Sri Sachidananda Swamigal first gave his darshan to the devotees during the year 1936, who had appeared in a loincloth at Kaliamman temple in a town called Akananpathi near Palani in Dindigul district. No one knows where he was born, and where he came from, but the love shown by the people of the town to him is unimaginable, and they have regarded him as the incarnation of Lord Shiva.
The Swami, had contained the characteristics of the great Shaivite Saint Sri Thirumoolar, and he had preached the significance of Shaivism, in front of public gatherings, and also performed miracles in the life of his devotees.
After visiting Kashi and Ayodhya, he did severe penance for a few years, on a hill in Panchavadi in Nashik. In the year 1938, he came back to Tamil Nadu and stayed in Akanthanpathi, and preached lot of divine matters amongst the people.
During the year 1945, he stayed along with his devotees, and on November 19, 1946, at 5.30p.m.,he had attained salvation.
It is believed that Sri Sachidananda Satguru Swamiji is still guiding those who seek him from this holy place. The Shrine of Swami is situated at Rajakilpakkam on the road from East Tambaram to Velachery.
There are innumerable saints lived in our holy India, and those saints were dedicated their entire lives on spreading the “BHAKTI” amongst the masses. Through their selfless service still people believes the existence of god, and worships the deities, and they are leading their life in a peaceful manner. If we study the life history of the saints, we can find how they have suffered from various types of problems in their lives, and how they have crossed all these hurdles through their sincere devotion on the almighty.
Most of the saints have lived in the state of poverty, and they used to take only one or two meals in a day. They were lived a very simple life, and used to chant the mantras and sing songs on the almighty. Most of the time they used to perform meditation on the god, and they also utilised their spiritual powers only for the well-being of the people.