In the lands of His Holiness at Melmaruvathur Highways there was a neem tree and a snake pit underneath . One day in 1960s, milk began to ooze out from that Neem Tree. Wonderstruck by the miracle, the people in the villages in and around Melmaruvathur drank that milk. The milk was delicious although the neem tree is bitter. It served as a medicine for curing the diseases of the people. The People Started realizing the Divine Power of the tree.
There was a strong storm in Tamil Nadu on 28th November 1966. The snake pit under the neem tree was got dissolved in the heavy rain. The neem tree from which the milk oozed out , got uprooted because of the storm and the Swayambu ( Swayambhu means “self-manifested” or that which is created by its own accord).emerged beneath the neem tree. People then understood that it was because of the power of the Swayambu, the milk had high medicinal properties and the place was sacred. Today’s sanctum sanctorum of the Siddhar Peedam is established in that place. The Swayambu is situated right in front of Adhiparasakthi statue.
In 1971, the first Oracle was given through H.H. Adigalar and the Power prophesied that, ‘Its descending to earth was as a Mother and She should be worshipped as the Goddess Adhiparasakthi and the world would go through a spiritual revolution and a New Renaissance would emerge’.
Initially the Swayambu alone was worshipped for many years. Thereafter on 25thNovember 1977, the idol of Mother Adhiparasakthi was installed in the sanctum sanctorum. Mother Adhiparasakthi instructed the unique form of this idol through Her oracles. The idol is one metre tall, seated on a thousand-petal lotus seat, with Her right leg folded and the left leg resting on the lotus petal. The thousand-petal lotus signifies meditation. She holds the bud of a lotus in Her right hand and in Her left hand the chin mudra sign . Her hair is plaited and knotted upwards like a crown.