In Hinduism, Agasthiya is a legendary
Vedic sage or rishi. Some say that it was the sage Agasthiya who first
brought and popularized the Vedic religion to south India.
and his clan are also credited to have “authored” many mantras of the
Rig-Veda, the earliest and most revered Hindu scripture (in the sense of
first having the mantras revealed in his mind by the supreme spirit
Brahmin). In some reckonings, Agasthiya is also said to be one of the
greatest seven sages or saptarishis.
Lalitha sahasranama which describes the 1000 names of the mother
Goddess (Known commonly as gowri, parvati, or durga), was first revealed
to the world when Hayagriva, a manifestation of Vishnu, taught the same
to agasthiya. Agasthiya is said to have composed the aditya hridayam, a
hymn to surya, and taught the same to rama just before the war between
rama and ravana.
was a great devotee of lord Shiva. After agasthiya reached the south,
in answer to his prayer for revelation on the classical language of
south India, lord Shiva himself taught the classical Tamil to Agasthiya
and the classical Sanskrit to Panini. Agasthiya is said to have attended
Tamil sangam (convention) and staged his work, the Agattiyam or
Agasthiyam. This is one of the earliest treatise on Tamil grammar.
is considered as the first and foremost person of siddha. He is
considered the guru of many other siddhas. He is also called Kurumuni,
meaning short (kuru) saint (muni). He is said to have lived for over
5,000 years , and that one of his medicinal preparations, Boopathi
Kuligai, is so powerful that it can even bring the dead back to life.
Agasthiya koodam has a history of being home of siddha medicine and it is said to be the home of Agasthiya.
contributions were to the field of medicine (siddha) and Astrology –
especially Naadi jodhidam (josiyam or jothisyam). Three of his students
and disciples were Therayar – siddha medicine, Tholkappiar – Tamil
grammar and matcha muni – Naadi Astrology.Agasthiya Naadi:
Naadi is an ancient Indian astrology. It is said that the sapta Rishi (seven sages) had foretold the entire future of human beings and then written on palm leaves by their spiritual powers. Among those sage Agasthiya’s writings are the popular and found in many places of Tamil Nadu.
These Naadi leaves are not available for the total population of the world however. Agasthiya muni created for only those people who are destined to know about them. All future predictions of human beings have been predetermined exactly with time intervals and Agasthiya muni destines the time on which one should know about their predictions through this Naadi.