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 had no home and no intimate friends.

Chattampi Swamikal – Wikipedia

Through his sannyasi disciples, household disciples and literary works, he put into practice what he preached.

His Attainment of Sainthood Even from his childhood Swamikal used to immerse himself in japa and meditation. His skill in playing on any instrument with originality was widely known and acclaimed.

He learnt different languages. By doing so we aid the emotional integration of mankind. Such great souls see and experience Brahma Tattwa in a Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a dog and the one who eats chatrampi dog, all alike without any distinction.

Childhood and Chattqmpi Swamikal was born in at Kollur, Thiruvananthapuram. His thoughts and work influenced the 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.

Details about the Swami’s works and the controversies that followed give us important insights into the 19 century cultural history. He was fond of children. He was a singer and composer. He had already learnt the basic tenets of Christianity and Islam from Christian and Muslim scholars. Chattampi Swamikal strove to educate people in egalitarian doctrines and to liberalize traditional religious ritual practices by his writings and example. Parama Bhattara Chattampi Swami Tiruvatikal.


Most of this disciples belonging to different strata of society were house-holders.

Chattampi Swamikal | Kerala Renaissance Leaders in Malayalam

Chattampi Swamikal throughout his intellectually and spiritually enriched life maintained a large number of friends from different regions of Kerala. Has numerous published books on Information Science. Swamikal possessed a commanding power over natural elements, animals and human beings alike. 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.

After completing his studies under Subba Jatapadikal he spent long periods of learning under a Christian priest. While so a wandering sadhu who came to his village temple initiated him into spiritual world by giving the Balasubramanya Mantra.

Swamikal also worked for the emancipation of women and encouraged them to come to the forefront of society. In that pose, in a few seconds, Swamikal entered into Eternal Samadhi at 4 pm on 5 May He disliked alcohol and condemned the vice of drinking. When their Prarabdha Karmas are over, they cast off their bodies, and the Jeevan dissolves in the Absolute Brahman. When the final moment came Swamikal sat himself in Padmasana and mediated on Brahman. This book is an attempt to understand how the universe of his thought was shaped, how he elevated himself from the ordinary man to a scholar and reformer extraordinary, what values emerge as we study the course of his life, what relation these values have to the life of the common people, what his teaching is, and how much of it is timeless and eternal.

It served as a meeting place for many scholars of that time and facilitated Kunjan to acquaint himself with many great men. His ideal of a new social structure involved all mankind united by the bond of love. The Yoga path primarily concerned with bodily purification practices which tranquilize the mind and discipline the body. Leaving him he wandered for months with many avadutas in Southern Tamil Nadu and also travelled all over India. Views Read Edit View history.


Chattampi Swamikal | Kerala Renaissance Leaders in Malayalam

In spite of the narrow and restrictive conventions that existed in his times, he mastered many branches of art and learning. The Christumatha Saram is his summary of what Christianity is, in accordance with the classical Indian Purva paksha tradition.

A suzerian of the realm of learning, a title of Chattampi Swamikal. Ernakulam, Kerala History Association. 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.

Site powered by netBIOS. Swamikal along with his contemporary, Narayana Gurustrived to reform the heavily ritualistic and caste-ridden Hindu society of the late 19th century Kerala. Brahmasree Thycaud Ayyavu Swami.

The Spheres of their activities are, by and large, confined to particular regions. Word of the Guru.


Asan was three years younger than Swamikal and in search of spiritual guidance. He himself studied cbattampi Vedas and other sastras, hitherto denied to non-Brahmins. He always extended his hands to those below him to raise them up. It refuted the baseless customs and rules that existed in Kerala.