Union Home and Cooperation Minister unveiled the Statue of Peace of Swami Ramanujacharya

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The Union Home Minister has unveiled the Statue of Peace of Swami Ramanujacharya in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

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About Swami Ramanujacharya

Swami Ramanujacharya was born in Tamil Nadu in Vikram Samvat 1074. He was the child of Keshavacharya and Mata Kantimani.

He is known to have revolted against the discrimination of untouchability and played a role in bringing a big change in society. Sri Ramanuja named subjugated classes as Thirukkulathar– Born Divine”.

Seeing his compassion towards the oppressed, his delighted guru honoured him with the coveted title “ Em-perum- anar you are ahead of us.

He is believed to be the first Hindu acharya to initiate women into ‘sanyasa’ (renunciation of the world). 

The Yathiraj Math of Yadugiri located in the Mandya district of Karnataka is the only original Math in Melkot that has existed since the time of Ramanujacharya. This math was established by Ramanujacharya on the orders of his Guru Yamunacharya. 

Narsi Mehta, the famous poet of Gujarat, composed ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye Je Peer Parai Jaane Re‘, with the message of Ramanujacharya. 

He was an inspiration for mystic poets like Kabir, Meerabai, Annamacharya, Bhaktha Ramdas, Thyagaraja and many others.

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