Narayana Guru (1855–1928) was a spiritual leader and social reformer. He was born into a family of the Ezhava caste. He was against caste discrimination. He promoted spiritual enlightenment and social equality.
Narayana Guru was born in the year 1855 in a village at Thiruvananthapuram. He learnt his basic education under a guru. For continuing his further studies, he went to Travancore and studied under a scholar, and learnt Vedas, Upanishads, and Sanskrit language.
He started a village school at his native place. He left his family, and travelled across India and learnt meditation and yoga. He meditated in a cave at Maruthwamala. He had rendered a good service to the service of the god as well as to the mankind. He died at the age of 73. He is still remembered for his valuable service to the society.