Ayya Swamikal was the Guru of Sreenarayana Guru, Chattampi Swamikal, Ayyankali, Swayamprakasa Yogini , Swathy Thirunal ,Raja Revi Varmma, A.R. Raja Raja Varmma , Petta Fernandus, Thakkala Peer Muhammad etc .For his disciples he was Sivaraja Yogi Ayya Swami Thiruvadikal, for people of Ananthapuri he was Thycaud Ayya for co-workers he was Suprand Ayya. He was the Manager and later Superintendent of Thycaud Residency (1873-1909) and in records he was M. Subbaraya Panicker. For Malabar Collector and later resident Mc Griger he was Tamil Tutor.
Shivaraja Yogi Thycaud Ayya Swamy Thiruvadikal
First and Great Social reformer of Kerala
Ayya had disciples from all castes (Christians, Muslims, both upper and lower cast Hindus- Brahmins Ezhavas, Kaniyan , Pulayas etc) from all levels of society , from hut to Palace and both men and women and brahmacharins and family men. No wonder his doctrine was Intha ulakathile ore oru jathy than , ore oru matham than, ore oru kadavul than. Sreenarayani Guru translated this doctrine to Malayalam (Oru jathy, oru matham , oru daivam). Ayya not only preached the slogan but also practiced it. Remember only an upper caste Hindu could make such a slogan and not a lower cast at that time. Ayya had to suffer the consequences. Upper class Hindus called Ayya Parayan / Pandipparayan etc. Ayyass son Lokanatha Panicker has to approach the court to establish that his father belongs to upper caste Vellala