The podium of Agathiyar Statue

The podium of Agathiyar statue shall have three floors with a height of 54 ft. There will be five major activities to be engaged in the three floors so as to provide spiritual feast to the seekers of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment.

1. Meditation Hall
Meditation is the basis to become one with God and to realize the state of Siddha. Because, only through meditation one could detach from worldly attachments, realize the ultimate truth and attain the state of ecstasy. Therefore a large meditation hall shall be constructed inside the podium. It is going to be established for the benefit of spiritual seekers who are in peace following agama rules without deviating from nature through meditation.
2. Library
It is said that reading a book is better than making hundred friends. We learn about past, present and future only through reading books. In particular there are many hidden truths in the ocean of spirituality. Therefore, rarest of the rare books in thousands shall be kept in the library .Books related to subjects like astrology, astronomy, alchemy, science, medicine, history, arts, literature, spirituality and religion shall comprise in the library in Tamil versions and selectively in English . All these books were either written by the siddhars or others about siddhas that were written to lead humanity to live a life of poise and peace.
3. Symposium Hall
Knowing and understanding about spirituality has not absolutely conferred to all. The symposium hall has to be installed to reach spiritual knowledge to all. The general public attending such symposiums, conference, meetings would get adequate opportunities to raise doubts, seek clarifications and grow further in the field of spirituality with leaders, learned scholars and masters of practical experience in spirituality to experience oneness with god, the omnipresent and omnipotent live within the human soul in as Siva & Shakhty. In addition, special discourse in spirituality in selected topics and divine music concerto by learned scholars shall be arranged.
4. Theatre Hall
Audio & Video programs like documentaries, short films, and feature films shall be screened in regular intermissions in subjects related to Siddhars, historical collections of Siddhar works, collected documents, means and methods of meditation and other related contemporary practices of spirituality with divine music, for the benefit of devotees.
5. Museum
Many of us are still not aware of many a siddhar, their vital works and services rendered for the benefit of humanity. Therefore a vivid depict in paintings and pictures shall be done like an art gallery that would exhibit the life of all siddhars and their life styles, siddha medicine, music, astrology and other paramount services done to common people amidst great pain and burdens. The great struggle they had to endure with sufferings shall be portrayed in the art arcade. This is a plan designed in such a way to educate and make aware of the great pristine services rendered to humanity by our Great Siddhars to future generations.
6. Varmam Sasthiram
7. Naadi Sasthiram


In siddha medicine it is believed that an equlibrated condition of the three humors, bile (pitta), wind (vatha) and phlegm (kapa) is indicative of a good health. All the pathology is based on an imbalance o any of these humors.

All the Siddhars follow a dictum “Ennvagai thervoo” which states the diagnostic procedure to be followed. The diagnosis of disease relies on the study or examination of the following eight features which are evaluated in terms of the three humors.

The ancient text “Agathiyar Vaidya Sangam” also gives the following eight check point:

  • Nadi pareeksha (studying the pulse)- the siddhars way.
  • Urine tests.
  • Tests done on the feces.
  • Observation of the Lividity or pallor of the skin.
  • Examination of the tongue.
  • Examination of the eyes.
  • Change in the voice o the patient.
  • Feeling the patient.

The diagnosis in Siddha medical system is unique as it depends majorly on the clinical acumen of the Siddhar.

Out of the eight checkpoints of diagnosis, pulse reading (Sanskrit: Nadi Pareeksha and Tamil: Nati paritchai) forms the most important tool in diagnosing. The reading of the pulse is the priciple means to studythe natural and disturbed humoral condition.

Pulse reading formsthe predominant mode of examining and requires ahighly defined sense of touch and fine subjective awareness.

The Nadi in Siddha reers to two things; the pulse and the nerves. The pulse is influenced in health or in a disturbed state by the nerves and their branches in the body.

The art of reading the pulse is like playing the musical instrument ‘Veena’. The same deftness, dexterity, heightened sense of touch and patience are needed to infer observations from the Nadi. The pulse is read from the hands generally but if a reading cannot be taken from hands other arterial points inclusive of ankle, neck and ear lobes are used. Since the body and the mind change as the day progresses and also the different seasons and climatic conditions affect a person’s physiological and psychological states.

The pulse is felt on the female’s left hand and the male’s right hand. The siddhar examines the pulse by applying the pressure with one finger after the other on a few centimeters below the wrist.

Any deviation from these normal movements is indicative of the disturbance in a particular humor. If all humors are affected, then the pulse is unusually rpid and voluminous. Seasons and various timings of each day will affect the pulse.

The deviation in the pulse readings from normal represents an abnormality in one of the doshas. A skilled siddhar or practitioner of siddha medicine can detect the subtlest of differences in the flow, volume and rate of the pulse by using the tips of three fingers.

With the so-called nadi’s, one can understand the different diseases and abnormalities in the body function, accurate medication are prescribed with the siddha practiced and get them back to normal which is a wonderful practice developed by siddha.

The siddhars or practioners of siddha medicine are so skilled in Nadi Shastra that they can make an accurate prediction just by reading pulse. They have mastered the art of reading pulse to such an extent that they can make their predictions just by reading the pulse without any interrogation!

Considered the importance, the students will be offered this extensive course of Nadi Sasthra at siddharkal kottam.