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Sri Narayana Guru: A short biography
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1856ല്‍ ചിങ്ങമാസത്തിലെ ചതയംനാളില്‍ തിരുവനന്തപുരത്ത് ചെന്പഴന്തിയില്‍ മാടനാശാന്‍റെയും കുട്ടിയമ്മയുടെയും മകനായി നാരായണഗുരു ജനിച്ചു.

നാണുവെന്നായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹത്തിനു അച്ഛനമ്മമാര്‍ നല്‍കിയ പേര്.

1860ല്‍, വിദ്യാരംഭംകുറിച്ച നാണു ചെന്പഴന്തിപിള്ളയില്‍ നിന്ന് എഴുത്തും വായനയും അഭ്യസിച്ചു.

പത്താം വയസ്സുവരെ സ്കൂളില്‍ ചേര്‍ന്നു പഠിച്ചശേഷം കായംകുളത്ത് കുമ്മണിള്ളിയില്‍ രാമന്‍പിള്ളയാശാന്‍റെയടുത്ത് ചേര്‍ന്നു.

സംസ്കൃതം, വേദാന്തം, മഹാഭരതം രാമായണം തുടങ്ങിയവയില്‍ അവഗാഹം നേടി.

1881ല്‍ നാണുഏകാധ്യാപക വിദ്യാലയം സ്ഥാപിച്ചു. അതോടെ നാണു ആശാന്‍ എന്നറിയപ്പെടാന്‍ തുടങ്ങി.

മാതാപിതാക്കളുടെ നിര്‍ബന്ധപ്രകാരം 1882ല്‍ വിവാഹം കഴിച്ചു.

എന്നാല്‍ കുടുംബ ജീവിതത്തിനു നില്ക്കാതെ അദ്ദേഹം സന്യാസ ജീവിതത്തിനായി ഇറങ്ങിപ്പുറപ്പെട്ടു.

1884ല്‍ മരുത്വാമലയിലെ പിള്ളത്തടം എന്ന ഗുഹയില്‍ തപസ്സനുഷ്ഠിക്കാന്‍ തുടങ്ങി.
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SreeNarayanaGuru's Teachings

It is the one and the same absolute that shines and formulates the universe within and the multiverse without.

There is an un-lit lamp that always shines within witnessing everything that is happening. One should constantly relate oneself with this guiding star of light.

If one cannot stabilize oneself in the knowledge of the Self, one should relate oneself to a wise sage who has crossed over the myriads of becoming by discovering for himself ...
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Back to varkala

He arrived at Varkala. For some time, the Guru seemed quite well. The radiant glow on his features had never disappeared. He still retained his good humour, and, although he was weak in body, he never yielded or compromised. He regained a stage in which he took little walks on his own and, though highly emaciated, was still the same alert, radiant, and kind Guru.

The 73rd birthday was celebrated by a select group of ...
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Final Days of Guru

Towards the end of the year 1927, when his labours had come to a sort of finish, the Guru became unwell. His complaint was old-age, which laid its hands on him. There were with him several doctors, besides representatives of the various public and religious bodies that he had founded, from the various parts of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar.

The time was early, and the Guru had a bad night’s rest. He was
resting, seated ...
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A New Enlightened Generation

The Shivagiri Mutt in Varkala, where he lived, was like a centre of the new age to which social reformers, freedom fighters, educationalists, thinkers, writers, and socially persecuted people turned for guidance, light and inspiration.
The Guru took into hisfold several people from the lowest stratum of society and gave them education and taught them a clean way of life.

His method of fighting social malignancies such as caste observance and segregation was through taking ...
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Guru Moves to shivagiri Mutt

Narayana Guru moved to Varkala and chose for his residence a neglected hill at the side of the canal.
This place, in due course, developed into the site of the Sarada Temple and the Guru called his new residence Shivagiri. Here, he established an entirely new model of a temple for worship. Its architecture was simple and different. For the first time in India, a temple with windows and ventilation was devised.

The Guru installed ...
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Three Oraganizations

Dr. P. Padmanabhan, the darbar physician of the Maharaja of Mysore, on hearing about Shree Narayana Guru, came to Aruvippuram to seek the Guru’s help in his campaign for establishing human rights.

Dr. Padmanabhan changed the Aruvippuram Temple Worshippers’ Association into a corporate body to propagate the ideals of Shree Narayana Guru ... Shree Narayana Dharma ... in the model of a Sangha ... the congregation that came after the Lord Buddha. This corporation was ...
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Aruvipuram becomes a temple

There was a forest conservator called Narayana Pillai. He had no children. He came to know of a siddha purusa ... man of high attainments ... living in the woods of Aruvippuram. With his aides, he made a trail to the guru’s cave. He sought Guru’s blessings to have a child Subsequently a child was born to him. The Guru named the child Narayani Amma.

The trail brought many people to the Guru.Some of them ...
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Spiritual Illumination

The Guru speaks of his realization in poignant words in his “ Atmopadesa Satakam ... One Hundred Verses of Self-Instruction ”.After his realization he bade farewell to the cobra and the tiger who befriended him in the cave and become a recluse in a thick forest on the banks of the Nayyar, a river in South Kerala. He lived for some time in the woods without being detected by anyone. His sanctuary was a cave ...
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