Swami Chidaananda Puri Mahraaj at Kanhangad, Kasaragod District of Kerala

Swami Chidanandapuri is the head of Advaita Ashram, Kolathur, Kozhikode District, Kerala. He has a profound knowledge in Vedanta and is proficient in Sanskrit and Malayalam language and literature. His speeches and classes on ancient Indian Philosophy, Vedanta, etc. attract people from all walks of life. He is a visiting professor in the Chair for c. Swamiji is young and dynamic and has been earnestly working for educating Hindus to regain their cultural wealth and knowledge. He is well known all over Kerala, particularly in the Malabar region, for his deep knowledge in Vedantha and has made remarkable presence as an orator. Swamiji established Advaithashramam, Kolathur, a serene village about 24 Kms from Kozhikode in October 1992. The Ashramam offers both residential and non-residential courses in Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahmasutras, and other classical Vedic texts in the traditional way.

.In this modern age, why should one study the scriptures?

Such a study will equip one to face the vicissitudes of life courageously and boldly. India is considered as the lokaguru because of the knowledge imparted by our great Rishis. Vedanta gives one knowledge about himself as well as knowledge about the whole universe.

Your message to the Hindus of Kerala?

Learn the scriptures and live united. Participate in activities of Hindu organizations and learn and propagate Hindu scriptures.