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Sri Siddars

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Inside the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, idols of 18 Siddars (great saints) have been consecrated. Each of these 18 Siddars has lived for hundreds of years conducting research on various spheres and documenting in a manner that the future generations can decipher and imbibe it.

These 18 Siddars are from South India renowned for their contributions to fields of science, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, astrology, Yoga, Philosophy, Metaphysics, creativity, literature, etc.,

Sri Babaji’s Sankalpa was to ensure people remember these great saints and offer their respects regularly, as it is with their grace we have been living a good life with all comforts. The rich culture, heritage, and wisdom handed down through many generations originating from these great saints have to be imbibed and shared with the future generations.

The eighteen revered great saints include,

Palani

Sri Agastiyar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Agastiyar Anandasayana 4 Yugas
48 Days
Shiva Bhogar
Babaji
Thiruvalluvar
Machamuni
Medicine
Kayakalpa
Tamil Grammar
Yoga

Agastiyar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas who have initiated many siddhas including our kriya guru Babaji. He was initiated directly by Lord Shiva himself and his works include medicine, kaya kalpa,Tamil grammar and yoga. Some of his disciples are Boganathar, Babaji, Thiruvalluvar, Macchamuni.He has attained samadhi at Ananthasayana.

Sri Bhogar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Bhogar Palani 300 Years
18 Days
Agastiyar
Kalangi
Nathar
Babaji
Konkanavar
Karuvoorar
Pulippani
Yoga
Kayakalpa
Medicine
Alchemy
Natural sciences
Philosophy

Bognathar who is also known as the Palani Malai Siddhar is one among the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Kalanginathar and Agastiyar. He is a great alchemist of all times. His contributions include yoga, kaya kalpa, medicine, alchemy, natural sciences, philosophy etc. He is the one who has created and installed the idol of Lord Muruga in Palani malai temple. Till now even after ages, the composition of the idol has been a mystery to all scientists around the world. His disciples include Babaji, Konkanavar, Karuvoorar and Idai Kadar.

Sri Pulippani
Munivarastiyar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Pulippani
Munivarastiyar
Palani Bhogar 500 Shlokas on SiddhaVaidya,
100 Shlokas on Sociology &100 Shlokas on Mystical Sciences

Sri Pulippani Munivar was one of the renowned disciples of Sri Bhogar Munivar. His ‘500 Shlokas on SiddhaVaidya’, ‘100 Shlokas on Sociology’ and ‘100 Shlokas on Mystical Sciences’ are very popular.

Sri Thirumoolar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Thirumoolar Chidambaram 3000 Years
13 Days
Nandi Yoga
Philosophy

Thirumoolar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Nandi Devar and his contributions include Yoga, philosophy. 'Thirumoola Mandiram' work is very popular among his works. He has attained samadhi in Chidambaram.

SRI IDAIKADAR

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
SRI IDAIKADAR Thiruvannamalai 600 Years
18 Days
Bhogar,
Karuvoorar
Kudambai,
Alukkani
Two known
works:
Kayakalpa

Idai Kadar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by both Boganathar and Karuvoorar. His contributions include two known works: Kaya kalpa. He attained samadhi at Thiruvannamalai. Some of his disciples are Kudambai and Alukkani.

Sri Ramadevar
(Yacop)

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Ramadevar
(Yacop)
Alagar Malai - Pulastiyar,
Konkanavar
Sattaimuni,
Konkanavar
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 mandira siddhar. Some of his 24 known works are in mantra shastra, medicine etc. He has attained samadhi at Alagar Malai.

Sri Kamalamuni

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Kamalamuni Aarur
(Tiruvarum)
4000 Years
48 Days
- - Two known works;
Medicine &
Philosophy

Kamalamuni is one of the 18 Yoga Siddhas. He has attained samadhi at Aarur (Tiruvarum). His contributions include two known works on medicine and philosophy.

Sri Karuvoorar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Karuvoorar Karuvai (Karur) 300 Years
42 Days
Bhogar Idaikadar construction of
Tanjore Temple,
medicine

Agastiyar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas who have initiated many siddhas including our kriya guru Babaji. He was initiated directly by Lord Shiva himself and his works include medicine, kaya kalpa,Tamil grammar and yoga. Some of his disciples are Boganathar, Babaji, Thiruvalluvar, Macchamuni.He has attained samadhi at Ananthasayana.

Sri Kudambai

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Kudambai Mayavaram - Alukkani
Siddha
(Disciple of Idaikadar)
- Siddha Philosophy

Kudambai is one of the 18 yoga siddhas, initiated by Alukkani Siddha (Disciple of Idai Kadar). Kudambai siddhar's contributions included siddha philosophy. His place of samadhi has been Mayavaram.

Sri Konkanavar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Konkanavar Tirupathi 800 Years
16 Days
Bhogar 557 Disciples 25 Known works
in medicine,
yoga, philosophy
& religion

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

Sri Goraknath
(Gorakkar)

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Goraknath
(Gorakkar)
Poyur (Girnar) 880 Years
32 Days
Dattatreya
(Vishnu)
Macchamuni
Nagarjuna "Avadhuta Gita"
and 13 works,
order of ascetics,
medicine, alchemy,
Hatha Yoga,
Pradipika classic.

Goraknath is one of the 18 yoga siddhas in the 'nath' tradition. He was initiated by Dattatreya (Vishnu), Macchamuni, Allama Prabu. Some of his contributions include "Avadhuta Gita" and 13 other works, order of ascetics, medicine, alchemy, Hatha yoga pradipika classic etc. He has attained samadhi at Poyur (Girnar).

Sri Sattaimuni

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Sattaimuni Srirangam 880 Years
14 Days
Nandi,
Dakshina moorthy
Sundaranandar,
Paambatti
46 known
works,
Medicine,
alchemy

Sattamuni is one of the 18 yoga siddhas initiated by Nandi Devar & Dakshinamoorthy. His contributions include 46 known works, medicine, alchemy etc. His disciples include Sundaranandar, Paambatti. He has attained samadhi at Srirangam.

Sri Sundaranandar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Sundaranandar Madurai 880 Years
28 Days
Sattaimuni,
Konkanavar
- 24 known works,
Medicine,
Philosophy

Sundaranandar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Sattamuni & Konkanavar. His contributions include 24 known works in medicine, philosophy etc. He has attained samadhi at Kudal (Madurai).

Sri Dhanvanthari

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Dhanvanthari Vaideeshwaram 800 Years
32 Days
- - Medicine,
Alchemy,
Kaya Kalpa,
22 known works

Dhanvanthari is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He is known for his contributions on medicine, alchemy, kaya kalpa, 22 known works. He has attained samadhi at Vaideeswaran Kovil.

Sri Nandi Devar

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Nandi Devar Kasi (Benares) 700 Years
32 Days
Shiva Thirumoolar
Pathanjali
Dakshina Moorthy
Romarishi
Sattaimuni
Medicine
Kaya Kalpa Yoga
Alchemy
Natural sciences
Philosophy

Nandi Devar is one of the foremost of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been directly initiated by Lord Shiva himself and some of his contributions include medicine, kaya kalpa & Alchemy. Some of his eminent disciples are Thirumoolar, Patanjali, Dakshinamoorthy, Romarishi & Sattamuni.

Sri Pathanjali

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Pathanjali Rameshwaram 5 Yugas
17 Days
Nandi - Yoga sutra
classic

Patanjali is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Nandi Devar. He is known for his works on yoga sutras classic. He has attained samadhi at Rameswaram. He is also known as father of yoga.

Sri Pambatti

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Pambatti Hari Sankaran
Koil
123 Years
32 Days
Sattaimuni - Siddha
Philosophy

Paambatti is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Sattaimuni. His contributions include siddha philosophy. He has attained samadhi at Harisankaran kovil. He was originally a snake charmer before he met his guru Sattaimuni. Later, after being initiated by his guru, due to his intense sadhana he has become a siddha.

Sri Macchamuni

Name of Siddha Place of Samadhi Duration of Life Guru Disciples Contributions
Sri Macchamuni Thirupparamkundram 300 Years
62 Days
Agastiyar,
Punnakeswar
Pasundar
Gorakkar 10 Knows works
on Hatha Yoga,
Tantric Yoga
practices

Macchamuni who is also known as Matysendranath is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Agastyar, Punnakeswar and Pasundar. Some of his contributions include 10 known works on Hatha yoga, Tantric yoga practices etc. Goraknath is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Thirupparamkundram.

Special instructions

Dress appropriately, especially in traditional Indian clothes.

Devotees are instructed to offer their respects starting with Sri Ganapathi Temple, to Sri Saraswathi and Akanda Jyothi inside the Saraswathi Mantapam, when head to Sri Kalyana Subramanya Temple, then to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and then climb down the stairs to enter the Saraswathi Mantapam and then exit to offer prayers are Sri Kaala Bhairava Temple.

Then visit the Guru Peedam and offer respects to Sri Dakshinamoorthy.

Then visit the Sri Naaga Kshethra and offer prayers at the temple.

Then go to the Anna Dhaana Mantpam and have Prasadam. Prasadam is served three times a day, viz., breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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