UNIQUENESS OF SIDDHAR PEEDAM
DIVINE INCARNATION (AVATAR)
Melmaruvathur is a miraculous place where Goddess Adhiparasakthi has incarnated in the human form (Avatar) as Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar (fondly called as ‘AMMA’ meaning mother in Tamil symbolizing his motherly affection to one and all), and provides solutions to the innumerable multifarious problems of human beings.
BEYOND RELIGIONS – ONE MOTHER ONE RACE
The name Siddhar Peedam” is used instead of the conventional word “temple” since 21 Siddhars (Highly evolved souls or God realized beings similar to Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Mohammed or Great Spiritual Masters/Gurus) belonging to various religions are in Jeeva Samaadhi (leaving the mortal body but living in astral plane) here. Thus this Siddhar Peedam is not considered to be a Hindu Temple, and welcomes people of all religions under the proclamation “ONE MOTHER ONE RACE”
‘RED’ – THE UNIFORM COLOUR OF DEVOTEES
Whoever visits Melmaruvathur, they will observe everywhere the uniform colour ‘RED’ worn by the devotees symbolising the colour of blood which is common in all human beings irrespective of caste, creed, gender, religion or other discriminations hence all are same.
NO APPOINTED PRIESTS
One of the unique features of this Siddhar Peedam is that it does not have appointed priests to perform or conduct daily prayers unlike other temples. The devotees (including women) themselves are allowed to perform archanas and abishekams in accordance with the procedures laid by the Mother Adhiparasakthi through Her Oracles. To serve at the sanctum sanctorum, each one of the 6000 odd worshipping centres (mandrams) is allotted a day.
PROMINENCE GIVEN TO WOMEN IN SPIRITUALISM
Amma has said one of the reasons for her incarnation is to uplift women folk in the path of spirituality. Women are given utmost importance in all the activities and festivals of the Siddhar Peedam. Women can enter the Siddhar Peedam and do regular prayers at the sanctum sanctorum even during their menstrual periods (which is prohibited in Hindu temples all over the world). Amma has told that it is only a natural process in the human body and there is no need to prohibit women from worshipping God during this nature-given process.
Women have significantly attained and conquered unscaled heights in Spiritualism – performing Yagnas. Kumbhabishekams and Archanas in the Sanctum Sanctorum at this siddhar peedam.
The prayers are performed by reciting the mantras in simple Tamil language.