Narayana Guru, also known as Sree Narayana Guru, was a social reformer of India.
Around 1897, he composed Atmopadesa Satakam (one hundred verses of self-instruction) in Malayalam.
In 1912 a temple was built for Sharada Devi at Sivagiri.
Rabindranath Tagore met Narayana Guru at Sivagiri in November 1922.
Tagore later said of Narayana Guru that, "I have never come across one who is spiritually greater than Swami Narayana Guru or a person who is at par with him in spiritual attainment".
He died on 20 September 1928.
On 21 August 1967, Narayana Guru was commemorated on an Indian postage stamp.
Major Works: Atmopadesa Śatakam, Daiva Dasakam, Jeevakarunya Panchakam, Shiva Shathakam, Darsana Mala, Nirvruthi Panchakam.
The teeth of Sree Narayana Guru, which is his only mortal remains is kept at Nerul in Navi Mumbai.
‘Brahmasree Sree Narayana Guru’ was authored by T Bhaskaran.
Due to Guru’s compulsion C Kesavan joined Thiruvananthapuram Law College.
The name Sivagiri was coined by Guru.
Guru is regarded as the greatest Keraliate of 20th century.
The first sanyasi disciple of Guru is Sivalinga Swamikal.
Athmopadeshasathakam was authored by Guru.
The novel ‘Guru’ is authored by K Surendran.
Bodhanandha was declared as his successor by Sree Narayana Guru in 1925.
‘Yoganadham’ is the publication of SNDP.
‘One Cast One Religion and One God’ is mentioned in Jati Mimamsa.
Guru used saffron color dress for the first time during the occasion of first visit to Srilanka.
In Karamukku temple consecrated by Guru installed ‘flame’.
After meeting Ramana Maharshi, Guru wrote “Municharyapanchakam”.
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