Njanappana can be considered as the Bhagavad Gita of Malayalees. This is a Darshanika kaavyam or philosophical poem expressed in the simplest Malayalam language for the ordinary people. Poonthanam Nambudiri, an ardent devotee of Shri Guruvayurappan transformed his unbearable sorrow from his infant son’s death into a ‘yogavishesham’. He used this sad experience to build his Bhakthi soudham or house of devotion and opened it for all devotees of all the time. Even though the language is very simple, this Njaanappana or ‘song of wisdom‘ deals with the essence of all vedas and upanishads.

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This English commentary in English is written by Savitri Puram. She can be contacted at [email protected] for further clarifications. Sarvam Sri Krishnaarpanamastu.