Be it the Alwars or the Nayanmars, or other great devotees, they looked upon their ‘Ishta Devata’ (Personal God) only as the essence of the Vedas. In other words, all of them perceived the Vedas itself as their deity of worship. And that is the truth. God is Vedas and Vedas is God.
~HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji