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Bhaktaranjini A Commentary on Srimad Narayaneeyam


Srimad Narayaneeyam is an immortal devotional hymn extolling the glory of Lord Guruvayoorappan, composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattatiri, a great scholar-devotee who lived in Kerala in the 16th-17th centuries.


Bhaktaranjini, a commentary on Srimad Narayaneeyam, was published in the 1930s, authored by Brahmasri Mahopadhyaya K.G. Vancheswara Sastry and Brahmasri Mahopadhyaya R. Viswanatha Sastry. This commentary was in Malayalam.


In 2005, an English version of the commentary was published. This was authored by the late Shri K.V Gopalakrishna, son of Vancheswara Sastry, Shri G. Sankaran, the late Smt. Parvati Sankaran and Shri T.P Sivasubramani. Shri. S.N Sastri who had authored a commentary on Narayaneeyam earlier, has edited the work. A charitable trust – aptly named the Bhaktaranjini Trust – handles the publication of the book.


The 2nd edition of the book was published in 2010 and was sold out in 2021. In 2023, a limited reprint of the 2nd edition has been done.


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rombul1a  Melpathur Narayana Bhattatiri

rombul1a  Bhaktaranjini Commentary and its authors

rombul1a  The English Version of Bhaktaranjini Commentary


Extracts from the book:

rombul1a  Foreword            – Written by Pujyasri Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

rombul1a  Dasakam 15        – The message of Kapila.

rombul1a  Dasakam 45        - Balakreeda – Krishna’s childhood pranks.

rombul1a  Dasakam 91        - Greatness of Bhakti and Bhagavata Dharma.

rombul1a  Dasakam 93        - The Exposition of Learning from Preceptors.

rombul1a  The list of abbreviations that are used in the book.


Book Review

rombul1a  Review published in the Hindu, June 14th, 2005


What our readers have to say….

rombul1a  Letter from Justice K.S. Paripoornan, former Judge, Supreme Court

rombul1a  E-mail from Prof. V Krishnamurthy


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Last updated: February 23, 2023.