About SathuraGiri

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Sathuragiri or Chathuragiri Hills/Malai (Tamil for Hill) is situated 13-15 kms from Vathirairuppu (Watrap) near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, India. Sathuragiri is the Abode of God and is also the abode of thousands of Siddhas including Agastiyar, Gorakkar, Satta Muni, Roma Devar and Sundranandar. It is believed that the Siddhas still worship Lord ....

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SathuraGiri - Origin

One day Lord Shiva, disguised as a Sivanadiyar (Devotee of Siva) came to a temple situated in an area close to present day SathuraGiri, and struck conversation with the priest on the origins of the temple. The priest replied that the temple is eons old and the land on which the temple is, belongs to a wealthy landlord and he (the priest) takes care of the temple. Hearing this the Sivanadiyar (Lord Siva) laughs and claims that the land belongs....

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Temples in SathuraGiri

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At the foothills of Vathirairuppu you can find the temples of
1. Vinayagar/Ganesha
2. RajaKali Amma
3. Paechi Amma
                                       4. Karuppasamy
Of these, Paechi Amma and Karuppasamy were installed by Siddhars for guarding the southern side of the Hill.

On the way to Sathuragiri (after foothills till Sundara Mahalingam):
1. Two sanctums of Sivalingams inside two separate caves.....

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Legends about SathuraGiri

Once a devotee got lost in the thickly populated mountains of Sathuragiri. Seeing this the Lord asks Kamadhenu, the divine cow to help his devotee.....

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Ashrams in SathuraGiri

Kanji Madam was founded, by Badrakali Amma, 36 years ago in 1972. Badrakali Amma would prepare kanji daily at home & take it all the way to the top to distribute it to devotees/swamis. After her the service was taken over by her son, Kalimuthu Swamigal. He built a pucca place to house the madam. The whole place was built by only.....

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Plan a trip to SathuraGiri

After reading all these material, wondering how to travel to Sathuragiri. Relax. Below you can find a sample plan/itinerary for 3 days (excluding departure and arrival days) of travel to Sathuragiri from Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India), along with the necessary instructions to be followed.

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Siddhars are saints in India, mostly of the Saivaite denomination in Tamil Nadu, who professed and practised an unorthodox type of Sadhana, or spiritual practice, to attain liberation. Yogic powers called Siddhis are acquired by constant practice of certain yogic disciplines. Those who acquire these Siddhis are called Siddhas.

Prominent Siddhas