Agastya was a famous sage of Hinduism. His wife is Lopamudra. Sage Agastya is mentioned in Ramayana and Mahabharata. He is one among the Saptarishis, Seven Vedic Sages, and also one among the 18 Siddhars. It is believed that he has lived for over 5000 years. He is said to have lived in the Pothigai Hills for many years.
It is believed that he is the author of Agastya Gita. His presence was found in ancient texts. During the time of Lord Shiva’s marriage with Goddess Parvathi, Lord Shiva asked Sage Agastya to go to the Pothigai Hills in order to balance the earth through his spiritual powers, since most of the sages in the earth went to Kailasa to attend the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. And Lord Shiva has promised to him, that he will give his Wedding Darshan to Agastya whenever he needs.He possessed super natural powers through the divine grace of Lord Shiva.
Sage Agastya once due to the request of the divine gods, visit Vindya Mountain, who was growing up higher and higher in order to prove its strength, and was very pride by his power. Sage Agastya made him to bow before him, since he was his guru, and asked him to remain in that condition. Hence by doing this, he has removed the pride of Vindya Mountain.
He is considered as the guru for many Siddhars, and provided the necessary teachings for them. He is also a master in Siddha medicine, yoga and meditation. He is regarded as a “MAHARISHI” among the rishis, and he is considered as a manifestation of Lord Shiva himself. He purifies our mind, and boosts our energy by worshipping him.
Agastya maharishi is still living in the Saptharishi Mandalam and blessing us. He is created for the purpose of the upliftment of the people and to move them to spiritual path. He has cured the diseases of the people, and initiated them into the worship of Lord Shiva. He is still doing meditation and chanting the mantra of Lord Shiva.
Let us worship the great divine sage with his wife MATA Lopamudra and be blessed.
“OM SREE AGASTHIYA MAHARISHIYE NAMAHA”
“OM MATA LOPAMUDRAYE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”