Vaikom Satygraha

  • Tamilnadu is planning a year-long celebration of Vaikom satyagraha movement that was launched to end caste discrimination in a temple in colonial Kerala.

About Vaikom Satyagraha

  • It was a non-violent agitation or satyagraha in Travancore, India (now part of Kerala) against untouchability in Hindu society.
  • It was centered at the Shiva temple at Vaikom, near Kottayam.
  • The Satyagraha aimed at securing freedom of movement for all sections of society through the public roads leading to the Sri Mahadevar Temple at Vaikom.
  • Major Leaders- Madhavan, P. Kesava Menon and K. Kelappan (also known as Kerala Gandhi).
  • The movement was backed by Gandhiji, ChatampiSwamikal, and Sree Narayana Guru.
    • The campaign gained popularity throughout India, and supporters arrived from around the country.
    • Punjab’s Akalis helped by establishing kitchens(langars) to feed the Satyagrahis.
    • Even Muslim and Christian authorities backed the initiative.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

© 2023 Civilstap Himachal Design & Development