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Shri Chaurastakam

by unknown Vaishnava author

 

 

1) adau baki-prana-malaugha-cauram 

balye prasiddham nava-nita -Cauram

vraje carantam ca mrdo hi cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who first stole the life as well as all the sins of Putana witch

Who is famous for stealing butter in His childhood

Who steals dirt (and eats it) while wandering around Vraja

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves

 

2) vidheh surendrasya ca garva-cauram

go-gopa-gopi-jana-citta-cauram

shri~radhikaya hrdayasya caurum

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the pride of Lord Brahma and Lord Indra

Who steals the minds of the cows, cowherd boys and girls

Who steals the heart of Shri Radhika

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves

 

3) nagadhi-rajasya visasya Cauram

shri surya-kanyakhila-kasta-cauram

gopi janajnana-dukula-cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the poison of Kaliya, the king of snakes

Who steals all the obstacles of river Yamuna (daughter of the Sun)

Who steals the clothes of innocence worn by the gopis

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves

 

4) vatsasurader bala-mana-cauram

pitros tatha~bandhaana-dukha-cauram

kubjarcana-vraja-manoja-cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the power and reputation of Vatsasura and other demons

Who steals the distress of His parents when they were imprisoned

Who steals Cupid-love during His crooked worship by Kubja

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves

 

5) nisacaranam atha jiva-cauram

jivatmanah kalmasa-sangha-cauram

upasakanam ca vipatti-cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the life and soul of demons of the night

Who steals the amalgamation of all the jivatma impurities

Who steal the misfortune of His own worshippers

Who   I bow to Krishna the Lord of Thieves

 

6) suhrt,-sudamno hy adhanatva-cauram

sokasya gatva vidurasya cauram

krishna-~patakarsaka-garva-cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the poverty of His dear friend Sudama

Who steals the distress of Vidura by going to his home

Who steals the conceit of Duhsasana who tried to remove Draupadi's cloth

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves

 

7) yuddhe hi parthasya vimoha-cauram

purah sthitanam. ca balasya cauram

dine ca maya-bala-surya-cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the bewilderment of Arjuna during the fight

Who steals the strength of the armies on the battlefield

Who steals the sun on the day of fighting Jayadratha

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves

 

8) cittasya silasya janasya cauram

aneka-janmarjita'papa-cauram

dasyam gatanam ca samasta-cauram

cauradhipam krishnam aham namami

 

Who steals the minds and natures of common people

Who steals the sins they have accrued over many lifetimes

Who steals everything from those who have just attained His service

I bow to Krishna, the Lord of Thieves