Have you heard of a Holy Book getting a
Birth Day? The divine Book, Narayaneeyam, declared as the Fifth Veda,
has its birthday today, on Vrischik 28 ! This was the day when the Master
Poet, Melpathur, dedicated his magnum opus to the Lord of Guruvayur ! The
genius of Melpathur condensed the 18000 verses of Maha Bhagavata into 1000 odd
verses in this mighty treatise of Overmind Poetry !
He liked the Universal Play to a
This Universal Play
Has Night as Introduction
The Sun is the Lamp
And witnesses the constellations
Percussion instruments are Karma
Songs are Vasanas
The Lord, blissful in the Bliss of Self
Plays with Himself !
Since there is none to play with
Ekam eva Adviteeyam Brahma !
This poem is written in Melapthur
Auditorium in Guruvayur, honoring one of the greatest writers in
Despite his immense
knowledge in the Eighteen Sciences, the poet felt humble before the Lord, as
evidenced by this verse.
Mukti bhajan Nivaso
Bhaktanam Kama Varsha dvithalu Kisalayam
Natha The Pada Moolam
Nityam Chitta sthitam me Pavanupurapathe
Krishna Karunya Sindho !
Hrithva Nissesha thapan pradishathu
Paramanand Sandhoha Laksheem
Thy Feet which is adored by Yogis
Which is capable of Salvation
The Sole Refuge for Thy devotees
Is my sole Refuge, O Beloved
Let Thy Tantalising Form
Be forever in my mind
Then only can I get the Ninth Prosperity
Kaivalya Lakshmi or Self Actualisation !