Seshadri Swamigal was born on January 22, 1870 at Kanchipuram. Even as a child, he has done miracles. Once Seshadri wants to purchase an idol of Lord Krishna from a shop, and asked his mother to buy it. The trader gave the idol to the child for free of cost. Then the next day the trader approached Seshadri and his mother, and told them that, since seshadri has touched his statues, all the 1,000 statues had been sold in one day. All the people praised the boy and gave him the name as “Thanga Kai” (Golden Hand) Seshadri.
At the age of 14, his father has died and after some years, his mother has also died. Then Seshadri’s uncle took charge of Seshadri and his younger brother Narasimha Josiar and brought them to his place.
Life and Teachings
At the age of 19, he met Sri Balaji Swamigal, and he made Seshadri as a sanyasi. After that, Seshadri started to travel to Tamil Nadu and finally reached at Tiruvannamalai.
His teachings are based on emphasising the glory of Arunachala. According to him, Tiruvannamalai is a sacred place for liberation, and he asserts that the people can attain salvation by merely thinking about the glory of Arunachala.
Sri Seshadri Swami was a great worshipper of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti. Many times, he sat in the state of Samadhi form, without thinking about his own body.
He has done lot of miracles in the life of his devotees. He cured the leprosy of a devotee who suffered from that disease for a long time, and she has been separated from her husband due to that disease. He had removed the ghost from his devotee’s body, and made her to live a normal life. Through him, many devotees have got promotions in their job, and they were blessed with a good life. Sometimes, he used to hit his devotees in order to reduce their bad karma. He was the prophet for his devotees who knows the past, present and future life of his devotees. He was an omnipresent saint according to his devotees. His devotees had seen him in different places at the same time.
Seshadri Swamigal and Ramana Maharshi
Seshadri took care of Ramana Maharshi on his arrival to Tiruvannamalai. Sri Seshadri has protected Ramana Maharishi, and he cleansed Ramana’s wounds, and revealed Ramana as a saint to the world.
The Seshadri Swamigal Ashram is located in Tiruvannamalai girivalam path.
Sri Seshadri Swamigal died on January 4, 1929.
Sri Seshadri Swamigal though not existing physically in this world, still hears the voices of the devotees from his Ashram, and removes the problems and difficulties in the life of his devotees. Being a great saint, and who has done many miracles, is still doing lot of miracles in the life of his sincere devotees. We should have faith with him and pray him with pure bhakti. Let us chant his holy name and pray to Lord Arunachala and be blessed.
“OM SREE SESHADRI SWAMIGALE NAMAHA”
“OM SREE ARUNACHALESWARAYA NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”