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PAINTING OF 'DAIVADASAKAM' - BY SUNIL KULANADA


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


This exceptional and unique method of interpretation of the sacred poem fetches him acclaim and adulation.


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PADMASANA - THE LOTUS POSE


The bewitching attribute about the 'PADMASANA' is that it provides the prime balancing foundation for MEDITATION.


Lotus Pose is sitting cross-legged on the floor with the spine vertically straight, making it ideal for MEDITATION and CONCENTRATION.


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YOGA - THE UNION OF BODY, BREATH AND MIND


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


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


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'NOBLE THOUGHTS' - FOR A LOKAM OF ONENESS


Judith Opio-Ojeda, a strong devotee of HUMANITY and ONENESS, works in the Neurology department at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa, USA.


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


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GURU'S DAIVADASAKAM IN BULGARIAN LANGUAGE


Vessislava Savova, a poet from Bulgaria, translated the ‘DAIVADASAKAM’ to Bulgarian. She translated the English version by Muni Naryana Prasad, which was published in a poetry site by Shri Premjith Prabhakaran, a versatile poet, writer, painter and an ardent devotee of Guru.


Vessi is a devotee of humanity and compassion.


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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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VISWAGURU 2015 - BIOGRAPHY OF GURU IN ENGLISH


Dr. S Mohandas, a senior Medical Surgeon by profession, born in the Aruvippuram family graced by Sree Narayana Guru and Chattambi Swamikal is penning the Biography of Gurudevan - VISWAGURU.


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


Let us all support him on this noble cause!


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HOW TSUNAMI ORPHANED GIRLS BECAME CHAMPIONS


A bunch of orphaned girls from Cuddalore with their sheer determination have shown to the world that they are far above the 30 meter high waves of the wrenching Tsunami.


The daughters of fishermen who perished during the destructive Tsunami were in their adolescence when the whole world became murkier all of a sudden.


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SREE NARAYANA ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA


Sree Narayana Association of Philadelphia, (popularly known as SNA - Philadelphia) was organized for propagating the great teachings of the world-renowned saint Sree Narayana Guru.


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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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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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HAS CANCER BECOME LIFESTYLE DISEASE?


Lifestyle changes could reduce the risk of cancer.


Cancer risk can be reduced by eating a diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Reduce or completely avoid your fat intake.


Some useful tips to reduce your cancer risk!


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‘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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A BOOK ON THE TRUE RELIGION OF GURU


The famous writer Shri M.K.Harikumar is involved in a yet another sacred venture of writing a book on the Great Saint Sree Narayana Guru.


The leading critic, poet and columnist of modern Malayalam literature will visit Srilanka to pen the book, which will convey the TRUE RELIGION of Gurudevan.


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CNN-IBN AWARD WINNER SHRI P VIJAYAN - IPS!


Shri P.Vijayan IPS, the ever dynamic sincere police officer in Kerala Police has received the prestigious Indian of the Year-2014 Popular Choice Award by CNN-IBN.


P.Vijayan epitomizes within himself and his life the motto, “Where there is a will, there is a way!”


Let us all congratulate him for this achievement!


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‘DAIVA DASAKAM’ - AIMING GUINNESS RECORD!


The Sivagiri Mutt has undertaken a sacred task to send a 10 km long single letter to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General, depicting the holy ‘Daiva Dasakam’ by Sree Narayana Guru, put together by around 30,000 individuals.



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'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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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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WORLD'S TALLEST GURUDEVAN KEERTHISTAMBHAM


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

 
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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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