Kattu shiva

Birth: Unknown

Death: Unknown 

Location of Samadhi: Before the Yama Linga (one of the eight Shiva Lingams consecrated in the eight cardinal directions around the sacred Arunachala Hill)


Kattu Shiva was associated closely with Isakki Swamigal and Vibhutananda Puri who used to seek out his guidance for the perfect manifestation of superconsciousness through the body of SPH

Krittika Mandapam, Arunachaleshwara Temple; Rooftop of Udapi Hotel; Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

Raghupati Yogi

Kailasa Paramparagatha Adi Arunachala Sarvajnapeetha Samrajyam


Kattu Shiva is a powerful enlightened being who was known in Tiruvannamalai for expressing the power of appearing and disappearing in different places and who lived in the forests of the Arunachala Hill. His Divine Holiness describes Kattu Shiva wearing only a loin-cloth and carrying a big stick. He had already achieved the state of Divya Sarira with His body and therefore normal human beings would not be able to see him as he appeared only to whom he willed to see him. One of those rare beings whom he interacted with in the physical plane is Kuppammal and Isakki Swamigal.

In fact, the association between Kattu Shiva and the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism was through Isakki Swamigal and Vibhutananda Puri, who both sought his guidance for different superconscious mutation processes which the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism needed to undergo for the perfect manifestation of Paramashiva through His body.

Little is known about Kattu Shiva and his life because of his mystical existence. In the depths of the forests of the Arunachala Hill Kattu Shiva’s ashram has been discovered and photographed by spiritual wanderers of the Arunachala Hill.


  1. On 7 August 2020, in the talk “Clear Consciousness and Manifest Paramashiva” His Divine Holiness reveals how his gurus Mataji Vibhutananda Puri and Isakki Swamigal associated with Kattu Shiva for his guidance and to receive the right herbs from him. https://nithyanandapedia.org/wiki/August_07_2020 11

  2. In the blog Kattu Shiva’s ashram is explored by a group of spiritual wanderers in Tiruvannamalai and photographed . They came to know it is Kattu Shiva’s ashram through local townspeople. https://richardarunachala.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/secrets-of-arunachala-kattu-siva-cave/

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