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Ezhuthachan – The Father of literary tradition in Malayalam

'Ramayana Masam' is an important observance in the state of Kerala. It is observed in the month of 'Karkidakam' of the Malayalam calendar. 'Karkidakam' is a month of rain and poverty. 'Ramayana Masam' this year begins on Thursday July 16, with the beginning of Malayalam month 'Karkidakam' and ends on Sunday August 16. While reciting Adhyatma Ramayanam every day, let us take a Sankalp that a statue for the great Ezhuthachan is built at his home village in Mallapuram district and that a Memorial of ..

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan - Father of Malayalam, guardian of a culture

The Bhakti cult made Malayalam language richer and modern. Its socio-cultural influence among natives of Kerala was so deep, that it remains equally powerful through the last nearly five centuries. Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan's epic translations into local dialect in 'kilipaatt' form along with other poets belonging to the same cult, brought a self-respect to a community that would have otherwise been trapped into a cultural mess at the cost of semantic religion’s influence. Today, every Malayalam ..

Presence of Rama in Kerala

As the saying 'Better late than never' goes, the time has come to explore the route Lord Rama and his entourage followed in Kerala. Revival and rejuvenation of all spots related to Sri Rama in the state is the need of the hour. Making all these spots as centres for spreading the message of Sri Ram to the masses should acquire importance. ..

Ramayana month and its social relevance

By describing Rama who ate the fruit bitten by the devotee tribal woman Sabari, Ezhuthachan hits at the then existed caste inequalities in Kerala. The incident of Rama liberating Ahalya from curse gives a message that women are not commodities for pleasure. Ezhuthachan also indirectly call forth to fight the invaders and imperialists as against the attitudes of Ravana. ..

Ramayana parayanam in Mumbai

Due to efforts of Sangh parivar organisations in Mumbai & suburbs, we could celebrate 'Ramayana Masam' in Hindu homes, Temples and Samajams in a grand manner during the period, July 16 - August 16 and arranging spiritual speeches of well known orators in Malayalam. ..

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan : The Father of Modern Malayalam literature

Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan refined the Malyalam language style and wrote his works for ordinary people, incorporating whatever is good with a strong sense of righteousness and worship. His contribution to the Malayalam language through the 'Adhyathma Ramayanam' (a translation of the Ramayana) and 'Mahabharatham' (a translation of the Mahabharata) is unparalleled and his contribution in the cultural level is immense. ..

Thunchath Acharya – Victim of negligence

Thunchan name is used, but his statue that also symbolizes his religious beliefs is opposed, the idol that he worshipped is also prohibited, his religious beliefs are also not accepted. These are the pitiable condition of Thunchan Paranbu. We can assume it as an increase in immoral activities in lifestyle of Kerala. Thunchan statue, his idols and beliefs should be recognized. It was not opposed by Muslims, but this is being done for political aims. ..

Ramayana theme in Malayalam

Ramayana was composed in Sanskrit probably about 300 B.C. by Valmiki and its present form consists of 24000 couplets (slokams) divided into 7 kandams (books). Cutting across the rational boundaries and family of languages Ramayana attracted all kinds of people. It has so many translations in to the vernacular languages and it enriched literary out put of almost all languages of India and neighboring countries. Recitation of Ramayana is considered as an act of worship even today. The birth, the marriage ..

अध्यात्म रामायण - आत्मारामाच्या कथागंगेचा दिव्य प्रवाह

जनसामान्यांना दुर्बोध किंवा कंटाळवाण वाटणारं अध्यात्म तत्त्वज्ञान, इष्टदेवतेच्या चरित्राच्या माध्यमांतून सहज सुलभपणे समजावून देण्याचा एक अभिनव प्रयोग अध्यात्म रामायणाच्या माध्यमातून केला गेला. त्यानंतरच्या काळामध्ये या ग्रंथाचे प्रारूप डोळ्यासमोर ठेवून, अनेक रचना संस्कृत आणि प्रादेशिक भाषांमध्ये केल्या गेल्या. आधुनिक भाषेत सांगायचं झाल्यास, अध्यात्म रामायण हे तत्कालीन धार्मिक वाङ्मयाच्या क्षेत्रामध्ये एक ‘Trend Setter’ ठरले...