Swami Vipulaananda Adigal | Sunday Observer

Swami Vipulaananda Adigal

18 July, 2021

Swami Vipulaananda Adigal, the world’s first Tamil professor, was born on March 27, 1892 in Kaaraithivu, eastern Sri Lanka, to a couple named Kannamma Samiththambi. The name given to him was Mayilvaaganan Samiththambi. His monastic name is Swami Vipulaananda Adigal. Swami Vipulaananda excelled in various fields such as Tamil, social work, literary work and research and became known to the Tamil world as ‘Muththamil Viththagar’.

He is a trained teacher and a Tamil Pandit of the ‘Madurai Tamil Sangam’.

He excelled in the fields of science, music and drama and worked for the Hindu renaissance and composed many Tamil music books and poems.

Swami Vipulaananda, who lived for others, enjoyed educating others. He is credited with spreading the light of knowledge in a short period of time and trying to make the people of the world live by education.

He died in 1947 at the age of 55.


T. Amani 

Grade 9 D

Al - Hilal Central College