1. PARKAYA PRAVESH
Parkaya Pravesh means entering oneís soul in the body of
some other person. Through this knowledge even a dead body can be brought to
Just about three thousand years back, Shankaracharya had to
take help of this knowledge in order to defeat Mandan Mishra in a spiritual
debate. But as time passed this knowledge became extinct in the society and
today only a very few
Yogis have full practical knowledge of this unique practice.
This knowledge is considered to be so important and secret
that only a few Yogis, known to me, know of this practice and after them this
practice shall perhaps vanish from this earth.
2. HAADI VIDYA
This Vidya or knowledge has been mentioned in several
ancient texts. On acquiring this Vidya a person neither feels hungry nor
thirsty and he can remain without eating food or drinking water for several
days at a stretch.
Several Yogis of the Himalayas, remain engrossed in deep
Sadhanas for months and years without eating or drinking anything.
When they do not eat or drink, they do not even have to empty their bowels.
Thus they are able to perform long penance for years and their bodies also
remain healthy and fit, even without food. Acharya Vishnu Sarang, the famous
Tantrik from Nepal and Yogi Manohar are proficient in this Vidya as well as
the mysterious wandering
Trailanga Swami. Although not always counted among Siddhis per se'
several instances have been cited regarding Trailanga Swami's ability to spend
hours under the water of the Ganges as he sought to teach men that human life
need not depend on oxygen under the auspices of certain spiritual conditions
and precautions (see
Pranayama). It has been reported there is a yogi that lives
on the peak of the holy mountain
Arunachala that has not had anything to eat since 1990. See
3. KAADI VIDYA
Just as one does not feel hungry or thirsty in Haadi Vidya
similarly in Kaadi Vidya a person is not affected by change of seasons i.e. by
summer, winter, rain etc. After accomplishing this Vidya a person shall not
feel cold even if he sits in the snow laden mountains and shall not feel hot
even if he sits in the fire. Thus a Sadhak can perform incessant penance
without being affected by change of weather or seasons.
The Jain scholar, Pragya Sun had accomplished both the
Haadi & Kaadi Vldyas. Guru Gorakhnath and Matsayendranath too had accomplished
Today the Jain scholar of Mahabalipuram Sun Maharaj and
Yogi Vishambhar of Badrinath are accomplished in these Vidyas and have kept
these practices alive.
4. MADALASA VIDYA
On accomplishing this Vidya, a person becomes capable of
increasing or decreasing the size of his body according to his wish. Lord
Hanuman had miniaturized his body through this Vidya while entering the city
The average height of a human being is six feet. Through
this Vidya a person can reduce the size of his body to the size of a mosquito
and can even enlarge his body to a size of over hundred feet.
A few years back a conference of Yogis was held on the
Bhairav hill, near Dehradun and in this conference Tailang Baba (an ascetic)
demonstrated this miraculous practice before hundreds of Yogis. This Vidya is
almost extinct today and in my opinion only Tailang Baba has accomplished it.
Anima Siddhi - The ability to decrease the
size of one's body and become smaller than the smallest particle. Through
this siddhi one may enter into stone or change the density in one's body,
enabling one to pass through solid matter.
Mahima Siddhi - The ability to increase the
size of one's body, ultimately enveloping the universe.
5. VAYU GAMAN SIDDHI
Through this Siddhi a person can become capable of flying
in the skies and traveling from one place to another in just a few seconds.
The Jain scriptures speak of Jain ascetics who could fly from place to place
in a few seconds. Swami Divakarsuri and Swami Pragyasuri have been such
accomplished ascetics. Although there are several occasions of individuals
flying reported in the Sutras of classical Buddhism and Zen, the
Venerable Pindola Bharadvaja is probably the person most
commonly cited. For the movement or cross-transference of items between the
conventional plane or physical plane and other possible environments see
Swami Vishuddhanandji (d. 1937)(sometimes spelled:
Vishuddhananda, Vishudhanandaaka; aka: Gandha Baba, Perfume Saint), well-known
for his supernatural powers and said to be an adept associated with the
Gyanganj (Jnanaganj) hermitage somewhere in Tibet -- a secret
place of great masters -- demonstrated this practice in Varanasi and proved
that it is not a myth.
Today Yogi Chaitanya Swami of Madurai and Yogi Niranjan
Swami living near Kanya Kumari are the Yogis who have accomplished this
practice. But it seems that this knowledge shall perish with them. See
the Wanderling's Journey as well as
Sun Dagger and
Laghima Siddhi - The ability to make one's
body lighter than air and fly at will. The perfection of this siddhi enables
one to travel on the sun's rays and enter into the sun planet.
LAGHIMA: TO HAVE NO WEIGHT. Laghima is the control
of the effect of the earth's attraction on the body by developing in each
cell the opposite (centrifugal) tendency. Said to be implemented for the
performed act of levitation, the Vayu Gaman Siddhi and the Laghima Siddhi.
According to one of the eighteen main
the Markandeya Purana, Laghima means "to have an extreme speed."
6. KANAKDHARA SIDDHI
One can acquire immense and unlimited wealth through this
Siddhi. Itís said that once Shankaracharya saw a very poor and destitute woman
and with the help of the Kanakdhara Yantra he showered gold in her house. This
Yantra is made on a silver plate and 36 squares are formed by drawing 7 lines
each, horizontally and vertically. Then the Beej Mantra is written in these
squares. Today only a very few people have full and authentic knowledge of
7. PRAKYA SADHANA
Through this Sadhana a Yogi can direct his disciple to take
birth from the womb of a woman, who is childless or cannot bear children.
Several Yogis have thus blessed infertile women with children. Swami
Vishuddhanand had accomplished this Sadhana and had used it to bring happiness
into the lives of several women. But today only two or three persons are
accomplished in this Sadhana.
8. SURYA VIGYAN
This Solar science is one of the most significant sciences
of ancient India. This science has been known only to the Indian Yogis and
using it, one substance can be transformed into another through the medium of
Swami Vishudhananda had demonstrated the miracles of this
science about 50-60 years ago, by transforming a paper into rose and a cotton
ball into gold.
This science has been kept alive by Divyendu Ghosh and some
other Yogis, otherwise it has become almost extinct.
9. MRIT SANJIVANI VIDYA
This Vidya was created by Adi Shankaracharya. Through it
even a dead person can be brought back to life. This practice may seem to be a
myth but it had been used by Guru Gorakhnath several times. Today only a few
persons have practical knowledge of this Vidya.
Prapti Siddhi - The ability to manifest any
object one desires within one's hand. This siddhi removes the limitations of
space which separate two objects from each other. It is said that one will even
be able to touch the moon with one's finger [i.e. the limitation of distance
Prakamya Siddhi - The ability to attain
anything one desires.
Ishita Siddhi - The ability to control the
sub-potencies of the laws of nature. This enables one to control various
energies and seemingly defy the laws of nature. See
White Light Shields as well as
Apportation. The Swami Ramalinga, more popularly known as
Vallalar is recorded to have moved a whole contingent of
followers from the wrath of a terrible storm to the safe harbor of a distant
shrine in an instant.
Vashita Siddhi - The ability to bring
others under one's control.
Kamavasayita Siddhi - The ability to attain
anything anywhere. This is the highest of the eight and contains most of the
abilities of the other perfections.