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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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Later he became a licensed scribe in Kerala and Tamilnadu. The advanced techniques of Yoga and pranayama he learnt from Atmananda Kumara Velu as also from Thycaud Ayyavu, an expert in Hathayoga. Leaving him he wandered for months with many avadutas in Southern Tamil Nadu and also travelled all over India.

But he was ever averse to showing off. It is regarded as the best position for meditation. Convictions of common origin and belief in a common ancestry were indispensable for the chattapi of a collective mindset. His brahmacharya and intense tapas had conferred upon him all the Yogasiddhies. Has numerous published books on Information Science.

Vedadikara Nirupanam [23] is considered as one of his greatest works. He himself studied the Vedas and other sastras, hitherto denied to non-Brahmins. On his Shashtiabdapurthi 60th birthday inat a simple meeting presided over by Swami Dayananda, the title of Vidhadhiraja Chattamppi Paramabhattara was conferred on him by distinguished scholars. Swamikal considered Ahimsa as the highest duty. He, too, worked for the removal of caste-related injustices in Kerala society.

Views Read Edit View history. Kunjan Pillai was introduced into the science of yoga by the Thycaud Ayyavu Swamikal [2] a scholar and yogi who used to give lectures at ‘Jnanaprajagaram’. Swamikal visualised a universal family of man without the barriers of caste or creed. The state of unity with the object of mediatation and the universal consciousness. Kunjan attained divine powers by reciting the Mantra lakhs of times and was known as Chhattampi at that time.

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

Parama Bhattara Chattampi Swami Tiruvatikal. For the first time in the region’s history the work questioned the monopolisation of Vedas, sciences and education by a minority. Divine or higher self.

Prapanchathil Stree Purushanmarkulla Sthanam The position of women and men in the universe. He was interested in acting, particularly in Kathakali. Perfection, attainment of oneness with the Lord. Relying on the Bible itself he disapproves the arguments supporting conversion presented by the missionaries. While so a wandering sadhu who came to his village temple initiated him into spiritual world by giving the Balasubramanya Mantra. Swami introduced Asan to all arts and sciences he had mastered and also gave him the Balasubrahmanya mantra.

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

One who has attained Jnana the highest spiritual wisdom. Narayana Guru practised austere Jnana and Yoga under Swamikal during this period. He got the job of an Accountant in Government service.

Life and work of Sri Chattampi Swamikal

The Man, the Path, the Teaching. There he acquired deep and extensive mastery of all sastras in Tamil and Sanskrit.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate ‘After scanning all the available literature, the authors chattwmpi done their best to sift facts from fantasies quite well. The following works are not available, except through excerpts published in various journals and books by contemporaries. At the Samadhi Peedom a Sivalinga was installed as he had instructed. He was formally named Ayyappan but was called by the pet name of Kunjan — meaning “small male baby” — by all.


Raman Nair ewami, L. Mystical combinations of sound that were realized by sages and rishis during stags of deepest meditation. Notable among them is Advaita Chinthapaddhathian introductory manual on practical Advaita.

Chattampi Swamikal

Chattampk possessed a commanding power over natural elements, animals and human beings alike. Later Swamikal took Asan to his guru, Ayyavu Swamikal. He was the precursor of many liberal trends, but he was not an avowed social reformer. Account Options Sign in. 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. He slept on a simple cot or on the bare floor.

The path of Yoga-union chattakpi God. But Swamikal, in his usual humility, said that he preferred to be known by the old name Chattampi.

His Attainment of Sainthood Even from his childhood Swamikal used to immerse himself in japa and meditation. He looked no different from a rustic. A few works were discovered and published eight decades after his death and chathampi serious discussion, such as Adhibhasha and Pracheena Malayalam Part -II.

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Chattampi Swamikal strove to educate people in egalitarian doctrines and to liberalize traditional religious ritual practices by his writings and example. Site powered by netBIOS. Swami Vivekananda was very much impressed by this exposition and wished to have spiritual discussion with swamikal the next day also.