Arutperunjothi Arutperunjothi Thaniperun karunai Arutperunjothi
Arutprakasa Vallalar Chidambram Ramalingam (born on 5 October 1823 - 30 January
1874),whose Pre-monastic name was Ramalingam, is commonly known in india and
across the world as Vallalar.He was one of the most famous Tamil Saints and also one of
the greatest Tamil poets of the 19th century and belongs to a line of Tamil Saints known
as "gnana siddhars".The Suddha Sanmarga Sangam was spread and passed by on him not
only in theory but mainly in practice by his own way of living which was itself inspiration
for his followers.Through the notion of the Suddha Sanmarga, the saint endeavord
to eliminate the menace of caste.According to Suddha Sanmarga, the prime aspects of
human life should be love connected with charity and divine practice leading to achieve- ment of pure knowledge.
Arutperunjothi Ramalinga adigalar,populary known as VALLALAR,the Great Munificient,may be regarded as
the foremost of the saints and age of nineteenth century,considering the heights,widths,depths and intimacies of his
integral realisation of the Divine in all the "inmost, inner, outer, and outermost parts of being".
The VALLALAR was the one who affirmed openly and clearly in an unmistakable language the deathlessness of his
body which he attained by the power of what he called "Arut Perum Joti", the Vast Grace-Light of hte Divine which
he identified as the Truth-Light of Knowledge, Satya Jnana Joti. He who put before DEATHLESSNESS of
body as an essential part of the realisation of the one blissful Divine.A saint Whose very soul-stuff was made of infi-
nite love and compassion, a sage of Truth-consciousness who possessed the divine of knowledge and science of death-
lessness of body and attained its deathless transformation along with self creative power of creating all sub-
stances of whatever kind including bodily substances.