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Shri Siva Shankar Baba is more than just a good man -
He's the "God-man"
Baba, popularly called ‘God Uncle’ by thousands of his followers in
India and abroad is the Messiah of God breathing love and preaching love.
"Service to Mankind is service to God"
Biography of Shri Siva Shankar Baba
Siddha Yogi Shri Siva Shankar, fondly known as, 'Baba', was born on the 28th of January 1949, to the blessed couple, Shri Narayana Sharma and Tmt. VijayaLakshmi, in a small village called Aalangayam, near Vaaniyampadi in the North Arcot district of Tamil Nadu, India.
The parents of Siva Shankar, were great devotees and performed daily poojas which induced Bhakthi in the mind of the growing son. School Education of Siva Shankar at Rama Krishna Mission Vidyalaya, Perianaickenpalayam, Coimbatore, greatly contributed to the religious bent of mind and influenced his future life-style.
He graduated in Chemistry from the University of Madras and also finished his Post Graduate Qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Transport (U.K.), The Indian Institute of Road Transport (Pune) and from the Institute of Rail Transport (Delhi).
In the year 1968, Siva Shankar who was then working as the Branch Manager of an All India Transport Company, came in contact with Ratnagiri BalaMurugan Swamigal of Vellore. (It is said in various nadis that Bala Murugan Adimai Swamigal was in his previous birth, the great Bhogha Sidha of Palani, and Siva Shankar in one of his previous births was a disciple of that great Siddha. The Guru-Shishya relationship was re-established in this birth also). This was the guiding factor, which brought about his growth, both materialistically and spiritually.
From 1968, he began his Sabarimalai pilgrimage, every year, spurred by his father who was a great devotee of Lord Ayyappa. Whenever the Irumudi was kept on Siva Shankar's head, he would be filled with divine ecstasy which was confined only to that particular moment in those days.
During the years 1968 to 1978, Siva Shankar became the Regional Manager in the same organization for entire South India.
It was in 1978 that Ratnagiri BalaMurugan Adimai Swamigal asked him to start his own business. Even though Siva Shankar was not very keen in starting his own business, he reluctantly obeyed his Guru's command. The rest was his success story.
Between 1978 and 1983, he was a transport fleet owner, transport contractor, redistribution stockist of various products for Mysore Sales International Ltd, Geoffrey Manners, Detergents India Ltd; Producer of Documentary Commercials, owner of a public warehouse, and was in the management faculty of A.M. Jain Institute of Management, Madras.
He became the President of The Madras Goods transport association, Managing
committee member of Andhra Chamber of Commerce, Chartered Secretary of
Rotary Club - Anna Nagar, Managing committee member of AMITC, IRTDA (Jakarta),
Institute of Transport and Traffic Engineers, FICCI and several other organisations.
As a highly qualified Management Professional, and Associate Member of
The Chartered Institute of Transport, U.K., The Indian Institute of Road
Transport (Pune) and The Institute of Rail Transport (Delhi), he was connected
with various government committees and the 'Syllabus Formation' Committee
of Anna University. He participated in various symposiums and seminars
and presented several commendable papers on Management.
He was leading a very successful wordly life. He instated an idol of Lord Ayyappa in January 1983, in his bungalow at Anna Nagar, Madras, and worshipped Him ever since.
In May 1983, Kanchi Kamakoti Jagadguru Peetathipathi Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharyar Swamigal, paid a visit to his bungalow and performed pooja to the idol worshipped by Mr. Siva Shankar and he said, 'This Ayyappa idol here is very powerful. Why don't you construct a temple for him?' Siva Shankar never took it seriously then. But, in November 1983, he approached Ratnagiri Swamy regarding the construction of the Ayyappa temple. Swamy advised him to construct a temple in the South-West corner of his bungalow. On November 16, 1983, he went to Sabarimala and had a darshan of Lord Ayyappa.
Later, he came in contact with Mr.T.S.Sambhamoorthy Sivachariar, Head Gurukkal of the the Kalikambal temple at Thambu Chetty Street, Madras, and Swami Ramdas of Thiruverkadu. With their advice, a temple was constructed and the Kumbabhishekam was fixed on December 13 - 15, 1983. Again, after the kumbabhishekam, he went to Sabarimala and had darshan of Lord Ayyappa on January 16, 1984.
Around the same period, one day in Agastya Ashram at Palghat, Kalasa Abhishekam was done, with the chanting of Shyamala Kanaka Sankarshini maha mantra to Siva Shankar by the priest there, Shri. Nochur Swamigal. After this, he started visiting the Kaligambal temple at Thambu Chetty Street, Madras, quite regularly. During this time, Vidhvan Lakshmanan (popularly known as BalaJosier), gave Ganapathi Mantra Upadesham to Siva Shankar, as per the command of his Guru Brighu Rishi.
On January 26th 1984, when the annual trust Abhishekam was being performed to Lord Murugan of Ratnagiri temple, Siva Shankar kept crying continously for more than 1 hour without knowing the reason for the same. On a piece of paper, Ratnagiri Swamigal wrote " Within this month-end there will be a welcome turning point in your life. God's blessings". On the same night, after reaching Madras, it was in the early hours (around 3.30 a.m.) that the greatest turning point in his life occurred.
Swami Raghavendra of Mantralaya appeared physically before him and gave him a vision of his own dead body, by separating the body from the soul. That minute he had the same experience which Venkatraman had before he became Bala Ramana Maharishi. This experience is also predicted in the Sahadeva Nadi of Siva Shankar which says "The body and soul were separated and the soul saw the body."
This experience was followed by another one in which a snake originated from Siva Shankar stood to the left side of Lord Muruga, and then vanished to become a seer with a Golden Face who said, "For every full moon, Rupees Eight, Eleven Full Moons, Swaminatha Venkateswara, Swaminatha Venkateswara, Swaminatha Venkateswara."
This vision was to indicate that Siva Shankar was destined to receive Ashta Maha Siddhis (In the language of Siddhas, eight rupees means Ashta Maha Siddhis) within eleven full moon days, with the mantras of Sadakshara (Swaminatha) and Ashtakshara (Venkateswara).
Following this, Siva Shankar went to Thiruvannamalai regularly every full moon and started receiving various Siddhis as was ordained by HIM.
During Guru Purnimas in the year 1984, Siva Shankar was blessed by Yogi Ram Surat Kumar, God Child of Thiruvannamalai. Yogi Ram Surat Kumar graced Siva Shankar with mantras of Rama and Govinda and blessed him.
Exactly after eleven full moons from January 1984, his business collapsed. His Sadhana continued despite all the hurdles and trials he had to encounter in his life during his quest for God - the period when God played hide and seek with him. With a bag slung on the shoulder of his strained body, having taken the vow of silence, Siva Shankar resolutely searched for God unmindful of his family or the profits and losses of his business. His feet became Lord Rama's feet as he walked on in search of God, in severe summer and winter, without footwear, stumbling against stones and thorns. All his relatives and family who thought high of him when he was wealthy, now looked down upon him.
His pilgrimage continued. He visited the Holy shrines of Thiruvannamalai, Palani, Kasi, Kailash, Kanyakumari, Amarnath, Badrinath, Mahendragiri, and several others. Blessings from Spiritual Masters overflowed. Many miracles happened to those who were with him during his search for God. Siva Shankar was gradually being elevated to greater and greater levels in Spirituality until a time came when He realized Him and God were one and began having the bliss of experiencing the Divine within Him. From then on, the power of His penance and grace rose so high that there was no power greater than Him - He became, verily, the Supreme - the embodiment of Truth, Wisdom and Purity.
That having attained which there is nothing more to attain
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