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Theerthapada Parmahamsa


Theerthapada Paramahamsa with Chattampi Swamikal
Theerthapada Paramahamsa (1881 - 1938) was the third important disciple of Swami and he established an ashram at Vazhoor near Kottayam in the name of Chattampi Swami.  He initiated the line of sanyasins of Theerthapada System who dedicate their life to spread Swami’s message and serve the society.  He simplified the methods of Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, Hata Yoga, and Jnana Yoga taught by Swami. Mannath Padmanabhan and many other reformers and  social activists were inspired and guided by him. He accepted disciples form all castes and creeds without any distinction and his contribution to remove caste differences and untouchability was unique. One of his widely read work ‘Religion and Society’ very clearly establishes that religion is intended to make man turn to God through knowledge, with full awareness of the non duality which will melt away all differences and fill one with love for every one and everything in this universe. He was a scholar, poet, orator, physician, spiritual master and a social reformer.

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