Sri Agathiyar Sri Thava Murugar Gnana Peedham Kallar
Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal before becoming a mendicant (turavi), used to be a well known orator often chairing the many talk shows (pattimandrams) that was popular with the public. The talent he had as a proficient and convincing speaker was maximized now since he takes the stage again but this time to preach and popularize the path of the sidhas (Sidhar Margam).
He was a successful businessman managing his cotton industry in Tirupur, Kovai. He was into politics and movies too.
He became a disciple of Chitramuthu Adigal and came to be known as Thaaiveedu Thangarasan. He was a devout follower of Agathiyar and the sidhas.
Tavayogi had seen the worst of times when his business collapsed as a result of politics in India at that period of time; he had to hit the streets with his family; he became blind overnight, and was on the verge of committing suicide when he formed a determined resolve to belief in Agathiyar and let Him rule his life as He pleases. He regained his sight; his life picked up and he regained his lost treasures only to leave them all behind voluntarily this time. He handed over the responsibility of managing the company to his son and family and walked out of all the luxuries he had been accumulating.
His travels through India brought him to the hills of Uthiyur, Kolli, Sathuragiri, Pothigai amongst other sites of sidhas.
He finally settled in Kallar, on the 9th km of the Ooty-Methupalaiyam trunk route. He started an ashram that he named after his guru the Sri Agathiyar Gnana Peedham Thirukovil.
2/264 Agathiyar Nagar, Thuripalam, Kallar - 641 305
Methupalaiyam, Kovai, Tamilnadu