Śrī Vallimalai Tiruppugazh Swamigal
Life Sketch of Sri Vallimalai Tiruppugazh Swamigal
Swami Satchidananda then set out on a pilgrimage to Cape Comorin, Tuticorin, and Katirkāmam
propagating Tiruppugazh. On return he visited Tiruvannamalai where he contacted
Śrī Seshadri Swamigal and Ramana Bhagavan. Whenever Śrī Seshadri quoted mahā
vākyas from scriptures, and illustrated them, our Swami recited the
corresponding equivalents from Tiruppugazh. It was Śrī Seshadri who initiated
our Swami in Tiruppugazh and bestowed on him wonderful mastery over all that is
divine and desired that he should go to Vallimalai. Śrī Ramana Bhagavan taught
our Swamigal the proper paraphrasing of Tiruppugazh verses, and named him as Tiruppugazh
Murugan, by which name he is well known as is evident by the recent tribute
of Eswara Swamigal, another great soul of Tiruvannamalai, published
herein. From here, our Swami came to Madras for the first time in 1913. Here he
came into contact with another great soul “Kosakkadai Swāmiyar” near
Kandaswami Kovil, George Town and attained gnāna sannyāsam,
details of which appear in his life history.
Tiruppugazh, he visited all the places from Badrinath and Kedarnath in the
Himalayas to Ceylon. At Haridwar Mela he hoisted the Tiruppugazh flag. As
desired by Swami Seshadri our Swami made Vallimalai his abode in June 1916.
This is a sacred place about 18 miles from Vellore. Just by the time our Swami
came there, arrangements were in progress for performing the Kumbha Abhishekam
of the temple at the foot of the hill. Our Swami made considerable sacrifice to
complete the Kumbha Abhishekam on a grand scale by procuring men and money and
infusing the spirit of Tiruppugazh into all concerned.