Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal
Swamigal came from Virudhachalam. On the way from Virudhachalam He toured all over South India visited many SHIVA temples and performed many miracles
Finally He visited (KARANEESVARAM) ancient and very famous Shiva temple. Drawn towards the magnificent deity, He wanted to attain JEEVA SAMADHI inside the temple.
The priest took the saint to the temple ,the saint pointed one particular place in the temple street. He asked the priest to make all the arrangements for HIS JEEVA SAMADHI. He told him he would attain JEEVA ANGA SAMADHI on the 4th somavaaram of karthigai month(December 1887) at 12:00 am. So he made all the arrangements.
But the temple priest wouldn’t give him permission, so the saint silently made his way in to the river side and sat in deep trance. Soon the temple priest fell very sick with dysentry. Soon he remembered about the saint and he approached him, fell in to his knees and asked for forgiving; the saint opened his eyes and he sprinkled VIBUTHI in to the KAMANDALAM water, and he asked him to drink the water. As soon as he drank the water, he got cured.
Swamigal’s contemporary was Arut Prakasa Vallalar and their relationship being very deep.
128 years have passed in a wink of an eye. In the jeeva samadhi shrine, Swami’s blooming smile reminds us of the fact that time and death are non-existent. It is only for us to have a darshan of Him and meditate in His shrine regularly, so that our karmas drop like dead leaves, our hearts become light and our beings become pure and blissful by His compassion and sheer grace.
On the ‘auspicious day’ as already predicted, the saint went around the town in a long march, Blessed all the people, ANNADHAANAM was given. Exactly at 12 am the saint Blessed the devotees, Prayed to the God entered in to His SAMADHI,the devotees closed the lid and installed the Shiva lingam on the Top of the SAMADHI.
08/12/14 6 AM: GURUPUJA ABHISHEKAM AND ARADHANA
08/12/14 12 PM: ANNADHANAM
08/12/14 7 PM: PROCESSION OF GURULINGA SWAMIGAL UTSAVA
08/12/14 12 AM: THIRUPAVADA PUJA
HOW TO APPROACH MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGAL’S JEEVA SAMADHI
ALWAYS BUY SOMETHING TO OFFER LIKE FLOWERS, INCENSE ETC WHEN VISITING SWAMI’S SAMADHI..THIS WILL MAKE YOU MORE HUMBLE
BEFORE YOU VISIT THE JEEVA SAMADHI PRAY TO SWAMI THAT YOUR JOURNEY SHOULD BE SMOOTH AND MEDITATE ON SWAMI ALL THE WAY
IF YOU ARE TOTALLY UNABLE TO VISIT HIS SAMADHI SHRINE, JUST CONTEMPLATE ON HIS SAMADHI AND HIS GRACE WILL TAKE YOU THERE IN NO TIME
YOU ARE ENTERING THE ABODE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST SAINTS.
ENTER WITH HUMILITY AND AWE FOR THE SAINT.
APPROACH THE SAINT WITH GREAT LOVE TOWARDS THE SAINT.
WITHOUT ANY JUDGEMENTAL QUALITY SIT IN SILENT MEDITATION WITH AWARENESS ABOUT THE DIVINE SPACE.
DO NOT MEDITATE WITH EFFORT. JUST ALLOW THE DIVINE PRESENCE TO ENTER IN YOUR BODY.
CONTEMPLATE IN AJNA, MANONMANI OR ANAHATA CHAKRA.
WE PRAY TO GURULINGA SWAMIGAL THAT THIS VISIT BE A TURNING POINT IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.
SWAMI’S JEEVA SAMADHI TEMPLE IS SITUATED IN 10/92, KARANEESWARAR KOIL STREET, SAIDAPET, CHENNAI (4 MINS FROM SAIDAPET RLY STATION).
Doing seva to a living saint or a saint in jeeva samadhi will burn our karmas and there will be a meteoric rise in our spiritual growth towards moksha.
There is a zen saying that the giver should be thankful. Yes, the giver should always be thankful for being given an opportunity by the divine to serve.
If you are willing to contribute towards the gurupuja / maintenance of the jeeva samadhi of Mahan Gurulinga Swamigal, kindly pour your contributions towards
Aathman Awareness Centre Trust,