Sriman Narayaneeyam which is considered as Srimad Bhagavatha Saaram (the essence of Srimad Bhagavatha purana) was completed and offered to Sri Guruvayurappan by Sri Narayana Bhattathri on the 28th day of a Vrischika month, centuries ago. This day is celebrated every year as Narayaneeyam day in Guruvayur temple.
This year Narayaneeyam Day is falling on December 13 2020. To commemorate this event, devotees of Guruvayurappan do daily Parayanam of one dashakam from narayaneeyam for 100 days, so that, the 100th Dasakam coincides with the Narayaneeyam day.
This year to do this one dashakam a day parayanam, the first dashakam should be read on 5th Sep 2020, 2nd dashakam on 6th Sep and so on. Narayaneeyam audio recording and lyrics, dashakam by dashakam with navigation links can be found here -> Sriman Narayaneeyam audio recording and lyrics
Narayaneeyam narrates a series of episodes from the Bhagavata Purana, choosing the most pious of the lot. The incarnations of Vishnu are traced with piety, Bhattathiri transforms the episodes into solemn prayers, pouring out his soul in total supplication before the Lord. The final dasakam, Kesadipaada Varnanam, embodies top-to-toe picture of little Krishna in all grace and glory.
Both as a poem and as a devotional hymn, Narayaneeyam occupies a very high place in Sanskrit literature. The poet depicts the image of Lord Guruvayurappan, in exemplary terms – “Sammohanam Mohanath, Kantham Kanthinidhanathopi, Madhuram Madhurya Dhuryadapi, Soundaryotharathopi Sundaratharam”
The “Parayanam” of Narayaneeyam possesses the power of healing afflictions, both mental and physical, of the devotees. The “Nithyaparayanam” of Narayaneeyam will enable the devotees to attain ” Ayurarogyasoukhyam”.