An archive of the works by and on Chattampi Swamikal. Chattambi Swami’s religious quest and discovery, his austere simplicity and great self-denial, his humble sharing with others the light with which he was. ABSTRACT. Sree Vidyadhiraja Parama Bhattaraka Chattampi Swamikal, shortly known as Chattampi. Swamikal was a Hindu sage and social reformer.
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Vidhyadhiraja Chattzmpi Swamikal was a multi-faced personality. By its side is a small building called Mahatmaji Mandir which is now used as a reception house. Access- to traditional lore conserved in Sanskrit was also impeded by narrow conventions.
National Book Stall, Kottayam, Rs. At the entrance to this site you are greeted by the statue of a boy in the act of removing a thorn from his foot, erected on the top of a stone pillar. Indus library is a place to study Indology, a place to study history, cultures, languages and literature of India. Chattxmpi reading of the Ramayana in a voice charged with devotion and his melodious musical extemporizations thrilled his hearers. There I found him sound asleep. He possessed extraordinary memory power.
It is not a beauty-worshipping man of letters that we see in his works but a seeker xhattampi truth, a revolutionary and sweet singer. It was also during this period that Kunjan Pillai showed openly his utter disregard of the inhibitions of casteism.
But the fhattampi memorable event of this time was his meeting with Sri Narayana Guru m. They served to let the tide of Hindu spiritual influence rise.
In the third part he intended to give to the public all the ancient granthas which he could collect. But Vedadliikaranirupanam is a notable contribution to critical literature. Though christened Ayyappan, he was known by his pet name Kunjan.
The aim of this new order was to propagate the methods of Yogajnana in accordance with the culture of Kerala. These days revealed to him that the basic concepts of all religions are the same. Swamikal along with his contemporary, Narayana Gurustrived to reform the heavily ritualistic and caste-ridden Hindu society of the late 19th century Kerala.
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Swamiji tried to make light of the incident and evade an explanation. Swami Vivekananda was very much impressed by this exposition and wished to have spiritual discussion with swamikal the next day also. Ewamikal was no field of scholarship which he had not explored and conquered. The doors were closed 58 and Swamiji was alone inside.
He dealt with musical instru- ments as though they were live things- Those who chatgampi witnessed the scene of Swamiji enthralling his audience with a world of sounds of his own creation recapture it even today with rapture.
The state of unity with the object of mediatation and the universal consciousness.
It was then a rare object. Well has he observed: Swami Vimalananda iii Message: In response to the earnest solicitations chattampo the Vadakkekoil Thampurans and Paramahamsa Swamigal, Swamiji rested for a few days at the ashram.
There are many still living who have seen squirrels receiving food from his hands. They spent several days on sublime moun- tain heights and impenetrable forests, feeding on roots and berries, drinking from streams and springs, living in caves, consorting with wild animals and practising austere meditation and yoga.
The crowd of spectators enjoyd the scene, and Menon hung his head in shame and begged forgiveness of Swamiji. Most of this disciples belonging to different strata of society were house-holders. Karumpuvilakam Govinda Pillai once accom- panied Swamiji to Malayattur. Pursuing it was a terrible cobra chattampk its large hood spread out. Sri Mahabharatam Press, Annamanada, Rs.
Quilon, Sadabdha Smaraka Grantham. His vast Vedantic knowledge helped him much in dispelling the ignorance prevalent among the people. They have therefore sought shelter near me.
On either side of him sat SrinarayanaGuruswamigaland Theerthapada- paramahamsa Swamigal. Sometimes they used to cover his feet like socks.
The sense of duty that our ancient works have transmitted to us has been endowed with a beauty and bright- ness by Swamiji’s works.