SathuraGiri Siddhars

Sathuragiri is home to many Siddhas. Many Siddhas, both formless and with form, perform their penance in Sathuragiri. Below is a list of 18 (eighteen) eminent Siddhas according to South Indian tradition. You can also find details related to Siddhas (including Siddhas listed below and also other Siddhas) in the home page, under section Prominent Siddhas.


Sri Agasthiyar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Agasthiyar Anandasayana 4-Yugas,
48 Days
Shiva Bogar
Babaji
Thiruvalluvar
Machamuni
Medicine
Kayakalpa
Tamil Grammar
Yoga
 
Sri Agasthiyar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas who have initiated many siddhas including 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.
Sri Nandi Devar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Nandi Devar Kasi (Benares) 700 Years,
32 Days
Shiva Thirumoolar
Pathanjali
DakshinaMoorthy
Romarishi
Sattaimuni
Medicine
Kaya Kalpa
Yoga
Alchemy
Natural sciences
Philosophy
 
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 (Kayilay Kambilisattamuni) & Sattaimuni.
Sri Thirumoolar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Thirumoolar Chidambaram 3000 Years,
13 Days
Nandi Philosophy
Yoga
 
Thirumoolar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Nandi Devar and his contributions include works in yoga and philosophy. His 'Thirumandiram' work is very popular among his works. He has attained samadhi in Chidambaram.
Sri Bogar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Bogar (or)
Bhoganathar
Palani 300 Years,
18 Days
Agasthiyar
Kalangi Nathar
Babaji
Konkanavar
Karuvoorar
Pulipani
Idaikadar
Yoga
Kaya Kalpa
Medicine
Alchemy
Natural sciences
Philosophy
 
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, Pulipani and Idaikadar.
Sri Konkanavar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Konkanavar Thirupathi 800 Years,
16 Days
Bogar 557 - Disciples 25 known works in
Medicine
Yoga
Religion
Philosophy
 
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.
Sri Machamuni
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Machamuni Thirupparankundram 300 Years,
62 Days
Agasthiyar
Punnakeesar
Pasundar
Gorakhnathar 10 known works in
Tantric Yoga
Hatha Yoga
 
Machamuni who is also known as Matsyendranath is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has been initiated by Agasthiyar, Punnakeesar and Pasundar. Some of his contributions include 10 known works on Hatha yoga, Tantric yoga practices etc. Gorakhnathar is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Thiruparrunkundram.
Sri Gorakhnathar (Gorakkar)
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Gorakhnathar Poyur (Girnar) 880 Years,
32 Days
Dattatreyar (Vishnu)
Machamuni
Allama Prabu
Nagarjuna "Avadhuta Gita" and
13 other works in
Order of Ascetics
Medicine
Alchemy
Hatha Yoga
Pradipika classic
 
Gorakhnathar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas in the 'nath' tradition. He was initiated by Dattatreya (Vishnu), Macchamuni and 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).
Sri Sattaimuni
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Sattaimuni Srirangam 880 Years,
14 Days
Nandi
Dakshinamoorthy
Sundaranandar
Paambatti
46 known works in
Medicine
Alchemy
 
Sattaimuni is one of the 18 yoga siddhas and was initiated by Nandi Devar & Dakshinamoorthy. His contributions include 46 known works in medicine, alchemy & etc. His disciples include Sundaranandar and Paambatti. He has attained samadhi at Srirangam.
Sri Sundaranandar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Sundaranandar Madurai 880 Years,
28 Days
Sattaimuni
Konkanavar
24 known works in
Medicine
Philosophy
 
Sundaranandar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Sattaimuni & Konkanavar. Some of his contributions include 24 known works: medicine, philosophy etc. He has attained samadhi at Kudal (Madurai).
Sri Ramadevar (Yacob)
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Ramadevar (Yacop) Alagar Malai - Pulastiyar
Karuvoorar
Sattaimuni
Konkanavar
24 known works in
Medicine
Mantra sastra
 
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.
Sri Kudambai
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Kudambai Mayavaram - Alukkani Siddhar (disciple of Idaikadar) - Siddha Philosophy
 
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.
Sri Karuvoorar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Karuvoorar Karuvai (Karur) 300 Years,
42 days
Bhogar Idaikadar Construction of Tanjore Temple
Many works in Medicine
 
Karuvoorar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was one of the eminient disciples of Bhoganathar after being initiated by him. He is popular for his contribution in constructing the Tanjore temple and other medicinal works. IdaiKadar is one of his eminent disciples. He has attained samadhi at Karuvai (karur).
Sri Idaikadar
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Idaikadar Thiruvannamalai 600 Years,
18 days
Bhogar
Karuvoorar
Kudambai
Alukkani
Two known works in Kaya Kalpa
 
Idaikadar is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by both Bhoganathar and Karuvoorar. His contributions include two known works in kaya kalpa. He attained samadhi at Thiruvannamalai. Some of his disciples are Kudambai and Alukkani.
Sri Kamalamuni
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Kamalamuni Aarur (Tiruvarum) 4000 Years,
48 days
Bhogar
Karuvoorar
Kudambai
Alukkani
Two known works in Medicine &
Philosophy
 
Kamalamuni is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He has attained samadhi at Aarur (Tiruvarum). His contributions include two known works on medicine and philosophy.
Sri Valmiki
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Valmiki Ettikudi 700 Years,
32 days
Naradar - Recorded the epic work: The Ramayana
 
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.
Sri Pathanjali
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Pathanjali Rameshwaram 5 Yugas,
7 days
Nandi - The yoga classic:
Pathanjali Yoga Sutra
 
Pathanjali 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.
Sri Dhanvanthri
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Dhanvanthri Vaideeswaran Koil, near Chidambaram 800 Years,
32 days
- - 22 Known works in
Medicine
Alchemy
Kaya Kalpa
 
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.
Sri Pambatti (Paambatti)
Name Place of Samathi Life Duration Guru Disciples Contributions
Pambatti Hari Sankaran Kovil 123 Years,
32 days
Sattaimuni - Siddha Philosophy
 
Pambatti is one of the 18 yoga siddhas. He was initiated by Sattaimuni. His contributions includeworks in siddha philosophy. He has attained samadhi at Harisankaran kovil. He was originally a snake charmer before he met his guru Sattaimuni. Later after being initiated by his guru, due to his intense sadhana he has became a siddha.