About Swamiji

Swamiji named Manikandan by their parents was taken by his father every year to sabari hills to offer his prayers to Lord Ayyappan. Swamiji started speaking there. He did not talk till then. Swamji was four and a half years old then.

Swamiji an upasaka of Goddess kali, was guided by her to become a varahi upasaka. He became one and people called him as Varahi Manikanda swamigal. Goddess varahi - one of the Sapthakanyas. A powerful Goddess varahi is the Devasenapathi or the general of the army of Goddess RajaRajeswari..

Karuvoor sidhar guided Raja Raja chola to offer his prayers to varahi amman for the benefit of his people. Karuvoorar is said to have sculpted in gold the dancing Nataraja as seen by the Chola king Hiranayavarman. It was under his guidance that the Brihardeeswarar temple was built by Raja Raja Chola at Tanjavur. His famous works are Karuvoorar Vaidya Kaviyam 700, Karuvoorar Pala Thirattu. Alleviation of ignorance, creating awareness in the spiritual values, instilling self confidence and showing the way towards enlightenment is what swamiji aspires.

During Ammavasai and pournami days after the pooja, a session of Gnana vakku session is held. Devotees from Coimbatore and neighbouring districts, visit the temple for obtaining a Gnana Vaaku. Devotees who have problems in their families, vocations, litigations and those who want to enter into new ventures- write their versions, seal it in an envelope and handover in the temple office. These envelopes were kept in pooja. After the pooja, swamiji who is still in the divine spell goes through the appeals for remedies and writes down solutions or predicts the outcome or certain parihara pooja to get some remedies for the problems and hands over the papers to the people concerned. In the year 2006 the swamichettipalayam thottam, where the ashram functions presently has been acquired. The ashram can boast of housing an orphanage and an old age home.