Age is just a number!
It isn't easy to trace his period of origin to a particular historical time. There is a lot of speculation about the age of Kodi Swamigal. Renowned astrologers who tried to find his age using the lines on the palm of his hand were bewildered when it showed his age as just seven.
In 1986, senior medical experts from England and Spain visited Puravipalayam. They tried to find his age by testing his DNA, but The experts could achieve nothing concrete. He was a manifestation of someone beyond age and the limits of the universe. His gross body(sthula sharira) appeared like the body of a 90-year-old to his devotees.
Affectionately called "Kodi thatha", he was revered and respected by his devotees. He used to quote instances from various periods randomly. For example, he once spoke about events that happened in the streets of Chicago when Swami Vivekananda gave his speech.