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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In a secluded church in Swa,i Tamil Nadu assisting the priest he learned Christian meditation and learned Christian Religion and philosophy.

When the final moment came Swamikal sat himself in Padmasana and mediated on Brahman.

Swami Vivekananda introduced the topic of Chinmudra and asked Swamikal to unfold its esoteric meaning and its role in achieving higher levels of consciousness. Raman NairL. He had the power to cure seemingly incurable diseases and make cobras and even tigers obey his behests.

Swamikal is considered the foremost crusader who brought about incredible transformation in the religio-spiritual and socio-cultural atmosphere of Kerala.

A few works were discovered and published eight decades after his death and inspired serious discussion, such as Adhibhasha and Pracheena Malayalam Part chattamppi.

Chattampi Swami: An Intellectual Biography – R. Raman Nair, L. Sulochana Devi – Google Books

South Indian Studies Amazon. Inspired by Swamikal, he prepared many works interpreting Advaita for the common man.

He possessed extraordinary memory power.


One who is seeking to attain union with chaattampi Supreme. His mortal body was laid to rest at the place he had already selected for it. He travelled miles and miles on foot in search of knowledge, and when he acquired it, he wandered again as the inspirer of people.

A Perfect Jeevanmukta A Jeevanmukta is the liberated individual who while still living in the physical body is not conditioned by the limitation of his gross constitution and believes the entire universe to be the manifesation of the Absolute or his highest self. He authored chattam;i books on spirituality, history, and language staying with these friends.

Chattampi Swamikal | Kerala Renaissance Leaders in Malayalam

Few people have laboured harder than Swamikal 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.

Swami wrote many guides and commentaries on Vedanta for the common man. Important works available in print are: He established many ashrams and also Theerthapada System for the line of sanyasins following Swami’s teachings and methods.

His skill in playing on any instrument with originality was widely known and acclaimed. His brahmacharya and intense tapas had conferred upon him all the Yogasiddhies. Swami explored the roots of Kerala society and original inhabitants, and sociologically and genealogically connected most of the present groups in Kerala including the priestly class to common ancestors who were the original inhabitants known as the Nakas.

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His spiritual stature is unmatched by any of the greatest men I have so far met. A mundu a garment worn around the waist in kerala an iron ring, and old umbrella, a walking stick and a Ganjira were his only possessions.

Swamikal travelled extensively in Kerala to eradicate the evil customs and practices rampant in society. As his parents were not able to provide him formal education, he learned letters and words from children of his neighbourhood who attended schools.

Sree Chattampi Swamikal has been one of the constant altars at which I have surrendered and invoked endless streams of power and strength. The Spheres of their activities are, by and large, confined to particular regions. Prapanchathil Stree Purushanmarkulla Sthanam The position of women and men in the universe.

It was after this that he was known as Narayana Guru. He was equally good at painting.

Life and work of Sri Chattampi Swamikal

Chila Keraleeya Navodhana Pravanathakal. Chttampi pointed out that women have equal, if not even more, rights in society. These were the formative years of Asan, who later became a social reformer.