Remembering the guru: Chattampi Swami’s walking stick, drum and mala on display next to his statue at his samadhi shrine in Panmana. Chattampi Swami () was the harbinger of renaissance and reformation in Kerala. His thoughts and work influenced the launching of many social. Sri Chattampi Swamikal (–) was a Hindu sage and social reformer. His thoughts and work influenced the launching of many social.

Author: Sataxe Vut
Country: Canada
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 23 January 2013
Pages: 351
PDF File Size: 9.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.87 Mb
ISBN: 457-6-69913-845-8
Downloads: 66587
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dirg

The aim of this new order was to propagate the methods of Yogajnana in accordance with the culture of Kerala.

He later translated his work Nijananda Vilasam containing the cream of Vedanta into simple Malayalam to guide spiritual aspirants. My teacher Sree Swami Thapovanam had a great reverence for Sree Chattampi Swamikal and it is in fact from Sri Gurudev that I heard so often of the spiritual seami mystical glory of this rare sage of Kerala. He was a wrestler par excellence.

Quilon, Sadabdha Smaraka Grantham. Narayana Guru practised austere Jnana and Yoga under Swamikal during this period. He himself studied the Vedas and other sastras, hitherto denied to non-Brahmins. For some time he worked as a document writer and also as an advocate’s clerk. The state of unity with the object of mediatation and the universal consciousness.

He always extended his hands to those below him to raise them up.


WORKS – Chattampi Swami Archive

He got the job of an Accountant in Government service. Humble creatures like ants and dogs were his brothers or friends.

Swamikal possessed a commanding power over natural elements, animals and human beings alike. His influence widened the vision of many and imparted self-confidence to innumerable people, leaving a mark in the religious attitude of a large section of people.

Chattampi Swamikal | Kerala Renaissance Leaders in Malayalam

He pointed out that women have equal, if not even more, rights in society. He also reformed the social and religious rituals and rules and prepared manuals for them. Later he lived with an old Muslim well versed in Qur’an and Sufi mysticism who taught him the main tenet of Islam. The Feast for Dogs is considered the chaftampi popular miracle he chxttampi. The principle that Brahma is the Absolute Truth. On his Shashtiabdapurthi 60th birthday inat a simple meeting presided over by Swami Dayananda, the title of Vidhadhiraja Theerthapada Paramabhattara was conferred on him by distinguished scholars.

He questioned the legitimacy of the supposed supremacy of the upper caste Hindus and strove to cure them of their superstitious beliefs and customs. Hundreds of people used to visit him to have his darshan and seek his advice and blessings. Though christened Ayyappan, he was known by his pet name Kunjan. Yogic or spiritual accomplishment. Servant of Lord Subramaniya. Raman Nair has associated with major digitization projects like Web Archives of Kerala Legislative Assembly Proceedings, Mahatma Gandhi University Online PhD Theses etc and is a member of many committees on digital archiving and information system development.


By then Swamikal was well-versed in yoga and spiritual matters and their meeting proved to be the start of a profound and cherished companionship, although the two were of different temperaments [9] In those days Nanu Asan was a soft-spoken introvert and Swamikal was an outspoken extrovert.

There he acquired deep and extensive mastery of all sastras in Tamil and Sanskrit. He had no home and no intimate friends.

He disliked alcohol and condemned the vice of drinking. They enjoy the Bliss of Self at all times and roam about for the well being of humanity at large.

Neelakanta Theerthapada – Chattampi Swami Archive

His brahmacharya and intense tapas had conferred upon him all the Yogasiddhies. Kunjan Pillai transformed himself into Vidhyadhiraja and he was acclaimed as the Supreme Rishi of Kerala. Chattampi Swamikal denounced the orthodox interpretation of Hindu texts citing sources from the Vedas.

With his abundant love and compassion for all created things, he started a new epoch in spiritual regeneration. He was the precursor of many liberal trends, but he was not an avowed social reformer.