Historical Notes: Kali Chronograms of Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭatiri
Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭatiri (sixteenth–seventeenth century ad), son of Māṭrdatta, is one of the greatest scholar-poets of Kerala. He composed many works on diverse subjects both literary as well as technical in Sanskrit. He was a Nambutiri Brāhmin hailing from the family of Melpattur situated not far from the bank of the river Bharatappuzha. According to his grammatical work (see below), he learned Mīmāṃsā from his father, Vedas from Mādhava, logic from Dāmodara and grammar from Acyuta who was a great authority in the subject of Vyākaraṇa-śāstra.