Pinnavasal Swamigal and Aandavan Pichai

This article is about a series of incidents which happened 60-70 years ago. Even though it might seem like a story, there are multiple evidences (even by foreigners) to support the incidents.

Pinnavasal Swamigal or Sri Ramakrishnananda or Yogeshwara Swami was based in Pinnavasal near Trichy. He considered Sadasiva Brahmendra as his Manasika Guru. His Adhistanam or Maha Samadhi is on the banks of the Phalguni river in Pinnavasal, near Trichy. Pinnavasal is also known as Kattur and next to Poovalur. Here are a couple of pictures of Kailasanathar temple at Pinnavasal. The Adishtanam of Swamigal is located just a few metres from this temple. Regular poojas are conducted there and is a must visit place for mental solace.

Pinnavasal Kailasanathar Temple - Kattur TN

Pinnavasal Kailasanathar Temple - Kattur TN

Andavan Pichai was a woman who born in 1899 and shed her mortal coil in 1990. She composed a number of songs on Lord Muruga and you can search the internet for a few of them.

Now, how are these two related? It is said the the soul of Pinnavasal swamigal entered the body of Andavan Pichai. Read the articles below for a very curious miracle by various Gurus ( Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra, Sri Swami Sivananda, Sri Ramana Maharishi, Kanchi Paramacharya) on this Pinnavasal Swamigal episode.

1) A short version -

2) A very detailed one

Sri Pinnavasal Swamigal - Kattur TN

Sri Pinnavasal Swamigal Samadhi - Kattur TN

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  1. Kindly inform whether the Life history and Song Books of Sri Amma Andavan Pichai are published by the family members. I would like to read about this Great Saint and these songs are full of Bhakthi and Vedantha. My email is

    1. Andavan Pichai Arut Padalgal and Daiva Vakku brought out by her granddaughter in book form along with a set of four MP3s is available at Karnatic Book HOuse, Royapettah Chennai.


    please read complete histroy of mataji