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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He had the power to cure seemingly incurable diseases and make cobras and even tigers obey his behests.
Site powered by netBIOS. He had really pacified with swamimal gestures of his hand and sent away the tiger which had pounced upon a cow. It contained for me a testimony, a testament and m ever-green hope, all in one, for all times.
It lifted its head slowly, crept towards him, licked his hand and wound itself round the extended hand.
Most of this disciples belonging to different strata of society were house-holders. He renounced all worldly comforts and led the austere life of a sanyusi. To the potential seer and sage writing documents was irksome drudgery and he therefore returned to Tri- vandrum. Then in utter desperation he gave up all efforts and sat half dead at the helm.
Life and works of Sri Chattampi Swamikal | Indus Library
Relying on the Bible itself he disapproves the arguments supporting conversion presented by the missionaries. On this work he was engaged for several years. His voice was low and pleasing. As the chaftampi and most scholarly of them, Chattambi Swamigaf was the natural leader of this genial band.
Under the pen name of ‘Agasthyan’ he contri- buted to Sadguru articles like ‘Sareerathathuva sastram’ and ‘Desanamangal’. It was only when he remained completely inert for a time that they understood the truth. The absence of selfless workers was probably the reason for this. After his education, he practiced document writing as a job. This world was his family. Chattampi Swamikal throughout his intellectually and spiritually enriched life maintained a large number of friends from different regions of Kerala.
Those who felt the touch of the stick fell to the ground.
In J Swamiji’s birth centenary was celebrated in Panmana Asram in a fitting manner and the function was inaugurated by His Highness the Maharaja of Travancore. He was a master of the art of wrestling and he taught them the thrusts and feints of this art. He shook the people of Kerala out of their moral and mental lethargy and gave them the message of Ahitnsa and universal love.
His wanderings among the corn fields and on the shore of the majestic sea filled him with a sense of beauty and of awe and evoked a sympathetic response in the poetic heart of the young man. Vidhyadhiraja Chattambi Swamikal was a multi-faced personality. His ability to pierce the depths of the human mind and discover its closest secrets was un- paralleled. Swamikal also worked for the emancipation of women and encouraged them to come to the forefront of society. Texts, commentaries on the oldest known religious texts, the Vedas.
He remained firm in his resolve to pursue yoga and vedanta. Swamiji reproduced correctly seven lines although they were no more than unintelligible sounds to himwhen he was interrupted by the arrival of a guest. He was very skilful in opening the eyes of foolish people to their folly. Chattambi Swamigal observed a very old man with a drum and worn out drum 17 sticks.
Thus he continued his journey without difficulty. Divine or higher self. Swami Vivekananda is reported to have described Chattambi Swamigal as a “wonderful man. There are living today those who can bear witness to the wonderful efficacy of his prescriptions. Swamiji was ndt able to stay permanently there. Among the few non- Brahmins who had dared to trespass into for- bidden ground was Thunchath Gurupadar.
He questioned the legitimacy of the supposed supremacy of the upper caste Hindus and xwamikal to cure them of their superstitious beliefs and customs. He 15 accepted the invitation — on condition that W should be allowed to bring with him some of his- disciples. The Spheres of their activities are, by and large, confined to particular regions. He chattam;i Vedanta in a lucid style that could be understood even by an illiterate.
Although his leonine look and his fiery eloquence made him appear like an unassailable fortress to the common man, he was in reality a common man among common men. The advanced techniques of Yoga and pranayama he learnt from Atmananda Kumara Velu as also from Thycaud Ayyavu, an expert in Hathayoga. He em- boldened non-Brahmins to range freely in the prohibited areas of scholarship.
Swamiji moved from place to place. Quilon, Sadabdha Smaraka Grantham. The leaders of these movements of reform were C.
Kunjan acquired proficiency reading Qur’an in the traditional way. Thousand petalled lotus or headchakra the meeting point of the individual consciousness. Children’s ailments were cured by him by the application of bhasma. One day he saw an aged sadhu with swzmikal hair sitting in meditation in the Kollur temple.