Narayaneeyam' is the condensation of Srimad Bhagavatam . It's composer is the renowned Sanskrit poet Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri . He was affected with paralysis and searched for a remedy. Ezhuthachan (The Father of Malayalam poetry ) advised him to start with fish. Normally, this means, prescription of a non-vegetarian diet , which is suicidal for a Brahmin . However, the intelligent Bhattathiri took it in the proper sense and decided, to give an account of all sportive incarnations of Sri Krishna, beginning with the incarnation as fish (Matsya-avatara) , as narrated in the Bhagavatham , in a series of Dasakas ( Groups of ten slokas) .
Bhattathiri sat at the feet of Sri Krishna's Deity at Guruvayoor temple to compose a Dasaka everyday ; and recited it to the Lord with great devotion . Bhagavan Krishna eagerly listened to his work daily and responded with occasional comments . Bhagavan even helped him once by giving a vision of the fierce sight of Narasimhavatara, as the poet could not figure it out .After 99 chapters, on the 100th day, Bhagavan Krishna appeared in front of the poet in all His glory . The last chapter is a live narration of this vision of Sri Krishna from head to foot. The poet Bhattathiri was immediately cured of his nagging ailment .
In the same way you can read 10 chapters everyday and attain his blessings.
Narayaneeyam is the master piece of Melpathur and it is the most widely read of all his works. As the poet himself has pointed, it is a poetic work of hymn dealing with the story of Narayana, written by Narayana (Melpathur Narayana Bhatathiri).
The theme of Narayaneeyam is based on the stories in Bhagavatham; it is, almost, an epitome of the great Purana. But unlike Vyasa, who has introduced in the first 'Skandha' itself, the speaker (Sree Suka Brahmarshi) and the listener (Emperor Pareek****h), the poet himself is the speaker in Narayaneeyam, who sings before the Lord Guruvayurappan, in a sublime tune about His glories and prays to Him to bless him to be cured of his disease.
The ‘Parayana' of Narayaneeyam is believed to possess the wonderful power of healing afflictions, both mental and physical, of the devotees. The personal experiences of the poet himself have proved this beyond doubt.
The "Nithyaparayana” of Narayaneeyam will enable the devotees to attain " Ayurarogyasoukhyam”. Narayaneeyam begins worshipping Lord Guruvayurappan in His divine form which is "Sandranandavabodhatmakam” and ends depicting Sree Krishna as if he sees Him before his mortal eyes.
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.
You can do the complete recital of the text once in a month (prasadam is either paal payasam or chundal), and the Dashakam 10 alone every day.
As for rules to be followed during the daily chant, basically, one should not stop in the middle of a dashakam, one should chant related dashakams together, like Sri Rama Avataram ie 34 and 35. or dashakams 24 and 25 - Narasimha Avataram. One should end the chant on a positive note. Last ten dashakams are long and difficult to chant. (http://www.indusladies.com/forums/q…)
Please see this link for NARAYANEEYAM : Bhaktaranjini Commentary
Bhagavat Purana (also known as Srimad Bhagavata, Bhagavatam or Bhagwat) is the most popular and widely circulated of all the Puranas. Bhagavat Purana consists of eighteen thousand slokas, distributed amongst 332 chapters and divided into twelve cantos (skandhas).
You can see these links for the Skandhas in Bhagavat Purana
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Hi Vidya, narayaneeyam and bhagavatam both are some what similar,depend on your need u can read either or both.But for this first u should learn it from the already resiting person and then u shuld read on ur own. Dasakam 1 – The glory of the Lord.
Dasakam 34 - The Incarnation as Rama (Part 1).
Dasakam 35 – The Incarnation as Rama (Part 2).
Dasakam 100 - The Glorious Vision of the Lord.
these dasakam r good to recite daily In the early thirties of the twentieth century, a Malayalam commentary on “SRIMAD NARAYANEEYAM” entitled "Bhaktaranjini " was published.
That is of the form of complete knowledge, happiness, incomparable, beyond time and space, ever unattached, although praised by 100,000 verses in the vedas and still beyond description.
This brahman, on seeing which one attains the purpose of life (the four purusharthas of dharma, artha, kama and moksha), is HERE shining, in front of us at Guruvayoor, for humble people to see as their own bagyam (fruit of vows). Indeed a blessing!
Narayaneeyam was printed only during 1851 by Irayimman Thampi at the Government Press, Thiruvananthapuram.
Narayaneeyam is a devotional Sanskrit work, in the form of a poetical hymn, consisting of 1034 slokas. It was written by Melputhoor Narayana Bhattapathar in 1586 and gives a summary of 14,000 verses of the Bhagavata Purana.
Melputhoor Narayana Bhattapathar was born in 1560 at Melputhoor Illam, located 3.5 km from Thirunavaya, on the northern banks of Nila River, (Bharathapuzha River). He was born into a family of Namboodari Brahmins. By the age of 16, he had mastered Sanskrit grammar, traditional Indian logic, and the Rig Veda.
When his Guru, Achyuta Pisharody became sick, Narayana Bhattathiri, by invoking his yogic powers is believed to have taken the ailment on himself. Melputhoor Narayana Bhattapathar is believed to have proceeded to Guruvayoor Temple, located in Kerala state, India, on 19th Chingam of circa 761 ME - Malayalam Era, Malayalam calendar, in search of a cure for his illness. The scholar and father of the Malayalam language Ezhuthachan instructed Narayana Bhattithiri to dedicate a work to the Lord Guruvayoorappan. There, he had written these verses and submitted before Guruvayoorappan, the presiding deity of Guruvayoor. These verses were submitted to the deity to get his chronic rheumatic disease cured. He had completed the work in 100 days by submitting one cantos (of 10 verses, called "Dasakam" in Sanskrit) before Guruvayoorappan on each day.
Each set of 10 poems ends with a prayer for early cure. The last poem ending with "Ayurarogya Sowbhaghyam" ("Good health and wellbeing") was written on 28th Vrischikam, circa 762 ME, corresponding to 27 November 1586.
During these hundred days of his prayers at Guruvayoor temple, he summarized the entire Bhagavata Purana in 1034 verses, composing one cantos, consisting generally of ten verses, everyday. Each cantos 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 Venugopalan.
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.
vidya, if you are having Narayaneeyam,bhagavatham books in your house, you can read daily one by one sathakam - at the end of each day you do some offering(neivedhyam)either sweetpongal or banana - it is good rather selecting sloka. Also if you are having any elderly people knowing the bhagavatham narayaneeyam nearby through him /her you learn to read.
Narayaneeyam itself Bhagavatham retold by narayana bhattathri. So the entire narayaneeyam is Bhagavatham in simple condensed version. Depending upon your need or Bhakthi you can choose the appripriate Dasakam. say if you are a devotee of krishna, you can recite the kaliya Mardhana or Rasaleela dasakam.Or Narasimha dasakam. Visit:http://narayaneeyam.org/audio5.htm…
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Narayaneeyam is a concentrated essence of the famous Bhagavatham.The last chapter is a gem of a narration of the deity from head to foot. The legend has it that after 99 chapters Guruvayoorappan had appeared in front of the poet and he was cured of his nagging ailment. Then on the 100th day he wrote about the vision he had
It is believed that careful reading of Narayaneeyam can cure painful conditions like Arthritis.
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