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Shri Nanda-Nandanashtakam

An ancient prayer by an unknown Vaishnava author

 

sucaru-vaktra-mandalam sukarna-ratna-kundalam

sucarcitanga-candanam namami nanda-nandanam (1)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, whose face is extremely lovely, from whose

beautiful ears hang jewelled earrings, and whose entire body is anointed with fragrant

candana.

 

sudirgha-netra-pankajam shikhi-shikhanda-murdhajam

ananga-koti-mohanam namami nanda-nandanam (2)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, whose elongated eyes are beautiful like a

fully-bloomed lotus, the top of whose head is exquisitely adorned with peacock

feathers, and who enchants millions of Cupids (Kamadevas).

 

sunasikagra-mauktikam svacchanda-danta-panktikam

navambudanga-cikkanam namami nanda-nandanam (3)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, from whose beautiful nose hangs an elephantpearl,

whose teeth are brilliantly shining, and whose bodily complexion is more

beautiful and lustrous than a fresh raincloud.

 

karena venu-ranjitam gati-karindra-ganjitam

dukula-pita-shobhanam namami nanda-nandanam (4)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, whose lotus hands hold the flute, whose

lingering gait defeats even that of an intoxicated elephant, and whose dark limbs are

beautified by a yellow dhoti.

 

tri-bhanga-deha-sundaram nakha-dyuti-sudhakaram

amulya-ratna-bhushanam namami nanda-nandanam (5)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, whose threefold bending posture is exquisitely

elegant, the effulgence of whose toe-nails puts to shame even the moon, and who

wears invaluable jewels and ornaments.

 

sugandha-anga-saurabham uro-viraji-kaustubham

sphurac-chrivatsa-lanchanam namami nanda-nandanam (6)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, whose body exudes an extraodinarily

enchanting fragrance and upon whose broad chest the kaustubha gem shines together

with the mark of Shrivatsa.

 

vrindavana-sunagaram vilasanuga-vasasam

surendra-garva-mocanam namami nanda-nandanam (7)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, Vrindavana’s expert lover who dresses in a

manner that enhances His charming, playful pastimes, and who pulverised the pride

of Indra.

 

vrajangana-sunayakam sada sukha-pradayakam

jagan-manah pralobhanam namami nanda-nandanam (8)

 

I offer pranama to Shri Nanda-nandana, who as the lover of the Vraja gopis perpetually

delights them and who enchants the minds of all living entities.

 

shri-nanda-nandanashtakam pathed yah shraddhayanvitah

tared bhavabdhim dustaram labhet tad-anghri-yugmakam (9)

 

Whoever regularly recites this Shri Nanda-nandanashtakam with deep faith will easily

cross the seemingly insurmountable ocean of material existence and attain eternal

residence at the lotus feet of Shri Nanda-nandana.