Resources on various aspects of the Great Itihasa: texts, translations,
variations, commentaries, retellings, studies, art, theatre, ritual,
folklore, tribal culture, etc. etc.
Sanskrit text (Chitrashala Press) edited by Pandit Ramachandrashastri Kinjawadekar. Text in ITRANS prepared by K.S. Ramachandran and Gilles Schaufelberger
Harivamsa Parva by Desiraju Hanumanta Rao
Vishnu Parva and Bhavishya Parva (ongoing) by A. Purushothaman and A. Harindranath
Krishnanattam or Krishnattam is a temple art, performed at Guruvayur
Temple as a votive ritual offering by a troupe under the management of
Guruvayur Devaswom (Guruvayur- 680 101, Thrissur Dt, Kerala, India).
The performance is based on Krishnagiti, a text of sloka-s and padam-s
in Sanskrit, composed by Manavedan, the Zamorin King of Calicut, in
1654. Krishna's story as described in detail in the tenth and eleventh
cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahabharatam and Harivamsam is presented
as song, dance and acting in a cycle of eight plays in eight days. The
plays are Avataram, Kaliyamardanam, Rasakrida, Kamsavadham,
Svayamvaram, Banayuddham, Vividavadham and Svargarohanam
(akarakasvabavisva is the mnemonic to remember the names in order).
- Selections from Purana
- Barbarika from Skanda Purana
- Old Works in Malayalam
This home page is dedicated to the works of Kovilan, one of the great
writers in Malayalam language.
Literary works of A. Purushothaman
Works in Malayalam,
translations from Malayalam to English and from English to Malayalam.
This site is maintained by A. Harindranath.
You can contact the maintainer at harindranath_a @ yahoo.com.
In case you are interested,
here is the
academic home page of the maintainer at Saha Institute, Kolkata.
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"The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul
to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good
behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well?"
Henry D. Thoreau