Satchidananda Swamigal of Vallimalai

Sri Satchidananda Swamigal of Vallimalai was a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, and he attained Samadhi in the year 1950 at Vallimalai. According to the legend, Vallimalai is the place where Valli, consort of Lord Muruga was born, and it is located in Vellore District, and a temple for Lord Murugais found in Vallimalai.

Sri Satchidananda Swamigal had spread the fame of Saint Arunagirinathar’s Tiruppugazh songs amongst the people in South India.

Sri Satchidananda Swamigal’s disciple is Balananda, and he has spread the importance of singing of Tiruppugazh songs throughout the world amongst the Murugan devotees. Balananda had repaired and renovated his Guru’s Ashram and introduced daily annadanam and providing food to hundreds of devotees.

It is believed, that once Vallimalai Satchidananda Swamigal had the divine vision of Mata Valli, in the form of a small girl, and she blessed him, and asked him to sing songs on Thirupugazh. From that day onwards, Vallimalai Swamigal began to consider the holy text “Thirupugazh” similar to the Holy Vedas, and he insisted the Murugan Devotees to regularly sing songs from Thirupugazh.

Every year, Valli and Murugan marriage festival would be celebrated in a grand manner, at the Vallimalai Murugan Temple, and free food would be served in a pleasing manner to all the devotees. Kripananda Variar used to visit this holy temple, and advised his followers and devotees to visit and worship the Vallimalai Murugan Temple, at least once in their life time, to have to divine blessings of Lord Muruga and Mata Valli and Devasena.

Satchidananda Swamigal had given divine lectures to the devotees of Lord Muruga, and he had invoked the “MURUGA BHAKTI SPIRIT” to the people, and asked them to chant the holy mantra of Lord Muruga, “OM SARAVANA BHAVA”, in order to get relieved from all kinds of problems in their life.


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