Ma Nithya Lokanayakananda Swami, biological mother of the avatar
Ma Lokanayaki was born in 1955 in the Thirumanjana Gopuram Street of Tiruvannamalai, South India. For 45 years she lived within four streets (called Maada veethi) surrounding the Arunachaleshwara Temple. For the Jagatguru, who is the Guru who guides the whole Universe, Ma Lokanayaki was the blessed mother who guided His first baby steps, by holding His little fingers, as He was in the form of a doe-eyed infant adored by the whole of Tiruvannamalai.
In the beginning years of her life, Ma Lokanayaki attended the same school where the young Avatar, His Divine Holiness Himself, would enact many leelas, years later; the Kanniga Parameshwari School. In around her 7th or 8th grade, the great enlightened being, Isakki Swamigal, who was His Guru who guided Him in the study of Vedanta and Tantra, instructed Ma Lokanayaki to do girivalam,the circumambulation of Arunachala . She was to follow this intense spiritual practice every day for a year, in order to prepare her body for being the channel for Paramashiva to incarnate in human form. That year diligently every day after her morning ablutions, she offered her whole self to Paramashiva in the austere practice of performing the circumambulation of Arunachala just as she would years later when she became the vessel for Him to enter the physical plane. After many births of intense penance and sincere devotion, Ma Lokanayaki’s mind and inner space was already made perfect for birthing Paramashiva Himself, yet her physical body needed to undergo purification. During these early mornings, as her muscles were still maturing at the age of 12, she exercised her body with intense devotion to Paramashiva and made it ready for its divine purpose. Just as she would walk with Paramashiva in her womb years later, Ma Lokanayaki walked, carrying Him in her heart at age 12, unknowingly following the instructions of Paramashiva who has said in the Arunachala Mahatmyam : आसन्नप्रसवा नारी यथा गच्छेदनाकुलम्, तथा प्रदक्षिणं कुर्यादशृन्वंश्च पदध्वनिं āsannaprasavā nārī yathā gacchedanākulam, tathā pradakṣiṇaṃ kuryādaśṛnvaṃśca padadhvaniṃ, (Just as a pregnant woman nearing delivery walks gently and calmly, similarly one should circumambulate (the sacred Arunachala hill) even such that one does not hear one’s own footsteps)
In 1974, Anusuya ammal, mother of Sri Arunachalam, and Raju Mudaliar, took the blessings of Mataji Vibhutananda Puri, with the blessings and guidance of Mataji Vibhutananda Puri, the direct disciple of Isakki Swamigal and next inheritor of Arunachala Sampradaya, to arrange the marriage of their two children.The date of their auspicious nuptials was set for June 26, 1974. On the occasion, the whole town of Tiruvannamalai and the Cosmos itself celebrated their union in matrimony as the divine leela , the enactment, of Paramashiva Himself on Planet Earth was about to unfold.
Letting The Avatar Leave Home
The ultimate sacrifice she made was never interfering in the decision of her Divine son, who is creator of the whole cosmos itself, to leave and begin fulfilling His mission of reviving KAILASA, the great enlightened civilization. At the age of 17 , His Divine Holiness informed His parents that He decided it was time to leave his home. Later on in numerous discourses, HDH greatly commends His own biological parents for never once imposing their own desires or emotions on Him as He informed them of His leaving.
Ma Lokanayaki also recalls this scene with a profound truth which HDH revealed to her at that time which made her, her own father Raju Mudaliar and her husband simply forego any form of depression upon the departure of the one who was God and simultaneously their beloved son. Ma Lokanayaki remembers that His Divine Holiness revealed at that time, “There is a truth which is higher than me, pulling me forward which I have no control over. Because of this I have to go”
For Paramashiva, of course there is nothing beyond His control but for the sake of the understanding of His own family, who related with Him from the time He crawled and then took His first steps, with these words, He consoled them dearly and gave them the strength to put aside their grief as He departed from their lives for what they thought would be forever.
For her sacrifice as a parent, His Divine Holiness blessed Ma Lokanayaki with three boons. His Divine Holiness reveals what were these three boons which He gave His biological mother upon leaving home.
As His Divine Holiness was embarking absolutely alone into the rest of the world, He ensured everything which He was leaving behind would be taken care of without even thinking a second time of the humongous purpose which He was to fulfill. HDH left His home in order to build a home where Superconsciousness breakthrough is possible for all living beings.
With the same unadulterated compassion for humanity and sense of responsibility for the whole world, at the age of 40, His Divine Holiness once again sacrificed every thing which He built, and left His nation in order to revive and build the nation of KAILASA, the enlightened civilization