in the science of Kriya Yoga some 1,800 years ago by the great Siddha Bhoganathar.In the Judeo-Christian esoteric tradition Murugan is known like Melkisedek and in the biblical times the Tamil city of Salem was very acquaintance through the route of the silk as epicentro commercial, cultural and religious, of there he left for the pilgrims of Egypt and caldea the contact with the sacred intiatic Order of Melquisedec.The oral and written traditions constitute the Smaller Mysteries, while direct living experience is required to penetrate in the Greater Mysteries.
Among the siddhars, the most famous of the Pâda Yâtrâ in modern times were The Jewish Cabbalists feel attracted toward this Sanctuary by the Mystery of the Satkona Yantra, materialized long ago by the great Siddha Bhogar Nathar, as symbol of Sanat Kumara (the yantra is the Star of David or Six-pointed Star with the Om Tamil in the center, surrounded by a circle of fire). There are contents the key initiation and to describe the mysteries it encloses one would need to write a volumous book.
Thus the Kataragama Pâda Yâtrâ is a deeply symbolic initiatic pilgrimage of great antiquity.
As such, this Kataragama pilgrimage is the oldest pilgrimage that survives since such remote times until today in all its vitality.
In remote pre-history there lived in Kataragama the legendary Vedda princess Valli, who attained to cosmic union with the deity of Kataragama, with the eternal (Sanat) youth (Kumara), also known as Muruga, Murukan, Skanda, Karttikeya, Subramanya and as We also bear in mind that Kataragama was a part of the ancient continent Lanka or Lemuria that did not submerge when the mountain range of the Kingdom of Pandya or Kumari Nadu sank under the water of the Indian Ocean and, in that mountain range, was located the sacred Mount Meru that is often mentioned in sacred literature.
However, in 1985 a small shrine was built on this spot, which is near the front gate of the (who was Bhoganathar's guru), where he did intense tapas for 48 days and was blessed by Agastyar to go and settle down in Badrinath in the Himalayas and "become the greatest siddha the world had ever known' with the cells of his physical body completely divinised.
(Babaji still appears at the Kumbha Mela held at Allahabad once every twelve years as a perennial youth of sixteen years of age, though nearly 1,800 years have elapsed since his physical birth in 203 AD.) Babaji is also known to have initiated the famous Hindu reformer The author finally adds that Babaji has made it his mission to assist suffering humanity in their quest for God-realisation. Those helped by him generally do not know the source of assistance.
In the three mountain chains exists the esoteric tradition of the existence of an Internal Kingdom, of Shambhala and its five spheres or classrooms.
They initiated them according to their degree in the classroom, sphere of Shambhala or state of consciousness that corresponds to them in the Spiritual University or initiatic path.
In 1989 he was inspired by Kriya Babaji himself to write this book to introduce to the world the glory and greatness of the 18 Siddha Yoga traditions, from which Babaji synthesized and revived his Kriya Yoga techniques, and to propound to the public the approach to life and the worldview of Babaji and the 18 Siddhas that "all countries are my homeland" at a time when the world is locked in a self-destructive spiral.
The author states that during his visit to Sri Lanka he had made several pilgrimages to the Kataragama shrine to ascertain the details of any records relating to the traditional story of Kriya Babaji's visit to Kataragama in 214 AD as a chela of eleven years of age called Nagaraj to meet his first guru the fabulously long-lived rishi siddha The author has prefaced these remarks in his book with a statement that much of the information about Babaji's visit to Kataragama in 214 AD and about his birth in South India in 203 AD were revealed by Babaji recently in 1952 to his disciple VT Neelakantan when he materialized in physical form on several occasions in the puja room of Neelakantan at No. Neelakantan was a close friend of Jawaharlal Nehru and a student of Mrs. The birth of the child Nagaraj is reported to have taken place on Karttikai Deepam day during the ascendancy of the constellation ( of eleven years of age called Nagaraj, the author states as follows: "Sitting under a large spreading banyan tree with him (Siddha Bhoganathar) for six months Nagaraj performed intense yogic sadhana particularly various into which he was initiated by Bhoganathar.
The code to follow in the Pâda Yâtrâ to Kataragama is valid not only for every pilgrim, but applicable in any another pilgrimage.