Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jeeva samadhi in malaysia


Thank: Mr. Shanmugam Avadaiyappa, Agathiyar Vanam.
 http://agathiyarvanam.blogspot.com/2014/07/jeeva-samadhi.html

JEEVA SAMADHIS IN MALAYSIA

This is the era of the Siddhas says Agathiyar. (Ithu Siddhar Kaalam). Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal too mentions it. There is a sudden re-emergence of interests in the Siddhas currently. Many blogs and websites post news about Siddhas. Television Networks carry interesting information on the Siddhas. New ashrams and organisations related to Siddhas are emerging. 

Agathiyar in my Nadi reading mentions that his Jeeva Samadhi is at Anandhasayanam. Siddha Samadhis which are predominant in India and to a lesser extent in other countries, are seeing an increase in turnout of devotees. 

Tavayogi explains that the word Samadhi is a combination of two words Sama + Adhi which means merging with the source. 

We in Malaysia are beginning to realized that indeed Siddhas have traveled to Malaya and performed austerities and eventually went into Samadhi. Jeganatha Swamigal, a disciple of Ramalinga Adigal, is foremost among a handful of saints who ventured to Malaya, that we have come to know. Jeganatha Swamigal's Samadhi is located presently in a Shiva temple at Tapah, Perak.  Jeganatha Swamigal happens to be Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal's Paramaguru. Tavayogi's guru, Chitramuthu Adigal of Panaikulam, India had served Jeganatha Swamigal in Malaya.


Chitramuthu Adigal
Agathiyar identifies a Samadhi in Malaysia through his Nadi revelations for an Indian citizen based in Singapore. The devotee was asked to pay his respects to Mauna Swamigal whose Samadhi is in the vicinity of Lord Saturn's temple at Batu Caves. Surendaran Selvaratnam too had been directed to Mauna Swamigal's Samadhi by Agathiyar in the Jeeva Nadi revelation in possession of Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal.


Mauna Swamigal's Samadhi. Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
My late father used to speak about another Samadhi in Cheng, Malacca - the Sannasi Andavar. I then started visiting this temple each time I was in Malacca. This Samadhi is in the temple grounds of the Arulmigu Sannasimalai Andavar temple, a Shiva/Murugan temple. My daughter visited the temple on 14.7.14 and tells me the temple is currently undergoing extensive renovation and is expected to be completed by November this year. What remains of the century old temple is memories captured on film, in the following photos made available at www.kaumaram.com/aalayam/index_sannasi.html

We are gifted to be able to know much about Jeganatha Swamigal through Tavayogi and his Guru, Chitramuthu Adigal. Sadly, nothing is known about Mauna Swamigal and Sannasi Andavar. 

Browsing through the net we come across many blogs and sites that carry post about Jeeva Samadhis in India. Here are a few.

A pictorial pilgrimage of Jeeva Samadhis including a stopover at Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal's ashram at Kallar is covered by Edwin van Ouwerkerk and Litsa at http://soonyata.home.xs4all.nl/mahasamadhi.htm and http://soonyata.home.xs4all.nl/jeevasamadhi.htm

Edwin van Ouwerkerk with Agathiyar at Mulasthaanam in the hills of Kallar, with his guide. Edwin took upon himself to go on a pilgrimage of Samadhis in India and has documented them on his blog http://soonyata.home.xs4all.nl/ . Photo courtesy of Edwin.

Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal at Jeganatha Swamigal's Samadhi in Malaysia
Jeganatha Swamigal
Chitramuthu Adigal
Jeganatha Swamigal's Samadhi and a Shivalingam installed above it. Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran.
Photo courtesy of  Bala Chandran
A statue of Jeganatha Swamigal at the spot where
 he used to meditate. Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
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A photo of Jeganatha Swamigal. Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
Jnana Jyothi Amma at Jeganatha Swamigal's Samadhi. Photo courtesy of Praba Shanmugam.
Photo courtesy of Praba Shanmugam
A photo of Chitramuthu Adigal. Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
Chitramuthu Adigal
Mauna Swamigal's Samadhi. Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
Mauna Swamigal's Samadhi. Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
Mauna Swamigal's Samadhi. Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
ive www.kaumaram.com/aalayam/index_sannasi.html

Entrance to Sannasimalai Andavar Temple. Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
Sannasi Andavar Samadhi. Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
The temple grounds. Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
Lord Shiva's temple. Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
Rear view of the temple. Photo courtesy of www.kaumaram.com
My daughter snapped some photos of the renovation currently going on at the Arulmigu Sannasimalai Anadavar temple.

The deities housed temporarily. Photos courtesy of Praba Shanmugam.
The deities housed temporarily. Photos courtesy of Praba Shanmugam.
The Samadhi of Sannasi Andavar will now have a roof over it. Photo courtesy of Praba Shanmugam

Edwin van Ouwerkerk with Agathiyar at Mulasthaanam in the hills of Kallar, with his guide. Edwin took upon himself to go on a pilgrimage of Samadhis in India and has documented them on his blog http://soonyata.home.xs4all.nl/ . Photo courtesy of Edwin.


Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran



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