Saturday, April 4, 2015

Siddha Medicine-(4)

The Siddha medicine (Tamilசித்த மருத்துவம், (Citta maruttuva) is one of the oldest medical systems known to mankind. This system of medicine originated from south Indian Tamil traditional medicine, as part of the trio Indian medicines - ayurvedasiddha and unani. This system was very popular in ancient India. Believed to be more than 5,000 years old, the Siddha system of medicine is considered to be one of the most antiquated traditional medical systems.
The system is believed to be developed by the 18 siddhas of the south populars called the Siddhars. Siddhars were spiritual adepts who possessed the ashta siddhis, or the eight supernatural powers. Sage Agathiyar is considered the guru of all Sidhars, and the Siddha system is believed to have been handed over to him by Lord Muruga, son of the Hindu God - Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. So, are the siddhars the followers of Lord Shiva (Shaivaites). Agathiyar is the first Siddhar, and his 18 disciples contributed thousands of texts on Siddha, including medicine, and form the propounders of the system in this world.  We will be seeing the Siddars in deep as time comes,,,,,,

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Siddha medicine-(3)

Siddha Vaithiam

Many chronic diseases, considered incurable in western medicine, can be treated successfully with Siddha medicine. Most medicines are for the most part natural and processed in such a way as to be readily absorbed within each cell in the body, giving it proper nourishment to sustain a long and healthy life. Healthy cells within the body can reproduce new cells that are just as healthy, thus slowing the process of aging from the inside out. 
The beauty in Siddha Medicine is that it rejuvenates the worn out tissues  and prolongs our age.
 When  we eat selective foods  proportionally, every day at the proper time it  gives us the energy  to fight back the sickness as though we take  medicines . When we need any anti bio tic our Siddhars had defined many herbal combination of decoctions .
We  can always combine some herbs and boil and drink; of course those  recommended for particular sicknesses . Even the herbs consist of 6 tastes. When we fulfill the taste we lack in our body  the  chemistry  of our body will become  normal -free from sickness. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

Siddha vaithiam -(2)

Our Siddhars were very very clever in defining many things. They wrote on the palm leaves so that it wont decay or rot. They carved on stones; so that they won't disappear.
 Our forefathers followed the steps of the saints. When they say something which we felt not logical was meaningful . When we think of some things which our ancesters followed  blindly  were all meaningful and can be prooved scientificaly now.
So we respect our ancestors and parents  by trying to understand the ways and life of Siddars.

Much less is known of the yogic traditions of South India as it was guarded in secrecy and taught in the traditional manner of guru to the spiritually mature disciple. In most cases the enlightened beings went on to evolve into the final objective of yoga and that was to merge into God in the physical form itself. These sages were called Siddhars. Many of these Siddhars maintained spiritual diaries and writings in the form of poetry from the time they actualized into discovering the divine with deeper meaning and the beginning of their journey into yoga while attaining enlightenment, and to the final state of transforming into light, merging with the Supreme.
There are different Siddhar schools with some believing in 18 masters and some as Siddhar Rajaswamy's- 210 masters. According to the Siddhar teachings, these masters constantly take birth again and again with their disciples in different divine incarnations in different times and different places around the world constantly to keep up with the changing humanity needs and effecting change. For instance, Jesus Christ is said to have been Siddhar Pullipani having reincarnated. Swami Vivekananda was said to have been one of the reincarnations of Siddhar Thirumulanathar. Lao Tzu was claimed by Siddhar Bhogar to have been one of his incarnations.
Thanks nandhi

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


 The history of Siddha medicine dates into the prehistoric period  and ancient medical literature of Agasthiar and other Siddhars which exist today  are only compendiams of older treatise  that existed before. It may be handed over from Guru to deciple. Its origin and development is a matter of very remote antiquity. The period of Siddhars could not be fixed accurately but they existed even before the birth of Christ and the ancient reading says before 5000 years.

The Siddha science is a traditional treatment system generated from Dravidian culture. The Siddha flourished in the period of Indus Valley civilizationPalm leaf manuscripts say that the Siddha system was first described by Lord Shiva to his wife Parvati. Parvati explained all this knowledge to her son Lord Muruga. He taught all these knowledge to his disciple sage Agasthya. Agasthya taught 18 Siddhars and they spread this knowledge to human beings.
Siddha focused to "Ashtamahasiddhi," the eight supernatural power. Those who attained or achieved the above said powers are known as Siddhars. There were 18 important Siddhars in olden days and they developed this system of medicine. Hence, it is called Siddha medicine. The Siddhars wrote their knowledge in palm leaf manuscripts, fragments of which were found in parts of South India. It is believed that some families may possess more fragments but keep them solely for their own use. There is a huge collection of Siddha manuscripts kept by traditional Siddha families.
According to the manikandan, there were 22 principal siddhars. Of these 22, Agasthya is believed to be the father of siddha medicine. Siddhars were of the concept that a healthy soul can only be developed through a healthy body. So they developed methods and medication that are believed to strengthen their physical body and thereby their souls. Men and women who dedicated their lives into developing the system were calledSiddhars. They practiced intense yogic practices, including years of periodic fasting and meditation, and were believed to have achieved supernatural powers and gained the supreme wisdom and overall immortality. Through this spiritually attained supreme knowledge, they wrote scriptures on all aspects of life, from arts to science and truth of life to miracle cure for diseases.
From the manuscripts, the siddha system of medicine developed into part of Indian medical science. Today there are recognized siddha medical colleges, run under the government universities, where siddha medicine is taught.
Most of the practicing Siddha medical practitioners are traditionally trained, usually in families and by gurus (teachers). When the guru is a martial arts teacher, he is also known as an ashan. They make a diagnosis after a patient's visit and set about to refer to their manuscripts for the appropriate remedies, which a true blue physician compounds by himself or herself, from thousands of herbal and herbo-mineral resources. The methodology of siddha thought has helped decipher many causes of disorders and the formulation of curious remedies which may sometimes have more than 250 ingredients.