Pisharadi (1550-1621) was born in Trikkandiyur, Kerala, and he was a great writer, reader, astrologer and an ardent devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan. He also helped his student Sri Narayana Bhattathiri towards composing the devotional poem Sri Narayaneeyam.
Pisharadi played a vital role in bringing up his student Sri Bhattathiri in a good manner, and asked him to worship Lord Guruvayurappan at Guruvayur, in order to gain more knowledge and discipline. Bhattathiri obeyed the orders of his guru, and went to Guruvayur and written the great divine text Narayaneeyam with the guidance of his guru Sri Pisharadi. After the completion of Narayaneeyam, Bhattathiri had got relieved from his diseases, and become a strong man.
Pisharadi was a noble scholar and contains great bhakti on Lord Krishna. He taught the essence of Hindu sacred texts to many students, and they have become great scholars and ardent devotees of Lord Krishna. The day on which Bhattathiri dedicated his sacred work Narayaneeyam to Sri Guruvayurappan is celebrated as “Narayaneeyam Day” every year at Guruvayur in a grand manner.
Let us worship Sri Pisharadi and be blessed.
“OM SRI PISHARADIYE NAMAHA”