Who are Sidhas?
Siddhars are saints in India, mostly of the Saivaite denomination in Tamil Nadu, who professed and practised an unorthodox type of Sadhana, or spiritual practice, to attain liberation. They are Siddhas because they attained siddhi, i.e. “power, prowess, strength, ability”, a special kind of psychic and supernatural, miraculous, occult power. According to Thirumoolar: “Those who live in yoga and see the divine light and power through yoga are the siddhars (Tamil Chittar)”.
Siddha Tombs (Memorials) are known as Jeeva Samadi. Jeeva or Sajeeva / Jiva / Samadhi means “becoming one” with the universal consciousness or merging with the Divine. This is a state where Siddhas enters into the samadhi state at their own will after completion of their mission on earth and their mind completely dissolved into the Divine, They stop the functioning of the body and mind.
This section provide some valuable information on various sidhas and their jeeva samadhis