Kerala PSC - Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala - Chattampi Swamikal

  1. Sree Vidyadhiraja Parama Bhattaraka Chattampi Swamikal was a Hindu sage and social reformer.
  2. Chattampi Swamikal was born on 25 August 1853 at Kollur, a suburban village of Thiruvananthapuram in Southern Travancore.
  3. His father was Vasudeva Sharma, a Namboothiri, from Mavelikkara and mother Nangamma a Nair woman from Kollur.
  4. His childhood name was Ayyappan. But he was called by his pet name Kunjan by all and so was later known as Kunjan Pillai.
  5. While learning at the ‘Patasala’ of Pettayil Raman Pillai asan, he was deputed as the ‘Chattampi’ (monitor) of the class. So later he came to be known as ‘Chattambi Swamikal’.
  6. He denounced the orthodox interpretation of Hindu texts citing sources from the Vedas.
  7. Swamikal believed that the different religions are different paths leading to the same place.
  8. He promoted vegetarianism and professed non-violence (Ahimsa).
  9. The place where Chattambi Swamikal acquired self realization Vadaveeswaram a village in in Tamil Nadu.
  10. At Aniyoor Temple near Vamanapuram Chattampi Swami met another young man Nanu Asan who was in search of spiritual guidance.
  11. By then Swami was well versed in yoga and spiritual matters and their meeting proved to be the start of a profound and cherished companionship, although the two were of different temperaments.
  12. They lived and travelled for many months together. Later Swamikal took Nanu Asan, to his guru Thykkattu Ayyavu.
  13. It was with Chattampi Swamikal that Narayana Guru made his first trip to Aruvippuram, which was chosen as Narayana Guru’s abode for meditation and spiritual activities.
  14. Later Swami met Neelakanta Theerthapada a great Sanskri Scholar and Theerthapada Pramahamsa who established an ashram and also Theerthapada System for the line of snayasins following Swami’s teachings and methods.
  15. Bodheswaran, Perunnelli Krishnan Vaidhyan, Velutheri Kesavan Vaidhyan, Kumbalath Sanku Pillai etc were grihastha disciples of Chattambi Swamikal.
  16. He attained mahasamadhi on 5th August 1924 at Panmana in Kollam district.
  17. Mortal remains of Chattampi Swamikal were enshrined at his Samadhistanam at Panmana. This site is today called Panmana Ashramam (Kollam district).
  18. Vedadhikara Niroopanam, Prachina Malayalam, Adwaitha Chintha Paddhathi, Moksha Pradeepa Khandanam etc. are famous works of Chattambi Swamikal.
Important Questions on Chattampi Swamikal

1. Chattambi swami was born on : 25 August 1853
2. The place where Chattambi Swami was born: Kollur (Kannammoola)
3.The house name of Chattambi Swami : Ullorkodu Veedu
4. Chattambi Swami's Father name : Vasudeva Sharma
5. Chattambi Swami's Mother Name : Nangamma
6. Childhood name of Chattambi Swami was : Ayyappan
7. Real name 0r pet name of Chattambi Swami was : Kunjan pillai or Kunjan
8. The first Guru of Chattambi Swamikal : Pettayil Raman Pillai Assan
9. The Guru of Chattambi Swamikal : Thycadu Ayya
10. Chattambi Swami learned Hadayoga Vidya from : Thycadu Ayya
11. Who led Chattambi Swamikal to accept Hermitage : Subha Jata padikal
12. Chattambi Swami got Enlightenment at : Vadaveeswaram (Tamilnadu)
13. Who is known as "Sarva Vidyadirajan" : Chattambi Swami
14. After the attainment of Monkhood Chattambi Swami assumed the name : Shanmughadasan
15. who gave the name Shanmughadasan to Chattambi Swami : Thycadu Ayya
16. The Tamil Lecturer who taught Chattambi Swami Tamil Vedanta shastra : Swaminatha Desithar
17. The year which Chattambi Swamikal Visit Sree Narayana Guru : 1882
18. The place where Chattambi Swamikal met Sree Narayana Guru : Aniyoor temple
19. The book written by Sree Narayana Guru in the respect of Chattambi Swamikal : Navamanjari
20. The year which Chattambi Swamikal visited Swami Vivekanandan in : 1892(Ernakulam)
21. "I met a real man in Malabar"who said this lines about Chattambi Swami : Swami Vivekanandan
22. The work of Chattambi Swamikal which criticized Alathoor Sivayogi's Mokshapradeepam : Mokshapradeepa Khandanam
23. The year which Chattambi Swamikal attain Mahasamadhi : 5 may 1924
24. Who is known as "saint without saffron" : Chattambi Swamikal
25. Who is known as the Great Scholar Saint of Kerala : Chattambi Swamikal
26. The place where Chattambi Swamikal attain Mahasamadhi : Panmana (Kollam)
27. The temple built by Chattambi Swami's disciples at his resting place : Bala Bhattaraka Temple
28. Chattambi Swami is also Known as : Saravavidyathi Raja, Bala Bhattaraka
29. The year which Indian Postal department published stamp of Chattambi Swamikal : 30 April 2014

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