The Lineage of ancient king makers jnananetramaba and Siddha yogeeswaraananda .
Welcome to our website of Meppad Madom , an oldest Srividya Siddanta achara sampradaya from Siddha Yogiswaranda nathar and now practiced by Nadanta anand nathar. The powerful odangara , Meppad and Vayum Kulagara illam tradition comes under one umberlla Meppad Madom the biological and spiritual lineage of Arjunana gurukkal. Sri Nadanta ananda natha saraswathikkal . The name Vayum kulangara ,the first word vayum indicates Bagavathy vayum ,which means ruled by Mother Goddess Maha Tripurasundari and her presence always , Meppad means the follower of Shiva who has scar on body (maipadu), madom means school/monastery . Odangara the godess who came to the land by boat which is called palli odam The name odamgara which is related to Bhagawan Shree Krishnas Odangara tradition. The legend of Meppad starts from Princess who travelled by boat from Gujarat to north Kerala and established kingdom and later become a yogin . Later followed two young warriors ascetics (Brahma Kshatriya) followers of Adi Shiva and sage Agastya came down to north kerala and build hermitage in kannavam forest and worshipped their kula devata Sriporkali (Shoolini Durga) and practiced yoga sadhana . She is called yuddha priya and also Vana shankari and she is a form of Chamunda . Their practices and manuscripts of meppad shows that they where related to cheras and Guru Sundaranandar. Its also believed that these two brothers established Puranadu ,kottayam swaroopam and later become guru of Puzhinadu ,kolasworoopam . The same lineage adopted two boys from vayum kulangara mana when they where no suceeders . This is the present paternal, lineage of Arjunan gurukkal . Meppad was well known in North kerala for tantrik and yogic practice, especially mantrikam and Shaktheyam . The elder ascetic build hermitage where the present meppad madom is rebuilded by Arjunan gurukkal. Elder Yogi vanished at the place of meppad mantrashala where gurumandala and bhagavathy is installed. Arjunan Gurukkal rebuilt the mutt where the old hermitage and yogi lived, down the meppad mantrashala and startted spreading the knowledge from lineage. Meppad was scholars in Sanskrit and Astrology , good Ayurveda physicians, Siddha practiioners with pashana vidyas and also great teachers.
Meppad and Odangara two different Sampradayas
Meppad Sampradaya is basically Surya vamshi /nagavamshi who belived as followers of Adi Shiva and Sage Agastya , Meppad means followers of maippadu shiva ( shiva with scar on his body) and worshipped Sriporkali .. Meppad related to Sadragiri ,madhura and sundaranatha . Meppad sampradaya was followed by king of kolaswaroopam and kottayam swaroopam and other warriors of north kerala
Odangara Sampradaya is somavamshi /yadhuvamshi followers of Shree Krishna and odunatha ( Durvasa) and worshipped yogeswari as kul devata. Goddess came in boat with manuscripts belonging to bairava tradition with Princess to coastal area of malabar. Sampradaya has great influence of north eastern shakti tradition.Its also known nas odangara because Srikrishan practiced some Gupta sadhana with dhuti padmavati in palli odam ( sacred boat which is kali herself ) to attain Siddhis to cross the ocean of world . its beleived Parashurama directly initiated this lineage into durga and panchamoorthi aradhana.
This family later adopted two brahmin boys from vayum kulagara mana which added some more nampoodiri brahmanical practices into the sysytem. It is heard that later they also learned vaidiakm from elamkulam mana which gave their rituals little namboodiri style also (samuchaya). The influence of both versions can been seen in the practices of present meppad
Arjunan Gurukkal known as Sri Nadanta anandanatha Saraswatikkal and also known Ananda battaraka is the biological and spiritual Son of urdwamnaya Guruparampara of meppad Sampradaya and a great practitioner of Meppad Secret tradition ( Gupta Sadhana of Sividya) . Arjunan Gurukkal was blessed with higher knowledge and Deeksha name Shri Nadanta anandanatha was given by Guruji Amritanadanatha of Sahasrakshi Peetam . Saraswatikkal is the tittle given or used with deeksha name by meppad tradition when one becomes Acharya who initiates in maha vidyas , Gurukkal tittle is used by main Archaka or Tantrika who have recived the knowledge of mantrika and vaidya from meppad tradition . Arjunan Gurukkal was born in Nayar family in tellicherry called puthiyaveettil which is branch of puthiyottillam Nairs. His maternal ancestors who where warriors called Gurukkal achan by kottyan rajas where also staunch worshipper of Shriporkali . puthiyaveettil Nairs worshipped Subrahmanaya as guru and Porkali as kula devata , and also worshipped Perumal (Shri Ram). They followed Srividya in Buvaneswari Vidhana which was also called Machil adiyantira. Family was great devotee chirakkal kavu bhagavathy and Kollam Pisharikavu bagavathy.
The valley where the hermitage of Yogeeswar and later Meppad existed was bought back by nadanata and redeveloped into Meppad madom. Meppad valley is down the Meppad kalari Temple / mantrashala which is one of the oldest secret temple ( Gupta peetham ) which gives importance for feminine form of shakti with the practices of pancha makaras. Nadanta taught the practice of worshipping the beauty of three worlds ,phyisical, astral and causal or you can say matter ,energy and thought is called Tripurasundri sadhana or Srividya sadhana which gives you both worldy plessure and Liberation. Srichakra puja is the worship of feminine form shakti and masculine formless shiva together which is called shiva shakti samaradhana . She is the beauty derived from the light of consiousnes para. she is the same also lalitha one who plays, play of divine mother. she is the goddess of srichakra , great mandala of energy pattern or super yantra which represents entires universe and ultimate bliss. From this we can understand Meppad folllowed brahmavidya sampradaya and ancient practice of Srividya.