Frequently Asked Questions
Gnanam can be described as the wisdom about the soul, the formation of the universe or the origin of space. True wisdom is to have complete knowledge of one’s own soul atom and formation of the God Particle.
Deekshai – Thee + Aksham. Thee means fire and Aksham refers to our eyes. This implies the process of initiation from a realized sathguru to induce the divine fire in our eyes. Deeksha is the entrance to liberation of the soul. The ego (I), karma and maya are said to be three impurities of living beings. These impurities are the obstacles preventing one from realizing himself. You can also call it self realization. However, by the abundant grace of a realized guru, these impure layers can be removed through the process called deeksha.
Any person irrespective of caste/ creed/ religion can get deeksha. He/she should be above 21 years of age and a pure vegetarian.
Please refer the notifications page on our website for updates on the deeksha dates. Deeksha is given in person at the Gnanalayam temple only. Online deeksha is not applicable to anyone.
Not at all. One can continue to lead a normal life and still attain liberation.
Arumuganar deeksha is a very powerful tool to remove the impurities/ karmic layers which is the obstacle to self-realization. This is however a slow alchemical transformation process and one needs to practise the procedure regularly to cleanse oneself fully and realise the soul atom.
The sole purpose of our temple is to help a person liberate his soul, thus relieving him from the continuous cycle of birth and death.
The selection process for soul liberation is completely under the guidance of Lord Arumuganar. Eligibility and preference for athma viduthalai (soul liberation) will depend on the number of Arumuganar deeksha’s you have taken. Under the guidance of Sri Agathiar Maharishi, athmas are liberated in circles which are in multiples of 2n. A total of 18 circles will be completed before the advent of the golden age.
We all know that the purpose of our birth is to go back from where we came from. Athmas (souls) selected by Lord Arumuganar for soul liberation are assembled in the Gnanalayam temple on the date given by Lord Arumuganar Himself. Just before sunrise on the stipulated date, the divine beings descended in the Temple guide each athma through the higher dimensions of space and help the athma reach its destination, and come back. The individual does not attain samadhi though. Experiences of each individual widely vary, depending on their spiritual state of being.
From the year 2016 onwards, divine beings – rishis, siddhars, gnanis, gods and goddesses have been descending in our temple from time to time. Their purpose/motive is to collect the seeds for the upcoming golden age.
Siddhars are divine beings who are in their kayakalpa body (molecular state) while Saptha Rishis are in their light body.
We are extremely blessed to be interacting with the divine beings on a daily basis. Sri Arumuganar, Saptha Rishis and Siddhars regularly interact with us and give us information in its purest form to redeem humanity from the clutches of pain and misery, and help the soul alleviate itself to reach its destination.
While soul liberation definitely prevents the soul atom from destruction and is the gateway to mukthi, there are several practices which can be followed to spiritually progress further. The divine beings have taught us breathing techniques, meditation practices like vaasi yogam to get a kayakalpa body or light body. While getting a light body is extremely difficult, it is not impossible if one is steadfast in the practices. However, we have not yet started teaching these practises. It will happen as and when we receive instructions from the divine beings to take it to humanity.
Please refer our website for the temple timings. All the divine beings descended at the Gnanalayam temple are merged in the jyothi (divine lamp). So devotees visiting the temple should sit facing the jyothi, connect with the divine light and meditate silently with eyes open for atleast one nazhigai (24 minutes). This will help the individual receive the energy of the divine beings in abundance. You can truly feel the vibrations of the temple if you block your mind of all thoughts and completely surrender to the divine light. Some aspirants may also be blessed to get visions of their favourite gods/ goddesses/ religious symbols etc in the jyothi itself.
We have so far published six books which are not the work of any human being. Each one of them are the original sayings of the Saptha Rishis and Lord Murugar.