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Book: Translation of Narayaneeyam in English

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 LordKrishnaTemple 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. Narayaneeyam
By Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri in Sanskrit.
Translation into English by T. Unnikrishnan
Published by Vishvam Publications
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Ganga to be declared the National River of India

In a recent meeting of the ministers for water resources, environment, forest and urban development held at New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that the Ganga would soon be declared India's national river. Times of India reportsChairing a meeting of the ministers for water resources, environment, forest and urban development, Singh mentioned the ‘special place the Ganga has in the hearts and minds of all Indians’ and said that the "emotional link needs to be recognized".The PM proposed to set up a Ganga River Basin Authority to plan, implement and monitor the efforts to revive the river.

To be headed by the Prime Minister, the authority will have the chief ministers belonging to the Gangetic plains as members.Even without the National River of India tag, River Ganga is an object of reverence for millions of Hindus in India and around the world. The water of River Ganga is considered as a symbol of the Supreme Being and worshipped. So the NationalRiver tag i…