Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Language and Literature > Yamapranamasataka (A Century of Salutations to the God of Death) of Kerala Varna
Displaying 776 of 4435         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Yamapranamasataka (A Century of Salutations to the God of Death) of Kerala Varna
Yamapranamasataka (A Century of Salutations to the God of Death) of Kerala Varna
by Har
Description

From the Jacket

Rhetoricians have enumerated the purposes of poetry differently as catering to the interests of poets and readers. They include fame, financial benefits, wordly prosperity, pleasure, knowledge, supreme bliss, transactions of the world and warding off evils. These are only indicative and not exclusive. There could be other useful purposes and well. It is in this respect that the present work Yamapranamasataka-a century of verses in salutation of the god of death deserves our attention. It is in fact a sequel to another piece of work which again is drafted to serve another strange purpose that of pacification.

It is the Kampanasahasra - a thousand verses in apology coming from the pen of the same author. Thus pacification and destruction of the enemy may also be included among the purposes of poetry, though this feature is not ordinarily met with. But then, our author was an extraordinary genius and the trials and tribulations that wracked havoc in his life are again of extraordinary nature. To use a modern usage it was like a 'tsunami' of some sort that called for a special treatment at the hands of a scholar-poet of rare accomplishments.

The two woks mentioned here - both composed by the same author Kerala Varma and both edited by the same modern scholar, Dr. Poovatoor Ramakrishna Pillai, present a rare aspect of poetry and a unique contribution by an author of Kerala origin.

About the Author

Dr. Poovattoor Ramakrishna Pillai (b. 1935) took his M. A. degree in Sahitya with First Class from the University of Kerala. He received from the same University M A. degrees in Vedanta and Malayalam, M. Phil degree for his dissertation of Swati Thirunal's 'Bhaktimanjari' and Ph. D. for his thesis 'Visakhavijaya - A Study.

After serving as Lecturer in Sahitya in the Government Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram for some time, he joined the Devaswom Board College, Sasthamcotta in 1967 as Lecturer in Sanskrit. In 1978 he was promoted as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit. In 1986 he became Principal of the same College. In 1988 he was appointed as Assistant Editor in the Kerala State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications, Thiruvananthapuram, and in 1990 Visiting Editor in the same Institute.

He has to his credit works such as Kerala Varma and His Works, Visakhavijaya-A Study, Sanskrita Samiksa, Candrapida candrapida Caritam, Bhaktimajnari - A Study Svapnavasavadattam (Malayalam commentary), Mahaccaritamala and several research papers on various topics.

Foreword

Rhetoricians have enumerated the purposes of poetry differently as catering to the interests of poets and readers. They include fame, financial benefits, worldly prosperity, pleasure, knowledge, supreme bliss, worldly prosperity, pleasure, knowledge, supreme transactions of the world and warding off evils. These are only indicative and not exclusive. There could be other useful purpose as well. It is in this respect that the present work Yamapranamasataka - century of verses in salutation of the god of death deserves our attention. It is in fact a sequel to another piece of work which again is drafted to serve another strange purpose - that of pacification. It is the Ksamapanasahasra - a thousand verses in apology-coming from the pen of the same author. Thus pacification and destruction of the enemy may also be included among the purposes of poetry, though this feature is not ordinarily met with. But then, our author was an extraordinary genius and the trials and tribulations that wreaked havoc in his life are again of extraordinary nature. To use a modern usage it was like a 'tsunami' of some sort that called for a special treatment at the hands of a scholar-poet of rare accomplishments.

The two works mentioned here - both composed by the same author, Kerala Varma and both edited by the same modern scholar, Dr. Poovattoor Ramakrishna Pillai, present a rare aspect of poetry and a unique contribution by an author of Kerala origin. Poetry which is hard to understand is termed as belonging to Nalikerapaka (as in the cases of Magha and Sriharsa). But one could not remain complacent by including the Yamapranamasataka under this category. It requires a special skill to understand and explain since it is vyakhyagamya relishable only with the help of a commentary as in the case of a sastrakavya like Bhattikavya. It is here that the resources and experience of Dr. Pillai have been put to use.

Kerala Varma is no ordinary author. He is likened to Sri Harsha by Kerala historians of literature, but then not without sufficient reasons. His voluminous contributions to different fields of Sanskrit literature and sastras speak of the extraordinary genius that he was. Dr. Pillai has a special liking for this author of rare achievement. It is this that prompted him to collect the Sanskrit works of the author in a compact volume, in addition to preparing a Doctoral thesis on Visakhavijaya historical and biographical Mahakavya of Kerala Varma. I am glad to note that he has imbibed the spirit of the great author who has enriched the Sanskrit literature of Kerala by his multifarious contributions.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword V-VI
Preface VII-VIII
Abbreviations IX
Introduction 1-15
Yamapranamasataka - a sequel 16-22
Yamprnamashatkam 23-80
Shlokanukrmanika 81-82

Sample Pages





Yamapranamasataka (A Century of Salutations to the God of Death) of Kerala Varna

Item Code:
IDJ464
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
Publisher:
New Bharatiya Book Corporation
ISBN:
8183150187
Language:
English & Sanskrit
Size:
8.5 inch X 6.0 inch
Pages:
96
Other Details:
Weight of the Book 240 gms
Price:
$16.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Yamapranamasataka (A Century of Salutations to the God of Death) of Kerala Varna

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4637 times since 30th Apr, 2016

From the Jacket

Rhetoricians have enumerated the purposes of poetry differently as catering to the interests of poets and readers. They include fame, financial benefits, wordly prosperity, pleasure, knowledge, supreme bliss, transactions of the world and warding off evils. These are only indicative and not exclusive. There could be other useful purposes and well. It is in this respect that the present work Yamapranamasataka-a century of verses in salutation of the god of death deserves our attention. It is in fact a sequel to another piece of work which again is drafted to serve another strange purpose that of pacification.

It is the Kampanasahasra - a thousand verses in apology coming from the pen of the same author. Thus pacification and destruction of the enemy may also be included among the purposes of poetry, though this feature is not ordinarily met with. But then, our author was an extraordinary genius and the trials and tribulations that wracked havoc in his life are again of extraordinary nature. To use a modern usage it was like a 'tsunami' of some sort that called for a special treatment at the hands of a scholar-poet of rare accomplishments.

The two woks mentioned here - both composed by the same author Kerala Varma and both edited by the same modern scholar, Dr. Poovatoor Ramakrishna Pillai, present a rare aspect of poetry and a unique contribution by an author of Kerala origin.

About the Author

Dr. Poovattoor Ramakrishna Pillai (b. 1935) took his M. A. degree in Sahitya with First Class from the University of Kerala. He received from the same University M A. degrees in Vedanta and Malayalam, M. Phil degree for his dissertation of Swati Thirunal's 'Bhaktimanjari' and Ph. D. for his thesis 'Visakhavijaya - A Study.

After serving as Lecturer in Sahitya in the Government Sanskrit College, Thiruvananthapuram for some time, he joined the Devaswom Board College, Sasthamcotta in 1967 as Lecturer in Sanskrit. In 1978 he was promoted as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit. In 1986 he became Principal of the same College. In 1988 he was appointed as Assistant Editor in the Kerala State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications, Thiruvananthapuram, and in 1990 Visiting Editor in the same Institute.

He has to his credit works such as Kerala Varma and His Works, Visakhavijaya-A Study, Sanskrita Samiksa, Candrapida candrapida Caritam, Bhaktimajnari - A Study Svapnavasavadattam (Malayalam commentary), Mahaccaritamala and several research papers on various topics.

Foreword

Rhetoricians have enumerated the purposes of poetry differently as catering to the interests of poets and readers. They include fame, financial benefits, worldly prosperity, pleasure, knowledge, supreme bliss, worldly prosperity, pleasure, knowledge, supreme transactions of the world and warding off evils. These are only indicative and not exclusive. There could be other useful purpose as well. It is in this respect that the present work Yamapranamasataka - century of verses in salutation of the god of death deserves our attention. It is in fact a sequel to another piece of work which again is drafted to serve another strange purpose - that of pacification. It is the Ksamapanasahasra - a thousand verses in apology-coming from the pen of the same author. Thus pacification and destruction of the enemy may also be included among the purposes of poetry, though this feature is not ordinarily met with. But then, our author was an extraordinary genius and the trials and tribulations that wreaked havoc in his life are again of extraordinary nature. To use a modern usage it was like a 'tsunami' of some sort that called for a special treatment at the hands of a scholar-poet of rare accomplishments.

The two works mentioned here - both composed by the same author, Kerala Varma and both edited by the same modern scholar, Dr. Poovattoor Ramakrishna Pillai, present a rare aspect of poetry and a unique contribution by an author of Kerala origin. Poetry which is hard to understand is termed as belonging to Nalikerapaka (as in the cases of Magha and Sriharsa). But one could not remain complacent by including the Yamapranamasataka under this category. It requires a special skill to understand and explain since it is vyakhyagamya relishable only with the help of a commentary as in the case of a sastrakavya like Bhattikavya. It is here that the resources and experience of Dr. Pillai have been put to use.

Kerala Varma is no ordinary author. He is likened to Sri Harsha by Kerala historians of literature, but then not without sufficient reasons. His voluminous contributions to different fields of Sanskrit literature and sastras speak of the extraordinary genius that he was. Dr. Pillai has a special liking for this author of rare achievement. It is this that prompted him to collect the Sanskrit works of the author in a compact volume, in addition to preparing a Doctoral thesis on Visakhavijaya historical and biographical Mahakavya of Kerala Varma. I am glad to note that he has imbibed the spirit of the great author who has enriched the Sanskrit literature of Kerala by his multifarious contributions.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword V-VI
Preface VII-VIII
Abbreviations IX
Introduction 1-15
Yamapranamasataka - a sequel 16-22
Yamprnamashatkam 23-80
Shlokanukrmanika 81-82

Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Karna’s Death (A Play By Pukalentippulavar)
by Hanne M. De Bruin
Paperback (Edition: 1998)
Institute francais de
Item Code: NAD425
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Death and Inheritance: The Islamic Way (A Handbook of Rules Pertaining to the Deceased)
by Ahkam-E-Mayyit
Hardcover (Edition: 1995)
Kitab Bhavan
Item Code: NAJ685
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sati Savitri (She defeated the Death of God and revived her Husband Satyavana)
by IGEN B.
Paperback
Manoj Publications
Item Code: IDJ563
$11.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ancient Tale of Savitri
by R.Y. Deshpande
Paperback (Edition: 1996)
Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education
Item Code: NAE389
$8.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sufis The People of the Path
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Osho Media International
Item Code: NAD878
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhakathanak (A Half Story)
by Rohini Chowdhury
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Penguin Books India
Item Code: IHL375
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sufis – The People of the Path (Volume 1)
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Osho Media International
Item Code: IHK042
$37.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Quest for Light (Excerpts From Letters 1965 to 1971)
by Maharaj Charan Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
Radha Soami Satsang Beas
Item Code: NAF588
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Divine Songs of Sage Poet Ramprasad
by Shyamal Banerjee
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDD928
$32.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Imam Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum-Id-Din (In 4 Volumes)
by Maulana Fazlul Karim
Hardcover (Edition: 1982)
Kitab Bhavan
Item Code: IHL636
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Penguin U.G. Krishnamurti Reader
by Mukunda Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF596
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bengali Religious Lyrics Sakta
by Trans. By. Edward J. Thompson & Arthur Marshman Spencer
Hardcover (Edition: 1986)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IDE486
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Amazing book and service. The shipment to Germany was even faster than I expected (4 days counting the weekend)the packaging was flawless and superb and I received the book in perfect condition. My pleasure to buy in your shop and thank you very much!
Pablo, Germany
I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India