1712, martyred in February 1752)
The Hindu online edition, 6 Feb. 2006 (Martyr Devesahayam, killed for upholding the Christian faith and buried in front of the main altar at the St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Kottar, Tamil Nadu, was born in 1712 in a Nair family and was known as Neelakanda Pillai ... In his youth, he was influenced by Christ, which led him to accept the Christian faith in 1745. Devesahayam was martyred on January 14, 1752 at Kattadimali in Kanyakumari district)
Catholic News Agency, viewed July 10, 2022: What you should know about this new Catholic saint from India page (Devasahayam Pillai; original name: Neelakanta Pillai; member of a wealthy, high-caste Hindu family from what is now India's Tamil Nadu state; converted to Catholicism in 1745, taking the Christian name Devasahayam (which means Lazarus in Tamil); died as a martyr; to be canonized on May 15, 2022; first Tamil saint)
Wikipedia, viewed July 10, 2022: English Devasahayam Pillai page (St. Devasahayam Pillai; born Neelakanta Pillai and baptized as Lazarus; born 23 April 1712 in Nattalam in the present-day Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu; died 14 January 1752 in Kattadimalai, Kanyakumari district; beatified 2 December 2012; canonized 15 May 2022)