Bhagavad Gita

Thursday, July 2, 2009

18 Siddhas and there Power

The 9 list as Abithana Chintamani states is as follows:

1. Sathyanathar
2. Sadhoganathar
3. Aadhinathar
4. Anadhinathar
5. Vegulinathar
6. Madhanganathar
7. Machaendranathar
8. Gadaendranathar or Gajendranathar
9. Korakkanathar

The 18-list of siddhars is:

1. Agastyar
2. Bogar
3. Korakkar
4. Kalanginathar
5. SattaiMuni
6. Tirumoolar
7. Nandhi
8. Therayar
9. Konganar
10. MachaMuni
11. Karuvoorar
12. Patanjaliyar
13. Edaikaadar
14. KamalaMuni
15. Punnakeesar
16. Sundarandandar
17. Romarishi
18. Pulipani

Powers of siddhars

The siddhars are believed to have had powers both major and other ‘minor’ powers. They are explained in detail in various yogic as well as religious texts;Thirumandiram 668:

1. To become tiny as the atom
The atom is a basic unit of matter consisting of a dense, central atomic nucleus surrounded by a electron cloud of electric charge electrons....
within the atom (Anima)
2. To become big in unshakeable proportions (Mahima)
3. To become as light as vapour in levitation
Levitation is the process by which an object is suspended against gravity, in a stable position, without physical contact.It is also a conjuring trick, appearingly raising a human being without any physical aid....
4. To become as heavy as the mountain
A mountain is a landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill....
5. To enter into other bodies in transmigration (Prapti)
6. To be in all things,omni-pervasive (Prakamya)
7. To be lord of all creation in omnipotence (Isatvam)
8. To be everywhere in omnipresence (Vasitvam)

These eight are the Great Siddhis, or Great Perfections
Eight great perfections

The following eight great perfections is a summary of the explanation of the Mahasiddhas from the commentary by Vyasa. Power of becoming minute ....


A siddha in Tamil means "one who is accomplished" and refers to perfected masters who according to Hindu belief have transcended the ahamkara , have subdued their minds to be subservient to their Awareness, and have transformed their bodies composed mainly of dense Rajo-tama gunas into a different kind of bodies.


Tirumular was a Tamil people Shaivite mystic and writer, considered one of the sixty-three Nayanars and one of the 18 Siddhars. His main work, the Tirumantiram , which consists of over 3000 verses, forms a part of the key text of the Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta.


The Tirumantiram, is a Tamil language religious poetic work written in the tenth CCE by Tirumular. It consists of over three thousand verses dealing with various aspects of spirituality, ethics and praise of the Hindu God Shiva....
* Bogar
* Kumba Muni
* Avaiyar
* Abithana Chintamani
Abithana Chintamani

Abithana Chitamani is an encyclopedia on Tamil people Literature written by A. Singaravelu Mudaliar . It is said that this is the first encyclopedia on Tamil people Literature....
- Encyclopedia of Tamil Literature

Ayyavazhi mythology:

Ayyavazhi mythology is the mythology of the growing South Indian religious faith and a sect of Hinduism known as Ayyavazhi. The main source of Ayyavazhi mythology is the Ayyavazhi scripture, Akilattirattu Ammanai, and its supplement.

* Nayanmars
* Mahasiddha


Mahasiddha is a term for someone who embodies and cultivates siddhi. They are a type of eccentric yoga in both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism.

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