Hava Nagila!

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Bogar and the secrets of Dhandapaani

Legend has it that Siva and Parvathi had the fruit of wisdom in the form of a mango with them – the gnana pazham. Since they couldn’t divide the fruit amongst their two sons, they held a competition. The one who came round the earth first would get it. Naturally, Murugan left for the voyage on his mayil vaaganam and Pillayaar, intelligent that he was, considered his mother and father as the world and came round them thrice to get the fruit of wisdom. Angered at this when he returned, Murugan left his father’s abode – Mount Kailash, gave up his family and landed on the hills of Pazhani. He is said to be wearing only a loin cloth and taken the garb of a sanyasin, holding a staff in hand instead of the Vel that he usually has. Hence he is also known as Dhandayudhapaani.  

Pazhani is the first of the Aru Padai Veedu (6 houses) of Murugan. Pazhani malai was home to many sidhars for a long time. A Sidhar is one who is accomplished in the Sidhaas (sciences) – masters of science. Each padai veedu of Murugan has a prominent Sidhar, the prime spot taken by Bogar – the sidhar at Pazhani.

Notice the Chinese moustache and beard of the sages!!

Agasthiyar and Bogar at Thannasiappan Temple, Pazhani

The earliest available Siddha works are dated 300 – 500 BC. According to H.P.Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine, Siddhas belong to the fourth root race. Siddhas and their powers are mentioned in Shwetashvatara Upanishad (Ch. 1, Verses 3, 5, 7). Vayu Purana (Ch 41 Verses 66- 73) mentions Siddhas and their prowess. The 300 – 500 BC dates synchronize with Pathanjali – whose works on Yoga are one of India’s top selling brands. Agasthya, the great Rishi of yore, is depicted as having a Chinese face in South East Asian temples. Lot of research and books by eminent scholars are available to confirm these things. A good place to start would be http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/essays/siddhas.asp#fn03.


I came across some astounding facts on Bogar, his works and the philosophy behind Murugan having a dhandam in his hand instead of the Vel and thought it wise to share them.

Bogar and Pazhani Murugan

Bogar and Pazhani Murugan

Bogar is said to have fashioned the original deity of Murugan at Pazhani. He made it out of 4448 rare herbs. He mixed these herbs together to make 9 great poisons (nava bhaashanam). He obtained mercury from China for this purpose. When gelled together, these 9 poisons make a Master Medicine that cures many ailments!! This medicinal herb concoction was made in the form of Murugan. Remember that herbs are plants; yet Bogar has recommended that to maintain the medicinal value of the vigraham intact, keep on doing abhishekam to it!! – within the prescribed format of ablutions done for all Gods. The medicinal value of the pazhani panchamritham (mixture of fruits poured on the diety) is well known. Written evidence of such a Master medicine can be found Thirumoolar’s book Thirumandhiram.

The DMK wasted no time in engaging the priests at Pazhani to scrape off the deity’s backside and sell the rarest of rare medicinal herb. The vigraha was then rescued by Kanchi Periyavaa who fashioned a new nava bhaashanam vigraha and pushed the original Bogar’s vigraha to safety!!

Bogar Kalvettu at Pazhani Murugan Kovil

Bogar Kalvettu at Pazhani Murugan Kovil

Bogar wanted to spread the knowledge of the sciences that he possessed and leaving his seedan (disciple) Pulipaani at Pazhani went to China. There are written records stating that he flew to China. While the fact that he flew to China is disputed, his prsence in China is not. It is said that he was known in China as Bo Yang Lao Tzu. In China, he established Taoism (Than “Om”) and gave them the concept of Yin-Yang (chinese concept of positive/ negative). Later on, he fell victim to the opium practices in China. He lost all his knowledge and was under the effects of opium.

He managed to come back to Pazhani where his disciple took upon the task of rehabilitating his master. Since disciples arent allowed to teach masters, a staff was placed in front of Pulipaani and all knowledge was imparted to it. Bogar was sitting near the staff and grasped all Pulipaani’s knowledge regaining his original mastery of the sciences. The staff had become as powerful as Bogar and had absorbed all knowledge as well. Hence, the ordinary staff from the Murugan vigraham was removed and replaced with the all-powerful one!!  Hence, the dhandam at Pazhani is to be worshipped as much as Murugan Himself!!

Bogar 7000 and Bogar 700 are his famous works. From the Bogar Sannidhi at Pazhani temple, there is a suranga paadhai (secret underground route) to the moolavar (main deity). Bogar was last seen going in here and never returned. It is said that he attained Nirvikalpa Samaadhi there.

Astounding facts these – when I came across them!! Bogar is considered as one of the 18 great sidhars. Each of them has contributed to many sciences and have left behind treasure troves in the form of books. We have unfortunately embraced a more easily understandable western science and ignored our own. Let alone ignore, we have criticised and laughed at these great works.

Snubbing a glorious past and indulging in the pleasures of the present are not going to help have a bright future. It would be best to delve into these great works, learn and benefit from them. For the time being, it would do to simply believe in them, atleast not ridicule them!!


11 comments on “Bogar and the secrets of Dhandapaani

  1. Anonymous
    May 16, 2012

    Nice one to read

  2. Anonymous
    January 8, 2016

    your stories are mixed with facts and fallacies.

  3. Anonymous
    January 8, 2016

    You Brahmin prostitute and bastards. The science of Palani Murugan statue is true. But fuck your concocted stories. Siddhars are of Tamil origin and they are very great scientists. I think your father fucked your mother in her ass and that is where you were born from. You say Bogar was addicted to opium? Useless bitch. You know when opium was introduced to china? fuck you prostitute. Till 16th century the Palani temple was taken care of by Pandarams who were devoted to Lord Muruga and they were descendants of Pulipani sidhar who in turn is a disciple of Bogar himself. During the 16th century, the brahmin dominated Nayakars, ousted the pandarams and the brahmins took control of the temple. Fucking brahmin bastards. They never let inside the pandarams in the sanctum santorum after that. But pandarams were the descendants of people who made the statue. The temple is in complete control of ‘gurukals'(The brahmin bastards) who scraped the statue and sold it outside. And the funny thing is you say that there is a new statue by Kanchi Periyavaa? That fucking kanchi periyavaa was caught in murder case! do you know that prostitute? Do you know swarnamalya (actress, dancer) was raped by all your kanchi periyavaas? தேவிடியா முண்ட. மரியாதையா ஓடி போய்டு. சூத்து பிஞ்சிடும். உன்ன போல தேவிடியா முண்டைய எல்லாம் நூறு பேரு ஒண்ணா சேந்து ஓதா தான் திருந்துவ.

    • Karthikeyan
      July 2, 2018

      Nee oru appanukku porandhurundha un per and details a message la podu …aen appan per theriyadhavan pola anonymous nu post panre? Blog la ezhudhinadhu thappu la counter it with facts… you seem to know a lot about prostitutes and what all to do with them…either you have come from such a family or are a pimp yourself… unna maadhri kanda edathula kakoos pora naaiki ipdi daan badhil sollanum….

  4. Anonymous
    January 8, 2016

    உனுக்கு எல்லாம் போட்டோ ஒரு கேடு. தூ. மானம் கெட்ட தேவடியா.பொய்ய உண்மை மாதிரி சொல்றா பாரு. நீ எல்லாம் எதுக்கு பொறந்த?

    • Karthikeyan
      July 2, 2018

      Unna pethaangala illa peinjaangala?

  5. Anonymous
    January 8, 2016

    நீ ஒரு மானம் கெட்ட நாய். உன் படத்தை எடுத்துட்டு செத்த நாய் படம் இருந்தா போடு.

    • Karthikeyan
      July 2, 2018

      Kanchi perivavar kum Jayendrar kum vithyasam theriyadha naai… setha naai photo daane podanum…oru selfie eduthu Inga post pannu..potuduvanga

  6. sivakumar
    February 27, 2016

    I think, only brahmins can enter the Moolasthaanam. Not politicians!

  7. sivakumar
    February 27, 2016

    You selfish brahmins scraped the statue and sold as medicine. Now blaming on others!

  8. Anonymous
    April 15, 2017

    No one should enter into the moolasthaanam except the thinks who thinks that medicine is a god

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