Narayaneeyam, a Sanskrit classic dedicated Lord Guruvayoorappan (Lord Krishna), is composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri. Narayaneeyam is a condensation of the Bhagavad Purana in 1036 shlokas (stanzas). The unparalleled spiritual work is noted for its literary merit and bhakti (devotion) and is a classic in its own right. The core theme of Narayaneeyam is Vishnu Bhakti. T. Unnikrishnan has translated this famous Sanskrit work into English.
Narayaneeyam is associated with the famous
in Guruvayoor. It is believed that Narayaneeyam was submitted by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri as an offering to Lord Guruvayoorappan to get his chronic rheumatic disease cured during the 16th century. He had completed the literary work in 100 days by submitting one canto of 10 verses before Lord Krishna on each day. Lord Krishna Temple
By Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri in Sanskrit.
Translation into English by T. Unnikrishnan
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