3 INVITATION FOR 128th GURUPUJA OF MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGAL DATE: 08/12/ MONDAY
4 OM MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGALE NAMAHA SALUTATIONS TO THE ONE WHO HAS DARSHANED THE ATMA LINGA WITHIN THE SELFSALUTATIONS TO THE ONE, WHO GUIDES EVERY SEEKER WITH COMPASSIONSALUTATIONS TO THE ONE WHO GIVES A SEEKER ONLY WHAT HE DESERVESSALUTATIONS TO THE ONE, WHO REMOVES THE SADNESS FROM THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE MINDSALUTATIONS TO THE ONE, WHO PURIFIES ONE’S BEING ON MERE DARSHAN ITSELF..OM MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGALE NAMAHA
6 OM GURUJI SUNDARAMURTHY SWAMIGALE NAMAHA SALUTATIONS TO HIS DIVINE FEET, WHO IS NOTHING BUT GOD IN HUMAN FORM AND GUIDES EVERY SOUL FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, FROM IGNORANCE TO WISDOM, FROM SAMSARA TO JEEVAN MUKTHI
7 OM GURUJI SUNDARAMURTHY SWAMIGALE NAMAHA OUR GURU - THE FOUNDER OF AATHMAN AWARENESS CENTRE INVITES ALL INNER TRAVELLERS, SEEKERS, YOGIS AND BHAKTHAS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 128TH GURUPUJA FESTIVAL OF MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGAL AND RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS OF THE GREAT SAINT
8 Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal Younger life was not known, but this much was known that he came from 'Virudhachalam' a small town in South India. Very significant thing about this saint is that a small lingam developed in his left palm. It is a very rare phenomenon considering the fact that He is a great SHIVA BHAKTHA.
9 Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal Swamigal came from Virudhachalam. On the way from Virudhachalam He toured all over South India visited many SHIVA temples and performed many miracles
11 Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal Finally He visited (KARANEESVARAM) ancient and very famous Shiva temple. Drawn towards the magnificent deity, He wanted to attain JEEVA SAMADHI inside the temple.
12 Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal But the temple priest wouldn't give him permission, so the saint silently made his way in to the river side and sat in deep trance. Soon the temple priest fell very sick with dysentry. Soon he remembered about the saint and he approached him, fell in to his knees and asked for forgiving; the saint opened his eyes and he sprinkled VIBUTHI in to the KAMANDALAM water, and he asked him to drink the water. As soon as he drank the water, he got cured.
14 History of Saint Gurulinga Swamigal The priest took the saint to the temple ,the saint pointed one particular place in the temple street. He asked the priest to make all the arrangements for HIS JEEVA SAMADHI. He told him he would attain JEEVA ANGA SAMADHI on the 4th somavaaram of karthigai month(December 1887) at 12:00 am. So he made all the arrangements.
16 Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal On the 'auspicious day' as already predicted, the saint went around the town in a long march, Blessed all the people, ANNADHAANAM was given. Exactly at 12 am the saint Blessed the devotees, Prayed to the God entered in to His SAMADHI,the devotees closed the lid and installed the Shiva lingam on the Top of the SAMADHI.
20 Life History of Mahan Sri Gurulinga Swamigal 128 years have passed in a wink of an eye. In the jeeva samadhi shrine, Swami’s blooming smile reminds us of the fact that time and death are non-existent. It is only for us to have a darshan of Him and meditate in His shrine regularly, so that our karmas drop like dead leaves, our hearts become light and our beings become pure and blissful by His compassion and sheer grace.
23 LOCATION OF MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGAL’S JEEVA SAMADHI TEMPLE SWAMI’S JEEVA SAMADHI TEMPLE IS SITUATED IN 10/92, KARANEESWARAR KOIL STREET, SAIDAPET, CHENNAI (4 MINS FROM SAIDAPET RLY STATION).
24 HOW TO APPROACH MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGAL’S JEEVA SAMADHI ALWAYS BUY SOMETHING TO OFFER LIKE FLOWERS, INCENSE ETC WHEN VISITING SWAMI’S SAMADHI..THIS WILL MAKE YOU MORE HUMBLEBEFORE YOU VISIT THE JEEVA SAMADHI PRAY TO SWAMI THAT YOUR JOURNEY SHOULD BE SMOOTH AND MEDITATE ON SWAMI ALL THE WAYIF YOU ARE TOTALLY UNABLE TO VISIT HIS SAMADHI SHRINE, JUST CONTEMPLATE ON HIS SAMADHI AND HIS GRACE WILL TAKE YOU THERE IN NO TIME
25 HOW TO APPROACH MAHAN SRI GURULINGA SWAMIGAL’S JEEVA SAMADHI YOU ARE ENTERING THE ABODE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST SAINTS.ENTER WITH HUMILITY AND AWE FOR THE SAINT.APPROACH THE SAINT WITH GREAT LOVE TOWARDS THE SAINT.WITHOUT ANY JUDGEMENTAL QUALITY SIT IN SILENT MEDITATION WITH AWARENESS ABOUT THE DIVINE SPACE.DO NOT MEDITATE WITH EFFORT. JUST ALLOW THE DIVINE PRESENCE TO ENTER IN YOUR BODY.CONTEMPLATE IN AJNA, MANONMANI OR ANAHATA CHAKRA.WE PRAY TO GURULINGA SWAMIGAL THAT THIS VISIT BE A TURNING POINT IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.
27 GURULINGA SEVA = GOD SEVA Doing seva to a living saint or a saint in jeeva samadhi will burn our karmas and there will be a meteoric rise in our spiritual growth towards moksha.There is a zen saying that the giver should be thankful. Yes, the giver should always be thankful for being given an opportunity by the divine to serve.If you are willing to contribute towards the gurupuja / maintenance of the jeeva samadhi of Mahan Gurulinga Swamigal, kindly pour your contributions towardsAathman Awareness Centre Trust,Current Account number:SWIFT:PUNBINBBISB, IFSC: PUNB