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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Sree Theerthapada Paramahamsa Swamikal. As his parents were not able to provide him formal education, he learned letters and words from children of his neighbourhood who attended schools.
Chattampi Swami was born on 25 August at Kollur in southern Travancore. He shared his food with ants, cats and dogs.
Experiencing unity in all. Swamikal promoted vegetarianism and professed non-violence Ahimsa. At the end of his wanderings and quest Kunjan Pillai was led to self-realisation by an avaduta whom he met at a wayside in Vadaveeswaram a village chatttampi Tamil Nadu with whom he lived for many months in the forests without any contact with the outside world.
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.
Notable among them is Advaita Chinthapaddhathian introductory manual on practical Advaita.
Pettayil Raman Pillai Asan, a great scholar, made him the Chattampi Monitor of his school, and this appellation stuck to him and he is known by it. As the burden of supporting the family fell on him, Kunjan Pillai took to many manual works. Quilon, Sadabdha Smaraka Grantham.
Life and work of Sri Chattampi Swamikal
His parents were Vasudeva Sharma and Nangamma Pillai. His chattamli and intense tapas had conferred upon him all the Yogasiddhies. Mystical combinations of sound that were realized by sages and rishis during stags of deepest meditation. They finished their meal, took the leaves outside and disappeared mysteriously. There he acquired deep and extensive mastery of all sastras in Tamil and Sanskrit. He slept on a simple cot or on the bare floor. Word of the Guru.
These were the formative years of Asan, who later became a social reformer. His poems and writings were the offsprings of necessity.
Narayana Guru practised austere Jnana and Yoga under Swamikal during this period. Swami Chinmayananda,  Swami Abedananda,  and many other saints ascribes to Swami the responsibility for their turning to spiritual life.
The book describes the trigunas, trimurthees, jivatmas, panchabutas, sukshma, sthula, sarirotpatti, dasagunas, prapancholpatti, Tatvamasi, and related Vedic concepts. Swamikal believed that the different religions are different paths leading to the same place. By then Swamikal was well-versed in yoga and spiritual matters and their meeting proved to be the start of a profound and cherished companionship, although the two were of different temperaments  In those days Nanu Asan was a soft-spoken introvert and Swamikal was an outspoken extrovert.
Later he lived with an old Chzttampi well versed in Qur’an and Sufi mysticism who taught him the main tenet of Islam. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat He worked as a casual labourer and carried headloads of bricks and mortar for the construction of chartampi Secretariat building in Thiruvananthapuram.
When the feast was served on leaves a pack of stray dogs entered the hall, sat by the leaves and had their meals in an uncharacteristically disciplined way. He was interested in acting, particularly in Kathakali. He himself studied the Vedas and other sastras, hitherto denied to non-Brahmins.
Life and works of Sri Chattampi Swamikal | Indus Library
He had the power to cure seemingly incurable diseases and make cobras and even tigers obey his behests. Swamikal along with his contemporary, Narayana Gurustrived to reform the heavily ritualistic and caste-ridden Hindu society of the late 19th century Kerala. Though christened Ayyappan, he was known by his pet name Kunjan.
Vedic Philosophy of Self-knowledge. All these disciples and devotees of Swamikal made significant contribution to social and spiritual regeneration of the people of Kerala.
Completion of sixty years of age. The Feast for Dogs is considered the most popular miracle he performed.
They raise the moral and spiritual standards of the society they live in. Media related to Chattampi Swamikal at Wikimedia Commons. Chattampi Swamikal denounced the orthodox interpretation of Hindu texts citing sources from the Vedas. Chattampi Swamikal 25 August — 5 May was a Hindu sage and social reformer.
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Parama Bhattara Chattampi Swami Tiruvatikal. 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.
His indifference to wealth was well known. He disliked alcohol and condemned the vice of drinking.