Sree Narayana Guru’s messages against casteism are intended not only for Kerala but also for the world, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor has said.

Mr. Tharoor was inaugurating a function marking the 125 years of the consecration of the Aruvippuram Shiva Temple.

Mr. Tharoor said though the society was yet to completely get rid off the evils of caste system, the caste situation had improved from the times of Sri Narayana Guru, and hence the social reformer’s contribution was indisputable.