The ArutperunJothi Ramalinga Adigalar, popularly known as VALLALAR, the Great Munificient, may be regarded as the foremost of the saints and ages of the nineteenth century, considering the heights, widths, depths and intimacies of his integral realisation of the Divine in all the "inmost, inner, outer, and the outermost parts of his being". Of HIS six volumes of "Arutpa" , the poems of divine inspiration, the last volume is unparalleled in spiritual history as it gives expression to his realisation of the vast world of Truth-knowledge and the Beyond, and touches on subjects like transformation and deathlessness of body. Besides, he was a critic, writer, publisher and commentator and also had knowledge in occultism, alchemy, astrology, and medicine particularly in the nutritional and medical values of herbs and leaves. He was a musician too with a keen musical taste for lyrical songs and he composed lyrics to express, in an easier and popular style, his highest and sublime realisations of the Divine, particularly that of Truth-consciousness Satya Jnana.

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The Samarasa Suddha Sanmarga Sathiya Sangam [3] was spread and passed on by him not only in theory but mainly in practice by his own way of living which by itself is an inspiration for his followers. Through the notion of Suddha Sanmarga Sangam , the saint endeavored to eliminate the caste system. Ramalinga advocated the concept of worshipping the flame of a lighted lamp as a symbol of the eternal Power.

She was his sixth wife, as all his previous wives had died childless and in quick succession. They were a Karuneegar family in Marudhur, a village in the old South Arcot district , near Chidambaram. In later years he said of the experience:. His kind sister-in-law, however, secretly gave him food and persuaded him to study seriously at home. He placed the light in front of the mirror.

He started meditation by concentrating on the light and thus began the young boy's spiritual life. He miraculously saw a vision of the Lord Muruga. But he was forced to marry his niece on his sister's side.

He was not interested in money, and it is said that in later life he reduced or ignored eating and sleeping. But he seemed fit in body, which was possibly due to his supposed physical transformation. At the age of 35 he left Chennai during the year He was very much against the caste system because of the adverse impacts it had on society. Towards that end, he started the "Samarasa Vedha Sanmarga Sangam" in In it was renamed "Samarasa Suddha Sanmarga Sathya Sangam", [3] meaning "Society for pure truth in universal self-hood".

There all people are served free food without any caste distinctions. The land for the facility was donated by kind, generous people and those registered documents are available for seeing by the visitors.

The free facility continues its service till the present time. When I see men feeding on the coarse and vicious food of meat, it is an ever-recurring grief to me. He declared that death is not natural that our life's first priority should be to fight death. He declared religion in itself a darkness. He laid a very great emphasis on being vegetarian. He said the path of compassion and mercy are the only path to God. In he established a center for feeding the poor people.

On the inaugural day he lit the fire of the stone stove, with a declaration that the fire be ever alive and the needy shall be fed forever. This place is not a temple ; fruits, flowers are not offered, and no blessings were given. It was open to people of all castes except those who ate meat, who were only allowed to worship from the outside.

The oil lamp lit by him is kept perpetually burning. He said that souls are blinded by seven veils. There are seven cotton fabric screens, representing the seven factors that prevent a soul from realizing its true nature. The entire complex is bound by a chain with 21, links, said to represent 21, inhalations [12] by a normal human being. He said the intelligence we possess is Maya intelligence which is not true and final intelligence. The path of final intelligence is Jeeva Karunyam.

He advocated a casteless society. He forbade killing animals for the sake of food. He advocated feeding the poor as the highest form of worship. He condemned inequality based on birth. He spent a lot of his time at this temple.

As a musician and poet, he composed poems teaching universal love and peace, compiled into 'Six Thiru Muraigal', which are all available today as a single book called Thiruvarutpa [15] tiru-arut-pa, holy book of grace. Jeeva Karunya Ozhukkam [17]. Perhaps one of the most notable factors of this sage is the claim that he supposedly attained a divinization of the physical body. He attained a total of 3 transformations i. His first transformation was the transformation of his normal human body into the Perfect Body.

The supposed attributes of this body are total invulnerability to everything thus rendering him effectively immortal and impervious to any kind of damage as well as having the attributes of being omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, this body is apparently made of Divine Light. Beyond this state there was a subsequent transformation by which the Perfect Body transformed further into the Grace Body possessing the following attributes: This body has automatically a young appearance like that of a child, can be seen but can't be touched, and has complete and absolute dominion over all the Siddhis.

Even beyond the State of the Grace Body supposedly there was a third and final transformation in which the Grace Body was transformed into the Bliss Body. This body is the body of the Supreme Godhead and is automatically omnipresent but can't be perceived by anyone. After opening, he said, he will not be found there. His seclusion spurred many rumors, and the Government finally forced the doors open in May.

The room was empty, with no clues. But the Madras High Court has declined to entertain that writ petition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Marudhur, a village near Chidambaram , present day cuddalore district , Tamil Nadu , India. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

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We have already dealt with some of the miraculous events that took place in Swami's life such as burning of oil lamp with water, taking multiple forms of his body at various points in crowded gatherings so as to facilitate the people to see him as near to them, speaking in an even voice and tone so as to be heard by the audience equally alike irrespective of the distance etc. Some of these may have a bearing on his transformation. The miracles that are connected closely with the transformation of his body and deathlessness have been already narrated in the first and eighth chapters. Here in this chapter we propose to deal with a variety of miraculous incidents that may or may not be necessarily connected with the supramental transformation of his body, but yet would fall within the category of divine miracles played by the Divine through him. These miracles are not of a category falling within "'occultism" of the subliminal consciousness so as to be shunned or avoided by one in pursuit of yoga but are a representation of his siddhi, in tune with the divine will. These miracles performed by the Swami are of different periods; some took place in Madras and its subrub Tiruvottiyur in his early life; some others at Karungkuli between and and yet others at Vadalur 70 and at Mettukuppam


Ramalinga Swamigal

Ramalinga Adigal was the youngest child of Ramiah Pillai and his sixth wife Chinnamaiar, who lived in Marudur in South Arcot district, a village 15 km north-west of Chidambaram. Ramiah Pillai's first five wives had died childless and in quick succession. Chinnamaiar, however, bore him five children; the older ones were two sons, Sabhapati and Parasuraman, and two daughters, Sundarammal and Unnamali. They named their youngest child Ramalingam. When Ramalinga Adigal was five months old, his parents took him to the Chidambaram Temple.



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