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SIDDHA - AGASTIYAR AGASTIYAR
Name of Siddha: Agastiyar
Place of Samathi: Anandasayana
Duration of Life: 4-Yugas, 48 Days
Guru: Shiva
Disciples: Bhogar, Babaji, Thiruvalluvar, Machamuni
Contributions: Medicine, Kayakalpa, Tamil Grammar, Yoga
Description: Agastyar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas who have initiated many siddhas including our kriya guru Babaji. He was initiated directly by Lord Shiva himself and his works include medicine, kaya kalpa, Tamil grammar and yoga. Some of his disciples are Boganathar, Babaji, Thiruvalluvar, Macchamuni. He has attained samadhi at Ananthasayana.
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SIDDHA - NANDI DEVAR NANDI DEVAR
Name of Siddha: Nandi Devar
Place of Samathi: Kasi (Benares)
Duration of Life: 700 Years, 32 Days
Guru: Shiva
Disciples: Thirumoolar, Pathanjali, Dakshina Moorthy, Romarishi
Sattaimuni
Contributions: Medicine, Kaya Kalpa, Yoga, Alchemy, Natural sciences, Philosophy
Description: Nandi Devar is one of the foremost of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been directly initiated by Lord Shiva himself and some of his contributions include medicine, kaya kalpa & Alchemy. Some of his eminent disciples are Thirumoolar, Patanjali, Dakshinamoorthy, Romarishi & Sattamuni.
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SIDDHA - THIRUMOOLAR THIRUMOOLAR
Name of Siddha: Thirumoolar
Place of Samathi: Chidambaram
Duration of Life: 3000 Years, 13 Days
Guru: Nandi
Disciples: -
Contributions: Yoga, Philosophy
Description:Thirumoolar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Nandi Devar and his contributions include Yoga, philosophy. His 'Thirumandiram' work is very popular among his works. He has attained samadhi in Chidambaram.
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BHOGAR
Name of Siddha: Bhogar
Place of Samathi: Palani
Duration of Life: 300 Years, 18 Days
Guru: Agastiyar, Kalanginathar
Disciples: Babaji, Konganavar, Karuvoorar, Pulippani
Contributions: Yoga, Kaya Kalpa Medicine, alchemy, Natural sciences, Philosophy
Description: Bognathar who is also known as the Palani Malai Siddhar is one among the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Kalanginathar and Agastyar. He is a great alchemist of all times. His contributions include yoga, kaya kalpa, medicine, alchemy, natural sciences, philosophy etc. He is the one who has created and installed the idol of Lord Muruga in Palani malai temple. Till now even after ages, the composition of the idol has been a mystery to all scientists around the world. His disciples include Babaji, Konkanavar, Karuvoorar and Idai Kadar.
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SIDDHA - KONGANAVAR KONGANAVAR
Name of Siddha: Konkanavar
Place of Samathi: Tirupathi
Duration of Life: 800 Years, 16 days
Guru: Bhogar
Disciples: 557 - Disciples
Contributions: 25 Known works in medicine, Yoga, Philosophy & religion
Description: Konkanavar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas initiated by Boganathar. His contributions include 25 known works in medicine, yoga, philosophy, religion etc. He has over 557 disciples. He has attained samadhi at Tirupati.
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SIDDHA - MACHMUNI MACHAMUNI
Name of Siddha: Machamuni
Place of Samathi: Thirupparankundram
Duration of Life: 300 Years 62 days
Guru: Agastiyar, Punnakeesar, Pasundar
Disciples: Gorakkar
Contributions: 10 Knows works on Hatha Yoga, Tantric Yoga practices
Description: Macchamuni who is also known as Matysendranath is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Agastyar, Punnakeesar and Pasundar. Some of his contributions include 10 known works on Hatha yoga, Tantric yoga practices etc. Goraknath is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Thiruparrunkundram.
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SIDDHA - GORAKKAR GORAKNATH (GORAKKAR)
Name of Siddha: Goraknath (Gorakkar)
Place of Samathi: Poyur (Girnar)
Duration of Life: Poyur (Girnar)
Guru: Dattatreya (Vishnu), Macchamuni
Disciples: Nagarjuna
Contributions: "Avadhuta Gita" and 13 works, order of ascetics, medicine, alchemy, Hatha Yoga, Pradipika classic.
Description: Goraknath is one of the 18 yoga siddhas in the 'nath' tradition. He was initiated by Dattatreya (Vishnu), Macchamuni, Allama Prabu. Some of his contributions include "Avadhuta Gita" and 13 other works, order of ascetics, medicine, alchemy, Hatha yoga pradipika classic etc. He has attained samadhi at Poyur (Girnar).
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SIDDHA - SATTAMUNI SATTAIMUNI
Name of Siddha: Sattaimuni
Place of Samathi: Srirangam
Duration of Life: 880 Years 14 Days
Guru: Nandi, Dakshinamoorthy
Disciples: Sundaranandar, Paambatti
Contributions: 46 known works, Medicine, alchemy
Description: Sattamuni is one of the 18 yoga siddhas initiated by Nandi Devar & Dakshinamoorthy. His contributions include 46 known works, medicine, alchemy & etc. His disciples include Sundaranandar, Paambatti. He has attained samadhi at Srirangam.
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SIDDHA - SUNDARANANDAR SUNDARANANDAR
Name of Siddha: Sundaranandar
Place of Samathi: Madurai
Duration of Life: 880 Years 28 Days
Guru: Sattaimuni, Konganavar
Disciples: -
Contributions: 24 known works, Medicine, Philosophy
Description: Sundaranandar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Sattamuni & Konkanavar. Some of his contributions include 24 known works: medicine, philosophy etc. He has attained samadhi at Kudal (Madurai).

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SIDDHA - SATTAMUNI RAMADEVAR
Name of Siddha: Ramadevar
Place of Samathi: Alagar Malai
Duration of Life: -
Guru: Pulastiyar, Karuvoorar
Disciples: Sattaimuni, Konkanavar
Contributions: 24 known works, Medicine, Mantra sastra
Description: Ramadevar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Pulastiyar and Karuvoorar. He is also known as the mandira siddhar. Some of his works include 24 known works: mantra shastra, medicine etc. He has attained samadhi at Alagar Malai.

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SIDDHA - KUDAMBAI KUDAMBAI
Name of Siddha: Kudambai
Place of Samathi: Mayavaram
Duration of Life: -
Guru: Alukkani Siddha (Diciple of Idaikadar)
Disciples: -
Contributions: Siddha Philosophy
Description: Kudambai is one of the 18 yoga siddhas, initiated by Alukkani Siddha (disciple of Idai Kadar). Kudamabi siddhar's contributions included siddha philosophy. His place of samadhi has been Mayavaram.

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SIDDHA - KARUVOORAR KARUVOORAR
Name of Siddha: Karuvoorar
Place of Samathi: Karuvai (Karur)
Duration of Life: 300 Years 42 days
Guru: Bhogar
Disciples: Idaikadar
Contributions: Construction of Tanjore Temple, medicine
Description: Karuvoorar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was one of the eminient disciples of Boganathar after being initiated by him. He is popular for his contribution in constructing the Tanjore temple and other medicinal works. Idai Kadar is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Karuvai (karur).

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SIDDHA - IDAIKADAR IDAIKADAR
Name of Siddha: Idaikadar
Place of Samathi: Thiruvannamalai
Duration of Life:
600 Years 18 days
Guru: Bhogar, Karuvoorar
Disciples: Kudambai, Alukkani
Contributions: Two known works: Kaya Lalpa
Description: Idai Kadar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by both Boganathar and Karuvoorar. His contributions include two known works: Kaya kalpa. He attained samadhi at Thiruvannamalai. Some of his disciples are Kudambai and Alukkani.

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SIDDHA - KAMALAMUNI KAMALAMUNI
Name of Siddha: Kamalamuni
Place of Samathi: Aarur (Tiruvarum)
Duration of Life: 4000 Years 48 days
Guru: -
Disciples: -
Contributions: Two known works: Medicine & Philosophy
Description: Karuvoorar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was one of the eminient disciples of Boganathar after being initiated by him. He is popular for his contribution in constructing the Tanjore temple and other medicinal works. Idai Kadar is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Karuvai (karur).

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SIDDHA - VALMIKI VALMIKI
Name of Siddha: Valmiki
Place of Samathi: Ettikudi
Duration of Life: 700 Years 32 days
Guru: Naradar
Disciples: -
Contributions: Recorded the epic work: The Ramayana
Description: Valmiki is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by the great sage Narada. He is very much known for recording the epic work 'The Ramayana'. He has attained samadhi at Ettikudi.

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SIDDHA -PATHANJALI PATHANJALI
Name of Siddha: Pathanjali
Place of Samathi: Rameshwaram
Duration of Life: 5 Yugas - 7 Days
Guru: Nandi
Disciples: -
Contributions: Yoga sutra Classic
Description: Patanjali is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Nandi Devar. He is known for his works on yoga sutras classic. He has attained samadhi at Rameswaram. He is also known as father of yoga.

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SIDDHA -DHANVANTHIRI DHANVANTHRI
Name of Siddha: Dhanvanthri
Place of Samathi: Vaideeshwaran
Duration of Life: 800 Years 32 Days
Guru: -
Disciples: -
Contributions: Medicine, Alchemy, Kaya Kalpa, 22 known works
Description: Dhanvanthri is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He is known for his contributions on medicine, alchemy, kaya kalpa, 22 known works. He has attained samadhi at Vaideeswaran Kovil.

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SIDDHA -DHANVANTHIRI PAMBATTI
Name of Siddha: Pambatti
Place of Samathi: Hari Sankaran Koil
Duration of Life: 123 Years 32 Days
Guru: Sattimuni
Disciples: -
Contributions: Siddha Philosophy
Description: Paambatti is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Sattamuni. His contributions include siddha philosophy. He has attained samadhi at Harisankaran kovil. He was originally a snake charmer before he met his guru Sattamuni. Later after being initiated by his guru, due to his intense sadhana he has became a siddha.

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"The above pictures and descriptive text regarding the 18 siddhas has been reproduced from the book "Babaji and the Eighteen Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition" by Marshall Govindan, published by Babaji's Kriya Yoga Trust."

 

 

 
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