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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The cottage specially erected for his stay is still preserved under the name of ‘Mahatmaji Mandir’.

A suzerian of the realm of learning, a title of Chattampi Swamikal. He was obviously no more than a dummy, one who could just move his hands up and down without the energy demanded of a player on this exacting percussion instrument. At a simple meeting presided over by Swami Daya- nanda, speakers expressed their respect and admi- ration for Swamiji.

He could not join a school for his studies due to the poor condition of his family. He took care to see that those who accompanied him on his tours and visits were as well treated by his hosts as he himself was. Kunjan acquired proficiency reading Qur’an in the traditional way. He also met a siddha from whom he learned marma vidya and yoga sastra, and a Thangal Muslim saint who initiated him info he main tenets of Mohammedanism. It served as a meeting place for many scholars of that time and facilitated Kunjan to acquaint himself with many great men.


The refutation is not a mere refu- tation, it is a ‘visnamkoum’ a work that establishes the greatness of ‘gnana’. The fire of another conflict that had the possibility of growing into a conflagration was fortunately extinguished in time. Next day every one of them presented himself before the Dewan chattzmpi all correct answers.

Desikar introduced him to the great Tamil Scholar Subba Jatapathi who had come to Trivandrum to participate in a sadas seminar of eminent scholars. Swamiji moved from place to place.

And then there appeared a light- Against the current and the pull of the ebbtide, the boat, with no one directing its movement, reached the front door of the temple at Mootha- kunnam. He received all of them with his usual graciousness and he prepared all of them to return to their places before the afternoon. They were to swim from one side of a large tank to the opposite side and return to the place from where they started.

When the cart driver whipped his bullock on the roadSwamiji felt such acute pain himself that he 52 rubbed his own sides to relieve the anguish. The spreading mango trees, the jasmine flowers starring the ground, the chemparuthi blossoms 1 waving joyfully in the breeze, the singing kuyils and the dancing temple peacock -all these make the place a veritable rural paradise.

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. My homage at the altar of this Majesty of knowledge. Swamiji was full of praise for Messrs K.


Full text of “Chattampi Swamikal Biography English- K.P.K. Menon”

Chattambi, did not long remain a Govern- ment servant. One night he organized a search party consisting of his pupils.

To scribble on bits of paper in the course of his travels was his method of literary creation. Yogic or spiritual accomplishment. Swamiakl the pen name of ‘Agasthyan’ he contri- buted to Sadguru articles like ‘Sareerathathuva sastram’ and ‘Desanamangal’.

Life and work of Sri Chattampi Swamikal

When he had reached the spot in front of the church at Edappalli, his progress was interrupted by a band of young men who were drunk. Sri Mahabharatam Press, Annamanada, Rs. This world was his family. To pose for a photograph, to speak at public meetings, to write to the press, to acpept the leadership of any movement — these were distaste- ful to him. A particular dance-drama of Kerala. About noon a Ginjira player arrived. Sometimes Narayanaguru himself would join them. His Attainment of Sainthood Even from his childhood Swamikal used to immerse himself in japa and meditation.

These two writings contributed for the social progress of Kerala by breaking the supremacy of Brahmins and by doing away with the superstitious beliefs and customs in chttampi.

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