17 Facts About Ayya Vaikundar


Since Ayya Vaikundar is born after the severe Tapas of Trimurthi and all other lesser other Devas including the 33 clans of devas and 44 clans of deva-rishis of Seven Logas, Ayya Vaikundar is the supreme God on his own.


Ayya Vaikundar is the central character of Kaliyuga as in the narratives and teaching of Akilathirattu Ammanai.


Ayya Vaikundar's oral teaching are compiled in the Books of Pathiram, Sivakanta Athikara Pathiram and Thingal Patham.


Ayya Vaikundar earned his living as a Palmyra palm climber and as an agricultural laborer.


Ayya Vaikundar's appearance was squalid, "long and entangled plait of hair" and frayed clothes.


Ayya Vaikundar, then, ordered these evil spirits to make an oath, in front of the people, to surrender their powers and get burned up in flames.


Ayya Vaikundar performed another action to 'seize the esoteric evil powers'.


The fame of Ayya Vaikundar had begun to spread in the countries of Travancore and Tirunelveli, and he had been gradually recognised socially as a religious person with extraordinary powers.


Ayya Vaikundar encouraged the people to come together around a well to take a ritual bath, irrespective of caste differences.


Ayya Vaikundar encouraged them to dine together in his presence.


Ayya Vaikundar gave out a number of teachings and instructions, the central point of which was that he had come to abolish Kali Yukam, and to usher in an age of Dharma Yukam, during the time of which the now-oppressed and suffering people would be liberated and rule the land under his leadership.


Ayya Vaikundar made some controversial statements like mentioning the Travancore king as 'Devil in Ananthapuri' and the British rule as 'Rule of White Devils'.


Ayya Vaikundar married Saptha Kanniyar as Narayana, the seven deities in the form of Ekam.


Later Ayya Vaikundar was invited by his devotees to their homes and treated in a grand manner.


Ayya Vaikundar came to recognize five individuals as his closest disciples.


Ayya Vaikundar's body was interned in a tomb and a pati was built around the same later.


Ayya Vaikundar's devotees continued to visit this site, and performed the rituals as they used to do when Vaikundar was bodily present.