his holiness GNANAVALLAL PARANJOTHI MAHAN
Gnanavallal Paranjothi Mahan was born of a well-to-do and respectable family in a vilage in a village called Kunjapuram, Villiputhur Talok, in the district of Ramanad on the 2nd May 1900. During of boyhood days he did not attend any school but he was diligent and anger to learn. In his mind the foremost thought was to seek the knowledge of the Truth of Life. He attended many places of worship and devoted to religious practices.
In those days of his intense yearning and thiristing for the Truth, he dreamed being initiated by a Guru of a particular description at a place far away from his home. It came to pass after 81/4 years, 1,400 miles away from his home in accordance to the minute details of his dream.
At age of 16 he journey to Rangoon and there he worked with his uncle. In 1933 he started own business. Even at this time he was frequently pursuing the knowledge of mysteries of human life and he continued to visit and discuss with many Yogis, Buddhist monks and Spiritual leaders.
On 7th January 1938 at 11.11pm he met his guru Haribullah Kamil Syed Ibrahim, of BAJAWAPORE,DECCAN who initiated him into practice of the Tantrik system of Yoga. Since then a great change came over him and he devoted more time to meditation and research. Soon he attained enlightment and he related that big ideas and self-awareness knowledge came into his head. His many admirers and devotees who come to see him began to call him "Paranjothi Mahan", which means "The One Illuminated" or "A Great Man of Divine Wisdom".
In 1938 he left his own business and returned to India. He establish Universal Peace Sanctuary in humble hut at Madura. Today the Universal Peace Sanctuary is thriving with many branches established in various parts of India, South-East Asia and other part of the World. Thousands of his disciples have received his initiations for the Kundalini practice and more and more people from all walks of life are taking up the Kundalini practice for their own good. Some came for health reason and others for knowledge sake.
Our Master, it can be said without reservation, is great in that by the touch of his hands and the look of his eyes he opens the path for everyone to enable he or she to achieve a new phase of life as a result of gaining happiness, health, peace of mind and self-realisation through adopting the use of the Great Power within human body, the knowledge of which has had hitherto been held secret by a few elite of ancient times.
After attaining enlightment, our Master has produced his literary work entitled "I-GOD" based on his many years of experience and research in pursuit of the knowledge of Truth. It comprises his philosophies and teachings on various subjects covering elements of the World, concept of GOD and KUNDALINI GNANA. It provides a reader with an insight of the Truth.
His simple and most loving word,SANTHOSAM becomes a holy mantra that he anchored worldwide. Gnanavallal paranjothi mahan's first visit to malaysia is on 20/4/1953 by ss.rajula accompanied by his disciple Muthuvelliappa Chettiar. Paranjothi Mahan's prime chief disciple in malaysia was GURUPIRAN GNANAGURU PARANJOTHI SIVASANKARAN who attained samathi on 20/11/1994. Paranjothi sivasankaran is the person responsible for spreading Gnanavallal paranjothi mahan's teachings in Malaysia. His Holiness Gnanavallal paranjothi mahan's 80th birthday was celebrated in gurupiran sivasankaran's house in kuala lumpur on 2/05/1980. It was also Paranjothi Mahan's last visit to malaysia as He entered mahasamathi(a yogi consious exit from the body) the following year on 7 january 1981 in Pondichery,India.