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Narayana Guru


Nārāyana Guru (1856–1928), the first disciple of Swami led reform movementagainst casteism and worked on propagating new values of freedom in spirituality and of social equality, thereby transforming the Kerala society to the present state. He is revered for his Vedic knowledge, poetic proficiency, openness to the views of others, non-violent philosophy and his resolve to set aright social wrongs and was one of the most successful social reformers India witnessed. He demonstrated a path to social emancipation without invoking the dualism of the oppressed and the oppressor. He stressed the need for the spiritual and social upliftment of the downtrodden by their own efforts through the establishment of temples and educational institutions by themselves. In the process he brushed aside the superstitions that clouded Hinduism.
Biography  of Guru

Works of Guru from Sreyas Foundation
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