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A Thousand Names of Child Krishna
The Supreme Personality of Godherad is child Krishna (bala-krishna), who is the master of the demigods (suradhisha), present everywhere in the material world (bhutavasa), the master of Vraja (vrajeshvara), the delight of Vraja's king (vrajesha-nandana), the son of Nanda (nandi), He who plays in Vraja's courtyards (vrajangana-viharana), . . .
.. . who is the bliss of the cows, gopas, and gopis (go-gopa-gopikananda-karaka), who increases the love of His devotees (bhakti-vardhana), who enjoyed being pulled about as He held a calves tail (go-vatsa-puccha-sankarsha-jatananda-bhara), who never grows old (ajara), . . .
. . . who is a child crawling on the ground (ringamana-gati), He who is handsome (shriman), who reveals Himself to His devotees (ati-bhakti-prakashana), whose limbs are covered with dust (dhuli-dhushara-sarvanga), who wears yellow garments (ghati-pita-paricchada), . . .
gatir gatimatam sada
yogisho yoga-vandyash ca
. . . who is decorated with golden ornaments (puratabharana), the husband of the goddess of fortune (shrisha), the eternal goal of the virtuous (gatir gatimatam sada), the master of the yogis (yogisha), worshiped by performance of yoga (yoga-vandya), the master of yoga (yogadhisha), the giver of fame (yashah-prada), . . .
gavendrash ca gavakshash ca
. . . Yashoda's son (yashoda-nandana), all-attractive (krishna), the protector of the calves (govatsa-paricaraka), the master of the cows (gavendra, gavaksha, gavadhyaksha, and gavam-pati), . . .
gaveshash ca gavishash ca
. . . the master of the cows (gavesha and gavisha), devoted to herding the cows (go-carana-parayana), pleased to be garlanded with dust raised by the cows (go-dhuli-dhama-priyaka), decorated with dust raised by the cows (go-dhuli-krita-bhushana), . . .
go-rasyo go-rasasho go-
. . . . fond of drinking milk (go-rasyo, go-rasasha, go-gorasancita-dhamaka, and gorasasvadaka), the goal of the Vedas (vaidya), beyond the Vedas (vedatita), the giver of wealth (vasu-prada), . . .
viksharo jayado jayah
. . . who has broad shoulders (vipulamsa), who kills His enemies (ripu-hara), who never grows old or dies (vikshara), who brings victory (jayada), who is victory (jaya), who is worshiped by the universes (jagad-vandya), who is the master of the universes (jagannatha), whose feet are worshiped by the universes (jagad-aradhya-padaka), . . .
jayatam jaya-shilash ca
. . . who is the master of the universes (jagadisha), who is the creator of the universes (jagat-karta), who is worshiped by the universes (jagat-pujya), who kills His enemies (jayariha), who is the victory of the victorious (jayatam jaya-shila), who is greater than victory (jayatita), who is the power of the universes (jagad-bala), . . .
pata dhata maheshvarah
. . . who is the maintainer of the universes (jagad-dharta, palayita, pata, and dhata), who is the supreme master (maheshvara), who is the bliss of Radhika (radhikanandana), who is the master of Radha's life (radha-prana-natha), who is the giver of nectar (rasa-prada), . . .
. . . who is devoted to Radha (radha-bhakti-kara), who is pure (shuddha), who is worshiped by Radha (radharadhya), who is dear to the goddess of fortune (rama-priya), who gives bliss to Gokula (gokulananda-data), whose handsome form gives bliss to Gokula (gokulananda-rupa-dhrik), . . .
. . . who is the auspiciousness of Gokula's king (gokuleshvara-kalyana), who is the bliss of Gokula (gokula-vara-nandana), who is the bliss of Goloka (golokabhirati), who wears a garland (sragvi) who is Goloka's hero (golokeshvara-nayaka), . . .
. . . who stays in Goloka eternally (nityam-goloka-vasati), who is the eternal bliss of the cows and gopas (nityam-go-gopa-nandana), who is the leader of the people (ganeshvara and ganadhyaksha), who fufills the people's desires (gananam paripuraka), . . .
guni gunotkaro ganyo
. . . who is virtuous (guni and gunotkara), who stays with His devotees (ganya), who is beyond the modes of nature (gunatita), who is treasure-house of good qualities (gunakara and gunadhara), who is pleasing with many virtues (guna-priya), who is worshiped by virtue (gunaradhya), who is the supreme leader (ganagrani), . . .
. . . who is the supreme leader (gana-nayaka), who removes obstacles (vighna-hara), who is a great hero (heramba), who is Parvati's son (parvati-suta), who stays on the hill (parvatadhinivasi), who lifted Govardhana Hill (govardhana-dhara), who is the supreme guru (guru), . . .
. . . who is the master of Govardhana Hill (govardhana-pati), who is peaceful (shanta), who enjoys pastimes on Govardhana Hill (govardhana-viharaka), who is Govardhana Hill (govardhana), who is an expert musician (gita-gati), who carefully watches the cows and bulls (gavaksho go-vrishekshana), . . .
. . . who is splendid (gabhasti-nemi), who is the heart of the Gita (gitatma), who is approached by the Gita (gita-gamya), who grants the goal of life (gati-prada), who is the master of numberless cows (gavameya), who is the center of all sacrifices (yajna-nemi), whose limbs are the Vedic sacrifices (yajnanga), whose form is the Vedic sacrifices (yajna-rupa-dhrik), . . .
yajna-jno yajna-gamyash ca
. . . who is pleased by the Vedic sacrifices (yajna-priya), who accepts what is offered in sacrifice (yajna-harta), who is approached by the Vedic sacrifices (yajna-gamya and yajna-gamya), who is the goal of the Vedic sacrifices (yajur-gati), who is known by the Vedic sacrifices (yajna-jna), who is attained by the Vedic sacrifices (yajna-prapya), who is not envious (vimatsara), . . .
manur manv-adi-rupi ca
. . . who gives the results of Vedic sacrifices (yajnanta-krit), who hides in the Vedic sacrifices (yajna-guhya), who is beyond the Vedic sacrifices (yajnatita), who is pleased by the Vedic sacrifices (yajuh-priya), who is Manu (manu), who has many forms, beginning with the form of Manu (manv-adi-rupi), who enjoys pastimes during Manu's reign (manvantara-viharaka), . . .
manu-priyo manor vamsha-
. . . who is dear to Manu (manu-priya), who is the protector of the human race (manor vamsha-dhari), who is the husband of the goddess of fortune (madhavama-patih), who is dear to His potencies (maya-priya), who is the master of maha-maya (maha-maya), who is beyond maya (mayatita), who puts and end to maya (mayantaka), . . .
nando mayeshvarah kavih
. . . who is approached by approaching His potency (mayabhigami), who is called by the name Maya mayakhya), who gives the gift of His potency (maha-maya-prada and maha-maya-vara-prada), who is the bliss of His potencies (mayananda), who is the master of His potencies (mayeshvara), who is the supreme poet and philosopher (kavi), . . .
karanam karanam karta
karyam karma kriya matih
karyatito gavam natho
. . . who is the cause of all causes (karanam and karanam), who is the creator (karta), who is the creation (karyam), who is action (karma and kriya), who is thought (mati), who is beyond the creation (karyatita), who is the master of the cows (gavam natha), who is the master of the universes (jagannatha), who is a jewel-mine of virtues (gunakara), . . .
vanisho vak-patir mahah
. . . who is the form of the universe (vishva-rupa), who has many names (virupakhya), who is the bliss of transcendental knowledge (vidyananda), who is the giver of wealth (vasu-prada), who is the son of Vasudeva (vasudeva), who is the master of Vashishta (vashishthesha), who is the master of words (vanisha and vak-pati), who is glory (mahah), . . .
. . . who is the son of Vasudeva (vasudeva), who is the best of the Vasus (vasu-shreshtha), who is the son of Devaki (devaki-nandana), who kills His enemies (ariha), who protects the Vasus (vasu-pata), who is the master of the Vasus (vasu-pati), who protects the earth (vasudha-paripalaka), . . .
kamsarih kamsa-hanta ca
kamsaradhyo gatir gavam
. . . who is the enemy of Kamsa (kamsari), who kills Kamsa (kamsa-hanta), who is worshiped by Kamsa (kamsaradhya), who is the goal of the surabhi cows (gatir gavam), who pleases the cows, land, and senses (govinda), whop protects the gopas (gomatam-pala), who is the master of the gopis (gopa-nari-janadhipa), . . .
dhari harir jagad-guruh
. . . who enjoys with the gopis (gopi-rata), who wears a tiger-claw ornament (ruru-nakha-dhari), who removes what is inauspicious (hari), who is the master of the universes (jagad-guru), whose knees and legs are handsome (janu-janghantarala), who wears yellow garments (pitambara-dhara), who removes what is inauspicious (hari), . . .
payasasho gavam guruh
. . . who eats fresh butter (haiyangavina-sambhokta), who drinks milk (payasasha), who is the master of the cows (gavam guru), who is worshiped by the brahmanas (brahmanya and brahmanaradhya), who always protects the cows and brahmanas (nityam-go-vipra-palaka), . . .
bhurloka-pata harta ca
. . . who is dear to the devotees (bhakta-priya), who is attained by the devotees (bhakta-labhya), who is beyond the world of duality (bhaktyatita), who is the shelter of the worlds (bhuvam-gati), who is the protector of the earth (bhurloka-pata), who removes what is inauspicious (harta), who is the omniscient knower of the worlds (bhu-gola-paricintaka), . . .
. . . who always resides on the earth (nityam-bhurloka-vasi), who resides on Janaloka (janaloka-nivasaka), who resides on Tapoloka (tapoloka-nivasi), who is free from anxiety (vaikuntha), who is famous (vistara-shravah), . . .
vasi hasi rasa-pradah
. . . who resides in Vaikuntha (vikuntha-vasa and vaikuntha-vasi), who smiles and laughs (hasi), who gives nectar (rasa-prada), who gives bliss to the beautiful gopis (rasika-gopikananda-dayaka), who has the form of a child (bala-dhrig-vapuh), . . .
. . . who is famous (yashasvi), who is very charming as He stands by the Yamuna's shore (yamuna-tira- puline-'tiva-mohana), who stole the gopis' garments (vastra-harta gopikanam), who enchants the heart (manohari), who grants benedictions (vara-prada), . . .
data pata hritahritah
. . . who eats yogurt (dadhi-bhaksha), who is an ocean of kindness (dayadhara), who is generous (data), who is protective (pata), who removes what is inauspicious (hritahrita), who is a great temple (mandapa), who is the king of the worlds (mandaladhisha), who is the king of the kings of kings (raja-rajeshvara), who is omnipotent (vibhu), . . .
vishva-dhrig vishva-bhug vishva-
. . . who maintains the universes (vishva-dhrik), who is the enjoyer of the universes (vishva-bhuk), who protects the universes (vishva-palaka), who charms the universes (vishva-mohana), who is dear to the wise (vidvat-priya), who drinks the ghee offered in Vedic sacrifices (vita-havya and havya-gavya-kritashana), . . .
kavya-bhuk pitri-varti ca
ramo viramo ratido
. . . who eats what is offered to the pitas (kavya-bhuk), who stays with the pitas (pitri-varti), whose heart is the offerings to the pitas (kavyatma), who eats what is offered to the pitas (kavya-bhojana), who is the supreme enjoyer (rama), who is the end (virama), who brings happiness (ratida and rati-bharta), who enjoys transcendental pastimes (rati-priya), . . .
pradyumno 'krura-damyash ca
kripalush ca dayalush ca
shayaluh saritam patih
. . . who is Pradyumna (pradyumna), who is controlled by Akrura (akrura-damya), who is cruel at heart (kruratma), who crushes they who are cruel (krura-mardana), who is kind (kripalu and dayalu), who enjoys a nap (shayalu), who is the master of the rivers and streams (saritam pati), . . .
sindhuh sindhu-priyo dantah
shantah kantah kala-nidhih
. . . who is the creator of the rivers and streams (nadi-nada-vidhata), who enjoys pastimes in rivers and streams (nadi-nada-viharaka), who is the ocean (sindhu), who is dear to the ocean (sindhu-priya), who is self-controlled (danta), who is peaceful (shanta), who is handsome (kanta), who is a treasure-house of artistic skill (kala-nidhi), . . .
. . . who accepts sannyasa (sannyasa-krit), who maintains the devotees (satam-bharta), who eats the remnants of food tasted by the devotees (sadhucchishta-kritashana), who loves the devotees (sadhu-priya), who is approached by the devotees (sadhu-gamya), who serves they who act as saintly devotees (sadhv-acara-nishevaka), . . .
yogi bhogi mrigi-patih
. . . who renounces the fruits obtained by work or by fortunate birth (janma-karma-phala-tyagi), who is a yogi (yogi), who is the supreme enjoyer (bhogi), who is the master of the does (mrigi-pati), who is beyond the path (margatita), who is the path of yoga (yoga-marga), who is a seeker on the path (margamana), who is a splendid sun (maho-ravi), . . .
ravi-locano raver amsha-
. . . whose eyes are two suns (ravi-locana), who enjoys the sunlight (raver amsha-bhogi), who has twelve forms (dvadasha-rupa-dhrik), who is a cowherd boy (gopala-bala), who is a cowherd (gopala), who gives bliss to the boys (balakananda-dayaka), . . .
shrilah shrish ca shri-yutash ca
. . . who is the master of the boys (balakanam-pati), who is the husband of the goddess of fortune (shrisha), who is the end of all sins (viratih sarva-papinam), who is handsome (shrila, shri, and shri-yuta), who is the home of the goddess of fortune (shri-nivasa), who is the husband of the goddess of fortune (shriyah-pati), . . .
shridah shrishah shriyah-kanto
. . . who is the giver of opulence (shrida), who is the husband of the goddess of fortune (shrisha, shriyah-kanta, rama-kanta, rameshvara, and shri-kanta), who is the husband of goddess Dharani (dharani-kanta), who is dear to Parvati's husband (umakanta-priya), who is the supreme master (prabhu), . . .
ishto 'bhilashi varado
. . . who is the object of desire and worship (ishta), who is filled with desire (abhilashi), who grants benedictions (varada), who is approached by the Vedas (veda-gamya), who is unapproachable (durashaya), who removes sufferings (duhkha-harta), who destroys sufferings (duhkha-nasha), who removes the sufferings of repeated birth and death (bhava-duhkha-nirasaka), . . .
. . . who acts as He likes (yathecchacara-nirata and yathecchacara-supriya), who attains whatever He wants (yatheccha-labha-santushta and yathecchasya-mano-'ntara), . . .
. . . who is splendid as a new cloud (navina-niradabhasa), who is splendid as black anjana (nilanjana-caya-prabha), who is splendid as a new raincloud (nava-durdina-meghabha and nava-megha-cchavi), . . .
. . . who is splendid as gold (svarna-varna), who accepts sannyasa (nyasa-dhari), who has two arms (dvi-bhuja), who has many arms (bahu-bahuka), who wears a crown (kirita-dhari and mukuti), who is handsome (murti-panjara-sundara), . . .
. . . who leads one away from the path of material desires (manoratha-pathatita-karaka), who loves the devotees (bhakta-vatsala), who ate the food offered by Kanva Muni (kanvanna-bhokta), who has a dark complexion (kapila), who is the Deity of the monkeys (kapisha), who stays in Garuda's heart (garudatmaka), . . .
suvarnah parno hemabhah
putanantaka ity api
. . . who has a golden complexion (suvarna), who has handsome arms (parna), who is splendid as gold (hemabha), who became the end of Putana (putanantaka), who drank from Putana's breast (putana-stana-pata), who ends the lives of His enemies (prananta-karano ripoh), . . .
hemabho hema-kanthash ca
. . . who killed Vatsasura (vatsa-nasha), who protects the calves (vatsa-pala), who is the master of the calves (vatseshvara), who is the best of the Vasus (vasuttama), who is splendid as gold (hemabha), whose neck is golden (hema-kantha), who is a handsome child (shrivatsa), who is the leader of they who are handsome (shrimatam-pati), . . .
. . . who is worshiped by they who follow Sanandana-kumara's path (sanandana-patharadhya), who is the creator (dhata), who si the protector of the hills and mountains (dhatumatam-pati), whose heart is the yoga performed by sanatakumara (sanatkumara-yogatma), who manifests the form of King Janaka (janakeshvara-rupa-dhrika), . . .
nityam caiva sanatanah
. . . who is eternal (sanatana-pada), who is generous (data), who is eternal (nityam and sanatana), who resides in Bhandiravana (bhandira-vana-vasi), who is the hero of Shri Vrindavana (shri-vrindavana-nayaka), . . .
. . . who is worshiped by Vrindavana's queen (vrindavaneshvari-pujya), who enjoys pastimes in Vrindavana forest (vrindaranya-viharaka), who protects the cows by the Yamuna's shore (yamuna-tira-go-dhenu-palaka), who is a Kamadeva dark as a raincloud (megha-manmatha), . . .
. . . who removes Kamadeva's pride (kandarpa-darpa-harana), who delights the eyes and heart (mano-nayana-nandana), who enjoys the pastimes of a child (bala-keli-priya), who is handsome (kanta), who plays as a child (bala-krida-paricchada), . . .
balanam rakshako balah
dhanushki shula-dhrik vibhuh
. . . who protects the boys (balanam rakshaka), who is a boy (bala), who enjoys playing (krida-kautuka-karaka), who has a child's form (balya-rupa-dhara), who carries a bow (dhanvi and dhanushki), who holds a trident (shula-dhrik) who is all-powerful (vibhu), . . .
. . . who is a nectar moon (amritamsha), whose form is nectar (amrita-vapuh), who is full of nectar (piyusha-paripalaka), who drinks nectar (piyusha-payi), who is a descendent of King Puru (pauravya-nandana), who gives bliss (nandi-vardhaka), . . .
. . . who wore Shridama's garment (shridamamshuka-pata), who was decorated by Shridama (shridama-paribhushana), who is fond of Vrindavana forest (vrindaranya-priya), who is all-attractive (krishna), who is young (kishora), whose form is handsome (kanta-rupa-dhrik), . . .
. . . who is the king of love (kama-raja), who is beyond time (kalatita), who is the object of the yogis' meditation (yoginam paricintaka), who is the master of the bulls (vrisheshvara), who is merciful (kripa-pala), who is dear to they who chant the Gayatri mantra (gayatri-gati-vallabha), . . .
. . . who gives liberation (nirvana-dayaka and moksha-dayi), who divided the Veda (veda-vibhagaka), who is dear to Vedavyasa (veda-vyasa-priya), who is to be known by the Vedas (vedya), who is dear to they who taste the bliss of transcendental knowledge (vaidyananda-priya), who is auspicious (shubha), . . .
vibhur jishnur garishthush ca
sthavishthash ca sthaviyasam
. . . who is Shukadeva (shukadeva), who is the master of Gaya (gaya-natha), who liberated the demon Gayasura (gayasura-gati-prada), who is omnipotent (vibhu), who is victorious (jishnu), who is the greatest (garishthu and sthavishthah sthaviyasam), . . .
varishthash ca yavishthash ca
bhurishthash ca bhuvah patih
durgater nashako durga-
. . . who is the best (varishtha), who is the youngest (yavishtha), who is the greatest (bhurishtha), who is the master of the earth (bhuvah patih), who kills misfortune (durgater nashaka), who saves the lost (durga-palaka), who kills the wicked (dushta-nashaka), . . .
Texts 60 and 61
vag-data vak-prado vani-
. . . who defeated the Kaliya serpent (kaliya-sarpa-damana), who played in the Yamuna's pure waters (yamuna-nirmalodaka), who is a cowherd boy playing on the charming shore of the pure Yamuna (yamuna-puline ramye nirmale pavanodake vasantam bala-gopala-rupa-dhari), who is the master of words (giram-pati and vani-natha), who speaks eloquent words (vag-data and vak-prada), who protects the brahmanas (brahmana-rakshaka), . . .
brahmanyo brahma-krid brahma
. . . who is the Deity worshiped by the brahmanas (brahmanya), who is the father of Brahma (brahma-krit), who is the Supreme (brahma), who gives spiritual duties (brahma-karma-pradayaka), who is the Deity of the brahmanas (brahmanya-deva), who gives spiritual knowledge (brahmanya-dayaka), who is dear to the brahmanas (brahmana-priya), . . .
rupi vishveshvarah shivah
. . . who is fond of granting benedictions (svasti-priya), who brings calamity (asvastha-dhara), who destroys calamity (asvastha-nasha), who is the master of thought (dhiyam-pati), whose anklets tinkle (kvanan-nupura-dhrik), whose form is the universe (vishva-rupiA), who is the master of the universes (vishveshvara), who is auspicious (shiva), . . .
. . . whose heart is auspicious (shivatmaka and shivatma), who has the form of a child (balya-vapuh), whose form is auspicious (shiva-rupa-dhrik), who is dear to Lord Sadashiva (sadashiva-priya), who is the Supreme Lord (deva), who is worshiped by Lord Shiva (shiva-vandya), who is the auspiciousness of the universes (jagat-shiva), . . .
dharmo dharma-dhurinash ca
. . . who stays among the cows (go-madhya-vasi and go-vasi), who stays in the hearts of the gopas and gopis (gopa-gopi-mano-'ntara), who is religion (dharma), who is the leader of religion (dharma-dhurina), who is the form of religion (dharma-rupa), who maintains the earth (dhara-dhara), . . .
. . . who is famous (svoparjishtha-yashah and kirti-vardhana), whose form is full of bliss (nandi-rupaka), who gave transcendental knowledge to Devahuti (devahuti-jnana-data), who rejected sankhya and yoga (yoga-sankhya-nivartaka), . . .
. . . who pulled the life from Trinavarta (trinavarta-prana-hari), who broke the cart-demon Sakatasura (shakatasura-bhanjana), who killed Pralambasura (pralamba-hari), who kills His enemies (ripu-ha), who crushed Dhenukasura (dhenuka-mardana), . . .
kanka-ha kamsa-ha kamsa-
. . . who killed Arishtasura (arishta-nashana), who is inconceivable (acintya), who killed Keshi (keshi-ha and keshi-nashana), who killed Kanka (kanka-ha), who killed Kamsa (kamsa-ha and kamsa-nashana), who kills His enemies (ripu-nashana), . . .
darshi harshi priyam-vadah
. . . who gazes at the Yamuna's waves (yamuna-jala-kallola-darshi), who is happy (harshi), who speaks pleasing words (priyam-vada), who is independent (svacchanda-hari), who plays in the Yamuna's waters (yamuna-jala-hari), who is dear to the devotees (sura-priya), . . .
gopta garishtho gati-do
. . . who is playful (lila-dhrita-vapuh and keli-karaka), who maintains the earth (dharani-dhara), who is the great protector (gopta), who is the greatest (garishtha), who grants the goal of life (gati-da and gati-kari), who is the king of Gaya (gayeshvara), . . .
. . . who is handsome (shobha-priya), who is auspicious (shubha-kara), who is very handsome and glorious (vipula-shri-pratapana), who killed the Keshi demon (keshi-daitya-hara), who is generous (dani and data), who is the way to attain wealth and piety (dharmartha-sadhana), . . .
sarvajnah sugato buddho
. . . who made the three samas (tri-sama and trika-krit-sama), who resides in everyone's heart (sarvatma), who is a lamp that shines everywhere (sarva-dipana), who knows everything (sarvajna), who is graceful (sugata), who is wise (buddha), who assumes the form of Lord Buddha (bauddha-rupi), who rescues the people from distress (janardana), . . .
padma-nabho 'cyuto 'sitah
. . . who is the enemy of the demons (daityari), whose eyes are lotus flowers (pundarikaksha), whose navel is a lotus (padma-nabha), who is infallible (acyuta), who is dark (asita), whose eyes are lotus flowers (padmaksha), who is the lover of the goddess of fortune (padmaja-kanta), who has Garuda for a throne (garudasana-vigraha), . . .
. . . who is carried by Garuda (garutmata-dhara), who protects the cows (dhenu-palaka), who takes a nap (supta-vigraha), who kills sufferings (artiha), who kills sins (papaha), who acts in many different ways (aneha), who kills wealth (bhuti-ha), who makes wealth increase (bhuti-vardhana), . . .
nilah shvetah sitah krishno
. . . who is a desire tree (vancha-kalpa-druma), who is supremely intelligent (sakshan-medhavi), who carries a flag of Garuda (garuda-dhvaja), who is black (nila and krishna), who is white (shveta, sita, and gaura), who wears yellow garments (pitambara-cchada), . . .
. . . who kills the sufferings of His devotees (bhaktarti-nashana), who is glorified (girna), who is subtle (shirna), who is the oldest (jirna-tanu-cchada), who is dear to Bali Maharaja (bali-priya), who took Bali's offering (bali-hara), who increased Bali's devotion (bali-vardhana-tat-para), . . .
vamano vamadevash ca
. . . who is Vamana (vamana), who is Vamadeva (vamadeva), who is the enemy of the demons (daityari), whose eyes are lotus flowers (khanja-locana), who is the greatest (udirna), who is secretly present everywhere (sarvato-gopta), who is approached by ¨yoga (yoga-gamya), who is the oldest (puratana), . . .
. . . who is Narayana (narayana), who has a human form (nara-vapuh), who appears in the forms of Krishna and Arjuna (krishnarjuna-vapur-dhara), from whose navel the three worlds have come (tri-nabhi), who is served by the three worlds (tri-vritam-sevya), who is beyond duality (yugatita), who is by nature different from the jivas (yugatmaka), . . .
hamso hamsi hamsa-vapur
. . . who is a swan (hamsa, hamsi, hamsa-vapuh, and hamsa-rupi), who is kind (kripamaya), who stays in Lord Shiva's heart (haratmaka), who appears in the form of Lord Shiva (hara-vapuh), on whom Lord Shiva meditates with devotion (hara-bhavana-tat-para), . . .
. . . who loves religion (dharma-raga), who appears in the form of Yama (yama-vapuh), who appears in the form of Shiva (tripurantaka-vigraha), who is dear to Yudhishthira (yudhishthira-priya), who gave a kingdom in charity (rajya-data), who is the king of kings (rajendra-vigraha), . . .
yajna-bhug yajna-kari ca
. . . who stopped the indra-yajna (indra-yajna-hara), who lifted Govardhana Hill (govardhana-dhari), who is the master of words (giram-pati), who enjoyed the yajna (yajna-bhuk), who performed the yajna (yajna-kari), who brings auspiciousness (hitakari), who ends auspiciousness (hitantaka), . . .
. . . to whom Akrura bows down (akrura-vandya), who is present everywhere in the universe (vishva-dhruk), who has a horse's head (ashva-hari hayasyaka), who has a horse's neck (hayagriva), who has a smiling face (smita-mukha), who loves the gopis (gopi-kanta), who carries a red flag (aruna-dhvaja), . . .
mano-hari harir harih
. . . who has no equal or superior (nirasta-samyatishaya), who stays in everyone's heart (sarvatma), who destroys everything (sarva-khandana), who loves the gopis (gopi-priti-kara), who steals the gopis' hearts (gopi-mano-hari), who removes all that is inauspicious (hari), . . .
lakshmano bharato ramah
. . . who is Lakshmana (lakshmana), who is Bharata (bharata), who is Rama (rama), who is Shatrughna (shatrughna), whose form is dark (nila-rupaka), who gives transcendental knowledge to Hanuman (hanumaj-jnana-data, who is dear to Sita (janaki-vallabha), who is worshipable (giri), . . .
girer anga-dharo gopa-
. . . who has the form of a hill (giri-rupi), who is the master of a hill (giri-natha), who performed a yajna to worship a hill (giri-yajna-pravartaka), who lifted a hill (girer anga-dhara), who destroyed the sufferings of the gopas and gopis (gopa-gopi-go-tapa-nashana), . . .
. . . who is a boat to cross the ocean of repeated birth and death (bhavabdhi-pota), who brings auspiciousness (shubha-krit), who enjoys auspiciousness (shubha-bhuk), who increases auspiciousness (shubha-vardhana), who has handsome thighs (vararoha), whose face is charming (hari-mukha), who is restless as a frog (manduka-gati-lalasa), . . .
balako balako gunah
natho bhutatmakash ca sah
. . . who acts as a leader (netra-baddha-kriya), who is a cowherd boy (gopa-balaka), who is a boy (balaka), who is virtue (guna), who is dear to they who are oceans of virtue (gunarnava-priya), who is the Lord of the devotees (bhuta-natha), who stays in the devotees' hearts (bhutatmaka), . . .
indra-jid bhaya-data ca
gatir ishto gurur gatih
. . . who defeated Indra (indra-jit), who gives fear (bhaya-data), who is the master of Vedic sacrifices (yajusham-pati), who is the Lord of the waters (ap-pati), to whom the demigods bow down (girbana-vandya), who is the goal of the demigods (girbana-gati), who is the object of worship (ishta), who is the master (guru), who is the goal (gati), . . .
. . . for whom the mouths of four-faced Brahma were filled with prayers (caturmukha-stuti-mukha), who is served by Brahma and Narada (brahma-narada-sevita), whom Shiva worships in His heart (umakanta-dhiyaradhya), whose virtues are beyond counting (ganana-guna-simaka), . . .
. . . who is the path to the highest abode (simanta-marga), who is decorated with jasmine flowers (ganika-gana-mandala-sevita), who is a bumblebee drinking the lotus flowers of the gopis eyes (gopi-drik-padma-madhupa), who is the Lord of the gopis' eyes (gopi-drin-mandaleshvara), . . .
. . . who embraces the gopis (gopy-alingana-krit), who brings bliss to the gopis' hearts (gopi-hridayananda-karaka), who wears a peacock-feather crown (mayura-puccha-shikhara), who is decorated with bracelets and armlets (kankanangada-bhushana), . . .
. . . who is decorated with golden campaka flowers (svarna-campaka-sandola), who is decorated with golden anklets (svarna-nupura-bhushana), who is decorated with golden earrings (svarna-tatanka-karna), who is decorated with golden campaka flowers (svarna-campaka-bhushita), . . .
. . . who wears the exquisite king of jewels in the top of His crown (cudagrarpita-ratnendra-sara), who wears golden garments (svarnambara-cchada), whose arms reach to His knees (ajanu-bahu), whose face is handsome (sumukha), to whom the universe's father is devoted (jagaj-janana-tat-para), . . .
. . . who plays as a very restless child (bala-kridati-capala), who enjoys playing in Bhandiravana forest (bhandira-vana-nandana), who is a great palace (maha-shala), who is the leader of the Vedas (shruti-mukha), whose feet are served by the Ganga (ganga-carana-sevana), . . .
. . . fropm whose feet the Ganga's waters have come (gangambu-pada), from whose toenails the lord of waters has come (karajakara-toya-jaleshvara), who appears on the shore of the Gandaki river (gandaki-tira-sambhuta), who is struck by the Gandaki's waters (gandaki-jala-mardana), . . .
. . . who appears in the village of Shalagrama (shalagrama), who has the form of a stone (shala-rupi), who is an ornament decorating Lord Shiva (shashibhushana-bhushana), whose feet are moons (shashi-pada), whose nails are moons (shashi-nakha), who is most worthy (vararha), who is dear to the young gopis (yuvati-priya), . . .
. . . who gives spiritual love (prema-prada), who is attained by spiritual love (prema-labhya), whose love is boundless (bhaktyatita), who is the father (bhava-prada), who rests on Ananta (ananta-shayi), who created the waters (shava-krit), who rests (shayana), who is the husband of the queen of yoga (yoginishvara), . . .
. . . who took away the life of the demoness Putana (putana-sakuni-prana-haraka), who protects the worlds (bhava-palaka), who has all auspicious markings (sarva-lakshana-lakshanya), who is supremely opulent and glorious (lakshmiman), who is Lakshmana's elder brother (lakshmanagraja), . . .
. . . who ends everything (sarvanta-krit), who is hidden within everything (sarva-guhya), who is beyond everything (sarvatita) who puts an end to the demons (asurantaka), who eats a hearty breakfast (pratar-ashana-sampurna), who is garlanded with dust (dharani-renu-gunthita), . . .
ijyo mahejyah sarvejya
. . . who is supremely worshipable (ijya and mahejya), who is worshipable by all (sarvejya), who assumes the form of the Vedic sacrifices (ijya-rupi), who eats what is offered in the Vedic sacrifices (ijya-bhojana), who is devoted to they who offer the Vedic sacrifices (brahmarpana-para), who always loves they who light the sacred fire in Vedic sacrifices (nityam-brahmagni-priti-lalasa), . . .
. . . who is Kamadeva (madana), who is worshiped by Kamadeva (madanaradhya), who has assumed the form of Kamadeva (manomathana-rupaka), who has dark curly hair (nilancitakuncitaka), who is decorated by a host of boys (bala-vrindabhibhushita), . . .
. . . who is devoted to playing (stoka-krida-para), who always eats frugally (nityam-stoka-bhojana-tat-para), to whose feet Lalita, Vishakha and Shyamalata offer respectful obeisances (lalita-vishakha-shyamalata-vandita-padaka), . . .
. . . who is affectionate to the goddess of fortune (shrimati-priya-kari), whose feet are worshiped by the goddess of fortune (shrimatya pada-pujita), whose lotus feet are served by the goddess of fortune (shri-samsevita-padabja), who is an expert flutist (venu-vadya-visharada), . . .
. . . who holds a stick and a buffalo-horn bugle in His hand (shringa-vetra-kara), who is always fond of playing His buffalo-horn bugle (nityam-shringa-vadya-priya), who is Balarama's younger brother (balaramanuja), who is handsome and glorious (shriman), to whose feet Gajendra offers prayers (gajendra-stuta-padaka), . . .
. . . who carries a plow-weapon (halayudha), who wears yellow garments (pita-vasa), who wears blue garments (nilambara-paricchada), whose nose is like that of the king of elephants ¨(gajendra-vaktra), who is a great hero (heramba), who protects the gopis (lalana-kula-palaka), . . .
. . . who enjoys the rasa-dance pastime (rasa-krida-vinoda), who wears a necklace of the gopis' glances (gopi-nayana-haraka), who gives strength (bala-prada), who removes fear (vita-bhaya), who destroys the sufferings of His devotees (bhaktarti-parinashana), . . .
. . . who is dear to the devotees (bhakta-priya), who gives devotional service (bhakti-data), who was bound at the waist (damodara), who is the master of many elephants (ibhas-pati), who took Indra's pride away (indra-darpa-hara), who has no end (ananta), who is Nityananada (nityananda), who is spiritual (cid-atmaka), . . .
. . . who assumes the form of Shri Chaitanya (chaitanya-rupa), who is Shri Chaitanya (chaitanya and cetana), who has no material qualities (guna-varjita), who expertly acts as Advaita Acarya (advaitacara-nipuna), who is Advaita (advaita), who is the supreme leader (parama-nayaka), . . .
. . . who gives devotion to Shiva (shiva-bhakti-prada), who assumes the form of a devotee (bhakta), who stays in the devotees' hearts (bhaktanam-antarashaya), who is the most wise (vidvattama), who kills calamity (durgati-ha), who is saintly (punyatma), who protects the saintly (punya-palaka), . . .
jyeshthah shreshthah kanishthash ca
nishtho 'tishtha uma-patih
. . . who is the eldest (jyeshtha), who is the best (shreshtha), who is the smallest (kanishtha), who is faithful (nishtha), who is supreme (atishtha), who is Shiva, the husband of Uma (uma-pati), to whose feet the leaders of the dmeigods bow down (surendra-vandya-carana), who has no family (gotra-ha and gotra-varjita), . . .
. . . who is dear to Lord Narayana (narayana-priya), who rests on the Kaarana ocean (nara-shayi), who is served by Narada (narada-sevita), who is served by the cowherd boys (gopala-bala-samsevya), whose heart is always pure (sada-nirmala-manasa), . . .
. . . who is the mantra of mantras (manu-mantra), who is the king of mantras (mantra-pati), who is generous (dhata), who has no home (dhama-vivarjita), who created the earth (dhara-prada), who is patient and tolerant (dhriti-guna), who is the king of yogis (yogindra), who is a desire tree (kalpa-padapa), . . .
. . . whose form is full of great inconceivable bliss (acintyatishayananda-rupi), who is worshiped by the Pandavas (khandava-pujita), who took Shishupala''s life away (shishupala-prana-hari), who killed Dantavakra (dantavakra-nishudana), . . .
. . . who has no beginning (anadi), who is the first person (adi-purusha), who belongs to all families (gotri), who belongs to no family (gotra-vivarjita), who rescues one from all calamities (sarvapat-taraka), who is difficult to attain (durga), who puts an end to the families of the wicked demons (dushta-daitya-kulantaka), . . .
bhanur hanur dhanuh sthanuh
krishanuh kritanur dhanuh
. . . who is eternal (nirantara), who is the first of the pure (shuci-mukha), who is the light of the Nikumbha dynasty (nikumbha-kula-dipana), who is the sun (bhanu), who is death (hanu), who holds a bow (dhanuh), who is immutable (sthanu), who is fire (krishanu), who is expert (kritanu), . . .
. . . who is birth (januh), who is never born or subject to what follows from birth (janmadi-rahita), who has no family (jati-gotra-vivarjita), who extinguished a forest fire (davanala-nihanta), who is the enemy of the demons (danujari), who killed Bakasura (bakapaha), . . .
surabhir dugdha-po dugdha-
hari shaurih shucam-harih
. . . who is worshiped by Prahlada (prahlada-bhakta), who fulfills the desires of His devotees (bhakteshta-data), who kills the dynasties of the demons (danava-gotra-ha), who is a surabhi cow (surabhi), who drinks milk (dugdha-pa), who draws milk (dugdha-hari), who is descended from Maharaja Shura (shauri), who removes grief (shucam-hari), . . .
daityarih kaitabharish ca
. . . who fulfills desires (yatheshta-da), who is very easy to attain (ati-sulabha), who knows everything (sarvajna), whose faces are everywhere (sarvato-mukha), who is the demons' enemy (daityari), who is Kaitabha's enemy (kaitabhari), who is Kamsa's enemy (kamsari), who burns everything (sarva-tapana), . . .
dvi-bhujah shad-bhujo hy antar-
sheshah sheshadhinathash ca
. . . who has two arms (dvi-bhuja), who has six arms (shad-bhuja), whose arms are within everything (antar-bhuja), who is King Indra (matali-sarathi), who is Shesha (shesha), who is the master of Shesha (sheshadhinatha and sheshi), whose form rests on Shesha (sheshanta-vigraha), . . .
caturdha catur-atma ca
. . . who is a flag (ketu), who enjoys pastimes on the earth (dharitri-caritra), who has four forms (catur-murti), who has four abodes (catur-gati), who is four (caturdha and catur-atma), who creates four groups (catur-varga-pradayaka), . . .
data moksha-gurur dvijah
. . . who removes Kamadeva's pride (kandarpa-darpa-hari), who is eternal (nitya), whose every limb is handsome (sarvanga-sundara), who is the master of Indra (shacipati-pati), who is the leader (neta), who is generous (data), who is the teacher of liberation (moksha-guru), who is a brahmana (dvija), . . .
shridharah shrikarah shreshthah
patir gatir apam-gatih
. . . who destroys they who are independent of Him (hrita-sva-natha), who is the master of they who have no other master ¨(anathasya natha), who sits on Garuda (shri-garudasana), who maintains the goddess of fortune (shridhara), who hold all glories and opulences in His hand (shrikara), who is the best (shreshtha), who is the master (pati), who is the goal (gati), who is the Lord of the waters (apam-gati), . . .
. . . to whom everyone bows down (ashesha-vandya), He is the Supreme glorified in the Gita (gitatma and gita-gana-parayana), who is the splendor of the Gayatri mantra (gayatri-dhama), who grants auspiciousness (shubhada), who enjoys the highest bliss (velamoda-parayana), . . .
. . . who is the protector of wealth (dhanadi-pa), who is the master of families (kula-pati), who is the son of Vasudeva (vasudevatmaja), who kills His enemies (ari-ha), who is Brahma's only protector (ajaika-pat), who has thousands of eyes (sahasraksha), who is eternal (nityatma), whose form is eternal (nitya-vigraha), . . .
nityah sarvagatah sthanur
ajo 'gnir giri-nayakah
. . . who is eternal (nitya), who is all-pervading (sarvagata), who is immutable (sthanu), who is unborn (aja), who is fire (agni), who is the leader of the great (giri-nayaka), who is the leader of the earth (go-nayaka), who destroys grief (shoka-hanta), who is the enemy of lust (kamari), who is a lamp of spiritual desires (kama-dipana), . . .
. . . who has conquered Himself (vijitatma), who is independent ¨(vidheyatma), who stays in Shiva's heart (somatma), who assumes Shiva's form (soma-vigraha), who assumes the forms of the planets (graha-rupi), who watches over the planets (grahadhyaksha), who destroys the planets (graha-mardana-karaka), . . .
. . . who is an ascetic (vaikhanasa), who is saintly (punya-jana), who is the beginning of the universes (jagad-adi), who is the Lord of the universes (jagat-pati), who is glorious as a blue lotus (nilendivara-bha), whose form is blue (nila-vapuh), who destroyed Kamadeva's body (kamanga-nashana), . . .
krishah krisha-tanur nijah
naigameyo 'gni-putrash ca
. . . who has the seed of desires (kama-bijanvita), who is the greatest (sthula), who is the smallest (krisha), whose form is slender (krisha-tanu), who is independent (nija), who is described in the Vedas (naigameya), who is Agni's son (agni-putra), who is Karttikeya (shan-matura), who is Shiva (uma-pati), . . .
simho harindrah keshindra-
. .. who watches the yogis (manduka-veshadhyaksha), who kills the demons (nakula-nashana), who is a lion (simha), who is the king of elephants (harindra), who killed the king of horses (keshindra- hanta), who removes distress (tapa-nivarana), . . .
shivah sarva uma-patih
. . . whose feet are served by the king of mountains (girindraja-pada-sevya), whose heart is always pure (sada-nirmala-manasa), who is dear ot Sadashiva (sadashiva-priya), who is the Supreme Lord, (deva), who is Shiva (shiva and uma-pati), who is everything (sarva), . . .
shiva-bhakto giram adih
. . . who is worshiped by Shiva (shiva-bhakta and shivaradhya), who is the beginning of words (giram-adi), who is the master of the universes (jagad-guru), who is dear to Shiva (shiva-priya), who is Shiva (nila-kantha and shiti-kantha), who is Usha's husband (usha-pati), . . .
. . . who is Pradyumna's son (pradyumna-putra), who is honest (nishatha), who is dishonest (shatha), who takes away the wealth of the dishonest (shatha-dhanapaha), who is fond of incense (dhupa-priya), who gives incense (dhupa-data) who is fragrant with guggulu and aguru incense (guggulv-aguru-dhupita), . . .
. . . who wears blue garments (nilambara), who wears yellow garments (pita-vasa), who wears red and white garments (rakta-shveta-paricchada), who is the moon (nisha-pati), who is the sun (diva-natha), who protects the devas and brahmanas (deva-brahmana-palaka), . . .
. . . who is Shiva (uma-priya), who enchants the hearts of the yogis (yogi-mano-hari), who is decorated with necklaces (hara-vibhushita), to whose lotus feet the king of birds bows (khagendra-vandya-padabja), who turns from the sufferings that are material happiness (sevatapa-paran-mukha), . . .
seva-priyo nirgunash ca
. . . who gives the greatest benefit (parartha-da), who is the supreme master (para-pati), who is greater than the greatest (parat-paratara), who is the master (guru), who is pleased by devotional service (seva-priya), who has no material qualities (nirguna), who has spiritual qualities (sa-guna), whose handsomeness is described in the Vedas (shruti-sundara), . . .
divah patir brihad-bhanuh
. . . who is the master of the demigods (devadhideva and devesha), who is worshiped by the demigods (deva-pujya), who is the master of the spiritual world (diva-pati and divah pati), who is most splendid (brihad-bhanu), who fulfills the desires of His servants (sevitepsita-dayaka), . .
. . . who resides in Gotama's ashrama (gotamashrama-vasi), who is Gotama Muni (gotama), who is served by the goddess of fortune (shri-nishevita), who wears saffron garments (raktambara-dhara), who is glorious (divya), whose lotus feet are worshiped by the goddess of fortune (devi-padabja-pujita), . . .
. . . who gives the goal of life to His servants (sevitartha-pradata), who is served by Parvati (seva-sevya-girindraja), who enjoys pastimes in Brahma's heart (dhatur-mano-vihari), who is the creator (vidhata), who is greater than Brahma (dhatur-uttama), . . .
. . . who destroys ignorance (ajnana-hanta), to whom the kings of knowledge bow (jnanendra-vandya), to whom the kings of spiritual wealth bow (vandya-dhanadhipa), who is the Lord of the waters (apam-pati), who is the ocean (jala-nidhi), who is the master of the earth (dhara-pati), who is everything (asheshaka), . . .
. . . to whom the leaders of the demigods bow (devendra-vandya), who stays in the peoples' hearts (lokatma), who is the heart of the three worlds (trilokatma), who protects the three worlds (trilokapat), who is generous to the gopas (gopala-dayaka), who is fragrant (gandha-prada), who is served by the Guhyakas (guhyaka-sevita), . . .
prakriteh para ujjvalah
. . . who is beyond the three modes of nature (nirguna), who is beyond the purusha-avatara (purushatita), who is beyond the world of matter (prakriteh para), who is glorious (ujjvala), who is Karttikeya (karttikeya), who stole nectar (amrita-harta), who is the enemy of a serpent (nagari), who removed the serpent (naga-haraka), . . .
yashasvi vigatasi ca
. . . who rests on the king of serpents (nagendra-shayi), who is the master of the earth (dharani-pati), who has a form as Aditi's son (aditya-rupaka), who is famous (yashasvi), who has no material desires (vigatasi), who is the king of Kurukshetra (kurukshetradhipa), who is the moon (shashi), . . .
. . . who is the enemy of Shashaka (shashakari), whose actions are auspicious (shubhacara), who is served by the demiogds (girbana-gana-sevita), who grants the goal of life (gati-prada), who is Nara's friend (nara-sakha), who is cooling (shitalatma), who is the Lord of fame (yashah-pati), . . .
. . . who defeats His enemies (vijitari), who is the supreme witness (ganadhyaksha), who is the heart of yoga (yogatma), who is the protector of yoga (yoga-palaka), who is served by the leaders of the demigods (devendra-sevya), who removes the sins of the leaders of the demigods (devendra-papa-hari), who is wealthy with fame (yasho-dhana), . . .
. . . who is the wealth of they who own nothing but Him (akincana-dhana), who is handsome and glorious (shriman) who is limitless (ameyatma), who lifted a great hill (mahadri-dhrik), who annihilates the worlds (maha-pralaya-kari), who is Shri Chaitanya, Shaci's son (shaci-suta), who gives victory (jaya-prada), . . .
. . . who is the Lord of the people (janeshvara), who is the forms of all the Brahmas (sarva-vidhi-rupi), who protects the brahmanas (brahmana-palaka), who sits on a throne (simhasana-nivasi), who is not unconscious (cetanarahita), who is auspicious (shiva), . . .
. . . who brings auspiciousness (shiva-prada), who destroyed Daksha's yajna (daksha-yajna-hanta), who stopped Bhrigu (bhrigu-nivaraka), who was a whirlpool of fear for Virabhadra (virabhadra-bhayavarta), who is time (kala), who can never be harmed (parama-nirvrana), . . .
. . . who was tied to a grinding mortar (udukhala-nibandha), who is grief personified (shokatma), who kills grief (shoka-nashana), who is self-born (atma-yoni and svayam-jato), who removes the sins of the ascetics (vaikhanah-papa-haraka), . . .
. . . who gives fame (kirti-prada and kirti-data), whom Gajendra worshiped with his trunk (gajendra-bhuja-pujita), who resides in everyone's heart (sarvantaratma and sarvatma), who is liberation personified (moksha-rupi), who has no need for weapons (nirayudha), who gave transcendental knowledge to Uddhava (uddhava-jnana-data), and who broke the two arjuna trees (yamalarjuna-bhanjana).
ity etat kathitam devi
sahasram nama cottamam
adi-devasya vai vishnor
O goddess, now I have spoken the thousand names of the Supreme Lord, Vishnu, who becomes a child.
The Result of Hearing
yah pathet pathayed vapi
shrinuyat shravayita va
kim phalam labhate devi
vaktum nasti mama priye
What result does one attain who reads, makes someone else read, hears, or makes someone else hear these names? O goddess, O beloved, I do not have the power to say.
Texts 2 and 3
dvadashyam paurnamasyam va
paksha-dvaye ca samprapya
hari-vasaram eva ca
ya pathet shrinuyad vapi
na janus tasya vidyate
satyam satyam maheshani
satyam satyam na samshayah
A person who on Dvadashi, the full-moon day, Saptami, Sunday, the two Pakshas, or on Ekadashi reads or hears these names does not take birth again. O goddess, this is the truth. It is the truth. It is the truth. It is the truth. Do not doubt it.
ekadashyam shucir bhutva
sevya bhaktir hare shubha
naro mucyeta patakat
A person who on Ekadashi becomes clean, engages in auspicious service to Lord Hari, and hears these thousand names, is rescued from hell.
natah parataram stotram
natah parataro manuh
natah parataro devo
yugeshv api catuhsv api
No prayer is greater than this. No mantra is greater. In the four yugas no Deity is greater than He.
hari-bhakteh para nasti
vaishnavebhyah param nasti
pranebhyo 'pi priya mama
O daughter of the king of mountains, a host of liberations is not greater than devotion to Lord Hari. No one is greater than the Vaishnavas. To Me they are more dear than life.
Texts 7 and 8
vaishnaveshu ca sango me
sada bhavatu sundari
yasya vamshe kvacid daivad
bhavet tad-vamshake ye ye
purve syuh pitaras tatha
bhavanti nirmalas te hi
yanti nirvanatam hare
O beautiful one, I pray that I may always have the Vaishnavas' association. In a family where a renounced Vaishnava takes birth all the ancestors become purified. They attain liberation in the world of Lord Hari.
bahuna kim ihoktena
vaishnavanam tu darshanat
papinah syur na samshayah
What more can I say? By seeing a Vaishnava, the sinful become pure and sinless. Of this there is no doubt.
kalau baleshvaro devah
kalau gangaiva kevala
kalau nasty eva nasty eva
nasty eva gatir anyatha
In Kali-yuga the boy Krishna is the Deity. In Kali-yuga the Ganga is the river. In Kali-yuga there is no other, no other, no other way.
vyaso vadaty akhila-shastra-nirdesha-karta
shrinvan shukam muni-ganeshu surarshi-varyah
After from Shuka hearing it, Vyasa, the best of Surarshis and the author of all the scriptures, spoke to the sages this desire-tree prayer of the thousand names of Shri Bala-Krishna.
para maharshayah sarve
naradam dandake vane
jijnasanti sma bhaktya ca
In the Dandaka forest all the great sages with great devotion asked Narada about these thousand names of Lord Gopala.
Texts 13 and 14
namnah sahasram paramam
shrinu devi samasatah
namnah sahasrakam priye
kalau baleshvaro devah
kalau vrindavanam vanam
O goddess, please hear all of these thousand names. O beloved, when these thousand names of Lord Bala-Krishna are heard the sin of killing a brahmana, and all other sins as well, perish. In Kali-yuga Bala-Krishna is the Deity. In Kali-yuga Vrindavana is the forest.
kalau ganga mukti-datri
kalau gita para gatih
nasti yajnadi karyani
harer namaiva kevalam
kalau vimuktaye nrinam
nasty eva gatir anyatha
In Kali-yuga the Ganga is the giver of liberation. In Kali-yuga the Gita is the supreme song. The Vedic sacrifices are not to be performed. In Kali-yuga only the chanting of Lord Hari's holy name gives liberation. There is no other way.