A Brief history of Hamsavidya Gurukulam
HAMSAVIDYA is a traditional spiritual practice that existed in the ancient India, preached and practiced by “Munikulaparampara”, the lineage of RISHIS. Man has to attain “moksha”or liberation of soul from the ties of Karma, which is the ultimate goal of human life. This system existed much before the Four Vedas took its birth. The strong powerful and spontaneous lineage of Rishis has preserved this technique for the welfare of the human race with contemporary amendments and changes to cope up with the new and needy circumstances without loosing its essence and importance.
According to the Indian tradition One ‘Kalpa’ consists of four yugas: Krithayuga, ThrethaYuga, Dwaparayuga and Kaliyuga.. People lived during Krithayuga or Sathyayuga were Truth Seekers (Brahmans) and were purified. They followed all the moral principles very strictly. Each and every body was eager to discharge their duty properly. Hence they were healthy, blissful and were having long tenure of life. HAMSAVIDYA had been practiced by the People of Krithayuga.
At the beginning of Thereathayuga People deviated from the commitments towards their moral duties. Consequently impurities and immorality were inculcated in them. Since they turned for seeking momentary pleasures their spiritual practice turned to be feeble. The RISHIS were making efforts to preserve the good qualities among the people. During the close of Dwaparayuga DATAHRATHEYA Maharshi, who could foresee that the Hamsaviyda is likely to be weak, simplified it so as to enable the common people of all times to practice it.
By the passing of time, due to the influence and impact of ordinary pursuit of life, majority of the people began to be getting away from Hamsavidya, which is PARAVIDYA and there was dawn of variety of APARAVIDYAS and people began to indulge in the active practice of it. Hamsavidya was preserved by the Great yogis of Munikula Parampara and imparted it to the disciples conditionally and very secretly in adherence to the condition precedent.
Now the KALI YUGA is facing its end and we are ushered in to the threshold of Sathyayuga (Krithayuga) so preaching, practicing and perseverance of HAMSAVIDYA for the well being of the people warranted by the time.
It is undesirable that due to the clandestine method of teaching practice, people were kept away from it and now it has became necessary to propagate Hamsavidya with out losing its serious nature at all. The great yogis of previous century had contemplated very well about it and attempted seriously for propagating this system. Important among them were, Swami SREE YUTH BHAIRAVANAND YOGEENDRA NATH who was known as the KULAGURU OF HAMSAYOGIS and Swami. SHIVANANDA PARAMAHAMSA. Swami BHAIRAVANANDA YOGEENDRA NATH belongs to the lineage of AGASTHYAMAHARSHI ( the Nath Tradition of yogis)born to revive and reform the Hamsavidya, in the year 1812- AD, in a traditional family of Mullakkal, Alappuzha District in Kerala. He founded HAMSAVIDYA GURU KULAM at KAZHAKKOOTTAM, in Thrivananthapuram District, Kerala. SWAMI SREE YUTH BHAIRAVANANDA YOGEENDRA NATH was a scholar in various languages including Sanskrit; wrote and published so many books in the subject after exploring into the deep ocean of the science of Yoga. He Propagated HAMSAVIDYA by traveling in to innumerable places in India, including KASHI and RAMESHWARA. His MAHASAMADHI, was in the year 1948 in his Ashramam at Kazhakkoottam, where in all his major disciples were summoned by him to witness it.