NarayanaBhattathiri (1560–1646), was a student of Pisharati and was an expert in mathematics. He was the author of Narayaneeyam, which was written in praise of Guruvayoorappan (Lord Krishna).
Bhattathiriwas from Melpathur, Kerala and he was born in a Brahmin family. Bhattathiri studied from his father. At a younger age, he became a pundit. He got married and settled at Thrikandiyur.
The Narayaneeyam was written by Bhattathiri in 1586 AD and gives a summary of 18,000 verses of the Bhagavata Purana.
Bhattathiri is said to have taken the disease of his guru pisharadi, and relieved his guru from the disease as a guru Dakshina. To get cured of the disease, Bhattathiri has written Narayaneeyam. Each day, he composed 10 shlokas on Sri Guruvayoorappan. And of later, his tone was developed day by day. After the completion of narayaneeyam, he was completely cured of his disease. Bhattathirihas lived for 86 years, and he lived in many places like Kochi, Ambalapuzha, Kozhikode andMookkola.
Still now persons suffering from various diseases are going to Guruvayoor Temple. And they worship Lord Krishna for getting relieved from their diseases, and after worshipping in the Guruvayoor Temple, they are completely cured of their diseases. Generally, devotees of Lord Krishna will read Narayaneeyam, for getting relieved from their diseases and also for fulfilling their wishes.
NarayanaBhattathiri and Poonthanam
While NarayanaBhattathiri was forming Narayaneeyam in Guruvayur temple, Poonthanam, various numerous devotee of Lord Guruvayoorapan, exerted unusual of his poems to Bhattathiri, and invited him to confer a sight of that and to fix it if there are any errors in that. But Bhattathiri has refused to go through his work and sent him away. Later that night lord Guruvayoorapan appeared in Bhattathiri’s dream and asked him to go through the works of Poonthanam. Then the next day Bhattathirihas apologized to poonthanam, and corrected the mistakes in his poems, and thereafter they became very close friends.
His devotional works are:
NarayanaBhattathiri, who has devoted his entire life towards worshipping Lord Krishna, and he has made various devotional writings on god. Through Narayaneeyam, he is still living in the hearts of all of Krishna’s devotees. Those who read Narayananeeyam will remember him. He has come to earth, for spreading the importance of Lord Krishna through his devotional works. Let to pray to Lord Krishna and NarayanaBhattathiri to give us a fulfilled life, and to relieve from all the ailments, and finally to give us salvation.
Let us chant his name and worship Lord Krishna.
OM SREE NARAYANA BHATTATHIRIYE NAMAHE
OM SREE GURUVAYUR KRISHNANE NAMAHA