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Union Home Minister paid tributes to venerable Swami Sree Narayana Guru ji on his Jayanti.164th birth anniversary of Sree Narayana Guru was celebrated on 2nd September.
•    Narayana Guruwas a social reformer. He transformed the social fabric of Kerala and changing the traditional beliefs of Keralites.
•    Shree Narayana Guru also known as Shree Narayana Guru Swami, was a Hindu saint & social reformer of India.
•    The Guru was born into an Ezhava family, in an era when people from backward communities like the Ezhavas faced social injustice in the caste-ridden Kerala society.
•    He led reform movement in Kerala, revolted against caste system and worked on propagating new values of freedom in spirituality and social equality which transformed the Kerala society.
•    He installed an idol of siva at Aravippuram in Kerala in his effort to show that the consecration of god’s image was not a monopoly of the brahmins. This is popularly

known as Aravippuram movement.
•    He also lent his support to the Vaikkom Satyagraha which was aimed at temple entry in Travancore for the lower caste.
•    Narayana Guru organized an All-Region Conference in 1923 at AlwayeAdvaita Ashram, which was reported to be first such event in India.
•    Right from  Ramana Maharshi, Rabindranath Tagore, to Mahatma Gandhi, social reformers and spiritual leaders met Narayana Guru to express their shared beliefs in his works