Mukundamala

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Mukundamala is Sanskrit devotional poem composed by bhakti saint Kulasekhara, (fl. 9th century CE[1]) seventh of the twelve mystic Alvars.[2]

Scholars identify Kulasekhara as one of the earliest Chera/Kulasekhara rulers of Kodungallur (Mahodaya Pura) in modern-day Kerala.[3][4]

The poem asks Mukunda, another name for Krishna, to give the unworthy author freedom from Samsara. It describes the misery of the soul trapped in this world and exhorts that Krishna is the only means of salvation.

References

  1. ^ Noburu Karashmia (ed.), A Concise History of South India: Issues and Interpretations. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. 143.
  2. ^ Narayanan, M. G. S. Perumāḷs of Kerala. Thrissur (Kerala): CosmoBooks, 2013. 65-66, 95-96, 383-5, 436.
  3. ^ Noburu Karashmia (ed.), A Concise History of South India: Issues and Interpretations. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014. 143.
  4. ^ Narayanan, M. G. S. Perumāḷs of Kerala. Thrissur (Kerala): CosmoBooks, 2013. 65-66, 95-96, 383-5, 436.
  • Pandit Durgaprasad and Kasinath Pandurang Parab (editors), Kavyamala vol 1. 1886 (3rd edition 1929), pp. 11-16. Transliterated text at GRETIL
  • Stotramālā, edited by P. B. Annangaracharya, published by the Granthamala Office Kanchipuram (1949), pp 1–4. Transliterated text at GRETIL
  • Translation hosted by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, associated with ISKCON: [1]


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