Narayaneeyam Sanscrit with English Translation Dasakam 043
Narayaniyam is a medieval Sanskrit text, comprising a summary study in poetic form of the Bhagavata Purana. It was composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri, (1560-1666 A.D.) one of the celebrated Sanskrit poets in Kerala. Even though the Narayaneeyam was completed as early as 1586 A.D., it appeared in print only after more than 250 years. The Bhagavata Purana is a major Hindu scripture consisting of about 18,000 verses, mainly devoted to the worship of Krishna.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narayaneeyam Sanscrit with English Translation Dasakam 043
Rendition By A. P. Sukumar, Canada
Oh Guruvayurappa ! Once, Thy mother Yasoda, who was holding
Thee on her lap, found Thy weight suddenly too heavy to bear.
Putting Thee on the bed, she went about her household work,
mind highly agitated as to how this was happening and praying to
At that time, there came a deafening sound from a long distance
and the atmosphere was enveloped in a huge cloud of dust rising
upward. It was the demon chief Trinavarta, (an ally of Kamsa) who
came in the form of a whirlwind and lifted Thee, who art the one
who lifts the minds of people.
The people of Gokula could see nothing due to the
darkness caused by the thick cloud of dust everywhere.
Thy mother, not finding Thee, where she had left Thee,
cried bitterly and loudly.
At the same time, the demon chief, unable to bear the weight of
Thy body, became exhausted and with his speed gone, he came to
a dead stop. Then the dust and uproar having subsided, Thy
mother's piteous wails were heard all over the village.
Hearing Yasoda's cries, the cowherds headed by Nanda, came
there rushing and not finding Thee, began to cry too. Meanwhile
the tired demon wanted to let go of Thee, but Thou, who blesses
Thy devotees with liberation, did not release him and he fell
down from the sky.
Then the cowherds, tired of their own wails, saw a huge body fall
on the rock outside. Thyself, smiling contentedly, wert lying on the
chest of the demon's, body, with no sign of injury or exhaustion. It
was a real miracle.
Owing to falling from a very great height on the rock, the demon's
lifeless body had been shattered. Thou sat on that wicked
demon's body smiling broadly and beating it with Thy lotuslike
hand. The gopas came there and lifted Thee, like a blue gem from
Oh Lord ! I bow to Thee, who wert lifted, embraced and kissed by
Nanda and other cowherds, one by one, overwhelmed with joy.
Perceiving the ardent desire of the gopis, to do likewise, Thou
leapt into their lotuslike hands.
Thy parents and other relatives prayed to Thee, Lord
Govinda, to protect Thee, as he alone could remove the
sorrows of his devotees. Thus they praised Thee, to
Oh Guruvayurappa ! Thou who destroyed the demon who came in
the guise of the wind, Can Thou not destroy my disease caused by
wind (rheumatism) ? I beg Thee, again and again to make me free
of all ailments.