Swami Tanmaya / Brotherhood

This short play was presented by the Gurudharma Study Group of Sree Narayana Guru Mission (SNGM), U.K. on 18th September 2016 at London.

SNGM (UK) expresses it's gratitude to Swami Tanmaya for his constant guidance, commitment and support, from the far, to make this wonderful dream a great success.

Let Guru's message of brotherhood spread across the globe for a LOKAM of love and compassion.

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Swami John Dharmatheerthar / P R Sreekumar

This exceptional article on Swami John Dharmatheerthar is the outcome of an earnest research by Sri. P. R. Sreekumar, a long time associate of the Narayana Gurukula movement.

Advocate C. Parameswara Menon, B.A., L.L.B. became Swami Dharmatheerthar after he got initiated to sanyasa by Sree Narayana Guru.

LOKAM is thankful to Sri. P. R. Sreekumar for this wonderful article on Swami John Dharmatheerthar.

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Narayana Guru Songs / Dr.S.Annapurna

Dr. S. Annapurna, from Tirupathi, tunes and sings the lovely songs composed by her husband Sri J.S.Raghupati Rao on various occasions.

The devoted twosome is doing an exceptional deed by propagating Narayana Guru's wisdom in a distinctive way.

Videos of three magnificent songs on Sree Narayana Guru, sung by the wonderful singer is presented here.

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Inter-religious harmony / International Seminar

The International Seminar on Inter-religious Harmony, organized by Sree Venkateswara University (SVU) in collaboration with Guru Dharma Pracharana Sabha (GDPS) of Andhra unit was held on 17th & 18th October 2016, in the University premises at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Many eminent scholars and thinkers from different walks of life participated.

All the relevant papers of good standard is being published by the Sree Venkateswara University (SVU) in book form.

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The Prophet of One World / Dr.S.Mohandas

Dr. S. Mohandas, a senior Medical Surgeon by profession, born in the Aruvippuram family graced by Sree Narayana Guru and Chattambi Swamikal has penned a book named 'The Prophet of One World' a saga of Sree Narayana Guru.

Dr. Mohandas says, "I plan to use all the returns from this book for charity, like organ transplantation for the poor".

The work is an amalgamation of a biography, reference book, anthology and a commentary on the VISVAGURU.

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Uthara Sivagiri Temple / Noida U.P.

The Holy Sanctification of Uthara Sivagiri Sree Narayana Gurudeva Temple at Alpha II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India was conducted from 23rd to 27th March 2016, at the behest of Guru Dharma Pracharana Sabha (GDPS), Noida.

GDPS Noida keeps a common platform for all those who believe in and conduct their life through the path of Sree Narayana Guru's teachings.

LOKAM believes that the great Guru's blessings will always be there for their noble works.

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Sree Narayana Guru Digital Library / Guru Digilib

This article describes a Resource Archiving Model (RAM) through digitization initiative of all the important, rare, endangered & precious collection of printed or hand-written works on Narayana Guru.

It observes the subjects area covered by the collections, significances and why they need to be digitized and shared in the public domain.

LOKAM invites your valuable suggestions. Send email to sreenarayanalokam@gmail.com

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Sathyabai Teacher / Sree Narayana Lokam

Smt. Sathyabai Sivadas, popularly known as Sathyabai Teacher, is focused on spreading the philosophy and messages of Sree Narayana Guru, primarily among the people of Andhra which has become her home.

She always remembers that she has reached this stage in life because the doors of the school were opened to her grandmother due to the great Guru.

LOKAM is proud to present the life of Sathyabai Teacher who is tirelessly promulgating the wisdom of Guru.

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Maris Sverns / Latvia

Maris Sverns from Latvia (Europe), encountered a sudden and mighty 'Darshan' of Sree Narayana Guru, during his visit to Sivagiri.

He is a staunch devotee of Guru and has developed the first ever website in Latvian language on Sree Narayana Guru.

The emotional experiences of Maris Sverns at Sivagiri and his devotion to Sree Narayana Guru is posted here.

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Words of Narayana Guru / Col S P Raman

Sree Narayana Guru's famous words 'ONE CASTE - ONE RELIGION - ONE GOD - FOR ALL MEN' is engraved on a stone memorial fixed at the highest all weather motorable pass in the world in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir at the behest of Colonel Sreeghanlal P. Raman (Rd).

This symbolizes the greatness of the virtues of Guru, which is above all in this world.

LOKAM salutes Col. S.P.Raman for this highest level of act in propagating the wisdom of Sree Narayana Guru.

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Essential five duties / Sree Narayana Guru

Sree Narayana Guru gave doctrine on the essential five (Pancha) duties to be accomplished by a person with respect to Purity (Shuddhi), Virtues (Dharma) and Holy Sacrifice (Maha-yajnam).

The Great Sage suggested the paths of righteousness for a life of contentment and well-being of the LOKAM.

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Importance of Yoga / Sree Narayana Lokam

YOGA - an ancient Indian spiritual & ascetic discipline, which includes BREATH CONTROL, MEDITATION, and BODILY POSTURES ('ASANAS'), is widely practised for health & relaxation.

The United Nations has recognized June 21st every year as the International Yoga Day.

'YOGA LOKAM' explores the several YOGA practices for a healthy life.

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SNGDSS Jaipur / Guru Mandiram

Among the brilliance of pink color in the world famous Jaipur City in Rajasthan, be it the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) or the Amber Fort (the Gem of Jaipur) or be it the City Palace, there stands a Narayana Guru Temple, illuminating the ambience with the serene yellow radiance akin to the one existing at the sacred Sivagiri in Kerala.

Sree Narayana Guru Dharma Sewa Samiti (SNGDSS), Jaipur has its origin way back in 1988, when some like-minded Narayana Guru devotees had joined together & had started holding monthly meetings albeit, in an amorphous manner.

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Artist Sunil Kulanada / Daivadasakam Painting

Artist Sunil Kulanada attempts a rare feat of creating a painting on DAIVADASAKAM - the famous Ten Verses to God by Sree Narayana Guru.

The technique of emulating the line of verses into colours on the canvas was learnt from the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.

This exceptional and unique method to promulgate the virtues of Guru to the LOKAM is a rare attempt, and Artist Sunil Kulanada rightly deserves acclaim and adulation for his great creation.

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Biography of Sree Narayana Guru / Sree Narayana Lokam

This brief biography of SREE NARAYANA GURU in English by Professor J. Indira & Rajeev Srinivasan is a comprehensive and excellent write-up which traverse through the life of Guru and the influence of his teachings fostered on the social order.

Copyright to the booklet is vested in the authors Prof. J. Indira and Rajeev Srinivasan.

LOKAM is obliged and thankful to the wonderful authors for giving this opportunity to understand the sacred life and wisdom of NARAYANA GURU.

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Noble Thoughts / Sree Narayana Lokam

Judith Opio-Ojeda, a devotee of HUMANITY & ONENESS, works at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in USA.

Judith believes that we are not NOBLE by birth. We are NOBLE only by virtue of the way we think, speak, and act. The person who practices true love has the wisdom of non-discrimination and it informs all their actions.

Judith who tends to write poetry the most, shares her 'Noble Thoughts' in this segment, giving inspiration to a LOKAM of equality and non-discrimination.

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Disciples of Sree Narayana Guru


Dr. Padmanabhan Palpu

Dr. Palpu

Dr. Padmanabhan Palpu, LMS, DPH (Cantab) FRIPH (London), was a social revolutionary and a relentless fighter for the cause of the downtrodden in Kerala.

He was one of the founder members of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam along with Sree Narayana Guru.

Dr. Padmanabhan Palpu was born on 2nd November 1863 in Petta, Trivandrum, India. He belonged to a wealthy and educated family, which at that period of time, was considered to be an 'untouchable' community.

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Sarasakavi Mooloor

Sarasakavi Mooloor

Mooloor S. Padmanabha Panicker was a renowned poet, a social reformer, a multi-faceted genius and above all a follower of the great Sree Narayana Guru.

The literary masterpiece, Kavi-Ramayanam, written at the age of 22 by Mooloor, is considered as the motivational force behind the 'Temple Entry Proclamation' in 1936, which lifted the ban to enter Hindu Temples for the so-called backward classes.

The famous Mezhuveli Anandabhootheshawara Temple, which was consecrated by Sree Narayana Guru in Mezhuveli village of Pathanamthitta district was built at the behest of Mooloor.

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Kumaran Asan

Kumaran Asan

Mahakavi Kumaran Asan the great poet and scholar, was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala, the others being Ulloor and Vallathol.

He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and above all, a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru.

Asan was born in a merchant family in Kayikkara Village of Chirayinkeezhu Taluk, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Kumaran was the second son in a family of nine children. His father's name was Narayanan Perungudi and his mother's name was Kaali.

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Sahodaran Ayyappan

Sahodaran Ayyappan

Sahodaran Ayyappan was one of the outspoken followers of Sree Narayana Guru.

He was a great social reformer, radical thinker, journalist, orator, notable poet and politician. He is regarded as one of the most outstanding personalities of Kerala for his remarkable services to the society and contribution towards the social renaissance in Kerala.

Sahodaran Ayyappan was born as the youngest of the nine children of Kochavu Vaidyar and Unnuli, a traditional family of Cherai in Vypin Island of Ernakulam.

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C. Kesavan

C. Kesavan

C. Kesavan was the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin during 1950-1952. He was born into a humble family of traditional weavers in 1891 in, Mayyanad, Kollam.

C. Kesavan was influenced by the work of Dr. Padmanabhan Palpu, the social reform campaigner and a founder of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam. He became an activist for the downtrodden, seeking an improved socio-economic position for them, and in the 1930s he suggested that they should abandon Hinduism. He was an atheist.

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Nataraja Guru

Nataraja Guru

Dr. P Natarajan (Nataraja Guru), a sage, and disciple of Narayana Guru, was the second son of Dr. Padmanabhan Palpu, the social revolutionary.

Nataraja Guru was the founder of Narayana Gurukulam, an institution devoted to the contemplative study and propagation of Narayana Guru's teachings.

Born in Bangalore, India, Nataraja Guru went to Kandi in Sri Lanka for doing his matriculation, after the primary schooling in Trivandrum & Bangalore. He completed his Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Madras.

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R Sankar

R. Sankar

R. Sankar was the third Chief Minister of Kerala from 1962 to 1964. He was also the first Congress Chief Minister of the State.

R. Sankar, apart as a great Politician is known as a Statesman, a Great Educationist, Intelligent Lawyer, Administrator, Orator, Writer, Editor, Social Reformer and the former General Secretary of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam and Sree Narayana Trust.

Sankar was born on April 30, 1909 to Raman and Kunjaliamma in Puthoor, Kottarakkara. He did his schooling in Kottarakkara and in 1924, he joined Maharajas College where he took his graduation in Chemistry. Later he studied Law at the Government Law College, in the State Capital.

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Swamy Earnest Kirk

Swamy Earnest Kirk

Earnest Kirk was the first European disciple of Sree Narayana Guru, who took the path of spirituality under the great Sage.

Earnest Kirk came to India to explore the great Indian traditions and to learn about spirituality. The quest for spirituality led him to meet several social and spiritual leaders all across India.

Initially after coming to India he joined the Theosophical Society of Annie Besant. He was also associated with the Sree Ramakrishna Mission, Arya Samajam, Brahma Samajam, and Ramana Maharshi's Ashram.

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