"Narayaneeyam" is the masterly work of Melpathur Narayana Bhattatiri - a great devotee-poet who lived in Kerala during the 16th century AD. It is the condensed form of the famous Bhagavata Purana.The subject matter of the extensive Bhagavata is epitomized and recast in Narayaneeyam. Achyuta Pisharadi, Guru of Bhattatiri fell a victim to a severe attack of paralysis and suffered unbearable pain.Bhattatiri, the devoted disciple could not bear the suffering of his Guru.He, therefore, fervently prayed that the disease may be transferred to him and his Guru freed of suffering. Bhattatiri accepted the "Karmavipaka Dana" by which the sins of his Guru were transferred to him.
A "Bhajanam" in the temple of Guruvayoor was considered as a sure cure for paralysis and so Bhattatiri went to Guruvayoor for 100 days of "Bhajanam"
During the hundred days of his Bhajanam at the temple of Guruvayoor he summarized the entire Bhagavata Purana in 1034 verses at the rate of one Dasaka (canto) consisting generally of ten verses everyday. Each Dasaka ended with a prayer to the Lord of Guruvayoor to cure him of his illness. On the hundredth day he had a vision of the Lord in the form of Venugopala. The 100th canto composed on that day gives a graphic description of this form of the Lord from the head to the foot.On that day he became completely cured of his disease.This is the immortal composition, Narayaneeyam. All those who listen to or read Narayaneeyam with devotion are firmly believed to be freed from all diseases, mental and physical! Have longevity, health, and everlasting happiness --"Ayurarogyasoukhyam"!
Narayaneeya Pravachanam is considered as the Magnum Opus of Upanyasa Chakravarthi Srivatsa S.Jayarama Sharma.
This CD contains a masterly portrayal of Narayaneeyam by Srivatsa Sharma performed before a packed audience for 7 days in Mumbai several decades ago, a very precious retrieval from archives.
About Srivatsa Jayarama Sharma : Srivatsa Jayarama Sharma, who learnt the nuances of Vedas and Sanadhana Dharma under his illustrious father Srivatsa Soma Deva Sharma, himself a veteran in 18 Puranas, is also a Post Graduate in History from Annamalai University. With more than 3 decades of service to the society as an Upanyasaka in Narayaneeyam, Ramayanam, Bhagavatham and Mahabharatham to his credit, Srivatsa Jayarama Sharma, today is the torch bearer of Hindu Philosophy relevant to the youth of India. His portrayel is dramatic yet authentic, down to earth yet imaginative, hilarious yet poignant, innovative thus ingenious.