Selecting a few out of the large number of brilliant gems glittering in the firmamant of Kerala’s Sanskrit literature is not an easy task. Special attention has therefore been given to those compositions of great merit which are not easily available to interested readers at present. In Kerala, students of Sanskrit used to make their entry into the world of kavyas with the short poem of Sriramodantam and Sukumara’s Srikrsnavilasam before making their acquaintance with Kalidasa and others. Unfortunately, both these compositions have practically gone out of circulation even in the state of their origin. Other poems included in the series are Kulasekhara’s Mukundarnala, Vasudeva Bhattatiri’s Yudhisthiravijayarn, two compositions of Lilasuka, the Message Poem, Sukasandesa of Laksmidasa and two short hymns of Adi ·Sankara.