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Part Five: Poems Glorifying Lord Govinda

 

 

Poem 175 Shri Krishnashtaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Krishna)

 

 

1. shriyashlishto vishnuh sthira-cara-vapur veda-vishayo

     dhiyam sakshi shuddho harir asura-hantabja-nayanah

gadi sankhi cakri vimala-ghana=mali sthira-rucih

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

2. yatah sarvam jatam viyad-anila-mukhyam jagad idam

     sthitau nihshesham yo 'vati nija-sukhamshena madhu-ha

laye sarvam svasmin harati kalaya yas tu sa vibhuh

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

3. asunayamyadau yama-niyama-mukhaih su-karanair

     nirudhyedam cittam hridi vilayam aniya sakalam

yam idyam pashyanti pravara-matayo mayinam asau

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

4. prithivyam tishthan yo yamayati mahim veda na dhara

     yam ity adau vedo vadati jagatam isham amalam

niyantaram dhyeyam muni-sura-nrinam moksha-dam asau

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

5. mahendradir devo jayati ditijan yasya balato

     na kasya svatantryam kvacid api kritau yat-kritim rite

kavitvader garvam pariharati yo 'sau vijayinah

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

6. vina yasya dhyanam vrajati pashutam shukara-mukham

     vina yasya jnanam jani-mriti-bhayam yati janata

vina yasya smritya krimi-shata-janim yati sa vibhuh

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

7. naratankotöankah sharana-sharano bhranti-harano

     ghana-shyamo vamo vraja-shishu-vayasyo 'rjuna-sakhah

svayam-bhur bhutanam janaka ucitacara-sukha-dah

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

8. yada dharma-glanir bhavati jagatam kshobha-karani

     tada loka-svami prakaöita-vapuh setu-dhrig ajah

satam dhata svaccho nigama-gana-gito vraja-patih

     sharanyo lokesho mama bhavatu krishno 'kshi-vishayah

 

 

     1. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. He is Lord Vishnu, embraced by the goddess of fortune. He is the witness residing in the bodies fo all moving and unmoving beings. He is supremely pure. He is the killer of the demons. His eyes are lotus flowers. He holds a club, conchshell, and cakra. He wears a glorious flower-garland. He is always blissful and handsome.

     2. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. From Him the sky, the wind, the universes, and all else were born. With a fragment of His own bliss He protects all the worlds. He killed the Madhu demon. At the time of cosmic devastation with a single fragment of His power He removes everything, taking it all within Him. He is all-powerful.

     3. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. The yamas, niyamas, senses, and all else rest within His heart. The wise philosophers see that He is the supreme object of worship, the magician that has manifested this world.

     4. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. Standing in this world, He controls the earth, although this truth even the earth itself does not understand. This the Vedas declare of Him. He is the master of all the nuniverses. He is supremely pure. He is the supreme controller. He is the supereme object of meditation. He gives liberation to the sages, demigods, and human beings.

     5. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. By His power Indra and the demigods defeat the demons. No one is independent of Him. Nothing ever happens without His sanction. He removes the pride of they who are proud of their learning or their victory over others.

     6. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. A person who does not meditate on Him becomes a pig or some other beast. A person who does not know anything about Him becomes afraid of repeated birth and death. A person who does not remember Him is born as a worm for a hundred births. He is the all-powerful Lord.

     7. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. He cuts into pieces the fears and sufferings of the people. He is the best of all shelters. He is the remover of illusions. He is dark like a raincloud. He is graceful and handsome. He is the friend of the boys in Vraja. He is the friend of Arjuna. He is self-born. He is the father of all who are born. To all who act rightly He gives the gift of happiness.

     8. I take shelter of Lord Krishna, the master of all the worlds. I pray that some day I will see Him with my own eyes. Whenevr there is a decline of religion and the people of the worlds are distrubed by troubles, then Lord Krishna, who is the unborn master of the worlds and the upholder of religious principles, manifests His form in this world. He is the protector of the saintly devotees. He is effulgent, pure, and handsome. He is glorified in all the scriptures. He is the master of Vraja.

 

 

Poem 176 Shri Krishnashöaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Krishna)

 

 

1. bhaje vrajaika-mandanam samasta-papa-khandanam

     sva-bhakta-citta-ranjanam sadaiva nanda-nandanam

su-piccha-guccha-mastakam su-nada-venu-hastakam

     ananga-ranga-sagaram namami krishna-nagaram

 

2. manoja-garva-mocanam vishala-lola-locanam

     vidhuta-gopa-shocanam namami padma-locanam

kararavinda-bhudharam smitavaloka-sundaram

     mahendra-mana-daranam namami krishna-varanam

 

3. kadamba-suna-kundalam su-caru-ganda-mandalam

     vrajanganaika-vallabham namami krishna-durlabham

yashodaya sa-modaya sa-gopaya sa-nandaya

     yutam sukhaika-nayakam namami gopa-nayakam

 

4. sadaiva pada-pankajam madiya-manase nijam

     dadhanam uttamalakam namami nanda-balakam

samasta-dosha-shoshanam samasta-loka-poshanam

     samasta-gopa-manasam namami krishna-lalasam

 

5. bhuvo bharavatarakam bhavabdhi-karnadharakam

     yashomati-kishorakam namami dugdha-corakam

drig-anta-kranta-bhanginam sada-sadali-sanginam

     dine dine navam navam namami nanda-sambhavam

 

6. gunakaram sukhakaram kripakaram kripavaram

     sura-dvishan-nikandanam namami gopa-nandanam

navina-gopa-nagaram navina-keli-lampaöam

     namami megha-sundaram tadit-prabha-lasat-paöam

 

7. samasta-gopa-nandanam hrid-ambujaika-mohanam

     namami kunja-madhya-gam prasanna-bhanu-shobhanam

nikama-kama-dayakam drig-anta-caru-sayakam

     rasala-venu-gayakam namami kunja-nayakam

 

8. vidagdha-gopika-mano-manojna-talpa-shayinam

     namami munja-kanane pravriddha-vahni-payinam

yada tada yatha tatha tathaiva krishna-sat-katha

     maya sadaiva giyatam tatha kripa vidhiyatam

 

9. pramanikashöaka-dvayam japaty adhitya yah puman

     bhavet sa nanda-nandane bhave bhave su-bhaktiman

 

 

     1. Eternally I worship Lord Krishna, who is Nanda's son, who is Vraja's sole ornament, who breaks all sins into pieces, and who delights the devotees' hearts. I offer my respectful obeisances to the hero Lord Krishna, whose head is decorated with peacock feathers, whose hand holds a melodious flute, and who is an ocean of Kamadeva's pastimes.

     2. I offer my respectful obeisances to lotus-eyed Lord Krishna, who frees Kamadeva of his pride, whose large eyes are very restless, and who shakes away the gopas' sadness. I offer my respectful obeisances to dark Lord Krishna, whose lotus hand lifted Govardhana Hill, whose smiling glance is charming, and who ripped Indra's pride into shreds.

     3. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is difficult to attain, who wears a kadamba-flower earring, the circle of whose cheeks is very charming, and who is the only beloved of Vraja's girls. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is a playful cowherd boy, and who, in the company of Yashoda, Nanda, and the gopa people, enjoys pastimes that delight them all.

     4. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is Nanda's small boy, and who eternally places His kunkuma-anointed lotus-feet in my heart. I offer my respectful obeisances to cheerful Lord Krishna, who dries up all faults, makes all worlds prosper, and stays in the thoughts of all the gopa people.

     5. I offer my respectful obeisances to the milk-thief Lord Krishna, who removed the earth's burden, who is the captain of the ship to cross the ocean of birth and death, and who is Yashoda's teenage son. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is Nanda's son, who casts crooked glances from the corners of His eyes, who always stays with the gopis, and who day after day enjoys newer and newer pastimes.

     6. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is a jewel-mine of transcendental qualities, a jewel-mine of transcendental blisses, a jewel-mine of mercy, who defeats the demigods' enemies, and who delights the cowherd people. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is a young hero of the cowherd people, who is a playful young rake, who is handsome and dark like a monsoon cloud, and whose yellow garments glisten like lightning.

     7. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who delights all the cowherd people, who charms the devotees' lotus-hearts, who stays in forest groves, and who is splendid like a glistening sun. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who fulfills all desires, whose sidelong glances are charming arrows, whose flute music is nectar, and who is the amorous hero of the forest groves.

     8. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, who reclines on the charming couch of the wise gopis' hearts, and who drank up a forest fire in Munjaöavi forest. I pray that whenever and however I sing His glories, Lord Krishna will be merciful to me.

     9. I pray that whoever reads or recites these eight prayers will be fervently devoted to Nanda's son, devoted birth after birth.

 

 

Poem 177 Shri Govindashöaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Govinda)

 

 

1. cid-anandakaram shruti-sarasa-saram sama-rasam

     niradharadharam bhava-jaladhi-param para-gunam

rama-griva-haram vraja-vana-viharam hara-nutam

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

1. His form is full of spiritual bliss. He is the sweet essence of the Vedas. He is sweet like nectar. He is supremely independent. He is the abode where everything rests. He carries the devotees to the farther shore of the ocean of birth and death. He is supremely virtuous. He is Goddess Lakshmi's necklace. He enjoys pastimes in Vraja's forests. Shiva praises His glories. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

 

2. mahambhodhi-sthanam sthira-cara-nidanam divija-pam

     sudha-dhara-panam vihaga-pratiyanam yama-ratam

mano-jnam su-jnanam muni-jana-nidhanam dhruva-padam

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

3. dhiya dhirair dhyeyam shravana-puöa-peyam yati-varair

     maha-vakyair jneyam tri-bhuvana-vidheyam vidhi-param

mano-manameyam sapadi hridi neyam nava-tanum

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

4. maha-maya-jalam vimala-vana-malam mala-haram

     su-bhalam gopalam nihata-shishupalam shashi-mukham

kalatitam kalam gati-haya-maralam mura-ripum

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

5. nabho-bimba-sphiöam nigama-guna-gitam sama-gatim

     suraughe sampritam ditija-viparitam puri-shayam

gira panthatitam svadita-navanitam naya-karam

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

6. paresham padmesham shiva-kamalajesham shiva-karam

     dvijesham devesham tanu-kuöila-kesham kali-haram

khagesham vishvesham nikhila-bhuvanesham jaga-dharam

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

7. rama-kantam kantam bhava-bhaya-bhayantam bhava-sakham

     durashantam shantam nikhila-hridi bhrantam bhuvana-pam

nivadantam dantam danuja-nicayantam su-caritam

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

8. jagaj-jyeshöham shreshöham surapati-kanishöham kratu-patim

     balishöham bhuyishöham tribhuvana-varishöham vara-vaham

sva-nishöham dharmishöham guru-gana-garishöham guru-varam

     sada tam govindam parama-sukha-kandam bhajata re

 

 

     1. His form is full of spiritual bliss. He is the sweet essence of the Vedas. He is sweet like nectar. He is supremely independent. He is the abode where everything rests. He carries the devotees to the farther shore of the ocean of birth and death. He is supremely virtuous. He is Goddess Lakshmi's necklace. He enjoys pastimes in Vraja's forests. Shiva praises His glories. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     2. He resides on the great ocean. He is the father of all moving and unmoving beings. He protects the demigods in the higher worlds. He is a flood of nectar. He rides on Garuda. He is pleased by devotion. He knows every heart. He knows everything. He is the sages' shelter. To Dhruva He gave an eternal abode. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     3. Fixing their intelligence on Him, the sages meditate on Him. Filling the cups of their ears, the ascetics drink the nectar of His glories. He is known by the great statements of the Vedas. He created the three worlds. He is the supreme ordainer of what shall be. The material mind has no power to measure Him. In a moment He manifests His youthful form in His devotee's heart. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     4. By His command Goddess Maha-maya weaves her net. He wears a splendid forest-flower-garland. He removes all sins. His forehead is graceful. He is a cowherd boy. He killed Sisupala. His face is like the moon. He is beyond time's touch. He is time itself. His motions are like a graceful swan. He is Mura's enemy. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     5. He is glorious like a full moon shining in the sky. His glories are sung by the Vedas. He is equal to all. He is pleased with the demigods. He is not pleased by the demons. He resides in Dvaraka-puri. He is beyond the pathway of material words. He relishes fresh butter. He is everyone's guide. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     6. He is the supreme controller. He is Goddess Lakshmi's master. He is the master of Shiva and Brahma. He brings auspiciousness. He is the brahmanas' master. He is the demigods' master. His hair is fine and curly. He stops strife. He is Garuda's master. He is the master of the universes. He is the master of all the worlds. He maintains the universes. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     7. He is Goddess Lakshmi's beloved. He is handsome. He ends all fear of this world of birth and death. He is the only friend in this world. He puts an end to all sinful deaires. He is supremely peaceful. He resides in every heart. He protects the worlds. He ends all debate. He is self-controlled. He brings the demons to their end. His actions are glorious. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

     8. He is supreme in all the worlds. He is the greatest. He is Indra's younger brother Upendra. He is the master of all yajnas. He is the most powerful. He is the best. He is the most exalted in the three worlds. He is the granter opf benedictions. He is independent. He is religious. He is the best of all gurus. He is the supreme master. O people, please always worship Lord Govinda, the root of all bliss.

 

 

Poem 178 Shri Nanda-nandanashöaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying Nanda's Son

 

 

1. su-caru-vaktra-mandalam

     su-karna-ratna-kundalam

su-carcitanga-candanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

2. su-dirgha-netra-pankajam

     shikhi-shikhanda-murdhajam

ananga-koöi-mohanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

3. su-nasikagra-mauktikam

     svacchanda-danta-panktikam

navambudanga-cikkanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

4. karena venu-ranjitam

     gati-karindra-ganjitam

dukula-pita-shobhanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

5. tri-bhanga-deha-sundaram

     nakha-dyuti-sudhakaram

amulya-ratna-bhushanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

6. su-gandha-anga-saurabham

     uro-viraji-kaustubham

sphurac-chrivatsa-lanchanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

7. vrindavana-su-nagaram

     vilasanuga-vasasam

surendra-garva-mocanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

8. vrajangana-su-nayakam

     sada sukha-pradayakam

jagan-manah-pralobhanam

     namami nanda-nandanam

 

9. shri-nanda-nandanashöakam

     paöhed yah shraddhayanvitah

tared bhavabdhi-dustaram

     labhet tad-anghri-yugmakam

 

 

     1. The circle of His fcae is graceful and handsome. Jewel earrings adorn His graceful ears. Sandal paste anoints His graceful limbs. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     2. His large eyes are lotus flowers. A peacock feather decorates the hair of His head. He is more charming than millions of Kamadevas. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     3. A pearl decorates the tip of His nose. His teeth are splendid. His form glistens like a new raincloud. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     4. A glorious flute rests in His hand. His motions are more graceful than the king of elephants'. He wears glistening yellow silk garments. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     5. His graceful form bends in three places. He is like a moon shining in the sky. He is adorned with priceless jewel ornaments. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     6. His limbs are fragrant. A Kaustubha jewel glistens on His chest. He bears the glorious Shrivatsa mark. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     7. He is the playful hero of Vrindavana. His garments are glorious. He removed great Indra's pride. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     8. He enjoys pastimes with Vraja's girls. He is always delightful. He charms the hearts of all the worlds. To Nanda's son I offer my respectful obeisances.

     9. I pray that the faithful person who reads or recites this Shri Nanda-nandanashöaka will cross the impassable ocean of birth and death and attain the feet of Nanda's son.

 

 

Poem 179 Shri Bindu-Madhavashöaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Bindu-Madhava)

 

 

1. kalindaja-taöaöavi-lata-niketanantara-

     pragalbha-ballavi-sphurad-rati-prasanga-sangatam

sudha-rasardra-venu-nada-moda-madhuri-mada-

     pramatta-gopa-go-vrajam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

2. gadari=shankha-cakra-sharnga-bhric-catush-karam kripa-

     kaöaksha-vikshanamritokshitamarendra=nandanam

sanandanadi-mauni-manasaravinda-mandiram

     jagat-pavitra-kirti-dam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

3. dig-isha-mauli-nutna-ratna-nihsarat-prabhavali-

     virajitanghri-pankajam natendu-shekharabjajam

daya-maranda-tundilaravinda-patra-locanam

     virodhi-yutha-bhedanam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

4. payah-payodhi-vicikavali-payah-prishan-milad-

     bhujanga-pungavanga-kalpa-pushpa-talpa-shayinam

kaöi-taöi-sphuöi-bhavat-pratapta-haöakambaram

     nishata-koöi-paöanam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

5. anushravapaharakavalepa-lopa-naipuni-

     payashcaravatara-toshitaravinda-sambhavam

maha-bhavabdhi-madhya-magna-dina-loka-tarakam

     vihanga-raö-turangamam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

6. samudra-toya-madhya-deva-danavotkshipad-dhara-

     dharendra-mula-dharana-kshamadi-kurma-vigraham

duragrahavalipta-haöakaksha-nasha-shukaram

     hiranya-danavantakam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

7. virocanatma-sambhavottamanga-krit-pada-kramam

     parashvadhopasamhatakhilavanisha-mandalam

kaöhora-nilakanöha-karmuka-pradarisitadi-dor-

     balanvita-kshiti=sutam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

8. yamanujodaka-pravaha-satvarabhijitvaram

     purasuranganabhimana-bhajjitopanayakam

sva-mandalagra-khandaniya-yavanari-mandalam

     balanujam gadagrajam bhajami bindu-madhavam

 

9. prashasta-panca-camarakhya-vritta-bheda-bhasitam

     dashavatara-varnanam nrisimha-bhakta-varnitam

prasiddha-bindu-madhavashöakam paöhanti ye narah

     su-durlabham bhajanti te manoratham nirantaram

 

 

     1. In a forest by the Yamuna's banks, in a cottage of vines, He enjoys amorous pastimes with the proud gopis. With the fragrant sweetness of His nectar flute-melodies He makes the gopas and cows intoxicated with bliss. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     2. His four arms hold the club, conchshell, cakra, and Sharinga bow. The nectar of His merciful glance is sprinkled on Arjuna. He is the lotus temple where the thoughts of Sanandana-kumara and silent sages stay. His glories purify all the worlds. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     3. His lotus feet glisten with light flowing from the new jewel crowns of the dig-ishvara demigods. Moon-crowned Shiva and lotus-born Brahma bow before Him. His eyes are lotus petals filled with the nectar of mercy. He breaks all enemies into pieces. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     4. He reclines on a bed of kalpa-flowers, a bed resting on the glorious snake-king Ananta Shesha's coils, coils splashed by the milk-ocean's waves. A garment splendid like molten gold is wrapped about His waist. He breaks into pieces His enemies' glistening sharp weapons. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     5. Descending to this world as Lord Matsya, and skillfully destroying the pride of a demon who had stolen the Vedas, He satisfied lotus-born Brahma. He delivers the poor souls drowning in the ocean of repeated birth and death. He swiftly flies on the bird-king Garuda. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     6. Manifesting the form of Lord Kurma, He held up the mountain-king Meru, which had been placed upon Him by the demons and demigods in the midts of the ocean. Manifesting the form of Lord Varaha, He killed the pride-anointed demon Hiranyaksha. He put an end to the demon Hiranyakashipu. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     7. On the head of Virocana's son Bali He placed His foot. With His e battle-axe He killed the demon kings of the earth. With Lord Shiva's great bow and other weapons in His powerful arms, He defated the earth's son Naraka. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     8. He defated the Yamuna's swift current. The pride of the demons' wives He broke into pieces. His army defeated Kalayavana's army. He is Balarama's younger brother and Gada's elder brother. I worship Lord Bindu-Madhava.

     9. This Bindu-Madhavashöaka follows the description of the Lord's ten avataras, a description given in the famous book named Panca-camara, a book written by a devotee of Lord Nrisimha. Anyone who reads or recites these prayers attains even rare or difficult-to-attain desires.

 

 

Poem 180 Shri Hari-namashöaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Lord Hari's Holy Names)

 

 

1. shri-keshavacyuta mukunda rathanga-pane

     govinda madhava janardana danavare

narayanamara-pate tri-jagan-nivasa

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

2. shri-deva-deva madhusudana sharnga-pane

     damodararnava-niketana kaiöabhare

vishvambharabharana-bhushita bhumi-pala

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

3. shri-padma-locana gadadhara padmanabha

     padmesha padmapada pavana padmapane

pitambarambara-ruce ruciravatara

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

4. shrikanta kaustubha-dharartaharabjapane

     vishno tri-vikrama mahi-dhara dharma-seto

vaikunöha-vasa vasudhadhipa vasudeva

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

5. shri-narasimha narakantaka kanta-murte

     lakshmi-pate garuda-vahana shesha-shayin

keshi-pranashana su-kesha kiriöa-maule

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

6. shrivatsa-lanchana surarshabha sharnga-pane

     kalpanta-varidhi-vihara hare murare

yajnesha yajnamaya yajna-bhug adi-deva

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

7. shri-rama ravana-ripo raghu-vamsha-keto

     sita-pate dasharathatmaja raja-simha

sugriva-mitra mriga-vedhana-capa-pane

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

8. shri-krishna vrishni-vara yadava radhikesha

     govardhanoddharana kamsa-vinasha shaure

gopala venu-dhara pandusutaika-bandho

     jihve japeti satatam madhuraksharani

 

9. ity ashöakam bhagavatah satatam naro yo

     namantikam paöhati nityam ananya-cetah

vishnoh param padam upaiti punar na jatu

     matuh payodhara-rasam pibatiha satyam

 

 

     1. Master of Brahma and Shiva! Infallible Lord! Giver of liberation! Lord who hold the wheel in Your hand! Lord who please the cows, land, and senses! Husband of Goddess Lakshmi! Lord who saves the devotees from distress! Enemy of the demons! Lord Narayana! Master of the demigods! Lord in whom the three worlds reside! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     2. Master of the demigods! Killer of Madhu! Lord who hold the Sharnga bow in Your hand! Lord whose waist was bound with a rope! Lord who reside in the ocean! Enemy opf Kaitabha! maintainer of the worlds! Lord decorated with ornaments! Protector of the earth! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     3. Lotus-eyed Lord! Lord who holds a mace! O Lord with a lotus-navel! O Lord with lotus feet! O purifyer! O Lord with lotus hands! O Lord with yellow garments! O Lord adorned with splendid garments! O delightful Lord! O Lord who descended to this world! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     4. O beloved of Goddess Lakshmi! O Lord decorated with a Kaustubha gem! O Lord who removes the devotees sufferings! O Lord with lotus hands! O all-pervading Lord! O Lord who surpassess all the three worlds! O maintainer of the earth! O bridge of religion! O Lord whose home is Vaikunöha! O king of the earth! O son of Vasudeva! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     5. O Lord Nrisimha! O Lord who put an end to Narakasura! -O Lord whose form is handsome! O husband of Goddess Lakshmi! O Lord who flies on Garuda! O Lord who reclines on Shesha! O killer of Keshi! O Lord with graceful hair! O Lord with a glorious crown! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     6. O Lord who bears the Shrivatsa mark! O best of the suras! O Lord whose hand grasps a conchshell! O Lord who at the kalpa's end enjoy pastimes on the great ocean! O Lord who remove all that is inauspicious! O enemy of Mura! O master of all yajnas! O Lord who are yajna personified! O enjoyer of all yajnas! O leader of all the devas! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     7. O glorious Lord Rama! O enemy of Ravana! O flag of Raghu's dynasty! O husband of Sita! O son of Dasharatha! O lion of kings! O friend of Sugriva! O Lord who, bow in hand, shot a deer! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     8. O all-attractive Lord Krishna! O best of the Vrsnis! O descendent of Yadu! O matser of Radhika! O lifter of Govardhana Hill! O killer of Kamsa! O descendent of King Shurasena! O protector of the cows! O Lord who hold a flute! O friend of the Pandavas! O tongue, please always chant these sweet syllables.

     9. Anyone who with fixed concentration regularly chants or reads these eight stanzas glorifying the Supreme Lord's holy names will attain Lord Vishnu's supreme abode. Never again will that person drink the milk from a mother's breast. That is the truth.

 

 

Poem 181 Shri Krishna-namavali-stotra (Prayers Glorifying Lord Krishna's Holy Names)

 

 

1. nama-cintamane krishna

     chaitanya-rasa-vigraha

purna shuddha nitya mukta-

     bhinnatman karunamaya

 

2. shri-krishna sac-cid-ananda

     purna-brahma sanatana

goloka-natha gopesha

     sarvesham mangalaspadam

 

3. shri-govinda vrajananda

     gokulananda-dayaka

mukunda paramananda

     vrajendra nanda-nandana

 

4. shri-shri-vrindavanananda

     yashodananda-vardhana

radha-govinda radhesha

     radhika-prana-vallabha

 

5. shri-radha-hridayananda

     goshöhananda priyam-vada

nandatmaja cid-ananda

     shri-nanda-kula-bhushana

 

6. shri-nanda-dulalagrya

     gopinam nayanotpala

shrimati-radhika-kanta

     vrajendra vraja-mohana

 

7. shalagrama ghana-shyama

     purnananda-pradayaka

rama krishna jagad-ishöa

     goshöha-lila-vinodaka

 

8. shri=gopi-mohana krishna

     shri-radha-ramana prabho

ishvaras tvam paramah krishna

     mano-'bhishöa-pradayaka

radha-natha gopi-natha

     shri-radha-mano-mohana

 

9. shri-vamshi-vadanananda

     venu-vadya-visharada

shri-shri-rasa-viharimsh ca

     atmarama jagan-maya

 

10. yashoda-prana-manikya

     radhika-kanöha-bhushana

shrimad-vrindavana-svamin

     kishora rasa-nayaka

 

11. govardhana-dharananda

     shri-gopala-cudamane

he dina-dayardra natha

     putana-gati-dayaka

 

12. govinda bala mukunda

     navanitasya-taskara

brahmanya-deva brahmatman

     brahma-darpa-vighataka

 

13. devendra paramananda

     govinda nanda-balaka

radha-vinodini-svamin

     shri-gopi-jana-vallabha

 

14. acyuta kamala-kanta

     devendra-pada-vandita

vamana bali-darpa-ghna

     shri-nrisimha dayambudhe

 

15. damodara dina-bandho

     shridhara parameshvara

devaki-nandana krishna

     cintamane jagat-pate

 

16. shriman-narayana brahman

     shri-pate purushottama

yadava madhava deva

     keshava rama raghava

 

17. mathuresha hrishikesha

     dvarikesha janardana

vasudeva hayagriva

     cakra-pane gadadhara

 

18. sarvantar-yamin govinda

     vishvadhara jaganmaya

narayana jagannatha

     shri-vishno shri-janardana

 

19. shri-krishna pundarikaksha

     vishvambhara jagad-guro

vidagdha chatura daksha

     shri-krishna vishva-mohana

 

20. sarveshvara jagat-pala

     bhagavan hare ishvara

murare krishna kamsarin

     hatari-gati-dayaka

 

21. karanam karanam deva

     tvam eva sharanam prabho

dina-bandho kripa-sindho

     gati-natha gati-prada

 

22. patita-pavana natha

     anadir adir ishvara

yady aham nirguno hinah

     papishöho 'py adhamadhamah

tathapi jagatam natha

     tvam eva sharanam prabho

 

23. madrishah pataki-shreshöho

     nasti krishna bhu-mandale

atah param prapanno 'ham

     prasida dina-vatsala

 

24. ha krishna karuna-sindho

     dina-bandho dayamaya

trahi mam sarvato natha

     tyaktum narhasi cashritam

 

25. radhaya sahitam nama

     jihvagre yasya vartate

satyam satyam punah satyam

     sa yati paramam padam

 

 

     1. O Lord whose holy name is a cintamani jewel! All-attractive Lord Krishna! Lord whose form is spiritual nectar! Perfect and pure Lord! Eternal Lord! Liberated Lord! Lord not different from Your holy name! Merciful Lord!

     2. O Shri Krishna! Lord whose form is eternal asnd full of knowledge and bliss! Perfect and complete Brahman! Etyernal Lord! Master of Goloka! Master of the gopis! Abode of aupsiciousness for all!

     3. O Lord who please the cows, land, and senses! O bliss of Vraja! O Lord who delights Gokula! Giver of liberation! Supreme nliss! King of Vraja! Son of Nanda!

     4. Bliss of Shri Vrindavana! Delight of Yashoda! Lord who delights Radha! Master of Radha! Lord dear as life to Radha!

     5. Bliss of Radha's heart! Bliss of Vraja! Lord who speaks sweet words! Son of Nanda! Lord filled with spiritual bliss! Ornament of Nanda's family!

     6. Glorious son of Nanda! Lotus-flower blooming in the gopis' eyes! Beloved of Shrimati Radhika! King of Vraja! Lord who ecnhants Vraja!

     7. Lord who is manifest as the Shalagrama-shila! Lord dark like a monsoon cloud! giver of perfect bliss! Rama! Krishna! Lord worshiped by all the worlds! Lord who enjoys pastimes in Vraja!

     8. Enchanter of the gopis! Krishna! Lord who enjoys pastimes with Radha! O master! O Krishna! You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. O Lord who fulfill the desires of every heart! Master of Radha! Master of the gopis! Lord who enchants Radha's heart!

     9. Lord who plays delightful flute-music! Expert flute-player! Lord who enjoys the rasa-dance pastime! Self-satisfied Lord! Lord present everywhere in this world!

     10. Ruby of Yashoda's heart! Lord who is Radha's necklace! Master of glorious Vrindavana! Youthful Lord! Hero of the rasa-dance!

     11. Lifter of Govardhana Hill! Supreme bliss! Crest jewel of the cowherd boys! O Lord melting with compassion for hte poor fallen souls! O master! O Lord who gave a transcendentasl destination to Putana!

     12. O Govinda! Child! Giver of liberation! Butter-thief! Lord whorshiped by the brahmanas! Lord who keep the brahmanas in Your heart! Lord who destroys Brahma's pride!

     13. King of the devas! Supreme bliss! Govinda! Son of Nanda! Master of playful Radha! Beloved of the gopis!

     14. Infallible Lord! Beloved of lotuslike Lakshmi! Lord before whose feet the kings of the devas bow! Lord who was manifest as Vamana! Lord who destroyed Bali's pride! Shri Nrisimha! Ocean of mercy!

     15. O Lord whose belly was bound by a rope! Friend of the poor! Lord embraced by Goddess Lakshmi! Supreme controller! Delight of Devaki! Krishna! Cintamani-jewel! Master of the worlds!

     16. Shriman Narayana! Supreme Brahman! Master of Goddess Lakshmi! Supreme person! Descendent of Yadu! Husband of Goddess Lakshmi! Lord! Master of Brahma and Shiva! Rama! Descendent of Raghu!

     17. Master of Mathura! Master of the senses! Master of Dvaraka! Lord who rescue the devotees from distress! Son of Vasudeva! Hayagriva! Lord who hold the cakra in Your hand! Lord who hold a club!

     18. Lord present in every heart! Govinda! Resting-place of the worlds! Lord present everywhere in the universe! Narayana! Jagannatha! Shri Vishnu! Lord who rescue the devotees from troubles!

     19. Shri Krishna! Lotus-eyed Lord! Maintainer of the worlds! Guru of the worlds! Intelligent one! Wise one1 Expert one! Shri Krishna! Lord who charm all the worlds!

     20. Master of all! Protector of the universes! Supreme Personality of Godhead full of all opulences! Lord who remove all that is auspicious! Supreme controller! Enemy of Mura! Krishna! Enemy of Kamsa! Lord who give liberation to the enemies You kill!

     21. Cause of causes! Lord! O master! You are my shelter. O friend of the poor! Ocean of mercy! Master of liberation! Giver of liberation!

     22. Purifier of the fallen! Master! Beginningless Lord! Origin of all! Supreme controller! Although I am worthless, lowly, sinful, the lowest of the low, still, O master of the worlds, You have become my shelter.

     23. O Lord Krishna, in the circle of this earth no one is more sinful than I. Therefore I now surrender unto You. O Lord affectionate to the poor, please be merciful to me.

     24. O Krishna! O ocean of mercy! Friewnd of the poor! Merciful one! Please rescue me! O master of all, You should not reject a soul that has taken shelter of You.

     25. A person on whose tongue the names of Shri Radha and Shri Krishna stay will attain the spiritual world. That is the truth. It is the truth. It is the truth.

 

 

Poem 182 Shri Krishna-premamrita-rasayana-stotra (The Nectar Elixir of Love for Shri Krishna)

 

 

1. ekada krishna-virahad

     dhyayanti priya-sangamam

mano-bashpa-nirasaya

     jalpantidam muhur muhuh

 

2. krishnah krishnendur anando

     govindo gokulotsavah

gopalo gopa-gopisho

     ballavendro vrajeshvarah

 

3. praty-aham nutanataras

     tarunananda-vigrahah

anandaika-sukha-svami

     santoshakshaya-kosha-bhuh

 

4. abhirika-navanandah

     paramananda-kandalah

vrindavana-kalanatho

     vrajananda-navankurah

 

5. nayanananda-kusumo

     vraja-bhagya-phalodayah

pratikshanati-sukhado

     mohano madhura-dyutih

 

6. sudha-niryasa-nicayah

     sundarah shyamalakritih

nava-yauvana-sampannah

     shyamamrita-rasarnavah

 

7. indranila-mani-svaccho

     dalitanjana-cikkanah

indivara-sukha-sparsho

     nirada-snigdha-sundarah

 

8. karpuraguru-kasturi-

     kunkumaktanga-dhusarah

su-kuncita-kaca-srastol-

     lasac-caru-shikhandakah

 

9. mattali-vilasat-pari-

     jata-pushpavatamsakah

ananendu-jitananta-

     purna-sharada-candramah

 

10. shrimal-lalaöa-paöira-

     tilakalaka-ranjitah

lilonnata-bhru-vilaso

     madalasa-vilocanah

 

11. akarna-rakta-saundarya-

     lahari-drishöi-mantharah

ghurnayamana-nayanah

     sacikshana-vicakshanah

 

12. apangengita-saubhagya-

     tarali-krita-cetanah

ishan-mudrita-lolakshah

     sunasa-puöa-sundarah

 

13. ganda-prantollasat-svarna-

     makarakriti-kundalah

prasannananda-vadano

     jagad-ahlada-karakah

 

14. susmeramrita-saundarya-

     prakashi-krita-din-mukhah

sinduraruna-susnigdha-

     manikya-dashanacchadah

 

15. piyushadhika-madhvika-

     sukti-shruti-rasayanah

tribhanga-lalita-tiryag-

     grivas trailokya-mohanah

 

16. kuncitadhara-samsakta-

     kujad-venu-vinodakah

kankanangada-keyura-

     mudrika-vilasad-bhujah

 

17. svarna-sutra-suvinyasta-

     kaustubhamukta-kandharah

muktaharollasad-vakshah-

     sphurac-chrivatsa-lanchanah

 

18. apina-hridayo nipa-

     malyavan bandhurodarah

samvita-pita-vasano

     rashana-vilast-kaöih

 

19. antariya-paöi-bandha-

     prapadandolitancalah

aravinda-pada-dvandva-

     kvanat-karita-nupurah

 

20. pallavaruna-madhurya-

     sukumara-padambujah

nakha-candra-jitashesha-

     darpanendu-mani-prabhah

 

21. dhvaja-vajrankushambhoja-

     rajac-carana-pallavah

trailokyadbhuta-saundarya-

     paripaka-manoharah

 

22. sakshat-keli-kala-murtih

     parihasa-rasarnavah

yamunopavana-shreni-

     vilasi vraja-nagarah

 

23. gopangana-janasakto

     vrindaranya-purandarah

abhira-nagari-prana-

     nayakah kama-shekharah

 

24. yamuna-naviko gopi-

     paravara-kritodyamah

radhavarodhana-ratah

     kadamba-vana-mandirah

 

25. vraja-yoshit-sada-hridyo

     gopi-locana-tarakah

jivanananda-rasikah

     purnananda-kutuhalah

 

26. gopika-kuca-kasturi-

     pankilah keli-lalasah

alakshita-kuöira-stho

     radha-sarvasva-lampaöah

 

27. ballavi-vadanambhoja-

     madhu-pana-madhuvratah

nigudha-rasa-vid gopi-

     cittahlada-kalanidhih

 

28. kalindi-pulinanandi

     krida-tandava-panditah

abhirika-janananga-

     ranga-bhumi-sudhakarah

 

29. vidagdha-gopavanita-

     cittakuta-vinodakah

nanopayana-panistha-

     gopanari-ganavritah

 

30. vancha-kalpa-taruh kama-

     kalarasa-shiromanih

kandarpa-koöi-lavanyah

     koöindu-lalita-dyutih

 

31. navina-madhura-snehah

     preyasi-prema-sancayah

gopi-manorathakranto

     naöya-lila-visharadah

 

32. jagat-traya-mano-moha-

     karo manmatha-manmathah

gopasimantini-shashvad-

     bhavapeksha-parayanah

 

33. pratyanga-rabhasavesha-

     pramada-prana-vallabhah

rasollasa-madonmatto

     radhika-rati-lampaöah

 

34. hela-lila-parishrantah

     svedankura-citananah

gopikankalasah shriman

     malayanila-sevitah

 

35. ity evam prana-nathasya

     premamrita-rasayanam

yah paöhec chravayed vapi

     sa premni pramilad dhruvam

 

 

     1. Distraught by separation from Lord Krishna, and rapt in meditation on Him, to wash away the tears from her heart a certain gopi again and again spoke these words.

     2. Lord Krishna is glorious like a dark moon. He is bliss personified. He delights the senses. For all of Gokula He is a festival of bliss. He is the protector of the cows, the master of the gopas and gopis, the king of the gopas, and the master of Vraja.

     3. Day after day He is always new and young and fresh. His form is filled with the bliss of new youth. He is the master of spiritual bliss. He is a treasure-house of eternal bliss.

     4. To the gopis He brings newer and newer bliss. He is a young sprout of sublime bliss. In Vrndavana He is the master of graceful arts. For Vraja He is a new sprout of glorious bliss.

     5. He is a flower that delights the eyes. He is the fruit of Vraja's good fortune. At every momente rbings great delight. He is enchanting. He is sweet and splendid.

     6. He is a flood of nectar. He is handsome. His form is dark. He is a neew youth. He is an ocean of dark nectar.

     7. He glistens like sapphire. He glistens like black anjana. His touch is the delightful touch of a blue lotus. He glistens like a raincloud.

     8. His limbs are anointed with camphor, aguru, musk, and kunkuma. A peacock feather gracefuilly rests in His curly hair.

     9. Intoxicated black bees play in His parijata garland. Numberless autumn full-moons are defeated by the moon of His face.

     10. His forehead is glorious with curly hair and sandal-paste tilaka. His eyebrows curve playfully. His eyes are languid with bliss.

     11. From His reddish eyes that reach almost to His ears, He casts languid glances splashed with waves of graceful charm. His eyes are restless. He is expert at casting sidelong glances.

     12. The good fortune of attaining His sidelong-glance hints makes the heart tremble. His half-closed eyes are restless. His nostrils are graceful.

     13. Shark-shaped golden earrings glisten at the edge of His cheeks. His face shines with cheerfulness. He delights all the worlds.

     14. The nectar handsomeness of His smile fills the directions with light. His lips glisten like red sindura or like rubies.

     15. His words sweeter than nectar are a glorious elixir poured into the ears. He gracefully bends His form in three places. His tilts His neck. He enchants the three worlds.

     16. He plays sweet melodies on the cooing flute placed to His pursed lips. His arms and hands glisten with rings, bracelets, and armlets.

     17. A golden necklace with a Kaustubha gem rests on His neck. The Shrivatsa mark is manifest on His chest glorious with a string of pearls.

     18. His chest is broad. He wears a kadamba garland. His waist is graceful. He wears yellow garments. A belt glistens at His waist.

     19. The edge of His garment is moved to and fro against His toes. Anklets jangle at His lotus feet.

     20. His lotus feet are soft and delicate like reddish new sprouts. The moons of His toenails defeat the glistening moonstone mirrors.

     21. His flowerlike feet are glorious with marks of a flag, thunderbolt, elephant-goad, and lotus. His enchanting handsomeness fills the three worlds with wonder.

     22. He is charming playfulness personified. He is a nectar ocean of jokes and laughter. He enjoys pastimes on the Yamuna's banks. He is Vraja's hero.

     23. He is attached to the gopis. He is like Indra in Vrindavana forest. He is the gopis' hero more dear than life. He is the crown of all Kamadevas.

     24. He is a boatman on the Yamuna. He tries to ferry the gopis across the river. He likes to tease Radha. He stays in a kadamba-grove palace.

     25. He always delights the vraja-gopis' hearts. He glistens in the gopis' eyes. He tastes the nectar of blissful pastimes. He is blissful.

     26. He is marked with musk from the gopis' breasts. He yearns to enjoy pastimes with them. He hides in a cottage. He is the rake that is Radha's everything.

     27. He is a black bee sipping nectar from the lotus flowers of the gopis' faces. In secluded places He tastes nectar. He is a graceful moon that delights the gopis' hearts.

     28. On the Yamuna's banks He enjoys blissful pastimes. He is a pandita in pastimes of vigorous dancing. For the gopis He is a nectar moon where Kamadeva dances.

     29. His pastimes fulfill the desires in the wise gopis' hearts. With various stratagems He captures the gopis in His hands.

     30. He is a kalpa-vriksha tree. He is the crest jewel of they who taste Kamadeva's nectar. He is more handsome than millions of Kamadevas. He is more charming and splendid than millions of moons.

     31. His love is always new and sweet. He dearly loves the gopis. He fulfills the gopis' desires. He is expert at pastimes of dancing.

     32. He enchants the hearts of the three worlds. He is the Kamadeva of Kamadevas. He loves the gopis eternally.

     33. For the gopis whose every limb is filled with amorous passion, He is more dear than life. In the rasa dance He is wild with bliss. He is the rake that enjoys pastimes with Radha.

     34. He is exhausted from amorous pastimes. Perspiration anoints his face. He languidly rests in a gopi's embrace. He is handsome and glorious. The Malaya breezes serve HIm.

     35. Anyone who reads to himself or reads aloud so others may hear, this nectar elixir of love for the master of that gopis' life will fall in love with Krishna. He will meet Krishna. That is certain.