Saktha Sri Varahi Manikanta swamigal is the founder of Sri Varahi Manthralayam, Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India on 5th April 1991. He was dumb (speechless) by birth but due to the grace of lord Ayyapa, he began to speak when he visited Sabarimala at the age of 4 and half years. Swamigal was named as K. Manikantan by his parents E.G.Karthikeyan (late) and R.Ambujam. He was born on 14th Nov 1958 on Deepavali. Just before obtaining his commerce degree his father had passed away unexpectedly, afterwhich he took up responsibility of his four sisters and brother.
With time and experience, he realised the difficulties of mankind and at the age of 30 years he took up Sanyasam from swami Paranjyothi in Koduvilarpatti, Theni, Tamil Nadu.Swamigal further pursued his education later in life by completing M.A.(Tamil), M.A.(English), M.A.(Philosophy), M.Phil.(English), B.Sc.(Psycology), Diploma in Saiva Sidhanta, Diploma in Sidha and now pursuing to graduate in Sanskrit.
Swamigal had performed Tapas every year in a locked room without food for 8 days upto 80 days. Meditating with only water allowed Swamigal to gather enough spiritual power to retify the problems and worries of the devotees. He had then proved that a human body has the power to absorb the cosmic energy and sustain the energy for ones functioning and more. He is teaching such meditation to his students too.
Swamigal gives speeches in varied topics about spirituality, unpragmatic religious dogmas, yoga, meditation, utilisation of natural herbs and methods of overcoming the problems and crises of the life. He also gave speeches in schools, colleges and on spiritual platforms of different Ashrams and Mattam in Tamil Nadu and Kerala especially erradicating religious superstitions. He provides solutions in general, also to specific cases and individuals on how to address and conquer the challenges in life.
Swamigal had and is also providing support to construct temples and pyramids in other ashrams and temples with proper Vasthu-Shastra. Within our ashram, Swamigal is currently constructing 15 different temples with statues being more than 8 feet height. Each temple costing nearly 3 crore Rupees is under construction includes Sri Soolini Durga, Sri Maha Kaali, Sri Kaala Bhairava, Sri Vinayaga, Sri Muruga, Sri Saneeswara, Sri Sahasralingeshwara, Sri Hayagriva, Sri Sapthamuga (7 face) Anjaneya, Sri Prathyangira, Sri Ayyappa and Sri Sarabeshwara temples.
Swamigal is teaching Panja Patchi sastram created by siddhar Agasthiyar, siddhar Kagapujandar and siddhar Pulipani. To simply state, Panja Patchi sastram is knowing how to optimally utilise time to ones favour making ones life simpler and faster naturally. Apart form Panja Patchi, he is also conducting Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakthi yoga and Gnana yoga classes since 1996. He has 100's of students practising their learnings in their daily life.
Swamigal makes frequent trips abroad especially to Malaysia and Singapore to give spiritual speeches and solutions to individuals concerns. Swamigal found Sri Varahi Manthralayam for spiritual activities, Sri Maha Sanketha Trust for all NGO services to the needy and Sir Varahi Swamigal Anna Seva Trust giving food and medicine everyday in the ashram.