Siddhaiah's mementoes on display at his Mutt
Kadapa: The mementoes of Dudekula Siddhaiah, the disciple of Sri Pothuloori Veerabrahmendra Swamy, the 17th century saint and astrologer, who became...
Kadapa: The mementoes of Dudekula Siddhaiah, the disciple of Sri Pothuloori Veerabrahmendra Swamy, the 17th century saint and astrologer, who became famous for his Kaalagnanam (future predictions) were on display at Siddhaiah's Mutt at his native Mudamala village in the district on Thursday.
The mementoes were presented by his guru Veerabrahmendra Swamy himself to the wailing Siddhaiah when he took Sajeeva Samadhi and told him to worship them. It was said that the Swamy came out live from his Samadhi and presented them to him as his disciple was crying inconsolably. Sidhhaiah used to worship them daily till his death in 1735. It was reported that he also took Sajeeva samadhi like his guru. Eight generations have passed on till now.
Speaking to the media here on Thursday, Siddeshwariah, the eighth generation successor of Siddhaiah's lineage said that these mementoes were presented to Siddahaiah on the Moolanakshatra day. These mementoes would be displayed every year on three days of Pushyashudda Sapthami day, Moolanakshatra day and the auspicious day of Ugadi. He said that people from far off places come to take darshan of these mementoes with intense devotion.
Like his Guru Veerabhramendraswami, his disciple Siddhaiah is also revered as a great saint. The mementoes comprise footwear, head seal, kaalagnana taalapatras and a yogadandam of Veerabrahmendraswamy. Siddhaiah used to feel the presence of his Master in these mementoes and worship them sincerely with devotion.