Bhagavad Gita

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Siddhas and there names - Lesson 2

One of the best-known Siddhars was Agasthyar or Agasthya, who is believed to be the founding father of Siddha culture.One of the best-known Siddhars was Agasthyar or Agasthya, who is believed to be the founding father of Siddha culture.

All Sitthars were among the highest disciples of God Shiva. Shiva: is a major Hinduism god, and one aspect of Trimurti. In the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism, Shiva is seen as the supreme God. In the Smarta tradition, he is one of panchadeva.

All Siddhars in order:

1. Lord Nandi, principal disciple of God Siva
2. Agastyar Maha Munivardisciple of Lord Muruga from Anantasayana, head of the monasteries at Pothigai

The Pothigai Malai , also known as the Agasthiyar Malai, is in the Ashambu hills, part of the Annamalai Hills in the Western Ghats of Southern India....
and Kumbakonam
3. Boagar of Pazhani, disciple of Agathiyar and Kalangi Nathar, 12th c. BCE
4. Thaeraiyar Muni of Ten Pothigai, disciple of Agastya

Agastya was a Historical Vedic religion sage or rishi. Agastya and his clan are also credited to have "authored" many mantras of the Rig Veda, the earliest and most revered Hindu scripture, in the sense of first having the mantras revealed in his mind by the Supreme Brahman....
, 10th c. BCE
5. Kalaingai Nathar of Kalahastri monastery,10th c.BCE
6. Korakkar of Paerur, from Thirukonamalai monastery, ?4th c. BCE
7. Pulippaani of Pazhani
8. Thadangann Siddhar
9. BramhaMuni, ?3rd c. BCE
10. Machamuni of Thirupparankundram, ?3rd c. BCE
11. Poonaikkannanaar of Egypt, ?3rd c.BCE
12. Romamunivar of Rome, ?2nd c. BCE
13. Kaaraichchiththar, ?2nd c.BCE
14. Kudhambai Siddhar of Mayilaaduthurai and Kumbakonam, ?2nd c. BCE
15. Kabilar I of Mithila, 2nd c. BCE.
16. Kaagaivanna Siddhar[i] of Kediya(South Sri Lanka), from Pothigai monastery, 2nd c. BCE
17. Dhanvantri from Kasi, of Vaitheeswaran Koil, ?1st c. BCE
18. Valmiki

Valmiki is celebrated as the poet harbinger in Sanskrit literature. He is the author of the epic, Ramayana, based on the attribution in the text of the epic itself....
, aka Vaanmeegar of Ettukkudi, ?1st c. BCE
19. Maarkkandeyanaar
20. Koonkannar
21. Kaalaichchittar II
22. Konganar of Tirupati
Tirumala - Tirupati

Tirupati , is a pilgrimage city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.Tirupati is located at the foothills of Tirumala. The city owes its existence to the sacred temple situated on the Tirumala Hills....
, 1st c. BCE
23. Punnaakkeesar from Naangunaeri, head of Saanganachaeri monastery, 1st c. BCE
24. Karuvurar from Karuvur monastery
25. Kaaduvelichchiththar
26. Aenaathichchittar, 2nd c. CE
27. Idaikkaadar of Oosimuri(in Thondai Nadu), from ThiruAnnaamalai monastery, ?2nd-3rd c. BCE
28. Pulasthiyarfrom Maanthai, head of Aavudaiyaar Koil and Yaazhppaanam monasteries, 3rd c. CE
29. KamalaMuni of Thiruvaarur, ?4th c. BCE
30. Patanjali

Pata?jali is the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, an important collection of aphorisms on Yoga practice, and also the author of the Mahabha?ya, a major commentary on Panini Ashtadhyayi....
of Rameswaram, 4th c. BCE
31. Azhaganiyaar of Nagapattinam, ?4th c. CE
32. Kailasanathar, 5th c. CE
33. Kuranguchchittar of Pazhani, 5th c. CE
34. Sattaimuni of ThiruArangam

Srirangam , also known as Thiruvarangam, is an island and a zone in the city of Tiruchirapalli , in South India. Srirangam is bounded by the Kaveri River on one side, and the Kaveri distributary Kollidam on the other side....
, ?5th c. CE
35. Vaamathevar of Azhagarmalai, ?5th c. CE
36. Agappaei Siddhar of Azhagarmalai, ?3rd c. CE
37. Sivavaakkiyar from Kollimalai, of Thirumazhisai monastery, ?4-5th c. CE
38. Sundarandandar of Madurai, ?5th c. CE
39. Ramadevar of Azhagarmalai
40. Thirumoolar

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 Tirumurai....
from ThiruAaAduthurai, of ThiruAathavoor monastery, head of Thillai Citrambalam[i]
Ancient Tamil country

The ancient Tamil country, known as Tamilakam in Old Tamil and as Damirica, Dramira or Lymirike to Greco-Roman geographers, refers to South India?in Ancient history of South India....
monastery, 8th c. BCE
41. Sri Jnyaaneswar of Gujarat
42. Kaagapujundar, Leader for all nathats, 8 BCE
43. VaasaMuni
44. KoormaMuni
45. Visvamitrar
46. Kumbhamuni
47. Kaduveli of Irumbai

Irumbai is a village situated next to Auroville in Tamil Nadu, nearly 10km from Pondicherry. It has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated there namely Magakaleswarar, MagaKalanathar and goddess MathuraSundaraNayagi,Kuil Mozhiyammai....
48. Nandeeswarar

Nandeeswarar Temple is located in Adambakkam in Chennai. It is closest to St. Thomas Mount suburban railway station. It is famous and popularly referred to as Sivan kovil among the localites...
of Kasi, from Thillai monastery, 6th c. CE
49. Pattinattaar of Pugaar, 7th c. CE
50. Karuvoorar from Karuvoor, of Thanjai monastery, master of Rajaraja Chola, 10th c. CE
51. Pambatti Siddhar
Pambatti Siddhar

Pambatti siddhar 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....
from Jnaneswaram(Sarankovil), of Vilaimalai( Vriddhachalam ) monastery, 15th c.
52. Vaalai Siddhar of Valangaimaan
53. Edaikadar II, ?15th c. CE
54. Ganapathi Siddhar
55. Subrahmanya Siddhar
56. Sooriyaananthar
57. Lokaayuthar
58. Bathragiriyaar of Badrachalam, from Thillai monastery
59. Kalunni Siddhar
60. Naga Siddhar (mahavatar babaji) disciple of Agathiyar and Bogar, 203th,from Himalaya
61. ArunaGiri Nathar 1500th,from Thiruvanamalai

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