Harivarasanam: The Lullaby of Lord Ayyappa


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About the book
Harivarasanam is a famous stotra written by Konnakath Janakiyamma in Sanskrit. The
mellifluous stotra, which is also called Hariharatmajashatakam, is popular as the lullaby of
Sabarimala deity Shri Ayyappa. There has been a long-standing controversy over the
authorship of the stotra. In this work, the author analyzes the various aspects of the stotra.

About the author 

Dr M V Natesan, (Prof. Ret., Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit-Kalady) is an
independent director of Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd., Ministry of Railways, and works as an
Adjunct Faculty member of Amrita School of Arts and Science. There are sixteen books and
more than fifty research articles to his credit. Dr. Natesan has received several awards, like
Agamananda Puraskar (2011), Panditsratna Puraskar (2016), Acharyaseeshta Puraskar
(2022), and Kavarikkulam Kandan Kumaran Award (2023). The present
work, Harivarasanam: The Lullaby of Lord Ayyappa, is a commentary on the famous stotra
Harivarasanam, composed by Konnakath Janakiyamma in the year 1923.


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