Saturday, December 27, 2008

Narayaneeyam

Melputhoor Narayana Bhattathiri was born in 1560 was born in Thirunavaya near the northern banks of the river Bharathappuzha in Kerala. He had mastered from his guru Achyuta Pisharody, Rigveda, Sanskrit grammar and ancient Indian logic by age 16th. He was afflicted with chronic rheumatism and was advised by Ezhuthachan (father of Malayalam language) to dedicate a work to Lord Guruvaayoorappan. He had completed the work in 100 days by submitting one cantos (of 10 verses, called "Dasakam" in Sanskrit) before Guruvayoorappan on each day with each one of them ending with a prayer for a cure for his illness. On the 10th day, he became completely cured of his disease. His work describes Bhakti tradition of India and portrays the life of Sri Krishna.


This beautiful work in Sanskrit is bought to the public via the medium of internet by A. Sanatkumar and Lalitha Sanatkumar. The website was inspired by the setting of the complete Narayaneeyam to music by his mother Shrimathi Seethalakshmi Ramaswami. You can read the original text in Sanskrit, read it’s English meaning and listen to the melodious rendering for each shlokam.


Click Here to go to Complete Narayaneeyam website.


2 comments:

  1. I always wanted to learn Narayaneeyam. This is a great site to learn it.

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  2. Indian Vedic contribution is a reservoir of Vibrant Information and Harmonious Creativity. May the Womb of Nature Embrace all with Tranquil Blessings from this day forward. Let this attract one's attention affecting them Positively. It is a Sanctuary of the Self , a Creative Venue which serves as an Enduring Expression of Lightness, where a peaceful Atmosphere with Sunlight Flows and serene atmosphere prevail.

    In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and muti-problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to happen. May all beings be happy (Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu)

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