Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral was born to Sri Somanath and his wife Parvati, a pious Andhra Brahmin couple settled in Madurai. Sri Somanath was leading an austere life, this couple had no offspring for quite some time. They visited Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple at Rameshwaram and earnestly prayed to Lord for a virtuous child. On that night the couple had a dream in that Lord assured them about the arrival of the savior of world and a virtuous child. In due course of time Parvati gave birth to a boy child and named him Sivaramakrishnan.
Sivaramakrishnan had profound knowledge in Veda Sastras & Scriptures at an early age of childhood. He was sent to the school of spiritual studies were Sri Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval of Thiruvisanallur was undertaking lessons on Veda Sastra. Sivaramakrishnan lost his father at a young age; he had no interest in materialistic life and followed an austere life. At the age of 16 he was married; soon he retired from the married life and proceeded towards spiritual life. He attained the highest of spiritual and philosophical knowledge along with Yogic powers. He elated himself into many distant sacred places with the Yogic powers.
Sivaramakrishnan arrived at Kanchipuram, shortly he was initiated to Sanyasasrama by H.H.Paramasivendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peedam and honored with the title ‘Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra Saraswathi’. He remained a strict disciple of his Guru; he won over the fellow scholars in debates with his eternal wisdom and intelligence. He was a young enthusiastic intellectual person constantly engaged in the discussions and debates, keeps the surroundings lively. Once, his Guru was annoyed at the behavior of Sadasiva Brahmendral and desperately instructed him to remain silent. He treated the advice of his Guru as supreme advice and remained to be silent forever. Afterwards, Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral left Kanchipuram and crossed many miles through the lands of Cauvery for the spiritual advancement. During these times, he remained in a supreme state, the bliss of oneness for several days.
Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral returned to Thiruvisanallur as promised to his mother at the time of her death. Immediately after her demise, he proceeded towards Nerur and wandered as Avadhootha in a state of bliss with no worldly awareness. He was often mistreated as lunatic by the people. He completely discarded the norms of life and wandered aimlessly. Once his Guru was happened to know the state of his young dynamic disciple and admired saying ‘Will I ever be fortunate enough to have this state?’
There were several mysterious incidents happened were proved that Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral was lived a life elevated to the Supreme state of Brahmam. Once, he was in a deep meditation sitting on the isolated rock cut in the river Cauvery. He was swept off by the strong current of water and eventually buried under the sands for more than six months. While clearing the sands from this particular spot, the labourers found blood oozing out at the strike of an axe; they pulled out the lively body of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral. Immediately, herbal medicines were applied on the wounds and in no time Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral walked away like normal person.
There was another incident Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral was trapped into the bundle of straws and the farmers piled up well. He remained inside the bundle of straws for more than a year and walked out of the cluster as out deep sleep. Once, he was meditating in a transcended state on the heap of grains and the owner of the farm mistook him for a thief. In a fury, the farmer raised the stick to punch Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral. Soon, the farmer turned out a lifeless statue with a stick in his hand. At the time of dawn Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral got out of deep meditation and smiled at the statue in front of him. Soon the farmer got his life back and realized his folly.
Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral was often mistaken as outrageous for wandering unclothed body. A King happened to meet Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral drifting with no awareness of the outer world. The King was incensed at the sight of this saintly person and chopped off his hand. Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral walked out nonchalantly like nothing had happened. Soon, the King realized his sheer foolishness and begged for forgiveness. The compassionate saint amicably took the severed hand from the ground and attached to his body and walked away gracefully.
There was another incident Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral was preceding through the lands of Tirunelveli, a few of labourers smugly called out him for a helping hand to load heavy wooden logs. Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral kindly heeded to their words, after finishing the work he calmly walked out of the group. The labourers mockingly addressed him mass of log, instantly the entire woods burnt into ashes. This incident put the labourers in extreme shock and guilt.
There were several incidents proved Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral’s divine touch was capable to turn the dumb into wise and infuse life to the lifeless.
King of Pudukottai, Vijaya Raghunatha Thondaiman was fortunate enough to have the blessings of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral. In an occasion, Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral wrote Sri Dakshinamurthi Mantra on the sand and it was reverently collected by the King. The sand secured was worshipped in the Palace with great sanctity.
Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral met Sri Sridhara Ayyaval at Thiruvisanallur. The two intellectuals had nothing to communicate; Ayyaval readily understood the state of Sadasiva Bramendral and suggested him to compose his rich experiences of spiritual, devotional and Yogic knowledge. Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral readily followed the words of Ayyaval. His composition includes stunning keerthanas Manasa Sancharare, Pibare Rama Rasam, Kelathi Mama Hrudaye, Bajre Raghuveeram, Gayathi Vanamali, Bajre Yadhunatham, Bruhimukundhethi, Sarvam Brahmamayam etc.. In addition to this there were invaluable scriputres like Sivamanasa Puja, Atma Vidya Vilasa, Yoga Sudhakara, Kaivalya Amrutha Bindu, Advaidha Rasa Manjari, Brahma Tatva Prakashika, Navamani Mala, Guru Ratna Malika, Siddhanta Kalpavalli, Brahmasutra Vrithi etc…
In the year 1755, Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra attained the Abode of Lord on a Shukla Paksha Dasami day in the Tamil month Visakam/Vaisakh.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!