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Some Siddhars[edit]

The 9 siddhars[edit]

The 9 listed as Abithana Chintamani states is as follows:

  1. Sathyanathar
  2. Sadhoganathar
  3. Aadhinathar
  4. Anadhinathar
  5. Vegulinathar
  6. Madhanganathar
  7. Machaendranathar
  8. Gadaendranathar or Gajendranathar
  9. Korakkanathar

The 18 siddhars[edit]

There are 18 siddhars in the Tamil siddha tradition. They are[1][2]

  1. Sri Patanjali Siddhar
  2. Sri Agastya Siddhar
  3. Sri Kamalamuni Siddhar
  4. Sri Thirumoolar Siddhar
  5. Sri Kuthambai Siddhar
  6. Sri Korakkar Siddhar
  7. Sri Thanvandri Siddhar
  8. Sri Konganar Siddhar
  9. Sri Sattamuni Siddhar
  10. Sri Vanmeegar Siddhar
  11. Sri Ramadevar Siddhar
  12. Sri Nandeeswarar (Nandidevar) Siddhar
  13. Sri Edaikkadar Siddhar
  14. Sri Machamuni Siddhar
  15. Sri Karuvoorar Siddhar
  16. Sri Bogar Siddhar
  17. Pambatti Siddhar
  18. Sundarandandar

All Siddhars were among the highest disciples of God Shiva, and are considered equal in their powers and devotion to the supreme God.

  1. Eswarapattar
  2. Lord Nandi, principal disciple of God Siva
  3. Agastyar Maha Munivar disciple of Lord Muruga from Anantasayana, head of the monasteries at Pothigai and Kumbakonam
  4. Bogar of Pazhani, disciple of Agathiyar and Kalangi Nathar, 12th c. BCE
  5. Thaeraiyar Muni of Ten Pothigai, disciple of Agastya, 10th c. BCE
  6. Kalaingai Nathar of Kalahastri monastery,10th c.BCE
  7. Korakkar of Paerur, from Thirukonamalai monastery, ?4th c. BCE
  8. Pulippaani of Pazhani
  9. Thadangann Siddhar
  10. BramhaMuni, ?3rd c. BCE
  11. Machamuni of Thirupparankundram, ?3rd c. BCE
  12. Poonaikkannanaar of Egypt, ?3rd c.BCE
  13. Romamunivar of Rome, ?2nd c. BCE
  14. Kaaraichchiththar, ?2nd c.BCE
  15. Kudhambai Siddhar of Mayilaaduthurai and Kumbakonam, ?2nd c. BCE
  16. Kabilar I of Mithila, 2nd c. BCE.
  17. Kaagaivanna Siddhar[i] of Kediya(South Sri Lanka), from Pothigai monastery, 2nd c. BCE
  18. Dhanvantri from Kasi, of Vaitheeswaran Koil, ?1st c. BCE
  19. Valmiki, aka Vaanmeegar of Ettukkudi, ?1st c. BCE
  20. Maarkkandeyanaar
  21. Koonkannar
  22. Kaalaichchittar II
  23. Konganar of Tirupati, 1st c. BCE
  24. Punnaakkeesar from Naangunaeri, head of Saanganachaeri monastery, 1st c. BCE
  25. Karuvurar from Karuvur monastery
  26. Kaaduvelichchiththar
  27. Aenaathichchittar, 2nd c. CE
  28. Idaikkaadar of Oosimuri(in Thondai Nadu), from ThiruAnnaamalai monastery, ?2nd-3rd c. BCE
  29. Pulasthiyarfrom Maanthai, head of Aavudaiyaar Koil and Yaazhppaanam monasteries, 3rd c. CE
  30. KamalaMuni of Thiruvaarur, ?4th c. BCE
  31. Patanjali of Rameswaram, 4th c. BCE
  32. Azhaganiyaar of Nagapattinam, ?4th c. CE
  33. Kailasanathar[disambiguation needed], 5th c. CE
  34. Kuranguchchittar of Pazhani, 5th c. CE
  35. Sattaimuni of ThiruArangam, ?5th c. CE
  36. Vaamathevar of Azhagarmalai, ?5th c. CE
  37. Agappaei Siddhar of Azhagarmalai, ?3rd c. CE
  38. Sivavaakkiyar from Kollimalai, of Thirumazhisai monastery, ?4-5th c. CE
  39. Sundarandandar of Madurai, ?5th c. CE
  40. Ramadevar of Azhagarmalai
  41. Thirumoolar from ThiruAaAduthurai, of ThiruAathavoor monastery, head of Thillai Citrambalam[i] monastery, 8th c. BCE
  42. Sri Jnyaaneswar of Gujarat
  43. Kaagapujundar, Leader for all nathats, 8 BCE
  44. VaasaMuni
  45. KoormaMuni
  46. Visvamitrar
  47. Kumbhamuni
  48. Kaduveli of Irumbai
  49. Nandeeswarar of Kasi, from Thillai monastery, 6th c. CE
  50. Pattinattaar of Pugaar, 7th c. CE
  51. Karuvoorar from Karuvoor, of Thanjai monastery, master of Rajaraja Chola, 10th c. CE
  52. Pambatti Siddhar from Jnaneswaram(Sarankovil), of Vilaimalai( Vriddhachalam ) monastery, 15th c.
  53. Vaalai Siddhar of Valangaimaan
  54. Edaikadar II, ?15th c. CE
  55. Ganapathi Siddhar
  56. Subrahmanya Siddhar
  57. Sooriyaananthar
  58. Lokaayuthar
  59. Bathragiriyaar of Badrachalam, from Thillai monastery
  60. Kalunni Siddhar
  61. Naga Siddhar (mahavatar babaji) disciple of Agathiyar and Bogar, 203th,from Himalaya
  62. ArunaGiri Nathar 1500th,from Thiruvanamalai
  63. Ramalingam Swamigal Vallalar from Chidambaram

See also[edit]

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  1. Wikipedia:WikiProject Tamil civilization
  2. Wikipedia:Notice board for Tamil-related topics
  3. List of Tamil people
  4. Tamil stubs


Reference[edit]

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