Monday, July 4, 2011

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Other Names and Nicknames:

Bhogar, Bhoganāthar

Tamil Siddha
Main Countries of Activity:
India, China, Mexico

Date of Birth:
3000 BC

Place of Birth:
Tamil Nadu, India

Ancestor Gurus:
Descendant Gurus:
Other Related Gurus:
His gurur: Kalangi Nathar. Disciples: Pulipani, Asasthya.


Bhoganāthar or Bhogar Siddhar, the Jñāna Guru of Babaji, in the poem “Bhogar Jñāna Sagarama” (Bhogar’s Oceanic Life Story, consisting of 557 verses, verse number 2, lines number 3 and 4), identifies himself as a Tamilian, (Ramaiah, 1979; 1982. p. 17). In the same verse he states that the great Siddha Kālangi Nāthar initiated him in Jñāna Yoga (supreme self-knowledge).

some believe that Bhogar was Lao Tzu.

He was a yogi and a sidhar (herbal healer) belonging to the caste of goldsmiths, who became a siddhapurusha under the guidance of Kalangi Nathar. In Bogar's Saptakanda he reveals details of various medicinal preparations to his disciple Pullippani (so named as he is believed to have wandered in the forests atop a puli or tiger) and at every stage he quotes his guru as the authority. Also Pulippani must have been a young man then, as he is often referred to as a balaka.

It is said that as per the last wishes of his guru, Bhogar proceeded to China to spread the knowledge of siddha sciences and his journey is said to have been made with the aid of an aircraft; he demonstrated to the Chinese the details of the construction of the aircraft and later built for them a sea-going craft using a steam engine. The details of these and other experiments demonstrated by Bhogar in China are documented in the Saptakanda.

Bogar's guru, Kālāngi Nāthar, is believed to be a Chinese who attained siddhi in South India and thus became included among the Eighteen Siddhars.

His disciple Pulipani siddhar took over the job of Lord Murugan pooja after Bogar went into Nirvigalpa Samadhi - the highest samadhi stage; where the Mind dissolves with Matter and Energy.

Source: Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition, by M. Govindan (Kriya Yoga Publications, 1991), pp. 113-118.


Bogar anticipating that in due course of period, human beings will suffer from large number of disease. As an expert in medicine he used 4448 rare herbs and made 9 poisonous medicine, mixing these 9 poisons into one needs great knowledge and skill, to make a Master Medicine ( One medicine to cure all disease ). Thirumoolar also discuss one such Master Medicine in his book Thirumandhiram. With the consultation of Agasthiar ( Father of Ayurvedic Medicine) and other siddhars Bogar mixed the 9 poisons ( Nava Bashanam ) and made the Master Medicine in the form of Lord Murugan which is currently worshiped at Palani Murugan temple. There is a place near Palani Hill called Thanasiappan Temple which is the place were Bogar mixed the Nava Bashanam and made the Murugan idol.

Bogar and others then decided that by using the milk and panchamirtham ( a sweet recipe ) poured on the idol, one can extract the medicine from the idol. The milk and panchamritham then becomes medicine to cure disease. After installing Lord Murugan Navabashana idol at the Palani Hill, Bogar used to worship it with milk abishegam ( pouring milk on the idol ) and panchamirtha abishegam ( pouring panchamirtham on the idol ).

Bhogar Samadhi

Bhogar Samadhi is inside Palani Murugan temple at Palani Hill. Actually Bogar himself constructed his samadhi exactly under the Lord Murugan Navabasha idol and went into Nirvigalpa Samadhi there. The entrance to his samadhi is a cave like structure, now also worship for this great siddhar is conducted at this entrance where he is last seen by his disciples which is at the Palani temple. The shrine at the top of the hill, though later than the Tiru Avinankudi temple, has overshadowed the older temple in the present century due to its popular appeal. Created by Bhogar, it was maintained after him by sage Pulippani and his descendants almost as their personal and private temple.


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Bhogar make Lord Muruga's "Thiru Uruvam" with Nine Poison(Navabashanam)

Palani has been mentioned in the Tamil Sangam Literature as “Podhini”, which came to be called as “Palani” later, according to the historions. In “Thirumurukatruppadai” ( a Sangam Literature ) Palani has been mentioned as the 3rd “PadaiVeedu”. This was the southern end of the Kongu Nadu and edicts refer to this place as “Vaiyapuri Nadu” , which was ruled by king “Vaiyapuri Kopperumbaegan”. Many “Siddhas” are said to have lived in this region. The idol of Palani Andavar is said to have been made of “Navabashanam”.

The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navabashanam. Some people say it is a combination of medicinal herbs.

It consits of the following items :






Gauri Pasanam

Vellai Pasanam



The deity is in a standing position with a baton in his hand. He has the look of a person who has renounced all worldly pomp. He has just a loincloth besides the baton. He is a mute messenger of the great precept 'Renounce all to reach Me'. The icon is unique in the whole world. It was made by siddha Bhogar by combining nine poisonous substances (Navapashanam). Murugan signifies beauty and Lord Murugan of Kurinji land is the god of Beauty and Youth.

Bhogar worship to Muruga

Vaidyanathan: Siva abinding near Sirkazh is called Vaidyanathan, and the place is Vaithisvaran Koil. Muruga in that temple is called Muthukumaran. That is the reason for naming Muruga of Periyanayaki amman Koil as Muthukumaran.

As Palani is a place where ills are cures, the name of Muruga become Muthukumaran. You may wonder what is the connection between curing and Muthukumaran. Shell may be insignificant. But the pearl is very precious. Forms a low source a precious material is borne, Sugar-cane, ivory, rain, paddy too are all sources of pearl. Likewise from the sweat of the forehead Siva, contain curative properties. Has not that pearl - Muthukumaran - become famous? You might have heard of Muthu Paspam, which curus several maladies. Here Bogar did not carve the main deity in stone. On the contrary he solidified the essence of Nava Pashanam and from that material formed the Moolavar. Pashanam means poison. If it wxcwwds the proper proporation it will become poison. In propor proporation Bogar has used it. There is a special stone too called Pashanam!

It is customary to plant a stone on the 16th day of death of a person. That too is called Pashanam. In Palani not one Pashanam but nine Pashanams have been used. Eighty one Siddhars joined Bogar, mixed 81 Pashanams, converted in into 9 mixtures and made this image. That is why it is called Nava Pashanam. We have heard of 18 Siddhars. Their disciples were 81. The Pashanam was burnt by 9 type of fuel, filtered 9 times ( 9 x 9 =81 ) and that means 81.

1. Avarai, Chittamurutti - With this fuels they will heat for disease caused by heat.

2. Usil, Ilandai - By heating with this fuels, they cured discapes of eye, nose, ear and feet.

3. Iluppai, Tamarind - For oils for external use.

4. Vembu (Neem), Pooarasu, Arasu - for diseases of Vadha.

5. Nuna, Vanni, Mavilangam - for Vadha diseases external and internal.

6. Nelli (Amla), Vembu (Neem), Vila for Pitha ills.

7. Usil, Vel, Konrai, Vengai; for Phlegm.

8. Panai (Palm), Thennai (coconut), Vembu (Neem); for all medicines which contain Rasa.

9. Vel, Vengai; for medicines which contain iron.

After heating with the obove 9 types of fuel they will filter 9 times.

1. Excrement of Kadai 1

2. " Kowdri 3

3. " Kukkudam 10

4. " Varaham 50

5. " Peacock 100

6. " Elephant 1000

7. " Manal ( sand ) 90

8. Earth 4 finger measure

9. Garm 800

The first six are heated by fuel of the excreta then spreading sand buried in earth to a depth of 4 finger lengths. Then burnt by fuel of excreta of cow.

A substance called pashanam is sold in shops. Lingam, Chendooram, Gaudhakam, Padharasam, Rasakarpuram, Vediuppu, Paraiuppu, Chavuttuppu, Valaiuppu, Erukam flower, Kanthakam, Lokam, Venkaram, Changuppodi, Kalnar, Silachit, Chatravedi, Poonir, Chippithasan, Erukkampal, Kallippal, Thurusuparpam, Chippi, Chunnam, Anda Chunnam, Porikaram, Thalakam, Kal Channambu, Corel, Tin, Evacharam, Sambarani, Iron, Manosilai, Thakkam,Aritharam, Kundumani all these are ingredients in the pashanam.

When all these things are heated and filtered a semi liquid mass hardens into a stone.

Everyday ablutions are performed. During Kartigai days it will be in hundreds. These ablution provide not only grace of Muruga but also cures for ills. When milk ablutions are performed, the milk after coming in contact with the Navapashana body of Muruga absorbs all its medicinal qualities. The beauty is that for a long time the milk is spoiled. Similar is the case with sandal ablution. The sandal paste over the body of Muruga is removed in the shade. A process to preserve the sandal paste has been finished by Somaley.

We ourselves should purchase good sandal bars and grind it . Kasturi, Korochanai, Saffron, Pachaikarpuram, Kesari Powder, Sandal pieces, Sandal attar, panneer, Punugu, Poolankizangu. Mattipal should be of taken and mixed with ground sandal in proporation of 1 measure to 1 tola. one tola is 12 gms which is equal ato old one rupee weight. Now it has become a medicine.


Monday, June 27, 2011

by Lian Slayford-Wei

The Siddha system of medicine is one of the oldest medical systems in India. It originates in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The term Siddha means achievements and Siddhars were considered to be saintly people who achieved excellent results in medicine. 18 Siddhars were said to have contributed towards the development of this medical system.

The science of medicine is of fundamental importance to mankind. The Siddha system of medicine flourished in south India while Ayurveda flourished in the North. The Siddhars were great scientists in ancient times.

The principles and doctrines of this system, both fundamental and applied, have a close similarity to Ayurveda, with specialization in Chemistry. According to this, the human body is the replica of the universe and so are the food and drugs irrespective of their origin.

Like ayurveda, this system believes that all the objects in the universe, including the human body, are composed of five elements, namely earth, water, fire, air, sky. The food, which the human takes and the drugs it uses are all, are made of these five elements. The proportion of the elements present in the drugs varies and their numbers are responsible for their actions. As in ayurveda, this system also considers the human body as a conglobation of three humors, seven basics tissues and the waste products of the body such as urine and sweat. The equilibrium of humors is considered as health and its disturbance or imbalanced leads to disease or sickness.

The system has developed a rich and unique treasure of drug knowledge in which use of metals and minerals is very much advanced.

There are many categories such as:

1. There are twenty-five varieties of water soluble inorganic compounds.

2. There are sixty four varieties of mineral drugs that do not dissolve in water but emit, vapor when put in fire.

3. There are seven drugs that do not dissolve in water but emits vapor on heating.

4. Diagnosis and treatment

The treatment of disease involves identifying its causes. Identification of causative factors is through the examination of pulses, urine, and study of voice, study of body, tongue and study of digestive system.