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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By the time they were able to get up they saw him standing at a dis- tance. Gently patting the head of his disciple he mused aloud, “A great world created by Brahma has dissolved.

Swami Chinmayananda, [17] Swami Abedananda, [18] and many other saints ascribes to Swami the responsibility for their turning to spiritual life. Kunjan Pillai transformed himself into Vidhyadhiraja and he was acclaimed as the Supreme Rishi of Kerala.

They enjoy the Bliss of Self at all times and roam about for the well being of humanity at large. InTheerthapada Paramahamsa became Swami’s disciple. To his host who viewed the scene with astonishment Swamiji said: Next day at the appointed hour the incident happened.

Swamiji’s trial of the case was novel.

Chattampi Swamikal

Swamikal promoted vegetarianism and professed non-violence Ahimsa. Edathil Narayana Pillai has this ac- count to give: About swaamikal time happened an incident that deeply grieved him who was above grief and joy. In the rites of Mantravada he was known to have banned the sacrifice of animals and to have suggested the use of cucumber in their place. Parama supreme bhattara great and venerable person.

Life and works of Sri Chattampi Swamikal | Indus Library

He spent many years learning under Subba Jatapadikal. Swamokal was no field of scholarship which he had not explored and conquered. Our knowledge of them is.


Swamikal also worked for the emancipation of women and encouraged them to come to the forefront of society. In Astrology, Vaidyam and Mantravada his knowledge was. 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 in Tamil Nadu with whom he lived for many months in the forests without any contact with the outside world.

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Swamiji’s unparalleled mastery of diverse fields of knowledge was the outcome of his capacity for remembering what he had learned. They fell at his feet in worship.

One day a native of Guruvayur named Velappa Menon, who was vain of his prowess in chagtampi, riding and chattamli out door exercises, compelled Swamiji to compete with him in a 49 swimming contest. Chattambi, did not long remain a Govern- ment servant. Payappallil Karunakaran Pillai says: The Journey of a Master: He believed that the path of Ahimsa led to Salvation. He insisted on his visitor sitting on the sofa.

As they were standing by the side of the river, they heard a loud hissing sound. 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 society.

Ezhumattur was crowded with the devotees of Swamiji. He was not only a singer but also a composer. For the first time in the region’s history the work questioned the monopolisation of Vedas, sciences and education by a minority. cchattampi

He did not develop his skill in the art of painting. Swaimkal combinations of sound that were realized by sages and rishis during stags of deepest meditation. He established that even Sudras had the right to learn Vedas as knowledge is essential to all people like food and water and that no body has the right to deny them. Sri Sanku Pillai writes: His researches in this field have led to many new and original conclu- sions.


His indifference to wealth was well known. He slept on a simple coir cot or on the bare floor. Behind him walked magistrate Andy Pillai, G. The world was his chaftampi. The temple and the asram by its side attract thousands of devotees every year.

seamikal Chattampi Swami was born on 25 August at Kollur in southern Travancore. Saints are the common property of humanity. Here Kunjan Pillai became a writer of documents. There was a uniqueness in the way in which he cleared the doubts of others. But the drowning man cried out that he only wanted to save his life.

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Swamiji knew swimming 28 but his companion did not. But wonder of wonders! They decided to explore the course of the river along its arid bed. All those who knew him. The sage picked up the unconscious youth and communicated to him the effluence of 10 hifc divine virtue.

Most of the works were only partially recovered and published. 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.