The great shavite saint, Sri Umapathi Sivam was born in Chidambaram, near Thillai Natarajar Temple during 13th century AD in the Dikshithar family. He has studied all the vedic scriptures and also written several sacred books on shaivism. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva from his younger age itself, and used to visit Chidambaram Natarajar temple, and worship the Lord regularly.
At the age of 16, he got married with a pious and a noble girl, and lived a peaceful life. He also got the opportunity to serve in the Natarajar Temple, Chidamabaram as a priest, and done his duties in an efficient manner. He will used to decorate the lord with flowers, and performed pujas regularly and also done abhishekham to the deity. Without performing the temple puja, he will never take food. He also got saint hood under the great shaivite saint and nayanmar “SRI THIRUGNANA SAMBANDAR”, and also become his sincere disciple. After some time, he also established a mutt near chidamabaram for spreading the importance of shaivism. He well educated his disciples, and also taught vedas, shastras and other divine scriptures and involved them in the “SHIVA BHAKTI PATH”. At his mutt, he will used to provide free food to the shaivite saints and to the poor people. After doing religious and social service for a long time, he attained SALVATION at his mutt situated at Kotravangudi, Chidamabaram. Still now, lot of devotees are visiting his ashram at Chidambaram and worshipping him, and they are getting his divine blessings.
He was a noble and a kind hearted saint, who dedicated his life for doing service to the god, and also done social welfare activities, like providing food and giving free education to the poor children. He will used to chant Sri Rudram and Sri Chamakam regularly, and asked others also to chant it in order to get all the prospects in their life. He also relieved the people from their various dreaded diseases, through the sacred ash of Lord Nataraja, and also cured their mental diseases and gave them more power, strength and spiritual energy.
Let us worship the great saint and be blessed.
“OM SREE VINAYAKAYA NAMAHA”
“OM SREE UMAPATHI SIVAM SWAMIGALE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”