Narayaneeyam kannada transliteration with english translation dasakam 030
The nārāyaṇīyam (pronounced naaraayaneeyam or IPA: [nɑːrɑːjəɳiːjəm]) condenses the Bhagavata Purana into 1034 verses, divided into one hundred dasakam, or cantos. The work occupies a very high place in Sanskrit literature, both because of the intense devotional fervour of the verses, and because of their extraordinary literary merit. Thenārāyanīyam is one of the most popular religious texts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and devout Hindus often recite it together in festivals and groups.
Nārāyanīyam is the story of Lord Narayana. It is a work consisting of 1034 slokas or verses, divided into 100 dasakams or chapters, each dasakam consisting of approximately 10 slokas. It is a condensed version of Bhagavata Purana, which consists of 18,000 slokas authored by Veda Vyasa. It is said that the work has the blessings of Lord Krishna or Guruvayoorappan, the presiding Deity of Guruvayur.
Narayaneeyam narrates a series of episodes from the Bhagavata Purana, choosing the most pious of the lot. The incarnations of Vishnu are traced with piety, Bhattathiri transforms the episodes into solemn prayers, pouring out his soul in total supplication before the Lord. The final dasaka, Kesadipaada Varnanam, embodies top-to-toe picture of little Krishna in all grace and glory .
Both as a poem and as a devotional hymn, Narayaneeyam occupies a very high place in Sanskrit literature.
Narayaneeyam is the master piece of Melpathur and is the most widely read of all his works.The poet depicts the image of Lord Guruvayurappan, in exemplary terms - "Sammohanam Mohanal Kantham Kanthinidhanathopi, Madhuram Madhurya Dhuryadapi, Soundaryotharathopi Sundaratharam"
The ‘Parayana' of Narayaneeyam is believed to possess the wonderful power of healing afflictions, both mental and physical, of the devotees. The "Nithyaparayana” of Narayaneeyam will enable the devotees to attain " Ayurarogyasoukhyam”.
Narayaneeya Sapthaham ( the recitation of Narayaneeyam and explaining the meaning to the public) is conducted in Guruvayur temple by Devaswom on the Narayaneeya Dinam and by others as offerings. It is done for seven consecutive days from early morning till 6.10 pm in the evening. Narayaneeya Sapthaham has started in Guruvayur in the early 50's. It takes about 5 hours to read the slokas and about 45 hours for explaining the slokas.
The day on which Narayaneeyam was completed, 28th Vrichikam, is celebrated by the Devaswom as Narayaneeyam day. Discourses and debates on Narayaneeyam written by Melpathur take place. Special functions are held at Melpathur Illapparambu also.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narayaneeyam kannada transliteration with english translation dasakam 030
The demon Bali, though killed in battle by Indra, was
brought back to life by Sukra, the preceptor of the demons.
By performing many sacrifices, he acquired more power and
conquered the three worlds, without fear of Thy disc; the
gods ran away and hid themselves in fear from him.
Aditi, the mother of the gods was heartbroken at the sight
of her sons, living in fear and sorrow. She beseeched her
husband, Kasyapa, for help and by his advice, observed
the best form of worship to Thee, called Payovrata, lasting
for twelve days with complete and staunch devotion.
When the vrat was duly concluded, Thou, appeared before
Aditi, (who was still immersed in Thee), four-armed and of a
dark blue colour in form. As she prostrated before Thee,
Thou promised to be born as her son, but cautioned her to
keep Thy revelation a secret, and then Thou vanished.
Then embedding Thyself in Kasyapa's seed born of penance,
Thou wert conceived in Aditi's womb and wert praised by
Brahma. On the auspicious Sravana Dwadasi day, Aditi, gave
birth to Thee, manifested in divine Vaishnava form.
The gods exceedingly delighted, sounded auspicious instruments and
showered flowers over the sacred hermitage. While the parents stood
with folded hands praising Thy glory repeatedly and heralding Thy
victory, Thou instantly assumed the form of a dwarf, a competent
Brahmachari, well-versed in the Vedas.
Though dwarflike in form, Thy dignified gait seemed to
forecast the magnificent form Thou wert to assume in the
future, by the movement of Thy body shaking the earth at
every step; Thy umbrella, seemed to be held to ward off the
enemy fire and Thy stick, as if to strike down the demons
As Thou appoached the site of the horse sacrifice, situated
on the northern bank of the river Narmada, the dazzling
brilliance of Thy form, blinded Sukra and other sages and
they wondered aloud, who this could be, whether Thou
wert the Sun or Fire or the sage Sanatkumara.
Sage Bhrigu (Sukracharya) and his clan, who were bedazzled
by Thy radiance, hastily welcomed Thee; the blessed demon
king, Bali, who was overwhelmed with ecstasy, on seeing
Thy lustrous form, approached Thee and washing Thy feet
reverently, sprinkled that sacred water, which having
touched Thy feet, was now holiest of all, on his head.
The sacred water flowing from Thy feet, adorns the head of
Lord Siva. Although a demon by birth, Bali, was fortunate
enough to have it sprinkled on his head, perhaps due to his
being born in the dynasty of Prahlada, or due to his
sacrifices or because of his faith in Brahmins. Oh
Guruvayurappa, May Thou of such glory, save me.