Poondi Mahan is a great Sage of modern time. Swamy's name, Parent's name,birth place are unknown. Swamy was found like a mad man roaming near poondi village, which is located near Tiruvannamalai Tamilnadu,South India,hence the poondi village name attached with swamy.
Poondi mahan also called with various names like poondi swamy,poondi swamiyar, poondi mystic,
poondi saint.In 1959 Swamy stopped roaming and started sitting in a pyal of small home until his samadhi day of 1978.This generation people won't belivethat a saint was sitting in the same place for 19 years without walking. Lakhs and Lakhs people witnessed this miracle and gotblessings from Poondi mahan.Most of his devotees considered him as a incarnation of lord Shiva other belive that he is a incarnation of LoardMuruga or Lord Krishna.Swamy is always in Parabhraman state .A constant stream of people visited Poondi for seeking spiritualguidance,consolation in grief,experience of his presence and for various purpose
Swamy attained Videgha Smadthi In 03-Nov-1978, at The same day swamy appeared in Thiruchendur and gave dharsion for devotees, which shows his immortality. Devotes still visiting Poondi and experiencing his power of presence.