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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Relying on the Bible itself he disapproves the arguments supporting conversion presented by the missionaries. 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. He established many ashrams and also Theerthapada System for the line of sanyasins following Swami’s teachings and methods.

A mystic of a very high order. Tenfold order of Sannyasins.

Kottayam, Sahithya Prvarthaka Sahakarana Sangham. The Man, the Path, the Teaching. They raise the moral and spiritual standards of the society they live in.


Raman Nair has associated with major digitization projects like Web Archives of Kerala Legislative Assembly Proceedings, Mahatma Gandhi University Online PhD Theses etc and is a member of many committees on digital archiving and information system development. 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.


Medieval yogic and ritualistic teachings. 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.

Chattampi Swamikal

A mundu a garment worn around the waist in kerala an iron ring, and old umbrella, a walking stick and a Ganjira were his only possessions.

He was urged by a sense of historical justice rather than personal pride. Details about the Swami’s works and the controversies that followed give us important insights into the 19 century cultural history. Has numerous published books on Information Science. He died in and Swami installed a Sivalinga above his Samadhi Peeta, which is the only temple, consecrated by him.

Chattampi Swamikal | Kerala Renaissance Leaders in Malayalam

Gradually all the infirmities of old age began to attack him. It seems that I had a secret initiation at the hands of the Swamikal.

The Christumatha Saram is his summary of what Christianity is, in accordance with the classical Indian Purva paksha tradition. Prapanchathil Stree Purushanmarkulla Sthanam The position of women and men in the universe. Finally, leaving this all, he joined an organisation where religious topics were discussed and music lessons were imparted. His Yoga Siddhi had given him the power of chqttampi.


It refuted the baseless customs and rules that existed in Kerala.

A Man chattam;i Miracles The spiritual and mystical powers that Chattampi Swamikal had acquired were innumerable. Narayana Guru practised austere Jnana and Yoga under Swamikal during this period.

Quilon, Sadabdha Smaraka Grantham. In spite of the narrow and restrictive conventions that existed in his times, he mastered many branches of art and learning. An Asramam hermitage founded by Swami Abhedananda in Theiruvananthapuram.

Important works available in print are: He stayed and dined with untouchables inviting the swaml of his own orthodox community. Science, system of thought. Completion of sixty years of age. Word of the Guru.

Once an aged Sannyasi, who appeared near an Ayyappa temple where Kunjan used to do odd jobs, initiated him into Bala Subramaniya Mantra and assured him that it would give him every thing he wished for.