Sri Gurulinga Swamigal(19th century) was a great Shiva Bhakta and dedicated his entire life towards doing Shiva Puja and meditation. His native place was Virudachalam. Through his spiritual powers, he has performed many miracles and cured the dreaded diseases of the people. Due to that many people were become his ardent devotees, and listened to his discourses on Lord Shiva.
It is believed that once while he was doing meditation, a small lingam was developed in his left palm. He also travelled to South Indian Shiva temples and worshipped the deities. Finally he visited Karaneeswarar Temple at Saidapet, Chennai which is apopular Shiva temple, and he attained JEEVA SAMADHI inside the temple.
He also removed the fears and unwanted thoughts in the minds of his devotees by giving them the sacred ash mixed with water and made them to drink.
He entered into the Samadhi state in the year 1886. And on that day annadanam was given to thousands of poor people and Shiva devotees. Even now to his Samadhi, ABISHEKAM is performed during Full moon days, Guru Poornima and Pradosham days.
Even today those who visit his samadhi and pray to him would get immediate blessings of Gurulinga Swamigal. It is believed that the sins committed in the past births would be reduced for those who regularly offer prayers to his Samadhi.
The address of the Samadhi temple is:
GurulingaSwamigalJeeva Samadhi temple,
10/92, KaraneeswararKovil Street,
Let us once visit the great saint’s holy Samadhi and be blessed.
“OM SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGALE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”
“OM SRI PARVATI DEVIYE NAMAHA”