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.
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He used to overhear the Sanskrit classes conducted for brahmin boys by a Sastrikal. He travelled miles and miles on foot in search of knowledge, and when he acquired it, he wandered again as the inspirer of people. He strongly opposed the conversion activities of the Sawmi missionaries but was not against Christianity. His thoughts and work influenced swaim launching of many social, religious, literary and political organisations and movements in Kerala and for the first time gave voice to those who were marginalised.
He looked no different from a rustic.
He believed that the path of Ahimsa led zwami Salvation. Later he lived with an old Muslim well versed in Qur’an and Sufi mysticism who taught him the main tenet of Islam. Chattampi Swamikal throughout his intellectually and spiritually enriched life maintained a large number of friends from different regions of Kerala.
It was after this that he was known as Narayana Guru. Chtatampi Swamikal throughout his intellectually and spiritually enriched life maintained a large number of friends from different regions of Kerala.
My homage at the altar of this Majesty of knowledge. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat After completing his studies under Subba Jatapadikal he spent long periods of learning under a Christian priest.
It served as a meeting place for many scholars of that time and facilitated Kunjan swani acquaint himself with many great men. A review of the book by Prema Nandakumar can be read at: He was urged by a sense of historical justice rather than personal pride.
Swamikal visualised a universal family of man without the barriers of caste or creed. Also he learned Sanskrit by overhearing the classes at a Brahmin house hcattampi. The path of self-realization through Jnana.
His poems and writings were the offsprings of necessity. Hrdaya Kumari says that Pracheena Malayalam is not only a good example of Swamikal’s logical arguments but is the earliest example of application of hypothesis and fixed methodology for historical studies. Swamikal promoted vegetarianism and professed non-violence Ahimsa. Experiencing unity in all. Mystical combinations of sound that were realized by sages and rishis during stags dhattampi deepest meditation.
Kunjan acquired proficiency reading Qur’an in the traditional way. Texts, commentaries on the oldest known religious texts, the Vedas. Chila Keraleeya Navodhana Pravanathakal. He had the power to cure seemingly incurable diseases and make cobras and even tigers obey chahtampi behests.
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Media related to Chattampi Swamikal at Wikimedia Commons. Subbajadapatikal, an eminent saintly scholar, took Kunjan to Tamilnadu and taught him everything he knew. He authored several books on spirituality, history, and language staying with these friends. He stated that ancient religion and chatfampi in India gave equal status to women and that their role is very important in family and society.
A yogic Mudra sign. Through his sannyasi chattamp, household disciples and literary works, he put into practice what he preached.
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It was at such a time that Paramabhattara Sree Chattampi Swamikal incarnated as the saviour of Hinduism. Kanyakumari, Ayya Vaikunta Nathar Siddhalayam. Chattampi Swamikal denounced the orthodox interpretation of Hindu texts citing sources from the Vedas. His Way of Life He lived a life of austere simplicity. My teacher Sree Swami Thapovanam had a great reverence for Sree Chattampi Swamikal and it is in fact from Sri Awami that I heard so often of the spiritual and mystical glory of this rare sage of Kerala.
He returned to Kerala as a great scholar and saint. Important works available in print are: His skill in playing on any instrument with originality was widely known and acclaimed. In spite of the narrow and restrictive conventions that existed in his times, he mastered many branches of art and learning.
He would organize impromptu programmes that would stimulate their intelligence and exercise their bodies.
Few people have laboured harder than Hcattampi to enable the people to break the chains of hereditarily acquired or traditionally held customs and practices to regain, maintain and strengthen their self respect. His brahmacharya and intense tapas had conferred upon him all the Yogasiddhies.
Chattampi Swamikal – Wikipedia
There he chttampi deep and extensive mastery of all sastras in Tamil and Sanskrit. He learnt Tamil and Sanskrit from the books he borrowed from school boys. His Message Chattampi Swamikal belonged to that rare band of religious leaders and world benefactors who led a selfless life in the midst of common people with their mundane concerns.