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SEEKING THE SIDHAS

Agathiyar & the Sidhas

AGATHIYAN PRODUCTION HOUSE

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To my parents, Madam Ramasamy Valliammai & the late Narayanan Avadaiyappa Chettiar, without whom I would not be here to write on the Sidhas.

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Preface

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Contents
Preface ......................................................... 7 Contents ....................................................... 9 S e e k i n g A g a t h i ya r a n d t h e S i d h a s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Seeking Rengaraja Desigar of Ongkara Kudil ......................... 12 Seeking the Agathiyar Sanmarga Gurukulam .......................... 15 Seeking the Dengkil Sri Mayuranathar/ Pamban Swami Temple .................................................................................................. 15 Seeking the Yoga Agathiyar Dhyanam Mandram ................... 15 Seeking Agathiyar‟s Yantra and Moola Mantra ...................... 16 Seeking My Guru ..................................................................... 17 Seeking the Nadi ...................................................................... 19 Seeking My Guru‟s Presence at My Home ............................. 22 Seeking My Guru‟s Ashram .................................................... 23 Seeking Agathiyar at Agasthiyampalli .................................... 24 Seeking Karuvurar ................................................................... 27 Seeking Agathiyar at Pothigai.................................................. 27 Seeking Agathiyar‟s Cave ........................................................ 28 Seeking Dhaksanamurthy‟s Cave ............................................ 30 Seeking Ramalinga Adigal‟s (Vallalar) Cave .......................... 31 Seeking Agathiyar at Courtalam .............................................. 32 Seeking Supramaniar and Bhogar ............................................ 32 SeekingPampatti Sidha ............................................................ 34 The Sidhas ................................................................................ 35 Agathiyar .................................................................................. 35

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Seeking Agathiyar and the Sidhas

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When I invited Tavayogi to my home in 2005, he had this booklet with him. Tavayogi read a few songs from this booklet. He mentioned that he had compiled these songs and published this booklet. Only then did I realize that Tavayogi had already come into my life much earlier in the form of this booklet.

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Seeking Rengaraja Desigar of Ongkara Kudil

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When Rengaraja Desigar did not bless me as did the other gurus I felt sad and was confused. This incident had been troubling me. I began to question myself if I was not good enough to receive his blessings. I had high regard for the Swami as his nadi, which was published by his followers for the public, had praises for the Swami from the Sidhas. He was said to be the reincarnation (Avatar) of Ramalinga Adigal. I had mentioned to Ramesh, my nadi reader that I had yet to receive an answer as to why I did not receive the Swami‟s blessing. Later my friend Murali relays to me what he had heard on the air. It seems Saint Avai had cautioned those who were doing meditation to - one: refrain from cursing others and two: to my surprise, to refrain from blessing others. It seems the Tava Valimai would reduce by doing both. Finally it dawned on me as to why Rengaraja Desigar refrained from blessing me that day at Turaiyur. He was already

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nearing the end of his tavam. He was in his 27th year, with another three years to go. Sometime later I realized the meaning of Swami‟s answer when I read a book by Andrew Harvey where he (Andrew Harvey) asks Mother Meera (His Guru) “Can I receive your light?” and she replies “You are receiving it. One day you will see it.” Later in 2008, Agathiyar tells me through the nadi reading that I had not been blessed on the earlier occasion because of their doing as I had been to see swami without knowing his greatness. Agathiyar explains to me the greatness of the swami and asked that I get his blessing the next time I visit India.
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Sourced from ONGKARA KUDIL ANUBHAVANGAL by Morsu. Nallapar.

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Seeking the Agathiyar Sanmarga Gurukulam

Seeking the Dengkil Sri Mayuranathar/ Pamban Swami Temple

Seeking the Yoga Agathiyar Dhyana Mandram

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Seeking Agathiyar’s Yantra and Moola Mantra

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Seeking My Guru

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Later when I saw the nadi I was told that this Peedham is the place for me to gain spiritually. I was also told to see Tavayogi immediately the same night and get Teecha from him. I could have brushed aside or delayed seeing Tavayogi. Instead when I followed as instructed and I went over to the Peedham and got Tavayogi‟s blessing that very night, the earlier reading was „Erased‟. When the nadi was read to me again there was no mention of the Peedham anymore. The moment I surrendered to the guru there was no need for the organization anymore. On „Dega Suddhi‟, Swami Muktananda says in his book WHERE ARE YOU GOING?, “As long as the body and the mind are not completely pure, we cannot fully benefit from our spiritual practice. Therefore we repeat „Om Namah Shivaya‟ to help cleanse them”.

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Seeking the Nadi

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Just as it is mentioned in the Autobiography of a Yogi, „It was not until the disciple (Lahari Mahasaya) had reached his thirty-third year that Babaji deemed the time ripe for reestablishing openly the never-severed link‟, Agathiyar too waited till I was forty-three to reveal the nadi. „After the brief meeting near Ranikhet, the selfless guru did not keep the beloved disciple by his side, but released Lahari Mahasaya for an outward world mission‟, continues Yogananda. So did Agathiyar call me over to India that I could see his greatness for myself and release me to return to Malaysia assuring me, “My son I shall come whenever you need me‟
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Tavayogi was holding a series of talks at the Peedham at the request of Appana.

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The last reading was in 2002 and Agathiyar had promised another reading when I was in my forty-fifth year. There was a delay though.
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I immediately went to the Batu Caves to feed the pigeons and the monkeys the next day.

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The nadi reading made known the possibilities in spiritual realization that was open and available for me; the choice was also given to me, whether to pursue in the direction laid out in those nadi readings, or I could turn a deaf ear and go my way. When I decided to see Tavayogi that night as revealed in the nadi the previous reading was erased mysteriously; the second reading revealed much more and there was reference to the earlier reading too.

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Seeking My Guru’s Presence at My Home

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Seeking My Guru’s Ashram

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Seeking Agathiyar at Agasthiyampalli

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It was almost noon and temples would be closed in the afternoons. So why was he in a hurry to go to another temple for prayers? Later in the nadi Sage Agathiyar tells me he was the one on hand to greet us cheerfully at Agasthiyampalli that day.

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Seeking Karuvurar

Seeking Agathiyar at Pothigai

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I had adopted the prayers by Rengaraja Desigar and Kunangkudi Masthan while conducting my prayers to Agathiyar. Rengarajar says you have to ask the Lord for your needs. Kunangkudi Masthan asks of Agathiyar that

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Seeking Agathiyar’s Cave

Agathiyar‟s disciples should accompany him (Masthan) to the Agathiyar‟s abode in the Pothigai hills and Agathiyar should accept Masthan as a disciple too. I used to repeat this prayer each time I sat in front of Agathiyar. Later in the nadi Agathiyar ask me to come to Pothigai. And who should accompany me but my guru himself –Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal. My prayers were answered.

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Who was this Supramaniam? He was from the city I was told. But had appeared here on the day we arrived at the caves. He served us tea that pleased these weary travelers on the path of the Sidhas

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Seeking Dhaksanamurthy’s Cave

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Who was he and why did he need to tell me that?

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Seeking Ramalinga Adigal’s (Vallalar) Cave

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What was that wink for?

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Seeking Agathiyar at Courtalam

Seeking Supramaniar and Bhogar

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Yogi S A A Ramaiah in his book BABAJI GITA says, this shrine is built on the exact spot where Baba Nagaraj was initiated into Kriya Kundalini Pranayam by Agathiyar.
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Tavayogi again hurried us out of the temple having witnessed that spectacular event. He never gives us a moment to dwell on the mystical. Most likely he doesn‟t want us to get stuck with those images and forever be at that stage.

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I had the gift of receiving this milk when I was on my pilgrimage to this temple in 2003. I came out of Bhogar‟s Samadhi in a state of bliss.

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SeekingPampatti Sidha

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The following is based on an article by Dr Mandayam Kumar of the Sidha Medical Research Institute, Bangalore The Sidhas

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