e author of Šrī Krishnakarṇāmrutam is Vilvamangalam Swamiyar. He was a contemporary of Swami Desikan (AD 1268-1369). Since he described with great joy the līlās of Krishna like , the author of Bhagavata Purana, he came to be known as Līlāśuka. Tradition has it that Līlāśuka belonged to a śaiva (‘shaivaite’) family. But he became a devotee of Krishna. Hence he refers to his traditional background by saying that he wears the feet of Lord Siva on his head. He belonged to the tradition of great devotees of Krishna of Kerala such as Nārāyaṇa Bhattathiri, the author of Srī Nārāyaṇīyam, Pūnthānam and Vāsudeva Nambūdiri and other great scholars of Daśama skandham of Bhāgavata Purāṇa.