his yogic powers, he helped many people in fulfilling their desires,
like curing of diseases, solving family problems, promoting of
business activities etc. A certain childless chettiar was blessed
with a son, and another Odayar pining for the birth of a boy was
directed in dream by Lord Siva himself to seek this Kandappan
blessings, popular as the sage of Isanya thirtham. On the same night
Lord Siva advised bhakta Kandappan to move to Isanya thirtham for
better prospects. Desikar did as bid by Lord Siva and got great
solace and name.
when Kandappa Desikar went on ministering to the wants of sick and
suffering, his fame spread far and wide. A European Collector
suffering from incurable Asthma met him, and was cured miraculously.
The Collector's earlier attempts at curing by the best medical men
went up in smoke. It was a miracle. It cemented his faith in the
Desikar, and so he wanted to give him lands in token of his
gratitude and to help his ministrations encompass more sokarthis.
When expressed, Desikar in his inimitable humility said that he
could grant as much as he liked to Lord Siva. And added that haying
renounced home and determined to be a celibate for ever, they would
hinder his progress than augment them. He refused.