Wednesday, 16 July 2014


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.

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
A photo of Jeganatha Swamigal. Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
Photo courtesy of Bala Chandran
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
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
Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
Mauna Swamigal's Samadhi. Photo courtesy of Surendaran Selvaratnam
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

Entrance to Sannasimalai Andavar Temple. Photo courtesy of
Photo courtesy of
Photo courtesy of
Sannasi Andavar Samadhi. Photo courtesy of
The temple grounds. Photo courtesy of
Lord Murugan's Temple. Photo courtesy of
Lord Shiva's temple. Photo courtesy of
Rear view of the temple. Photo courtesy of
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

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 and

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 . Photo courtesy of Edwin.

An extensive pictorial list of Samadhis of saints at

Locations of Samadhis of the foremost 18 great Siddhas at

Jeeva Samadhi of Dattagiri Mahapurush, the Jeeva Samadhi of Baba Mukteshwar, Maatananda Swami, and many more Samadhis at


  1. வணக்கம்.... அருமையான தகவல்களுக்கு நன்றி... நான் தாப்பா, மலேசியாவில் உள்ள ஜீவ சமாதி ஜெகநாதர் சுவாமியைப் பற்றிய உங்களின் பதிவுகளைப் படித்தேன்... குருவின் புகழை உலகறியச் செய்வோம்... பிறந்ததிலிருந்து இந்த ஆசிரமத்திலே சுற்றி வளர்ந்த பெண் நான். ஆசிரமத்தின் அருகே தான் வீடு. தற்பொழுது இடம் மாற்றலாகியுள்ளோம்... பல அதிசயங்களைத் தாங்கிய தலம் தான் இந்த ஆசிரமம்... பலருக்கு பல அதிசயங்கள் நடந்ததைக் கோள்வி/பார்த்தும் உள்ளேன். சுவாமிகளை நம்பினோர் என்றும் கைவிடப்படார்... நம்பினவர் உடன் துணையாக இருக்கும் மகான்....

  2. Hi Nithyavavi, thanks.
    I am very keen to know more about swami Jeganathar and the temple. Planning to visit soon. I am from selangor. Do you think you can give me more datails? Thnk you.

  3. Hi Nithyavaani,
    I would like to visit the temple in Tapah. How shall i get more details?

    1. Hi Aru Seng the place is called Kg. Samy Tapah Jalan Chenderiang just beside Bomba Tapah. hope this is helpful..if in doubt email

  4. Tdy pournami prayers in Tapah Jeganath Swami temple.

  5. Dear friends,
    Can anyone give me the Tapah Sri Jeganathar Swami temple's contact number. I'm interested to join pournami prayers. Pls share. Tq.

  6. See

  7. Many thanks to provide me the info on time
    Already contacted temple priest.

  8. Tq So much for details.god bless u all.

  9. Have visited once full of vibration and awesome place..especially on paurnami...feeling so blessed.


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