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Tuesday, August 19 2014
 

DR.K.K.DAMODARAN - SNMS PRESIDENT EMERITUS!


During his stint as the Head of the Training Division of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr.K.K.Damodaran along with a few Gurudevan devotees formed the Educational and Charitable Trust in 1963, recognized as the Sree Narayana Mandira Samiti (SNMS) - Mumbai.



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Monday, August 18 2014
 

SAHODARAN AYYAPPAN – THE OUTSPOKEN FOLLOWER!


Sahodaran Ayyappan had his own version to the famous slogan 'Oru Jaathi, Oru Matham, Oru Daivam Manushyanu' (One Caste, One Religion, One God for Mankind) of Sree Narayana Guru as 'Jati Venda, Matham Venda, Daivam Venda' (No Caste, No Religion, No God for Mankind).



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Tuesday, March 18 2014
 

A MYSORE FAMILY'S PURSUIT OF GURU'S WISDOM!


A devotee couple of Sree Narayana Guru, who migrated from Mangalore to Mysore in 1983, wanted the helpless people around to understand the importance of health & education for the progress of mankind as envisaged by the Great Saint.


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Friday, February 21 2014
 

THE SACRED MANGO TREE AT NAGAMPADAM TEMPLE


The age old Mango Tree in front of the Mahadeva Temple was witness to the famous decision by Sree Narayana Guru of giving consent to the annual ‘Shivagiri Pilgrimage’. The majestic tree takes pride in providing shadow and relief from heat to the Great Saint during his visit to the Temple.


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Friday, February 7 2014
 

ARANMULA HERITAGE VILLAGE PROJECT


Tantric scholars say that the natural abodes of sacred groves, paddy land (Putharikkandom), peepul tree (Puthariyal), ponds, wetlands, river Pampa, etc, are intricately linked with the heritage of the ancient Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple.


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Saturday, February 1 2014
 

SREE NARAYANA GURU “PADUKA PRATHISHTA”


The sacred sandals or ‘padukams’ worn by the great Sree Narayana Guru are installed in the famous temple at Anjilithanam, a place near to Kaviyoor, Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta.


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Tuesday, December 10 2013
 

SREE NARAYANA GURU AGAINST ANIMAL SACRIFICE


The practice of ritual slaughter is a despicable remnant of the dark ages. It is an inhumane process that causes animals excessive pain and agony.


Sree Narayana Guru always opposed the sacrifice of animals as a way to appease the deity. Animal sacrifice (Mrigha Bali) was a common ritual in many temples during those days.


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Friday, December 6 2013
 

“KANNADI PRATHISHTA” BY SREE NARAYANA GURU


The unquestionable sagacity of Sree Narayana Guru is manifested by the installation of “Kannadi Prathishta” (mirror as deity).


The Ardhanareeswara Temple is credited to be the first Mirror Temple consecrated by Gurudevan.


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Tuesday, December 3 2013
 

MARIS SVERNS - THE DEVOTEE FROM LATVIA (EUROPE)


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


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


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Wednesday, November 20 2013
 

SILVER TROPHY TO A BRAVE REGIMENT!


Colonel Sreeghanlal P Raman (Retd), who established Gurudevan's words on top of the world in Ladakh has come up with a yet another superior gesture by presenting a Silver Trophy to the brave regiment that he commanded.



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Thursday, October 24 2013
 

‘LAKSHMITARU’ - CURE FOR CANCER PATIENTS


Two retired agricultural scientists, who stay in RT Nagar of Bangalore, India provide the leaves, seeds, saplings and much needed advice to the suffering patients charging them only the labour cost to grow the tree.


The decoction of the ‘Simarouba’ leaves is being used as a complement to chemotherapy, with cancer patients experiencing astonishing improvement in the quality of their life and even cure the cancer.



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Wednesday, October 9 2013
 

THE SACRED ‘PILLATHADAM’ CAVE IN MARUTHWAMALA


Gurudevan observed ‘tapas’ (penance) and meditation in ‘Pillathadam’ cave on the top of Maruthwamala in the search of ‘Ultimate Wisdom’.


Maruthwamala is located in Kanya Kumari district of Tamil Nadu and it is believed that Sree Narayana Guru attained his ‘Enlightenment’ during this epoch of solitary and meditative period.



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Wednesday, October 9 2013
 

10TH CENTURY BUDDHA STATUE IN MAVELIKARA


The Buddha statue excavated in 1920 is more than a thousand year old, according to Archeology Department, Kerala.


The Buddha Junction in Mavelikara Town is a testament of a vanished Buddhist civilization of Onnattukara.



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Monday, October 7 2013
 

HISTORIC EVENT - WIDOW PRIESTS AT KUDROLI


It was a historic moment, a step further towards the empowerment of women, envisaged by Sree Narayana Guru, that two widows namely, Lakshmi “Shanthi” and Indira “Shanthi” took charge as priests at the famous Gokarnanatheshwara Temple in Kudroli, Mangalore on 6th Oct 2013, the 2nd day of "Navrathri".


The duo clad in bright yellow sarees began their priesthood by offering prayers to the great saint Sree Narayana Guru’s idol.


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Sunday, October 6 2013
 

GOURAKSHAN SHALA – A COW SANCTUARY


In India, the Hindus revere and worship cows and consider it as a sacred animal, which provides life sustaining milk to humans. For millions of people, the cow is a symbol of the earth – the one who gives so much, yet asks nothing in return.


The Gourakshan Shala located in Bangalore at Mahadevapura shelters not only cows, but provides protection to Buffaloes and even Camels.


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Saturday, October 5 2013
 

THE VILAKKU AMBALAM (LAMP TEMPLE) BY GURU


Sree Narayana Guru consecrated the Vilakkambalam in Karamukku, Trissur (Kerala) during 1921. He lit an oil lamp having three branches and installed it as the idol. He wanted to convey the message that God can be worshipped in any form.


The lighted Vilakku or Lamp symbolizes the greatness of wisdom & knowledge which eliminates the darkness of ignorance. Wherever there is light, darkness is bound to vanish.


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Saturday, September 28 2013
 

STATUE OF R.SANKAR AT PALAYAM


A 12-ft-high bronze statue of the third Chief Minister of Kerala R. Sankar will be unveiled at Palayam on September 29, 2013. The idol was taken in a procession from the Gokarnatheshwara Temple, Kudroli in Mangalore, Karnataka, on August 25 and reached Thiruvananthapuram on August 31.


Kudroli Gokarnatheshwara Temple at Mangalore is the only Temple in Karnataka consecrated by Sree Narayana Guru.


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Monday, September 23 2013
 

'MANJAKILIKAL' – THE FIRST SIVAGIRI PILGRIMS


The first pilgrims to the sacred Shivagiri, a group of 5 youngsters wearing bright yellow clothes, were teased by on-lookers with the words ‘Manja Kilikal’ meaning the yellow birds.


They took the ridicule lightly and continued with the pilgrimage reciting 'Swaathanthrya Gadha' – written by the great Mahakavi Kumaran Asan with their minds set to accomplish the mission laid by Sree Narayana Guru.


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Saturday, August 24 2013
 

GURUDEVAN WORDS ON TOP OF THE WORLD


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 Col.S.P.Raman (Rd).


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


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Thursday, August 8 2013
 

GARRY DAVIS - THE WORLD CITIZEN No.1


The “World Citizen” Garry Davis, whose most-noted supporters included physicist Albert Einstein, was fascinated and influenced by Sree Narayana Guru's notion about the “One World”.


Garry Davis stood for a world with no national borders, one in which all people belonged to the same global citizenry.


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Friday, August 2 2013
 

MOOLOOR - THE "SARASAKAVI"!


“Sarasakavi” - 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.


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Tuesday, July 30 2013
 

SWAMY EARNEST KERK - GURU'S EUROPEAN DISCIPLE!


Earnest Kerk was the first European disciple of Sree Narayana Guru, who took the path of spirituality under Gurudevan.


Swami Earnest Kerk is known to be a staunch disciple of Sree Narayana Guru and spent his life propagating Sree Narayana Guru Dharmam and philosophy to the world.


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Sunday, July 28 2013
 

THOOKKUPALAM – THE GATEWAY TO RAMAKKALMEDU!


Thookupalam, which is one of the spices trading centre in the Idukki district of Kerala, India, is located near the historic hill station Ramakkalmedu.


"If there is a paradise on earth, it is here" – These were the words by the Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio of the famous Oscar winning film “Titanic”, on the beautiful Ramakkalmedu, when he visited the place a few years ago.


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Saturday, July 20 2013
 

WORLD'S TALLEST KEERTHISTAMBHAM OF GURUDEVAN


Gurudeva ‘Keerthisthambham’ in Kattappana of Idukki District in Kerala is the tallest Sree Narayana Guru monument in the world. The 7-storeyed ‘Keerthisthambham’ (tower) has become a landmark of Kattappana town and is visible from far away places surrounding the town.



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Saturday, July 6 2013
 

GURUDEVAN DEVOTEES LOKAM


A new segment is added in SREE NARAYANA LOKAM where the devotees of Gurudevan can publish their creative works related to Sree Narayana Guru and his principles.


The segment will contain poems, art works, thoughts etc. sent by the devotees across the globe. The resources can be e-mailed to sreenarayanalokam@gmail.com.



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Saturday, June 29 2013
 

Nataraja Guru (1895 - 1973)


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


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



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Tuesday, June 25 2013
 

A Temple consecrated by Gurudevan in Karnataka


Kudroli Gokarnatheshwara Temple at Mangalore is the only Temple in Karnataka consecrated by Sree Narayana Guru.


The main deity of this temple is Shiva. The Shiva Linga is made up of White Stone (Amrutha shile) brought by Sree Narayana Guru.



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Saturday, May 18 2013
 

Jñāna Vigraham


Jñāna Vigraham is a distinctively styled statue of the revered saint Sree Nārāyana Guru. In Sanskrit, the word Jñāna means knowledge, and Vigraham is the common term for statue (or embodiment). The name Jñāna Vigraham signifies embodiment of knowledge. The first such statue was carved in wood and portrays facial likeness to Nārāyana Guru.


The first Jnana Vigraham of Sree Narayana Guru!

 
Sunday, May 12 2013
 

Guru Vachanam


Vidya kondu prabuddhar avuka - Become enlightened, through Education


Sanghatana kondu shaktar avuka - Become strengthened, through Organization


Prayatnam kondu sampannar avuka - Become prosperous, through Hard work

 
 
 
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