Siddhars

KAVIRAJ SIDDHA HOSPITAL A siddha hospital which was well known for more than half a decade in the city of erode serving the suffering humanity using traditional siddha medicines with modern touch treating nearly 40 – 50 patients everyday with atmost care for affordable cost.

SIDDHAR KOTTAM A temple for 18 siddhar with balambika (goddess of siddhars) the first and foremost in its kind is well maintained by Dr. T.V.M.Raja B.Sc.,B.Pharam., & Dr. R. Bhuvanewari B.S.M.S,.

Thirimoolar

Thirumoolar, the prince of mystics, was one of the disciples of Nandhi Devar. His habitat was Mount Kailsas. Propelled by a penchant to meet saint Agatthiyar of Pothika hills, he left his abode and journeyed situate in places like Kedaram, Nepal, Varanasi, Kalathi, Kanchi, Thiruvatikai and Thaillai.He crossed the river Cauvery and reached thiuvadauturai . There he worshipped the presiding Deity and left the shrine rather reluctantly. He flourished and lived for 3000 yaers. The 3000 Stanzas (poem) delivered by him during the course of 300 years constitute, what is today known as Thirumanthiram

Romarishi

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Agasthiyar

Agathiyar is one of the saptarishis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and a revered Vedic sage and earliest Siddhar. He is also believed to be the author of AgastyaSamhita. The word is also written as Agasti and Agathiyar.[1] A-ga means a mountain, and Asti means thrower.[2] Agastya the Muni, son of Urvashi was born of both Gods, Mitra and Varuna.[2][3] Agastya is also the Indian astronomical name of the star of Canopus, is said to be the 'cleanser of waters', since its rising coincides with the calming of the waters of the Indian Ocean. He was son of Pulasthya, son of Brahma.

Siddhar were spiritual adepts who possessed the ashta siddhis, or the eight supernatural powers. Sage Agathiyar is considered the guru of all Siddhars, and the Siddha medicine system is believed to have been handed over to him by Lord Muruga, son of the Hindu God Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.Siddhars are the followers of Lord Shiva. Agathiyar is the first Siddhar. His disciples and other siddhars contributed thousands of texts on Siddharlitratures, including medicine and form the propounders of the system in this world.[4] He is considered as the Father of Tamil literature and compiled the first Tamil grammar called Agathiyam. He is regarded to have lived in the 6th or 7th century B.C and specialized in language, alchemy, medicine and spirituality (yogam and gnanam). There are 96 books in the name of Agathiyar.

Punnakkeesar

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Sri Ramadevar

Name: Ramadevar (Yacop)
Place of Samathi: AlagarMalai
Guru: Pulastiyar, Karuvoorar
Disciples: Sattaimuni, Konkanavar
Contributions: 24 known works in, Medicine , Mantra sastra

Ramadevar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Pulastiyar and Karuvoorar. He is also known as the mandirasiddhar. Some of his works include 24 known works: mantra shastra, medicine etc. He has attained samadhi at AlagarMalai.

Pulippaani

The notable personalities among the pulipanis for their valuable service in imparting the art of siddhaism to the people are HarikrishnaPulipani, BoganathaPulipani and PalaniappaPulipani who got their name and fame in the individual art of their works. HarikrishnaPulipani was famous for his art of magic and in the application of Ashtakaruma slogans'. BogananthaPulipani held his fame through the practice the art of medications, yoga nad the alchemist (rasavadham), there are so many yogis got training and practice and serve till now.

SrimathPalaniappaPulipani dedicated his whole life in the research of scientific approach in the studies of Astrology. The living Pulipani and the head of the ashram (Peedathipathi) SrimathSivanandhaPulipaniPathiraSwamigal collected all the arts of his aucestors who were in the form of palm leaves and made it simple and easy method possible to edificate the art and method of worship, manthras, yogas and medictations.

And to the ultimature he dedicated himself in clarifying the religions doubts, finding a solutions to the disease and the personal worries of individuals. Inorder to make the people in harmony, peace and good health and wealth he participates in all the social services and renders suggestions in holy duties of the temples and continues his service in and as his ancestral approach.

Karuvoorar

Karuvoorar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was one of the eminient disciples of Bhoganathar after being initiated by him. He is popular for his contribution in constructing the Tanjore temple and other medicinal works. IdaiKadar is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Karuvai (karur).

Korakkanathar

Synonyms: korakkanathar
Guru: Allamaprabu
Disciple: Siddha Nagarjunar, Korakkar brahma gnanam-1, Korakkarkalaignanam-500
Contributions: Korakkarvaippu. Korakkar brahma gnanasoothiram, Korakkarkarpasoothiram
Special notes: He has specially used kanja (Indian hemp) in his preparations pooranalehyam/chooranam and so that herbal is named after him

KalangiNathar

KalangiNathar was the guru of Bhogar (or Bhogarnathar). KalangiNathar was from Benaras. KalangiNathar and Bogar were considered to possess an ideal master and student relationship. It is said that they had a mutual care among both of them in their own spiritual progresses. KalangiNathar especially took more care and strain towards the spiritual advancement of his disciple bogar. KalangiNathar was behind Bogar's every development and his innovations for the world.

He is often referred to us KanjamalaiSiddhar. The word "kanjam" stands for the following meaning - gold, copper and Iron and malai means hill. It is said that paranthakachozha who built Sri Nataraja temple with golden roof, took the gold from this hill. Also the water falls seen in this hill is called "PonniNadhi".

He is the disciple to the great siddha Thirumoolar. He is one among the seven disciples whom thirumoolar transcended his knowledge. The other six being -Indran, Soman, Rudhran, Kanduru,Brahman and Kanjamalaiyan.

The shrine of KalangiNathar is found in a small village in Salem, Tamil Nadu. This village is 12 km away from salem city. This place is in via route to Ilampillai.

He is supposed to have attained Samadhi in this place several hundred years ago. Kalanginathar is Boghar's father according to Boghar's poem. Boghar glorifies Kalanginathar in many of his verses.

Machamuni

Name: Machamuni
Place of Samathi: Thirupparankundram
Guru: 300 Years, 62 Days
Disciples: Punnakeesar
Contributions: Pasunda Gorakhnathar10 known works inTantric YogaHatha Yoga.

Machamuni who is also known as Matsyendranath is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Agasthiyar, Punnakeesar and Pasundar. Some of his contributions include 10 known works on Hatha yoga, Tantric yoga practices etc. Gorakhnathar is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Thiruparrunkundram.

Sundaranandar

Name: Sundaranandar
Place of Samathi: Madurai
Guru: 880 Years, 28 Days
Disciples: Sattaimuni, Konkanavar
Contributions: 24 known works in Medicine Philosophy

Sundaranandar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. Sattaimuni & Konkanavar initiated him. Some of his contributions include 24 known works: medicine, philosophy etc. He has attained samadhi at Kudal (Madurai).

Bohar

Bogar or Bhogar or Boganathar was a renowned South Indian siddhar and medical physician, who lived in the 3rd to 5th century CE. Bogar was considered to be a Chinese Taoist philosopher who came to South India to learn medicine. Bogar is considered as a contemporary of Thirumoolar. Samadhi for Bogar is reported in at least six places in Tamil Nadu.

It is said that Bogar created the image of Murugan at the hill temple in Palani from an alloy made from nine alloys.The priests of PalaniMurugan temple were said to have been the descendants of Pulipanni, one of Bogar's students, until the sixteenth century.According to siddha medicine documents, Bogar was the discoverer of an elixir of immortality. The Pharmacognosy is the best of his treatises. His other works are on yoga, archery and a glossary on medicine.

Koonkannar

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Yugimuni

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Sattainathar

In ancient times, this town had twelve different names, including Brahmapuram, Venupuram, Thonipuram, Kazhumalam, Pugali, Sirkazhiswaram and Shri Kali According to Hindu legend, during one of the biggest deluges that submerged the planet earth, Hindu god Shiva is said to have carried the 64 arts on a raft (called Thoni in Tamil). The presiding deity in the temple, Shiva, is thus called "Thoniappar" (the one who carried the raft) and the region is called "Thonipuram". The Hindu god Brahma is believed to have worshiped Shiva here, giving the name "Bhramapureeswarar" (the one worshipped by Brahma) and so the region is also referred as "Bhramapureeswaram". Shiva is believed to have quelled the arrogance of Hindu god Vishnu, after showing his dominance over the three worlds and hence got the name "Sattainathar" here. The town is thus called "Sattainathapuram", which in modern times, is a suburb within Sirkazhi. The town was known as "Kalumalam" during the early Chola period. Thirugnanasambandar, the seventh century Saivanayanar, as an infant is believed to have been fed with the milk of wisdom by the divine mother Parvati on the banks of the temple tank. The child Sambandar started singing the anthology of Tevaram hymns from then on, commencing with "TodudaiyaSeviyan". Sambandar refers the town as "Kazhi" in his verses. It was called Shiyali during British rule, and after Independence, it was renamed "Sirkazhi".

Konkanavar

Konkanavar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas initiated by Boganathar. His contributions include 25 known works in medicine, yoga, philosophy, religion etc. He has over 557 disciples. He has attained samadhi at Tirupati.

Kamalamuni

The KamalamuniSiddhar is one of the Siddhar among the 18 Siddhars. The disciple of Kamalamunisiddhars are believed that AgathiyarSiddharAthistanam full Spiritual Magnetic Force, and they trust that Siddhar gives best result on their prayer. Along with Bhoger citanay studied yoga, siddha kuttattul distinguished man. His aunt was astama the yogic wisdom. " Three hundred '' kamalamuni the medical book, print books , science , etc. He seems to have .Virriruppat at the Tomb of the poker maturaiyampati he said cakaratJnana .

Pambattisiddhar

Pambattisiddhar was the latest from the 18 siddhars who lived at various time periods in India and mainly southern India. Some of his poems, roughly around 600 lines of text are available today. His poems are written in Tamil and he is famous for finishing his poems with the term 'AdduPambe' which literally means 'dance, o snake'. Even his poems are addressed to snakes. Some of his poems also addresses his spiritual teacher or guru. Pambattisiddhar comes from the line of saints who are believed to have possessed siddis or supernatural powers through rigorous meditation and other spiritual exercises. He is also believed to have caught snakes and sold them for living before he ventured into his spiritual quest.

Sri Pambattisiddhar attained the eight supernatural powers called 'Ashtamasiddhi' after performing penance for a very long time in a cave on Marudamalai, near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Also he lived in places like Mahalingamalai in Vathiraayiruppu, Kollimalai, Madurai, Puliyur and Bhavani. One notable aspect of his works are the usage of common slang language to explain complex spiritual experiences and siddhis. He has a flavour for imagination and often mentions that salvation is not possible without love in one's heart. He also have performed pooja and meditated near Holy Marudha Tree (Terminalia_arjuna) in Marudamalai by praying to Lord Murugan. He is believed to have attained Samadhi by practising his rigorous techniques in Sankarankoil.



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