Maha Samadhi (மஹா சமாதி)

What is Maha samadhi?

Mahasamādhi (the great and final samādhi) is the act of consciously and intentionally leaving one's body at the time of death. A realized yogi (male) or yogini (female) who has attained the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (enlightenement), will, at an appropriate time, consciously exit from their body and cease to live. This is known as Mahasamadhi. This is not the same as the physical death that occurs for an unenlightened person. Enlightened yogis take their Mahasamadhi during their final practice of samadhi: and they expire during this final sadhana practice. Therefore, Mahasamadhi occurs only once in a lifetime, when the yogi finally casts off their mortal frame and their karma is extinguished upon death. An enlightened or realized yogi is one who has attained the nondual state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi where duality of subject and object are resolved and the yogi becomes permanently established in the unity of full enlightenment.

In Jeeva samadhi, life is not allowed to go out of the body. In Maha samadhi, it is. This would normally mean that jeeva samadhi's would remain more energised compared to maha samadhi. But this is not always the case. If a master is very advanced and goes into mahasamadhi, it can be a lot more powerful than a jeeva samadhi. Also it is difficult to prove or show that one entered jeeva samadhi and the other a maha samadhi as this is an internal journey and not an external one.

Like a jeeva samadhi, the Maha samadhi is located most of the time somewhere inside a temple. The maha samadhi acts like a energy source for the whole temple, feeding it spiritual energies for those who come and receive it's blessings.

Maha samadhi of SrilaSri Viyakarbathar (Near Trichi, Tamil Nadu)

SrilaSri Viyakarbathar

Sahaja samadhi: The effortless ecstasy. This is the state of the Jnani who has finally and irrevocably eliminated his ego. A Jnani in this state is able to function naturally in the world, just as any ordinary person does. Knowing that he is the Self, the Jnani sees no difference between himself and others or the world. For a Jnani, everything is a manifestation of the indivisible Self.

Neem Karoli Baba

Ndonguy (Papa-Andre)
Gabon

Ramakrishna

Osho

Perya siddhar
(Sri Mouna Nirvana Guru Swamigal)

Samadhi temple Located near the Kumbaeshwara Temple in Kumbakonam.
He used to stay most of his life in deep samadhi and is one of the most advanced spiritual beings in India but relatively unknown.

Dhan Nirankar ji

Sai Baba

Sawan Singh

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

 

Dzogchen meditation by Tulku Urgyen

Sri Arulveli Siddhar Baba

http://chennai-in-focus.com/sri-arul-veli-siddhar-baba-jeeva-samadhi

Acharya shri ShantiSagar

Ramana Maharshi

YogiRam

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Khenpo Ngawang Palsang

Arik Dorje Chang Rinpoche

Meher Baba

Bramhanand

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Nisargadatta

Ramesh Balsekar

H.H. Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi

Swami Rudrananda (Rudi)

Papaji

J. Krishnamurti

Shri Yukteswar

Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken

Dzogchen Shechen 5

Sri Sidha Yogiswar

Bhaduri Mahasaya

Samarth

Mahendra Baba

Inayat

Madhavnath Maharaj

Pramukh

Pramukh

Sri Pichhammatalli

Yogiji Maharaj

Siddhar Maharaj

Mahasamadhi new/Swami Virajananda

 

 

Vivekananda

Krishnaveni Amma

Gajanan Swami

sri sri sri avadhoota Krishnaiah swamy

sri sri sri avadhoota Krishnaiah swamy

Acharya shri Shishay

 

Robert Adams

Sri Jayendra Saraswati swamiji

Swami Bhaskarananda Saraswati
(Varanasi)

Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh

SrilaSri Sadaiswamigal

SrilaSri Pichchai Sadaiswamigal // Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
For another image click here: image 1

Amma Anasuya Devi

Mahakavi Jainacharya Gyansagar

Valia Amma

Shri Gopal Baba Maharaj Pithapuram

Shri Gopal Baba Maharaj Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh
It is said that he entered samadhi in 2006 at the age of 170 years, a true breatharian.

Hanuman Das Baba 170 years old (Vrindavan - a holy town in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.)

Adi Da

Namkhai Norbu (Italy)

Sarada Devi

Chatral Sangye Dorje

Chatral Sangye Dorje

Khandro Tsering Chodron

Ranjit Maharaj

Kundakunda

Khamtrul Dongyu Nyima

Lerab Lingpa

Tenzin Chökyi Lodrö

Chivatam Amma

Pabongka Rinpoche

Brahmasree Subhanandam

Hans Raj Maharaj

Muktananda

DhyanYogi

Satguru sri Mootai Swamigal

Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal

Stuart Wilde

Vethathiri-Maharishi

Sant Kirpal Singh

Jinnuru Nannagaru

Prahlad Jani (true breatharian) Gurajat, India (Samadhi 2020)

Kripalu Jagadguru

Ayya (2018 samadhi, Tamil Nadu)

Dhan Sri Satguru Uday Singhji

SrilaSri Rendi Swamigal

Palden Rinpoche

Gnani Purush

Kumbokonam mouna nirvana swamigal madalayam

Bagga Singh

Shiv Dayal Singh

Yogini Laksmiyammal

Baya Baba

Tiruvannamalai swami

Huzur Saligram

Sri Mathi Guruswami Ammaiyaar
-Kandamangalam

Tamil saint (Name unknown)
Caretaker of the jeeva samadhi of Isaniya Gnana Desikar in Tiruvannamalai

Brahmrishi

 

Kanji swami

Baba Mani

Swami Ramdas

muhaiyaddeen

Sri Tinnai swami

Sachidananda swami
Saradhamba temple -Puducherry

 

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

Pilot Baba

Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti

Alexander Smit

Kallukatti Swamy
-Chennai

Mooku Podi Swami

Mooku Podi Swami // Tiruvannamalai
Image 2

Krishnanada Swamy
-Namakkal

Sivatiru Sri Sangarananda swamigal
-Dindigul

Sri Aruloli Siddhar Paba Swamigal
Sriperumbudur -Chennai

Gondavalekar maharaj

Gyranari

Sarguru Gnanadesikar swamigal

Krishnananda Saraswatiji

Radha Amma

sri Lahari Krishna

Swami Shraddhanand / Arya Samaj Swami Shraddhananda Sevashrama

satguru Yogiswar

Vadapalani Vandi Swamy
-Chennai

 

Sri Ramavadhuta

Swami Jananada Baba

Sri Pichhammatalli later in life

Swami Sivananda Paramahamsar

Daily poojas are performed at Sri Adhishtaanam at Chinnathirupathi, Salem Town.

Tapovan sadguru of Chinmayi

 

Thavathiru Santhalinga Ramaswamy Adigalar

Mahayogi Gangangiri maharaj

Sakarai Palani Siddha

Sakarai Palani Siddha // Palani, Tamil Nadu
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Chagdud Tulku rinpoche

Janaki Jivan Sharan

Shri Sant Maniram Baba

Trichen Rinpoche

Kalu Rinpoche

Otriyur Gnanasiriyar

Yogi Ramaiah

Trulshik Rinpoche

Thirumalai swami

Swami Lakshmanjoo

 

Kattu Shiva Brahmasri Ramanna

Brahma rishi annai umadevi ammaiyar seshadri swamigal

Swami Sahajanand Saraswati

 

Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaj

 

Annamalai swami

 

Dasguna

Rajani Dada Mahasaya

Saraswati Sen

Mahasiva siddhar

thuli baba

Thuli Baba

 

Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda

Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati Mahaswamigal

Swami Sharnanandji

Tat Wale Baba

 

Sant Mat Radhasoami

Masthan Bhai

Srimat Swami Nigamananda Saraswati Dev

Kottang kuchi sithar

Sri Omkarnath

Sadhu Om

Bruno Gröning

Swami Nikhileshwaranand ji

 

Vallimalai Satchidananda Swamigal

Below you can find some drawings of siddhars and saints from Tamil Nadu less well known to the area:

Sri Alagappar Swamigal
Thennampakkam, Puducherry

Sri Guru Siththanantha Swamigal
ECR ,Karuvadi Kuppam,near Sivaji Statue, Puducherry

Sri kaduveli Siththar
Irumbai maagaalam Siva Aalayam, Puducherry

Sri Kundalini Siththar Swamigal
at Thiruvakkarai Temple, Puducherry

Sri Latchumana Swamigal
ECR ,Behind Keelpuththupattu Iyyanar Kovil, Puducherry

Sri Mahan Pade Sayabu Swamigal
Chinnababu Samuthiram, Kandamangalam, Puducherry

Sri Mannurutti Swamigal
Near Bus Stand,Thennenchalai, Puducherry

Sri Moula Sahib Swamigal
Mulla Street,opp Railway Station, Puducherry

Sri Sachithanantha Swamigal
Sirungeri Madam,Yellaipillaichavadi, Puducherry

Sri Siva Sadaiyappar Swamigal
Valuthavur Road,opp Rani Hospital, Puducherry

 

Sri Vannara Paradesi Swamigal
Othiyampattu(Villiyanur-Murugappakkam Salai), Puducherry

     

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