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ramanaduli

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gunangudi Masthan
« on: May 23, 2009, 07:06:29 AM »
Recently I had a chance of reading Gunanagudi Masthan's life story and His poems. People who can understand tamil, they will be wonder struck
reading his peoms. he got enlighted at the age of 17 and wandered in tamil nadu. Being a muslim He wrote more than 1000 songs.He talks about the kundalini, his songs are like nayaki nayaka bhava. He cries for the union with God. like thayumanavar.  which ends paraparame....
You can get the books from Giri trading com. His samadhi is in thondayar pet.



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Re: gunangudi Masthan
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 10:58:36 AM »
Dear ramanaduli,

Gunangudi Mastan Swami is one of the famous Siddha
Purushas, who lived much later than the famous 18 Siddhas
of Tamil, who lived several centuries before today.  Gunangudi
Mastan is also known for his nice songs that speak of Siva as
his (her?) husband.  There is one yogi who attained Samadhi,
in Bangalore and his shrine is in Ulsoor.  He is called Odukathoor Swami.  He was from Vellore, but was brought to Bangalore in
early 19th century by a lady, who took pity on him, because he
was very ill.  He is also said to have composed songs in Tamil,
but they are not available. For that matter Mastan Swami who
took Bhagavan Ramana as his Guru is also a Siddha and he has composed a few songs on Bhagavan Ramana.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: gunangudi Masthan
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 11:21:51 AM »
Dear Subrahmaniyan ji

Thanks for the information. When I was in us. I came to know about His samadhi in chennai. I asked so many people including muslims but no one knew,
Then myself went to search and by the grace of God I could go to His samadhi. I was very happy. When I told my friend about Him she could find His books.
They gave short history. There was no information about Bhagavan. Now you gave me additional information.
All His poems look like a siddar padalkal. in very simple tamil. There in that samadi  people told He did lots of miracles when He was in His physical body.

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Re: gunangudi Masthan
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 12:01:51 PM »
Dear ramanaduli,

Gunangudi Mastan Swami is different.  Mastan Swami whom
I also referred to was from Desur, near Tiruvannamalai, about
40 kms.  There was one Desur Akhilandammma who became
Bhagavan Ramana's devotee first.  She only introduced Mastan
Swami of Desur to Bhagavan Ramana.  This Mastan Swami got the glimpse of the Self in his first meeting with Bhagavan Ramana on the Hill.  He stood 7 hours standing with that
exhilaration.  He met Bhagavan Ramana a few times after that
and attained samadhi after some years.  It is he, who has
written a few poems on Bhagavan Ramana.

Arunachala Siva.