I read an article that talks about legends surrounding Avvayar Biography. She lived in souther parts of India. She was born to a Brahmin called Bhagavan and his untouchable wife called Adi. A poet passing by noticed the abandoned child and took her under his care. From the age of four, she was able to complete a complicated verse. She was devoted to Lord Ganesha. It is true there are more than one reference to Avvaiyar in different ages. One is during the period PAri and athikamAn during whose period she wrote 59 poems in PuRanAnURu. The other Avvaiyar was contemporary of Kampan and ottak KUtthar. Athisoodi, Konraiventhan, Nalvahi, etc. are credited to her. There is no reference available to Avvaiyar living at the time of Lord Murugha moving to Pazhani after losing the mango fruits to Ganesha. This must be a stretch of imagination. There is also another story of her being so beautiful at her young age, there were so many men who were after her. She liked to dedicate her life for Tamil literature and worship of Lord Ganesha and hence asked Ganesha to convert her into a person of old age.