Mookupodi Siddhar also called as Mookupodi Swamigal was born in a village at Salem in the Gounder community and his birth name was Mottaiyan. He worked in a local temple as a priest and served Lord Veerabhadra in a pleasing manner. He used to decorate the deity with beautiful garlands and done puja regularly.
At his teenage he got married to a pious girl, and soon gave birth to a male child and named him as Periyasamy. After his son’s birth, he left his home, and visited many holy places and worshipped the gods and goddesses and attained spiritual power. After a long journey, he settled down at Tiruvannamalai and lived in various temples at Tiruvannamalai.
He used to apply the snuff in his nose, and hence he was known as Mookupodi Swami. He used to correctly predict the climatic conditions, and foretells the future of his devotees. Due to that, his name and fame has got spread, and people began to come from various parts of Tamil Nadu in order to receive his blessings. He used to talk occasionally and always remain silent. Sometimes, he used scold the people, and beat them with his stick, which he used to hold always in his hand. But whatever he does, his devotees would consider it as his blessings only, and never gets angry over him. He breathed his last in the year 2018.
Let us worship the great saint and be blessed.
“OM SRI MOOKUPODI SIDDHARE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”
“OM SRI SAKTHI DEVIYE NAMAHA”