ARUVIPURAM SIVA PRATHISHTA -INDIA’S FIRST REVOLUTION
Aruvippuram – Revolution of India
Aruvippuram the banks of neyyar river in Neyyattinkara, Trivandrum District is the birthplace or center point of the Revolution of India the thirst of worship, the freedom of worship, or the right of worship, revolution or renaissance movement without fight, force, or violence very calm and quietly done by Gurdevan. It was the first revoloutionary movement in the history of India.
At that time the right of worship belongs to the Savarnas, and avarnas are restricted to worship they can’t enter the temple. In 1888 a fortunate and sacred day of Sivarathri, Gurudevan drowned the deepest part of Neyyar River known by the name Sankaran Kuzhi after a long time swamy appeared with a Sivalinga holding with both hands near to chest and Gurudevn proceeded towards the temple accompanied by the devotees, after the meditation Swamy installed the prathishta. Kumaran Asan describing his unfinished biography of Gurudevn “At midnight of Sivarathri, Swami took a dip in the river, rose after a long time with a piece of stone in the shape of a sivalinga, and he walked into the makeshift temple. He stood ideal with sivalinga three hours motionless close his eyes in deep meditation holding sivalinga, tears flowing down his cheeks, , while the crowd rent the midnight air with the chant of Panchakshari manthra “OM NAMA SIVAYAH”….At 3’o clock swami installed the Prathishta.