Narayana Guru

Sree Narayana Guru


"Compare with divine personalities of the world and in all respects judged by any standard Sree Narayana Guru is second to none. Is it in the humility of his origin and the wonderful glory of the setting; is it in the simplicity and purity of his life; is it in the depth of his learning or the wisdom of his concrete achievements for the good of the world or the magnitude of the practical work he has done; is it in the wonderful love and esteem of his own generation; is it in the unparallel service and sacrifice of his life; is it in the grandeur and universal value of his message; in all respects, viewed from any stand point, he is more divine than many of those figures who rule hearts and beliefs of people all over the world." - Swami Dharma Theerthar

Sree Narayana guru was born in a remote South Indian village Chempazhanti in Kerala. He grew up seeing the pathetic condition of the fellow human being and the inhuman treatment inflicted upon them. His childhood incidents gave an indication that he was gifted with super natural powers. Guru opted to utilize his spirituality and wisdom for the betterment of the society. He propounded the theory of universal brotherhood of mankind, Sanatana - dharma and truth in day-to-day life. He placed dignity and self-respect of mankind at the highest pedestal above all religions. "Whatever be the religion, it is enough, if man becomes virtuous" was his message. Guru revolutionalised the social, religious and philosophical system.

Guru authored 62 books which are acclaimed as philosophical treasures ever produced by any saint. The entire life of Guru was full of activities for the welfare and prosperity of the mankind irrespective of Caste, Creed, Religion and Language. He was an epitome of original thinking and creativity. Sixty two books authored by the guru has been acclaimed as the philosophical treatises ever produced by any saint. He was Patanchali in Yoga, Sankara in wisdom, Manu in the art of governance, Buddha in renunciation, Mohammed in strength of spirit & Christ in humility.

Some of his lofty messages are:


  • "One caste, one religion, one God for man"

  • "Ask not, think not, and say not caste"
  • "Gain prosperity through Industry"
  • Liquor is poison, make it not; sell it not, drink it not.
  • Acts that one performs for one's own sake should also aim at the good of other men.