The GOS 184 – Saanga Deva Siddha

The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here.

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[From the 194th Tamil series]

After I started reading Jeeva Nadi, I seldom get solitude, mostly. When I do, I raise one of those numerous questions I have in mind and the Maha Muni answers me. He has mentioned about many a temple, Siddhas, holy places etc. This post is about a Siddha which Agastya Muni mentioned in one such interaction.

There is hardly anyone who does not know Thirumular in Tamil Nadu. Likewise, there is a Siddha in the northern part of the country called Saanga Deva. He is an expert of transferring his soul to another physical body. His very own disciples have not seen him directly. He teaches his students through the medium of just voice (asareeri in Tamil), a first of its kind in educating.

He lived on the shore of Tapti river in his ashram. He taught hundreds of students. At the same time, he flies all the way to Pandaripuram and sings the Pandarinath’s praise. Such a Siddha Saanga Deva who taught students through his ‘voice’ heard an information through a voice one day.

“On the outskirts, there is a person who is well learned, very talented, who has reached the peak of spirituality. His name is Gnana Deva. He is a very big Siddha. Meet him this Pournami (full moon day) with due respect.”

Saanga Deva felt a bit of pinch in his heart once he heard that voice. He refused to meet Gnana Deva. The thought of “I” dominated him. He rejected everyone’s suggestion. The news reached Gnana Deva. He thought that Saanga Deva might come to meet us once his mind changes, and Gnana Deva was playing with a child in front of his house.

Saanga Deva eventually decided to meet Gnana Deva. He created a tiger through the power of his tapasya. He then transformed a black cobra as a whip. He sat on that tiger with the whip in his hand and majestically reached Gnana Deva’s residence.

Gnana Deva saw this and he waved his hands thrice. The whip changed to a garland and the tiger changed to a cow. Saanga Deva lost his tapasya’s powers and stood alone. He then realized that there is a lot more that he could learn from Gnana Deva and fell at his feet. Gnana Deva accepted Saanga Deva as his disciple and taught him various knowledge.

Once Saanga Deva accepted Gnana Deva as his guru, he continued his miraculous powers but with a limit. He would sat on the water and cross the river. If he puts his legs in the water, the river split into two, letting him go. He brought back many a dead with the grace of Lord Shiva. He quenched the hunger of poor through Amudha Surabhi. Apart from the art of transferring one’s soul to another physical body, he taught his disciple every other knowledge. He gradually then became visible to others in a human form in the due course.

Saanga Deva lives to this date on the banks of river Tapti, blessing those who seek His guidance and grace, eradicating their karmic effects and diseases!

~ to be continued…!

6 thoughts on “The GOS 184 – Saanga Deva Siddha

  1. This place is my native place. The town name is Chang dev which in muktainagar taluk in maharashtra.Im destined to be here,have had medeitated every now n then from my childhood.Saint muktai who was a younger sister of saint Gnanadev and nivrutti nath,gave Aatma gnana to chang dev in 65 lined Abhang known as ‘CHANGDEV PASASHTI’
    The town changdev is situated on the sangamam of rivers Tapti and poorna which is very serene and peaceful.This very place is also a samadhi place of Muktai who is known as Aadi maya aadi shakti(and gnana dev is an avatar of lord Krishna).Muktai merged here in the sangamam water.
    In Changdev pasashti,Muktai addresses changdev as ‘Kora’means a blank one.The man without aatma gnana is blank.She advises him that Gnana dev and Nivrutti nath are two mirrors withwhich he can see him what he is in actual.She tells him that Nivrutti nath is your mother and he has send Chakrapani (lord Krishna,Vishnu) to you as a Gnanadev.Gnanadev loves you a lot and he will bestow Svanand to you.
    Here in maharashtra everybody recites the changdev pasashti verses everyday for gaining knowledge.

  2. I have heard about tirumoolar gnaneeshwar nadi from my friend who told that this nadi is always like a gnana kandam.Here Mahamuni has said that Gnana dev(known as gnaneeshwar in maharashtra) is tirumoolar siddhar’s guru.This might be the reason that it is known as tirumoolar gnaneeshwar nadi.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changdev,_Jalgaon
    This is the wikilink for changdev.
    Can anybody throw a light whether tirumoolar and changdev are same?

  3. Om Agatheesaaya Namah

    This siddha changadeva written 65 ovies (lines/ verses) which are very powerful called as changdev pasashti

    This is as follows:

    श्रीचांगदेवपासष्टी

    स्वस्ति श्रीवटेशु ।जो लपोनि जगदाभासु
    दावी मग ग्रासु ।प्रगटला करी ॥१॥
    प्रगटे तंव तंव न दिसे ।लपे तंव तंव आभासे ।
    प्रगट ना लपाला असे ।न खोभता जो ॥२॥
    बहु जंव जंव होये ।तंव तंव कांहींच न होये ।
    कांहीं नहोनि आहे ।अवघाचि जो ॥३॥
    सोनें सोनेपणा उणें ।न येतांचि झालें लेणें ।
    तेंवि न वेंचतां जग होणें ।अंगे जया ॥४॥
    कल्लोळकंचुक ।न फेडितां उघडें उदक ।
    तेंवी जगेसी सम्यक् ।स्वरूप जो ॥५॥
    परमाणूंचिया मांदिया ।पृथ्वींपणें न वचेचि वाया ।
    तेंवि विश्वस्फूर्ति इया ।झांकवेना जो ॥६॥
    कळांचेनि पांघुरणें ।चंद्रमा हरपो नेणें ।
    कां वन्हि दीपपणें ।आन नोहे ॥७॥
    म्हणोनि अविद्यानिमित्तें ।दृश्य द्रष्टत्व वर्ते ।
    तें मी नेणें आइतें ।ऐसेंचि असे ॥८॥
    जेवि नाममात्र लुगडें ।येर्‍हवीं सूतचि तें उघडें ।
    कां माती मृद्भांडें ।जयापरी ॥९॥
    तेंवि द्रष्टादृश्यदशे ।अतीत दृङ्मात्र जें असे ।
    तेंचि द्रष्टादृश्यमिसें ।केवळ होय ॥१०॥
    अलंकार येणें नामें ।असिजे निखिल हेमें ।
    नाना अवयवसंभ्रमें ।अवयवियां जेवीं ॥११॥
    तेंवि शिवोनि पृथ्वीवरी ।भासती पदार्थाचिया परी ।
    प्रकाशें ते एकसरी ।संवित्ति हे ॥१२॥
    नाहीं तें चित्र दाविती ।परी असे केवळ भिंती ।
    प्रकाशें तें संवित्ति ।जगदाकारें ॥१३॥
    बांधियाचिया मोडी ।बांधा नहोनि गुळाची गोडी ।
    तयापरि जगपरवडी ।संवित्ति जाण ॥१४॥
    घडियेचेनि आकारें ।प्रकाशिजे जेविं अंबरें ।
    तेंविं विश्वस्फूर्ति स्फुरे ।स्फूर्तिचि हे ॥१५॥
    न लिंपतां सुखदुःख ।येणें आकारें क्षोभोनि नावेक ।
    होय आपणिया सन्मुख ।आपणचि जो ॥१६॥
    तया नांव दृश्याचे होणें ।संवित्ति द्रष्टत्वा आणिजे तेणें ।
    बिंबा बिंबत्व जालेपणें ।प्रतिबिंबाचेनि ॥१७॥
    तेविं आपणचि आपुला पोटीं ।
    आपणया दृश्य दावित उठी ।
    द्रष्टादृश्यदर्शन त्रिपुटी ।मांडे तें हे ॥१८॥
    सुताचिये गुंजे ।आंत बाहेर नाहीं दुजें ।
    तेंवि तिनपणेंविण जाणिजे ।त्रिपुटी हे ॥१९॥
    नुसधें मुख जैसें ।देखिजतसे दर्पणमिसें ।
    वायांचि देखणें ऐसें ।गमो लागे ॥२०॥
    तैसें न वचतां भेदा ।संवित्ति गमे त्रिधा ।
    हेंचि जाणे प्रसिद्धा ।उपपत्ति इया ॥२१॥
    दृश्याचा जो उभारा ।तेंचि द्रष्टत्व होय संसारा ।
    या दोहीं माजिला अंतरा ।दृष्टि पंगु होय ॥२२॥
    दृश्य जेधवां नाहीं ।तेधवां दृष्टि घेऊनि असे काई ।
    आणि दृश्येंविण कांहीं ।द्रष्टत्व असे ॥२३॥
    म्हणोनि दृश्याचें जालेपणें ।दृष्टि द्रष्टत्व होणें ।
    पुढती तें गेलिया जाणें ।तैसेंचि दोन्ही ॥२४॥
    एवं एकचि झाली ती होती ।
    तिन्ही गेलिया एकचि व्यक्ति ।
    तरी तिन्ही भ्रांति ।एकपण साच ॥२५॥
    दर्पणाच्या आधीं शेखीं ।मुख असतचि असे मुखीं ।
    माजी दर्पण अवलोकीं ।आन कांहीं होये ॥२६॥
    पुढें देखिजें तेणें बगें ।देखतें ऐसें गमों लागे ।
    परी दृष्टीतें वाउगे ।झकवीत असें ॥२७॥
    म्हणोनि दृश्याचिये वेळे ।दृश्य द्रष्टत्त्वावेगळें ।
    वस्तुमात्र निहाळे ।आपणाशीं ॥२८॥
    वाद्यजातेंविण ध्वनी ।काष्ठजातेंविण वन्ही ।
    तैसें विशेष ग्रासुनी ।स्वयेंचि असे ॥२९॥
    जें म्हणतां नये कांहीं ।जाणों नये कैसेही ।
    असतचि असे पाही ।असणें जया ॥३०॥
    आपुलिया बुबुळा ।दृष्टि असोनि अखम डोळा ।
    तैसा आत्मज्ञानी दुबळा ।ज्ञानरूप जो ॥३१॥
    जें जाणणेंचि कीं ठाई ।नेणणें कीर नाहीं ।
    परि जाणणें म्हणोनियांही ।जाणणें कैचें ॥३२॥
    यालागीं मौनेंचि बोलिजे ।कांहीं नहोनि सर्व होइजे ।
    नव्हतां लाहिजे ।काहींच नाहीं ॥३३॥
    नाना बोधाचिये सोयरिके ।साचपण जेणें एकें ।
    नाना कल्लोळ माळिके ।पाणी जेविं ॥३४॥
    जे देखिजतेविण ।एकलें देखणेपण ।
    हें असो आपणिया आपण ।आपणची जें ॥३५॥
    जें कोणाचें नव्हतेनि असणें ।जें कोणाचें नव्हतां दिसणें ।
    कोणाचें नव्हतां भोगणें ।केवळ जो ॥३६॥
    तयां पुत्र तूं वटेश्वराचा ।रवा जैसा कापुराचा ।
    चांगया मज तुज आपणयाचा ।बोल ऐके ॥३७॥
    ज्ञानदेव म्हणे ।तुज माझा बोल ऐकणें ।
    तें तळहातां तळीं मिठी देणें ।जयापरी ॥३८॥
    बोलेंचि बोल ऐकिजे ।स्वादेंचि स्वाद चाखिजे ।
    कां उजिवडें देखिजे ।उजिडा जेविं ॥३९॥
    सोनियां वरकल सोनें जैंसा ।कां मुख मुखां हो आरिसा ।
    मज तुज संवाद तैसा ।चक्रपाणि ॥४०॥
    गोडिये आपली गोडी ।घेतां काय न माये तोंडीं ।
    आम्हां परस्परें आवडी ।तो पाडु असे ॥४१॥
    सखया तुझेनि उद्देशें ।भेटावया जीव उल्हासे ।
    कीं सिद्धभेटी विसकुसे ।ऐसिया बिहे ॥४२॥
    घेवों पाहें तुझें दर्शन ।तंव रूपां येवो पाहे मन ।
    तेथ दर्शना होय अवजतन ।ऐसें गमों लागे ॥४३॥
    कांहीं करी बोले कल्पी ।कां न करी न बोले न कल्पी ।
    ये दोन्ही तुझ्या स्वरूपीं ।न घेती उमसूं ॥४४॥
    चांगया तुझेनि नांवें ।करणें न करणें न व्हावें ।
    हें काय म्हणों परी न धरवें ।मीपण हें ॥४५॥
    लवण पाणियाचा थावो ।माजी रिगोनि गेलें पाहों ।
    तंव तेंचि नाहीं मा काय घेवों ।माप जळां ॥४६॥
    तैसें तुज आत्मयातें पाही ।देखों गेलिया मीचि नाहीं ।
    तेथें तूं कैचा कायी ।कल्पावया जोगा ॥४७॥
    जो जागोनि नीद देखे ।तो देखणेंपणां जेवि मुके ।
    तेवि तूंतें देखोनि मी ठाके ।कांहीं नहोनि ॥४८॥
    अंधाराचे ठायीं ।सूर्यप्रकाश तंव नाहीं ।
    परी मी आहे हें कांहीं ।न वचेचि जेवि ॥४९॥
    तेवि तूंतें मी गिवसी ।तेथे तूंपण मीपणेसी ।
    उखतें पडे ग्रासीं ।भेटीचि उरे ॥५०॥
    डोळ्याचे भूमिके ।डोळा चित्र होय कौतुकें ।
    आणि तेणेंचि तो देखे ।न डंडळिता ॥५१॥
    तैसी उपजतां गोष्टी ।न फुटतां दृष्टि ।
    मी तूंवीण भेटी ।माझी तुझी ॥५२॥
    आतां मी तूं या उपाधि ।ग्रासुनि भेटी नुसधी ।
    ते भोगिली अनुवादीं ।घोळघोळूं ॥५३॥
    रुचतियाचेनि मिसें ।रुचितें जेविजें जैसें ।
    कां दर्पणव्याजें दिसें ।देखतें जेवि ॥५४॥
    तैसीं अप्रमेयें प्रमेयें भरलीं ।मौनाचीं अक्षरे भली ।
    रचोनि गोष्टी केली ।मेळियेचि ॥५५॥
    इयेचे करूनि व्याज ।तूं आपणयातें बूझ ।
    दीप दीपपणें पाहे निज ।आपुलें जैसें ॥५६॥
    तैसी केलिया गोठी ।तयांत उघडिजे दृष्टी ।
    आपणिया आपण भेटी ।आपणामाजी ॥५७॥
    जालिया प्रळयीं एकार्णव ।अपार पाणियाची धांव ।
    गिळी आपुला उगव ।तैसें करी ॥५८॥
    ज्ञानदेव म्हणे नामरूपें-।विण तुझें साच आहे आपणपें ।
    ते स्वानंदजीवनपें ।सुखिया होई ॥५९॥
    चांगया पुढतपुढती ।घरां आलिया ज्ञानसंपत्ति ।
    वैद्यवेदकत्वही अतीतीं ।पदीं बैसे ॥६०॥
    चांगदेवा तुझेनि व्याजें ।माऊलिया श्रीनिवृत्तिराजें ।
    स्वानुभव रसाळ खाजें ।दिधलें लोभें ॥६१॥
    एवं ज्ञानदेव चक्रपाणी ऐसे ।दोन्ही डोळस आरिसे ।
    परस्पर पाहातां कैसें ।मुकले भेदां ॥६२॥
    तियेपरी जी इया ।दर्पण करील ओविया ।
    तो आत्मा एवढिया ।मिळेल सुखा ॥६३॥
    नाहीं तेंचि काय नेणों असे ।दिसें तेंचि कैसें नेणों दिसे ।
    असे तेंचि नेणों आपैसे ।तें कीं होईजे ॥६४॥
    निदेपरौतें निदैजणें ।जागृति गिळोनि जागणें ।
    केलें तैसें गुंफणें ।ज्ञानदेवो म्हणे ॥६५॥

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