Vaga | Bhakta Vaga | Staunch Devotee of Guruvayurappan

During the beginning of this Kali Yuga, there lived a Brahmin boy in Guruvayur. His name was Vaga and he was an orphan boy. Daily he used to beg for food near the Guruvayur Temple, and with the offerings of the devotees, he has lived a simple, but peaceful life. Though he has suffered from […]

Narayana Guru | Philosopher, Spiritual Leader & Social Reformer from Kerala

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 […]

Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer

Parameswara Iyer (1877–1949) also called as Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer was a famous Malayali poet. His birth name was Sambasivan. Ulloor was born in the year 1877 at Changanassery Town, in Kerala to a pious Brahmin, Iyer family. He has finished his studies in his home town, but after his father’s death, his family was […]

Kutti Kunju Thankachi | Lakshmy Pilla

Lakshmy (1820–1904), also called as Kutti Kunju Thankachi, was a female poet, music composer and Malayalam writer, and she was considered as one of the famous women poets in Kerala during her period.She was the daughter of Irayimman Thampi, who was also a famous writer and served as a musician at the court of Swathi […]

Kunchan Nambiar, inventor of Malayalam art form ‘Ottamthullal’

Kunchan Nambiar was a famous Malayalam poet and a devotional writer. He was a multifaceted personality, who was well versed in all kinds of arts. Similar to Ezhuthachan, Bhattari and Poonthanam Namboothiri, Nambiar was very good in penning devotional poems. He is considered as the king of the poets in his period. Nambiar is believed […]

Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan | Father of Malayalam Language

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan (1495-1575) was a Malayalam saint and a poet. He is also known as the father of Malayalam language. LIFE Ezhuthachan was born in Trikkandiyoor. At a younger age, he became a saint and travelled throughout southern India,and settled finally at Palakkad. He has contributed a lot towards Malayalam language. He translated, the […]

Vishnudevananda Saraswati

Vishnudevananda Saraswati (1927–1993) was a disciple of Swamy Sivananda Saraswati, and he was the founder of yoga centres and ashrams throughout the world. He also taught yoga and meditation to Indians and foreigners. He wrote lot of books on Yoga and meditation, along with many other spiritual books. Vishnudevananda was born in Kerala, in the […]

Malayala Swamy

Malayala Swamy (1885–1962) was a great saint and a social reformer. He was against caste discrimination, and according to him, that the Vedas and the Holy Scriptures must be studied by all class of people. He also fought for the welfare of women’s rights. He founded the Sri Vyasashrama in Yerpedu, Andhra Pradesh. His disciple […]

Kururamma, ardent devotee of Guruvayoorappan

Kururamma (1570–1640 AD) was an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayoorappan. She belongs to Namboodri family and born in a village at Thrissur district, Kerala. From her younger age itself she was deeply devoted with Lord Krishna of Guruvayur. As a child, Kururamma would worship the holy temple, with great joy along with her parents and […]