Birth Anniversary Of Shri Ramalinga Swamy:
India celebrated the 200th birth anniversary of Shri Ramalinga Swamy, also known as Vallalar, on 5th October, 2023.
- Shri Ramalinga Swamy was a prominent Tamil poet in the 19th century and a member of the “gnana siddhars” lineage.
- He was born in the village of Marudhur in Tamil Nadu.
- Vallalar’s vision transcends religious, caste, and creed barriers, recognizing divinity in every atom of the universe.
- Vallalar was strongly against the caste system and initiated the ‘Samarasa Vedha Sanmarga Sangam’ in 1865, later renamed ‘Samarasa Suddha Sanmarga Sathya Sangam.’
- He established ‘The Sathya Dharma Salai,’ a free food facility in Vadalur, Tamil Nadu in 1867, serving all people without caste distinctions.
- Vallalar opened the ‘Sathya Gnana Sabha’ (Hall of True Knowledge) in Vadalur.