Monday, September 15, 2008


Poonthanam (1547-1640) was an ardent devotee of Guruvayoorappan (Krishna). He was born near Perinthalmanna in the present Malappuram district of Kerala, to a Nambudiri Brahmin family, and was known as a contemporary of Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri, the celebrated author of Narayaneeyam. Poonthanam is renowned for his devotional composition of Jnanappana (Song of Wisdom)

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