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The Soul

Guru Yogi Shivan, is a disciple of Swami Shivajyothi Dharmananda whose roots go deep in the Sidha Yoga tradition.

Guru Yogi Shivan, the beacon of hope and faith at Indimasi, is a disciple of Swami Shivajyothi Dharmananda whose roots go deep in the Sidha Yoga tradition. His satvik life and his infinite love for the fellow human beings drive him to help people recover from their ailments and daily stresses. He spreads his knowledge chiefly to bring about a better world and a better living for everyone. Anyone can lead a happy and healthy life through balanced diet, asanas, pranayama and meditation. It is the fear of disease, anxiety and depression that keeps people away from a composed life. According to Guru Yogi Shivan, the route to a better life has long been laid down by the ancient Rishis and truth seekers. He only guides people to use this route and find their inner self and its abundant power to refine and reform them. Indimasi is all about connecting this ancient wisdom with the people for a better life.


Shivadasan (Guru's Poorvashrama name) was born as the sixth child of Shri. Sisupalan and Smt. Sarada in Vakkom village in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. From childhood itself, he never knew the meaning of fear and anxiety. His father, who was an expert in traditional Ayurveda, wished his son to be strong both physically and mentally. His motivation encouraged Shivadasan to learn Kalari Payattu and Karate. Kalari channels one's energy into a positive direction through yogic stretching and Karate equips one to combat without weapons and is about being self-disciplined.​


Shivadasan did his elementary schooling in Prabodhini, Vakkom and went on to do his high school at SSPBHS, Kadakkavur. He completed his graduation in geology from SN College, Kollam. Shivadasan mastered both Southern and Northern styles of Kalaripayattu and attained a black belt in Karate. After mastering these two martial arts, he went on to learn Bharatanatyam and Kuchupudi, two main classical dance forms of South India.

Younger Age​

In 1989, he went abroad to Oman seeking employment and worked as a martial arts and yoga trainer, there he worked with the top tier people with immense riches but lacking health and happiness. He witnessed the disappointment and misery of those people who were capable of buying everything with money but contentment. Many such incidents gave him the realization that material wealth cannot make him content. This motivated him to seek something that transcends body and mind.​

The Journey

His thirst to learn more and discover his real self grew stronger during his days in Oman. His heart always chanted that “This is not the end, and I have far to go…” Being in this quest, he came across the book “Raja Yoga” by Swami Vivekananda, which kindled the yearning to find a Guru. He felt that the book reflected his real self and thus commenced his journey of self-realization. Shivadasan left all his comforts back in Oman after serving there for three years and came back to India in search of a Guru, to guide his spiritual quest.

Guru and Guidance

He started his search for his Guru, which involved a daunting journey through the length and breadth of India. His mission was accomplished after he found himself at the feet of Guru Shivajothi Dharmananda at Sree Kanthimutt in Kerala, his homeland itself. Shivadasan’s heart accepted Shivajothi Dharmananda as his Guru and bowed before him. As the Buddhist proverb says, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears”. Shivadasan got his Deeksha from his Guru Maharaj. This led to the death of Shivadasan and the birth of Yogi Shivan after he mastered the art of awakening the Kundalini Sakthi with his Guru’s guidance.

Who, I am?

Why did this keep happening to me?
Why should I undergo such sufferings?

We turn to god for solutions to these questions brought forward by the myriad problems of life. At times we might get a glimpse of the leading light but often caught between a web of thoughts. And we fall flat again on our basic problems. Confusion sets in once the prayers get unheard or the belief system turns futile. We call God by different names we had been accustomed to, or based on our upbringing and but nothing helps. In case of a weak mind, diseases creep in like creepers on a strong tree turning weak. Diseases, either mental or physical develops in you. You slowly succumb after your powerful consciousness is overpowered by diseases. Is this you? If so, the mind is the connecting link to make you realize your true potential.

Guru Parampara​


Agasthya Muni is one among the most revered seven rishis (Saptarishi) of ancient India and the first of the Siddha tradition. He was the first Siddha and guru of the tradition, which had a total of 18 renowned Siddhars. The word Agastya translates as the one who is sitting inside. In other words, there is a sage within everybody whose amazing potential can be unleashed by practicing Siddha Yoga. Agasthya considered to be the named author of several hymns of the Rigveda, the oldest known Vedic Sanskrit text estimated to be written between 3000 and 2000 BCE. Maharishi Agasthya is also regarded as the founder and patron saint of the southern style of Kalaripayat and Silambam. Agasthya is mentioned to have appeared numerous times in all the four Vedas, great Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata and various Puranas. There are many temples, ashrams of his lineage spread over South Asia.


Kombai Siddhar samadhi is located in Theni district of Tamil Nadu state. Vel Dhalavoy was born 350 years ago in a Tamil family. During childhood he used to shepherd cattle. One day, he happened to trace that a cow which never gave milk goes to a cave regularly. He followed the cow and saw a man in the cave milk the cow and drinking it! This man later this man became his Guru. In the very childhood days itself the boy visited Himalayas and got initiated at the Vashista cave. He is believed to have lived there for many centuries like an avadoota before coming to Kanyakumari districts and later to Nagercoil. He was found to roam around at Dihambhara as an avadoota and initially people chased him away. Later realising his power, people started taking his guidance and advice. He moved to Ethamozhi about 3 years before his samadhi. He used to live beneath a groove of Punnai trees and in 1925 he attained samadhi at Kombai. He had mastered yoga and was known to have exhibited Nava kanta siddhi many times. One of his famous and most quoted statement is “Meenakshiku thee pidichadey” which translates to “Meenakshi is burning,” when his dress caught fire. At the same time Madhurai Meenakshi temple had a minor fire accident. Among the few disciples of Pattala Swamikal were the ones to preserve Komabai Siddhar samadhi who were present while siddhar attained samadhi.


Sri Swayam Poorna Swami was instrumental in the traditional setting and austeries for the Mahadamadhi of Sri Kombai Swamikal (Etbamozhi), Sri Neelakanta Gurupathar (Chenkottukonam), Sri Aadimayi Amma (Kanyakumari). Sri Swayam Poorna Swami from his early childhood was interested in learning yoga and other allied techniques. Over the years, he became scholarly in yoga and the essence of spirituality. Although he joined the military services of Travancore, he continued his ardent Sadhana towards excellence of spiritual pursuits. He has exhibited many siddhis and his British superior officer felt guilty of his late realization of his potentials and bestowed him with many recognitions. A Sri Krishna Swami temple was constructed at Pangode military camp and Swamiji consecrated the deity and set up the daily poojas. He was well versed in diagnosis and healing solutions, with his spiritual aura. His caring, compassionate, commanding and courageous existence provided inspiration and guidance to all who visited him for material and spiritual progress. After his retirement from the military, he visited Aramula and later he returned to Poojapura following his inner voice. He was regularly in discussions with Swami Swaroopanandha, Sri Kochu Swamikal, Sri Krishnapillai Swamikal, and Sri Sadhasiva Swamikal. Based on the discussions and interest expressed by them, an ashram was planned and built on the land contributed by Sri Kesava Pillai. On October 14, 1966, he took Nirvana Maha Samadhi as Shiva Yogi in (Kundalini Yoga). On the very next day, the then senior disciple Shiva Jyothi Swami upholstered the Mahadamadhi of Poorna Swamikal. The first disciple of Swayam Poorna swami, Swaroopanantha Swami became the head of Madom who embraced Mahadamadhi on 24 Jan 2009.


Purushothaman was born in 1924 at Odanavattom village in Kollam district of Kerala state. From an early age itself, he was interested in spiritual practices. After graduation from the Government Ayurveda college, he worked as a doctor in various government hospitals for 18 years. Purashothaman attained Deeksha from Swayam Poorna Swamikal in Siddha yoga tradition and changed the name to Shiva Jyothi Dharmananda. He had led more than a thousand disciples in this unique means of salvation. He attained maha samadhi in 2001.

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