Swami Agamananda (1896-1961), son of Parameswaran Namboothiri and Lakshmidevi, was born at Puthumana Illam, near Chavara, Kollam district. His premonked name was Krishnan Nambiathiri. After his higher studies, he joined Sri Ramakrishna Mission in 1925 and received initiation from swami Nirmalananda in 1928. He was a great scholar in Sanskrit with MA degree from the Presidency College, Madras. Swami Agamananda was a noted preacher of Vedanta, and was equally noted for the practice of its doctrine. Swami Agamananda’s personality had many facets that of a social activist, religious reformer, secularist thinker, propagandist of the teachings of Vivekananda, educationalist, writer and a great orator. His writings, eloquent speeches and cultural activities have contributed a great deal to the process of social mobility and modernization of Kerala. Swami Agamananda was a contributor of articles to every newspaper and periodicals in his time. They deal with a variety of subjects like the importance of Sanskrit study, the ideals of education, the need for religious instructions in schools, the proper organization of Hindu institutions, social equality, religious harmony, the importance of Sankaracharya and Sri Ramakrishna and their works,teachings of Vivekananda and variety of other themes which are too many to mention here. Scholarship of Agamananda can be seen in the lectures included in the four volumes of the book, Virwani.