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Deiva Sigamani Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
« on: February 15, 2010, 10:21:00 AM »
Some 700 years ago, Deiva Sigamani Desika Paramacharya lived in a cottage on the eastern side of Arunachala. He worshipped Arunachala and spread Saivism through his followers. Hearing of his greatness, a certain king came to see him. Just then his horse was bitten by a snake and died. The king was upset, but his minister persuaded him to meet the sage. When the saint heard about the horse, he came out, and praying to Arunachala, tapped the horse’s body with his cane and brought it back to life. The saint asked the king to undertake the renovation of the
Arunachaleswara temple. The king inscribed the story of the miracle performed by the saint on the south wall of the third prakara of the temple. The saint’s samadhi is outside the limits of Tiruvannamalai town and is now the Gurumurtham of Kunrakudi Aadinam. It is known as jeeva samadhi. Kunrakudi Aadinam was established at Tiruvannamalai and then shifted to Piran hills. Now it is situated at Kunrakudi. The heads of the mutt bearing the title, ‘Kunrakudi Aadinam’ still pay their respects to their first Gurumurtham in Tiruvannamalai. Bhagavan Ramana stayed at Gurumurtham for six months in the year 1897 before shifting to the mango grove nearby.

(Source - Ramana's Arunachala)

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: Deiva Sigamani Desika Paramacharya Swamigal
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 11:37:33 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

I visited Gurumurtham once.  It is inside the town.  The shrine is not well
taken care of. There is a Sivalingam inside.  We have to take the keys
from the nearby house, who are the custodians and open the doors and go
inside.  People who visit there, sometimes give some money and the
custodians buy oil and light lamps, some flowers.  Whereas the Isanya
Desikar Math, at the fag end of Girivalam route, is well maintained by
Kovilur Math.

Arunachala Siva.