Family of Guru

He was the eldest son of his parents-Madanasan and Kuttiyamma . They were from an agricultural family with rich cultural heritage and spiritual background .His parents called him ‘Nanu’ affectionately .The word ‘Asan’ means Teacher. The word Madan is the contracted form of two words-MahaNadan- which means great actor. According to Puranas, the great actor is Siva .But the orthodox priest-hood gave untouchability to the name and it became Madan. His family, Vayalvaram house, enjoyed a high level of social respectability and economic status. Nanoo had three sisters.In those days peoples was divided into higher caste and lower castes,society was in the strangulating grip of caste system.The peoples practised untouchability and not co-operate with each other.