Siddhar

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The Siddhar (Tamil: சித்தர் cittar, from Sanskrit siddha) in Tamil tradition is a perfected individual, who has attained intellectual powers called siddhi by constant practice of certain educational disciplines.wikipedia
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Siddha

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The Siddhar (Tamil: சித்தர் cittar, from Sanskrit siddha) in Tamil tradition is a perfected individual, who has attained intellectual powers called siddhi by constant practice of certain educational disciplines. In this way Siddhars developed, among other branches of a vast knowledge-system, what is now known as Siddha medicine, practised mainly in Tamil Nadu as a type of traditional native medicine.
Siddhas may broadly refer to siddhars, naths, ascetics, sadhus, or yogis because they all practice sādhanā.

Varma kalai

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Siddhars are also believed to be the founders of Varmam - a martial art for self-defence and medical treatment at the same time.
Varma kalai is attributed to several siddhar (sages), namely Agastya, Bogar, Theriyar and Pulipani.

Agastya

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He is one of the seven or eight most revered rishis in the Vedic texts, and is revered as one of the Tamil Siddhar in the Shaivism tradition, who invented an early grammar of the Tamil language, Agattiyam, playing a pioneering role in the development of Tampraparniyan medicine and spirituality at Saiva centres in proto-era Sri Lanka and South India.

Tirumular

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Tirumular (also spelt Thirumoolar etc., originally known as Suntaranāthar) was a Tamil Shaivite mystic and writer, considered one of the sixty-three Nayanmars and one of the 18 Siddhars.

Bogar

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போகர் or Bogar or Bhogar or Boganathar or Boyang was a Tamil siddhar who lived sometime between 550 and 300 BC.

Pambatti Siddhar

Pambatti siddhar was one of the 18 siddhars, a lineage of monks or sages who lived at various time periods in India, mainly southern India.

Tirumantiram

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According to historian Venkatraman, the work covers almost every feature of the siddhar of the Tamils.

Ambattan

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The Siddhars, the ancient Tamil physicians who claimed to have attained siddhi, hailed mostly from the Ambattan or Maruttuvar community.

Tamils

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The Siddhar (Tamil: சித்தர் cittar, from Sanskrit siddha) in Tamil tradition is a perfected individual, who has attained intellectual powers called siddhi by constant practice of certain educational disciplines.

Siddhi

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The Siddhar (Tamil: சித்தர் cittar, from Sanskrit siddha) in Tamil tradition is a perfected individual, who has attained intellectual powers called siddhi by constant practice of certain educational disciplines.

First Sangam

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Some of their ideologies are considered to have originated during the First Sangam period.

Poetry

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They wrote their findings in the form of poems in the Tamil language, on palm leaves which are collected and stored in what are known as the "Palm leaf manuscripts".

Tamil language

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They wrote their findings in the form of poems in the Tamil language, on palm leaves which are collected and stored in what are known as the "Palm leaf manuscripts".

Palm-leaf manuscript

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They wrote their findings in the form of poems in the Tamil language, on palm leaves which are collected and stored in what are known as the "Palm leaf manuscripts".

Medicine

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In this way Siddhars developed, among other branches of a vast knowledge-system, what is now known as Siddha medicine, practised mainly in Tamil Nadu as a type of traditional native medicine.

Self-defense

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Siddhars are also believed to be the founders of Varmam - a martial art for self-defence and medical treatment at the same time.

Sathuragiri Hills

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It is believed that most of them have lived for ages, in a mystic mountain called Sathuragiri, near Thanipparai village in Tamil Nadu.

Abithana Chintamani

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The Abithana Chintamani encyclopedia states that the Siddhars are either of the 9 or 18 persons listed below, but sage Agathiyar states that there are many who precede and follow these.

Agathiyar

The Abithana Chintamani encyclopedia states that the Siddhars are either of the 9 or 18 persons listed below, but sage Agathiyar states that there are many who precede and follow these.

Matsyendra

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Nandi (mythology)

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