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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Kottayam, Sahithya Prvarthaka Sahakarana Sangham. The Christumatha Saram is his summary of what Christianity is, in accordance with the classical Indian Purva paksha tradition. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Chhattampi Policy. Swamikal possessed a commanding power over natural elements, animals and human beings alike. He learnt Tamil and Sanskrit from the chhattampi he borrowed from school boys.

Chattampi Swamikal denounced the orthodox interpretation of Hindu texts citing sources from the Vedas.

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He authored several chtatampi on spirituality, history, and language staying with these friends. He believed that the path of Ahimsa led to Salvation. Finally, leaving this all, he joined an organisation where religious topics were discussed and music lessons were imparted. Knowing his thirst for learning an uncle took him to the traditional school conducted by Pettayil Raman Pillai Asan, a renowned scholar and writer who taught him without any fee.

One who has attained Jnana the highest spiritual wisdom. Prapanchathil Stree Purushanmarkulla Sthanam The position of women and men in the universe. He looked no different from a rustic. As the burden of chatyampi the family fell on him, Kunjan Pillai took to many manual works.


Chattampi Swamikal

Swamikal promoted vegetarianism and professed non-violence Ahimsa. Kunjan attained divine powers by reciting the Mantra lakhs of times and was known as Shanmukhadasan at that time.

An Asramam hermitage founded by Swami Abhedananda in Theiruvananthapuram. During this period he was greatly influenced by the works of Kodakanallur Sundara Swamikal a great Advaitin. Gopinatha Pillai Sarvajnanum Sadguruvum. Childhood and Education Swamikal was born in at Kollur, Thiruvananthapuram. Swami Chinmayananda, [17] Swami Chattajpi, [18] and many other saints ascribes to Swami the responsibility for their turning to spiritual life. It is for us to make available knowledge of their life and ideas prevalent in one region to others also, across the barrier of language and time.

It seems that I had a secret initiation at the hands of the Swamikal. 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.

He stated that ancient religion and law in India gave equal status to women and that their role is very important in family and cchattampi.

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Pracheena Malayalam also aimed at awakening the mind of the people of the region divided by various complexes to a collective sense of ‘We’.

A yogic posture leading to spiritual attainment. Swami introduced Asan to all arts and chattapi he had mastered and also gave him the Balasubrahmanya mantra. Leaving him he wandered for months with many avadutas in Southern Tamil Nadu and also travelled all over India.


Most of the works were only partially recovered and published. His spiritual stature is unmatched by any of the greatest men I have so far met. Convictions of common origin and belief in a common ancestry were indispensable for the development of a swani mindset. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


The following works are not available, saami through excerpts published in various journals and books by contemporaries. Swamikal considered Ahimsa as the highest duty.

For the first time in the region’s history the work questioned the monopolisation of Vedas, sciences and education by a minority. A Crusader for Social Reforms Despite the fact that Sannyasins sacrifice everything for attaining Self-realization, many of them live among the people to fulfill their obligation to society.

Science, system of thought. He was fond of children. All these disciples and devotees of Swamikal made significant contribution to social and spiritual regeneration of the people of Kerala. His Meeting with Swami Vivekananda In while Swamikal was staying in the house of a devotee at Ernakulam, he came across Swami Vivekananda who was on his Parivrajaka wandering monk tour at the time. He learnt different languages.

He was considerate to all his associates.

The authors have shown commendable patience and perseverance in collecting information and also in gathering a sheaf of photographs that take us back to the times of the Swami’ – wrote Prema Nandakumar in The Hindu 25 October He was the guiding star to those who cchattampi to bring about spiritual renaissance and social resurgence in this country. The path of Yoga-union with God.

He later translated his work Nijananda Vilasam containing the cream of Vedanta into simple Malayalam to guide spiritual aspirants.