Ayya Vaikunda Swamikal

Ayya Vaikundar(Vaikunda Swami)(1809-1851), a great humanist and social thinker, lived in the Princely Kingdom of Travancore in the early decades of the 19th Century Kerala, is still remembered as the first well known social reformer in India who critiqued the caste discrimination and religious hierarchy and fought against the practice of untouchability.

Born on 12 March 1809

Born at Swamithoppu (Tamilnadu

Father Ponnu Madan

Mother Veyilal Amma

Wife Thirumalammal

First name of Ayya Vaikundar?
Answer: Mudichoodum Perumal (Means = Lord With a Crown) (Later changed = Muthukutty)

Ayya Vaikundar called the Travancore King as?
Answer: Ananthapuri Devil

Ayya Vaikundar called the British Rule as?
Answer: Rule of White Devil (Ven Neechan)

Ayya Vaikundar called the Travancore Rule as?
Answer: Rule of Black Devil

Who raised voices against the Devadasi system?
Answer: Ayya Vaikundar

Founder of Samathwa Samajam (1836)?
Answer: Vaikunda Swamikal

Vaikunda Swamikal started meditation at ?
Answer: Poovandar Thoppu (Swami Thoppu)

The main disciple of Vaikunda Swamikal?
Answer: Thycaud Ayya

Who organised Thuvayal Panthi Koottayma?
Answer: Ayya Vaikundar

 The aim of Thuvayal Panthi Koottayma?
Answer: Bring a social change among Lower castes

Who organised Sama Panthi Bhojanam?
Answer: Ayya Vaikundar

Who is known as 'Sampoorna Devan'?
Answer: Ayya Vaikundar

The founder of the Spiritual thoughts Ayya Vazhi (The Path of the father)?
Answer: Ayya Vaikundar

Name of the books shares the idea of Ayya Vazhi?
Answer: Akhilathiruttu Ammanai and Arulnool

The Symbol of Ayya Vazhi ?
Answer: A Lotus Carrying a Flame

Who constructed the public well for people ?
Answer: Vaikunda Swamikal

The well-named Muthira Kinar or Swami Kinar is situated at?
Answer: Swamithoppu

The first pathi was built in?
Answer: Swamithoppu

Vaikunda Temple is located at?
Answer: Swamithoppu (Kanyakumari)

Died on 3 June 1851.

He himself changed his name to Vaikunda Swamikal.
He presented himself as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
He was the first social reformer who made the mirror consecration in South India.
He was the leader of Upper Cloth Revolt or Channar Revolt.
Gave a petition to Swathi Thirunnal to abolish the feudal system.
Raised the slogan “Wage for Work”.
Challenged the unjustified rule of the king of Travancore.
His famous words: “Jathi onrai, matham onrai, daivam onrai, ulakam onrai, neethi onrai”
In 1838 vaikunda swami was arrested by Swathi Thirunnal, Travancore king and imprisoned at Singarathoppu jail. He was released after 110 days
Akhilathirutt and Arulnool are his famous works.
His spiritual thoughts turned into a new way of life – Ayya Vazhi.
Temples of Ayya Vazhi - Pathikal
The sacred place of Ayya Vazhi - Dachanam, Thiruchenthoor

Ayya Vaikunda Nather stayed at Swamithoppu and sent his disciples far and wide to carry his message to the masses.
He mainly had five disciples named with Pancha Pandavas as Mailady Sivathaanu (Dharma Cheedar), Kailasapuram Pandaaram ( Bheeman Cheedar), Pillayarkudiyirippu Arjunan (Arjunan Cheedar), Kulachal Subbayyan (Nakulan Cheedar ) , Thamarakkulam Harigopalan (Sahadevan Cheedar ).

His theory and practice like ‘samathva samajam’ , ‘sama panthi bhojan’ , ‘thottu namam podunkal’ were much enough to cultivate a thought of equality and unity in Indian minds.

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