Sree Narayana Guru

 

The Guru

 

Sree Narayana Guru was a saint, philosopher and famed social reformer from Kerala, India.

Driven by the strong desire to break ancient superstitions and taboos that he felt were holding back society, the Guru underwent years of strict penance and meditation and attained enlightenment, and paved the way for social reform and change. So great was his influence that he attracted some of the greatest thinkers, philosophers and fellow social reformers of his time, to seek his advice or aid in his efforts. These included luminaries such as Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and many others, who were all enthused by his ideals and teachings.

Sree Narayana Guru and the impact of his reforms played a great part in shaping the ideals of the people of Kerala, who in turn took these precepts with them wherever they went. These people, the Malayalees, have thus carried the teachings of the Guru to various far flung communities, where they have practise and continue to practise his philosophies in their adopted lands.

Teachings of Sree Narayana Guru – Our Core Values
Satyam (Truth)
Daya (Compassion)
Dharma (Righteousness)
Shanti (Peace)