‘Siddhars’ are evolved spiritual beings who went beyond enlightenment to accomplish the final yoga of attaining the ultimate perfection as becoming one with God. Perfection in this sense means the state of the highly evolved. Yoga of Siddha tradition meant the accomplishment of merging the body into the supreme light of the absolute as attainments of eight different dimensions of perfection. Each dimension of perfection is called a ‘siddhi’ and ‘siddhi’ is the miraculous powers that were acquired while practicing this path of yoga.
Siddhars consider attainment of various siddhis as grace which naturally flows into them through their yogic practices and it was held sacred as the mark of the divine presence within them. The realm of Siddhars is mystical, most times unbelievable and has remained unchanged over thousands of years. To envision this world, it is comparable to the life present in the extreme depth of the ocean existing under intense high pressure and total darkness, hardly ever disturbed by external forces. This would be an example to illustrate the world of the Siddhars beneath the known in Tamil country which still vibrant and alive and yet far away from the rest of human civilization. These ancient spiritual places in Tamil country, hidden from the rest of the world resonate with the presence of the Siddhars even today.