Sri Swarna Siddhar
Power manifestation to help the people
The Swargapuram Aadheenam is built on the Samādhi (final resting place) of the great Swarna Siddhar (Seen in picture in deity form). Paramasiva Himself incarnated as this Sage, taking birth in Tiruvannamalai, South India. He lived as an extraordinary spiritual power manifestor helping the poor and needy with his spiritual powers, manifesting gold for them.
Appeasing the wrath of Bhadrakali
Hindu history records that there were two demons who roamed the area where the Kingdom stands today. In order to slay these demons, Goddess Pārvati, the embodiment of Feminine Superconsciousness, descended in a ferocious form called Bhadrakali. At that time, Swarna Siddhar Mahan was in the midst of astral-travel over this region. He landed in the spot to pay obeisance to the Divine Mother. He requested her to reveal her shantarūpa, her serene form which itself would destroy the negativity and enlighten people. To please her, he performed the Svarna maha yagam – a powerful fire ritual. Pleased by him, Goddess Pārvati shed her ferocious form and blessed him.
Disciples seek him out
Meanwhile, drawn by the powerful vibrations of his chanting, the Siddhar (mystics) who were meditating nearby namely Suryananda Siddhar, Kurmananda Siddhar, Swarupananda Siddhar, Sangili Siddhar, Sattanatha Siddhar sought him out and spoke thus, “You are the Mahānubhāva (Great Saint) who pacified the Mahādevī (referring to Bhadrakāli) who could not be pacified by anyone.” So saying they humbly requested him to accept them as his disciples. They then took leave from him.
The king surrenders
The Swarna Siddhar gave refuge to princes who fled their kingdoms when conquered by the powerful kings. He empowered them to successfully win their kingdoms back. Disapproving Swarna Siddhar’s act, the king sent his men to find him but in vain. However Swarna Siddhar himself sought out the king in his kingdom and made him understand and restore the properties appropriately.
He and his attain jīva samādhi
Swarna Siddhar left his body alongwith the rare and powerful naagam (a snake that used to live with him). Cognising through their power of enlightenment that the Siddhar has attained jīva samādhi (rested his body), the five disciples also attained jīva samādhi (final resting) in their respective places. The day they attained jīva samādhi was Chitra Pournami.
On the Siddhar’s jīva samādhi, years later, Arulmigu Azhagiya Tiruchitrambala Desikar ruled as Pontiff of the Swargapura Aadheenam.
In the five places where the five disciples attained jīva samādhi, five Śiva temples got created.
- Arulmigu Mahagaananaatha Swami Tirukkovil – West of the Swargapura Aadheenam
- Arulmigu Brahmapureeshwarar Tirukkovil – Ambal – East of the Swargapura Aadheenam
- Arulmigu Aabathsagaayeshwarar Tirukkovil, Kongaraaya Nalloor – South of the Swargapura Aadheenam
- Arulmigu Arunachaleshwarar Tirukkovil, Agarathurumaana – Northwest of the Swargapura Aadheenam
- Arulmigu Amrithakadeshwarar Tirukkovil, Andakkudi, Northeast of the Swargapura Aadheenam.
Branches affiliated to the Swargapuram Kingdom
There are 40 branches affiliated to this Kingdom. 20 of them in South India are recalled here:
- Nagappattinam District Ambala village
- Seerkazhi Circle, Tiruvengaadu
- Seerkazhi Aachaalpuram
- Tiruchirapalli Keezhachinthaamani
- Seerkazhi Circle, Tillayaadi
- Thanjavur Kudavaayil
- Chidambaram Senkizhani Pillayar Kovil Street
- Tiruvarur Anna daana mutt
- Tirunellaar, Terku veethi (South Street)
- Tirunelveli Tirupadaimaruthur
- Tirunelveli Naanguneri vaamaalai anna daana mutt
- Thanjavur karanthai anna daana mutt
- Naagoor Muthiah Chettiar Street anna daana mutt
- Nagappatinam nagaram Dharmapuri saalai anna daana mutt
- Muthupettai Saamyaan Oodai anna daana mutt
- Maayooram nagaram No. 5, Puthu street annadaana mutt
- Kasi Gangai karai anna daana mandapam
- Thanjai Karunthaattaankudi annadaana mutt
- Thoothukkudi nagaram uppalam paguthi (area)
- Thanjai jilla Ayyampettai anna daana mutt (Rajagiri)