Ayyavazhi
Ayyavazhi (Tamil: அய்யாவழி, Malayalam: അയ്യാവഴി Ayyāvaḻi [əjːaːvəɻi], "Path of the father") is an Henotheistic belief that originated in South India. It is cited as an independent monistic ...
History of Ayyavazhi
The History of Ayyavazhi traces the religious history of Ayyavazhi, a belief-system originated in mid-19th century in Southern India. Ayyavazhi came to be noticed by the large number of people gatheri...
Ayya Vaikundar
Ayya Vaikundar (Tamil: அய்யா வைகுண்டர்), according to historians, was a 19th Century social reformer and iconoclast who worked for the upliftment of the dalit Hindus in the then Kingdom of Travanc...
Teachings and impacts of Ayyavazhi
The Ayyavazhi includes a corpus of teachings of its initiator Ayya Vaikundar in theform of instructions and slogans found in the religious book Akilattirattu.
The teachings on Dharmam have two lev...
Neetham
Neetham (Tamil:) are the primary virtues to be followed according to the Akilam the holy text of Ayyavazhi. They are found in Akilam one, which is the first section of the Akilattirattu Ammanai, and i...
Ayyavazhi scriptures
The Akilattirattu Ammanai and Arul Nool are the scriptures of Ayyavazhi. While Akilathirattu Ammnai is the primary holy text, Arul Nool is considered the secondary regarding the religious importance. ...
Ayyavazhi holy sites
The holy places of Ayyavazhi includes the following Primary PathisOther PathisPrimary ThangalsOther Important ThangalsOther holy sites
Ayyavazhi rituals
Ayyavazhi rituals are the religious practices prevalent among the followers of Ayyavazhi. Most of them are connected with Akilam and Arul Nool and a few, though not associated with the holy books, are...
Ayyavazhi festivals
The festivals and celebrations play an important role in the socio-religious universe of Ayyavazhi. Some of the festivals are common for both Pathis and Nizhal Thangals, while some are confined to Pat...
Ayyavazhi mythology
Ayyavazhi mythology is the mythology of the growing South Indian religious faith and a sect of Hinduism known as Ayyavazhi. The main source of Ayyavazhi mythology is the Ayyavazhi scripture, Akilattir...
Ayyavazhi theology
Ayyavazhi theology is the theology of a South Indian religious faith and officially a sect of Hinduism known as Ayyavazhi. Several fundamental theological beliefs distinguish the Ayyavazhi tradition f...
Worship centers of Ayyavazhi
The Pathis and Nizhal Thangals, are centers of worship and religious learning for the followers of Ayyavazhi which are established in different parts of India. They served as centres for propagation o...
Vatakku Vasal
Vatakku Vasal (which means "north entrance") is the north entrance of Swamithoppe pathi. It was here Ayya Vaikundar performed his Tavam. This is considered sacred by the followers of Ayyavazhi. During...
Akilam fifteen
Akilathirattu Ammanai (Tamil: அகிலத்திரட்டு அம்மானை; akilam ("world"), thirattu ("collection"), ammanai ("ballad")), also called Thiru Edu ("venerable book"), is the main religious text of the Tam...
Ayyavazhi Trinity
According to the Ayyavazhi religion, the Ayyavazhi Trinity is the incarnation of God in the current stage of world development (Kali Yukam). Ayya Vaikundar, the Incarnation, is the combination of the ...
Kroni
Kroni (Tamil: குறோணி) is a figure in Ayyavazhi mythology. He is the primordial manifestation of evil, and manifests in various forms of evil, such as Ravana and Duryodhana, in different ages or yu...
Kalimayai
Kalimayai is the illusion caused by the evil spirit of Kali Yukam, (not the Hindu deity kali) according to Akilattirattu Ammanai the source of Ayyavazhi mythology.
Pathi
Pathi (Tamil: பதி - "The place where God is") is the name of the primary centres of congregational worship for the South Indian religious system of Ayyavazhi, having a relatively large structure l...
Thirukkalyana Ekanai
Thirukkalyana Ekanai was an important part in Akilattirattu Ammanai the religious book of Ayyavazhi, in which Ayya Vaikundar unified all the atmans (souls) of this universe into Himself.
Detchanam
Detchanam literally means south or the land of south. It is also used to represent the Deccan Plateau and south India. In Akilattirattu Ammanai the word Detchanam represents the land of South India wi...
Vaikunda Avatara Orvalam
The Vaikunda Avatara Orvalam is the name given to the procession which originates from Nagercoil to Swamithoppe. This is held annually on the day of Lord Narayana's incarnation as Ayya Vaikundar, acco...
Akilam sixteen
Akilathirattu Ammanai (Tamil: அகிலத்திரட்டு அம்மானை; akilam ("world"), thirattu ("collection"), ammanai ("ballad")), also called Thiru Edu ("venerable book"), is the main religious text of the Tam...
Thuvayal Thavam
Thuvayal Thavam, an act of ritual washing of one's physique and clothes along with practice of self-abnegation and self-restraint, was a practice in the religion Ayyavazhi, following the rules and reg...
Vinchai to Vaikundar
In the literature of Hinduism, Vinchai are proclamations and instructions to the newly born child Vaikundar, by his father Narayana, also known as Vishnu, one of the three godheads in Akilattirattu Am...
Akilam seventeen
Akilathirattu Ammanai (Tamil: அகிலத்திரட்டு அம்மானை; akilam ("world"), thirattu ("collection"), ammanai ("ballad")), also called Thiru Edu ("venerable book"), is the main religious text of the Tam...