Narayaneeyam is an ancient text written by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri, a devotee-poet who lived during the 16th century A D. Narayaneeyam is the condensed form of the famous Bhagavata Purana. 18,000 verses of the Bhagavata has been shortened into 1034 verses in 100 cantos.

Narayaneeyam occupies a very high place in Sanskrit literature both as a poem and as a devotional hymn. It employs up to 18 meters, and is rich in puns and quibbles. Narayaneeyam is believed to expose the great truths of Vedanta.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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