nerur sadhashiva brahmendrar adhishtanam / jeeva-samadhi.
nerur is a small village about 12 kms from karur on the banks of cauvery. town buses ply at least once every 30 minutes from karur.
a brahma jnaani , sadashiva left his home in search of truth. after taking sannyasa, he is said to have wandered around, naked or semi-naked, and often in a trance-like state.
sadhashiva brahmendrar is a contemporary of sridhara ayyaval of thiruvisanallur who brought ganga on aadi-amavasya day into his well and bodhendra saraswathi , a shankaracharya of kumbakonam mutt. a bunch of of classmates whose caliber the world will never see again may be ???
he is said to have attained enlightenment or worshipped at 4 other places. they are
- omkareswar on the banks of narmadha
- manamadhurai on the banks of vaigai
- karachi on the banks of sindhu ( yup , the karachi in pakisthan !! )
- kasi on the banks of ganga
his jiva samadhi site is briefly mentioned in ‘autobiography of a yogi’ by paramahamsa yogananda….
sadhasiva brahmendra’s samadhi is a very serene place to do meditation and kasi viswanathar temple is in the front.
ramakrishna paramahamsar , guru of vivekanandha says about sadhasiva brahmendra that, he couldnt figure the naked man that comes to him once in a while playful but felt supreme state of consciousness when he came around…..
never miss this place which also has a very old agneeswarar temple and thirumukkoodalur a few kms south which is at the junction of cauvery and amaravathi rivers.
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