Sree Narayana Gurudevan
Who is Guru ?
A guru is a teacher- a teacher par excellence. An ordinary teacher is only an informer or an instructor, an upadhyaya. A saintly contemplative man who can impart wisdom and give enlightenment to a seeker of Truth is traditionally honoured as a Guru. To those who grope in darkness, the Guru is like a beacon of light, giving directionto their destiny.To the weaklings who have no stamina to strive, the Guru is like a nourishing elixir which imparts courage and strength. To those who have lost their track in the desert sands of despair, he appears likean oasisof hope and gives a helping hand to help them out of the wilderness of confusion. Narayana Guru was such a kindly friend of mankind who saved many from the tangles of pernicious habits and choking diehard prejudices.