Saints


January 17, 2011

The siddhars are believed to have had powers both major and other ‘minor’ powers. They are explained in detail in various yogic as well as religious texts;Thirumandiram 668:

1. To become tiny as the atom within the atom (Anima)
2. To become big in unshakeable proportions (Mahima)
3. To become as light as vapour in levitation (Laghima)
4. To become as heavy as the mountain (Garima)
5. To enter into other bodies in transmigration (Prapti)
6. To be in all things,omni-pervasive (Prakamya)
7. To be lord of all creation in omnipotence (Isatvam)
8. To be everywhere in omnipresence (Vasitvam)
These eight are the Great Siddhis.
Source: http://yogascience.angelfire.com/tamilsiddars.htm


The 18 Siddhars
Sri SIva Vaakiya Siddhar
Sri Kayilaaya Kambali Sattai Muni Siddhar
Sri Mahaa Bhogar Siddhar
Sri Kaaga Bujandar Siddhar
Sri Pulipaani Siddhar
Sri Sattaimuni Swami
Sri Agappei Siddhar
Sri Azhugani Siddhar
Sri Kudhambai Siddhar
Sri Vallalaar Swamigal
Sri Idaikaadar Siddhar
Sri Pattinathadigalaar Siddhar
Sri Kaduveli Siddhar
Sri Kanjamalai Siddhar
Sri Chennimalai Siddhar
Sri Kabilar Siddhar
Sri Karuvooraar Siddhar
Sri Paambaati Siddhar (Sri Marudhamalai Siddhar)

Adi Sankarar established Maths in four locations - Sringeri in the south, Badri in the north, Dwaraka in the west and Jagannath Puri in the east. His disciples were made heads of these Matts - Sri Sureswaracharya in Sringeri, Sri Padmapada in Dwaraka, Sri Totaka in Badri and Sri Hastamalaka in Puri.

The Devara Moovar went to get the darshan of Poovana Naathar (Lord Siva) at Thirupoovanam near Madurai, the entire sands on the banks of the river Vaigai seemed to take the form of the Lingam & hence the saints had to have darshan of the Lord from across the river, not wanting to step on the sand. Nandi Deva is said to have moved aside slightly, in order to afford them good darshan of the Lord. As witness of this story, the idol of the Nandi in front of the Lord is seen slanting to one side.

Naradhar is known as Thiriloga Sanchari, for he is travelling the three worlds.

The 12 Alwars - Vaishnava saints
Poigaialwar
Boodathalwar
Paeyalwar
Thirumazhisaialwar
Nammalwar
Kulasekaralwar
Perialwar
Andal
Thondaradi Podialwar
Thirupaanaalwar
Thirumangaialwar
Madurakavialwar

The 63 Naayanmars - Saiva saints
1. Thiruneelakandar 33. Chakkiyar
2. Iyarpagaiyar 34. Chirappuliyar
3. Maarar 35. Chiruthondar
4. Meyporular 36. Kazharitrarivar
5. Viranmindar 37. Gananathar
6. Amarneethiyar 38. Kutruvar
7. Eripathar 39. Pugazh Chola
8. Enadinathar 40. Narasingamunayarayar
9. Kannappar 41. Atipathar
10. Kungiliya Kalayanar 42. Kalikkambar
11. Manakkanjarar 43. Kaliyar
12. Arivattayar 44. Sathiyar
13. Anayar 45. Ayyadigal
14. Moorthiyar 46. Kanampullar
15. Murugar 47. Kariyar
16. Rudrapasupatiyar 48. Ninraseer Nedumaarar
17. Tirunalaippovar 49. Vayilar
18. Tirukkurippu Thondar 50. Munayaduvar
19. Sandeswarar 51. Kazharsingar
20. Tirunavukkarasar 52. Idankazhiyar
21. Kulachirayar 53. Cheruthunayar
22. Kurumbar 54. Pugazhthunayar
23. KaaraikaalAmmaiyar 55. Kotpuliyar
24. Apputhi Adigal 56. Pusalar
25. Tiruneelakandar 57. Mangayarkkarasiyar
26. Naminandi Adigal 58. Nesar
27. Tirugnansambandar 59. Kochengatchola
28. Kalikkaamar 60. Tirunelakanda Yazhpanaar
29. Tirumoolar 61. Sadayanar
30. Dandi Adigal 62. Isaignaniyar
31. Moorkar 63. Sundarar
32. Somasimaarar



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