Agapai Siddhar

Agapai Siddhar is considered as a gem among the Siddhars, since he was very much worried about the sufferings of the humans. Through his wonderful songs, he asks us to meditate on Lord Shiva, sing his songs and praise his glory in order to lead a sinless and a peaceful life. It is believed that he would have lived before 2,000 years ago, and he was born in a village in Tamil Nadu. He was an expert in Siddha, Yoga and meditation, and he was mentioned in the works of Siddhar Bogar.

He asks us to control our mind, remove our ego and bad thoughts, Invoke Shiva Bhakti in our mind, realizing the inner self by chanting the Shiva mantra and the awakening of the Kundalini energy from our body. The songs sung by him were very meaningful and it is very useful in today’s world.

Agapai Siddhar had entered Samadhi at Thiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Agapai Siddhar was the descendant of the great saint-poet Sri Thiruvalluvar. In the initial stages of his life, he was selling clothes, and earned good income through that. But in course of time, he lost interest in this material world, and due to his spiritual thirst, he has become a great Siddhar. He travelled throughout India, and visited many holy temples of Lord Shiva, and due to that, he got enlightenment.

He meditates in the Sathuragiri hills, and there he got the divine vision of Vyasa Bhagavan and with his guidance, he has learned all the Puranas, Vedas and other holy texts. He has relieved the diseases of his devotees by giving them Siddha medicines. For some devotees, he used to apply the sacred ash on their forehead, and also ask them to consume the sacred ash mixed with water, in order to get rid from severe diseases.

Some of his excellent songs are available in YouTube, and by listening to those songs, we would get peacefulness and happiness, and would be free from worldly illusions.

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WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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