Poonthanam was a famous devotee of Guruvayurappan, who lived in Keezhattoor in (Malappuram district), Kerala, India. He was a famous devotee of Lord Krishna (Guruvayurappan). He is remembered for his masterpiece, Jnanappana which means 'the song of wisdom' in Malayalam. Poonthanam was the family name, his personal name is not known.
Poonthanam was born into a Namboodiri Brahmin family. He married at 20, but for a long time, they had no children. He began to propitiate the Lord of Guruvayur and a son was born. He called for a celebration and everybody known was invited, but the child died an hour before the ceremony. Grief-stricken Poonthanam sought refuge at Guruvayur and started ... more »
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Hey, pretty Krishna, who is black and who carries Lakshmi,
Salutations to you with folded hands,
Hey happy Krishna, who is decorated and who is Vasudeva,
Be pleased to remove all my sorrows.
Hey Krishna who lives all over the world and who is consort of Lakshmi,
Please come and appear before me,
Hey Krishna who is the only lord of fourteen worlds,
Hey God who fills all the ten directions fully,
Oh lotus eyed Krishna, who is the baby cowherd,
Be pleased to...