Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cherussery

Cherussery Namboodiri is believed to have lived between 1375 and 1475 AD. Cherussery is the name of his ancestral Illam (home). He was born in Kaanathoor village in Kolathunadu in Kannur Dist. in north Malabar. Many scholars think he is none other than Punathil Sankaran Namboodiri. He was a court poet and dependent of Udayavarma Raja of Kolathunadu. His masterpiece is "Krishnagaathha" a long poem of epical dimensions written at the behest of the Raja. It is the first "Mahaakaavyam" in Malayalam. Udayavarma rewarded him with "Veerasrimkhala" and other honours. Some scholars think that he also wrote "Cherussery Bhaaratham". Cherussery is the originator of the "Gaathha" style of poetry in Malayalam. "Krishnagaathha" is the detailed description of the boyhood pranks of Lord Krishna based on the 10th canto of "Srimad Bhaagavatham".

5 comments:

jeevanthoppil said...

a beautiful ugly poet

jeevanthoppil said...

a beautiful ugly poet

ELONA said...

thankyou it helped me a bit for my seminar

Meena's Blog- The Best Day of My Life... said...

Thanks it helped me so much.It could've been better if you've added their poems not everything but a small part.

Ranjith Ranju said...

Nice article.......