Prayers to Lord Krishna


smrite sakala-kalyana
bhajanam yatra jayate
purusham tam ajam nityam
vrajami sharanam harim

"I take shelter of Lord Hari, who is the unborn, eternal Supreme Personality of Godhead. Upon remembering Him, a reservoir of all auspiciousness is produced."

(Om) yam brahma vedanta-vido vadanti
pare pradhanam purusham tathanye
vishvodgateh karanam ishvaram va
tasmai namo vighna-vinashaya

"Obeisances unto Him who is the destroyer of all obstacles, who the knowers of Vedanta describe as the Supreme Brahman, and who others describe as the pradhana, or totality of mundane elements. Some describe Him as the supreme male person, or purusha, while others describe Him as the Supreme Lord and the cause of the creation of the universe." (Vishnu Purana)

om tad vishnoh paramam padam sada
pashyanti surayo diviva chakshur-atatam
tad vipraso vipanyavo jagrivamsaha
samindhate vishnor yat paramam padam

"Just as the sun's rays in the sky are extended to the mundane vision, so in the same way the wise and learned devotees always see the supreme abode of Lord Vishnu. Because those highly praiseworthy and spiritually awake brahmanas are able to see the spiritual world, they are also able to reveal that supreme abode of Lord Vishnu." (Rig Veda 1.22.20)

om krishno vai sac-cid-ananda-ghanaha krishna adi-purushaha
krishnaha purushottamaha krishno ha u karnadi-mulam krishnaha sa
ha sarvaih karyaha krishnaha kasham-krid-adisha-mukha-prabhu
pujyaha krishno 'nadis tasminn ajandantar-bahye yan
mangalam tal labhate kriti

"Lord Krishna is the color of a new rain cloud, therefore He is compared to a transcendental cloud full of eternity, bliss and cognizance. He is the original and supreme person. He is the origin of all activities and the one and only Lord of all. He is the worshipful Lord of the best of demigods, the controller of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Krishna is without any beginning. Whatever auspiciousness is found within or beyond this universe the devotee obtains in Krishna alone" (Rig Veda, Krishna Upanishad)

(Om) madhavo madhavo vaci
madhavo madhavo hridi
smaranti sadhavaha sarve
sarva-karyeshu madhavam

"Lord Madhava is in one's words and Lord Madhava is in one's heart. All the saintly persons remember Lord Madhava, the husband of the goddess of fortune, in all their undertakings." (Narasimha Purana)

(Om) svasti no govindah svasti no 'cyutanantau
svasti no vasudvo vishnur dadhatu
svasti no narayano naro vai
svasti nah padmanabhaha puroshottamo dadhatu
svasti no vishvakseno vishveshvaraha
svasti no hrishikesho harir dadhatu
svasti no vainateyo harih
svasti no 'njana-suto hanur bhagavato dadhatu
svasti svasti sumangalaih kesho mahan
shri-krishnaha sac-cid-ananda-ghanaha sarveshvareshvaro dadhatu

"May Lord Govinda, Acyuta, Ananta Shesha, Vasudeva and Lord Vishnu bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Nara-Narayana, Padmanabha and Purushottama bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Vishvaksena, the Lord of the universe, Hrishikesh and Lord Hari bestow auspiciousness upon us. May Garuda and the son of Anjana, who is the great devotee of Lord Rama, Hanuman, bestow auspiciousness upon us. May the great and only Lord of auspiciousness, Sri Krishna, who is like a transcendental cloud full of eternity, knowledge and bliss and who is the Lord of all the demigods, bestow upon us all prosperity and auspiciousness." (Rig Veda, Krishna Upanishad)

karotu svasti me krishnaha
sarva-lokeshvareshvaraha
karshnadayash cha kurvantu
svasti me loka-pavanaha

"May Lord Krishna, the Lord of the demigods, the presiding controller of all the worlds, bestow auspiciousness upon me. May His devotees, who are the saviors of all people, bestow benedictions of auspiciousness upon me." (Sammohana Tantra)

krishno mamaiva sarvatra
svasti kuryat shriya samam
tathaiva cha sada karshnihi
sarva-vighna-vinashanaha

"May Lord Krishna along with His beloved Radha bring about prosperity and auspiciousness at all times. In the same way may the devotee of Krishna, who is able to destroy all obstacles, always bring about auspiciousness." (Vishnu Yamala Samhita)

 

Atharva Vediya Gopala-tapani Upanishad, Purva Vibhaga,
verses 36-47

om namo vishva-rupaya
vishva-sthity-anta-hetave
vishveshvaraya vishvaya
govindaya namo namaha

"Lord Brahma, speaking to the great sages and saints, prayed to Lord Krishna as follows: I offer my humble obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is the giver of pleasure to the cows, whose external form is the form of the universe, who is the cause of the maintenance and dissolution of the material universe, and who is the Lord of the universe."

namo vijnana-rupaya
paramananda-rupine
krishnaya gopi-nathaya
govindayah namo namah

"I offer my obeisances to Lord Krishna, who is the giver of pleasure to the cows, who is the Lord of the gopis and who is the embodiment of unlimited knowledge and the highest bliss."

namah kamala-netraya
namah kamala-maline
namah kamal-nabhaya
kamala-pataye namaha

"I offer my obeisances to Krishna, who possesses lotus-petal eyes, who wears a garland of sweet-smelling lotus flowers, who has a lotus navel and who is the Lord of the gopis, who are as beautiful as lotus flowers."

barhapidabhiramaya
ramayakuntha-medhase
rama-manasa-hamsaya
govindaya namo namaha

"I offer my obeisances to Lord Govinda, who looks very beautiful wearing a peacock feather upon His head. His plenary expansion is Lord Ramachandra, His intelligence is eternal and ever-fresh, and He is the swan that swims in the mind of Lakshmi-devi."

kamsa-vamsha-vinashaya
keshi-chanura-ghatine
vrishabha-dhvaja-vandyaya
partha-sarathaye namaha

"I offer my obeisances unto Krishna, who is the destroyer of the dynasties of demons headed by King Kamsa. He is the slayer of the Keshi demon and the wrestler Chanura. He is offered prayers by Lord Shiva, whose chariot flag is marked with the insignia of Nandi, the bull, and He is the chariot driver of the son of Pritha, Arjuna."



venu-vadana-shilaya
gopalayahi-mardine
kalindi-kula-lolaya
lola-kundala-dharine

"I offer my obeisances to Krishna, who is accustomed to playing on a flute, who is the protector of the cows and the chastiser of the Kaliya serpent. He is fond of wandering here and there on the banks of the Yamuna and He is beautified by wearing swinging earrings."

ballavi-vadanambhoja-
maline nritya-shaline
namah pranata-palaya
shri-krishnaya namo namaha

"I offer my obeisances again and again unto Shri Krishna, who wears a garland of kisses from the lotus mouths of the gopis. He is conversant with the art of dancing and is the protector of the surrendered souls."

namah papa-pranashaya
govardhana-dharaya cha
putana-jivitantaya
trinavartasu-harine

"I offer my obeisances unto Lord Krishna, who is the destroyer of the sins of the fallen souls. He is the lifter of Govardhan Hill, He brought about the end to the life of Putana and He took away the life of the demon Trinavarta."



nishkalaya vimohaya
shuddhayashuddha-vairine
advitiyaya mahate
shri-krishnaya namo namaha

"I offer my humble obeisances again and again unto the great Lord Krishna, who is beyond the illusion of maya and from whom that illusion comes. He is the supreme pure, the enemy of the demons and is one without a second."

prasida paramananda
prasida parameshvara
adhi-vyadhi-bhujangena
dashtam mam uddhara prabho

"O Supreme Lord, O reservoir of the highest pleasure, be pleased upon me. I have been bitten by the poisonous snake of mental and bodily miseries. Therefore, O Lord, please deliver me."

shri-krishna rukmini-kanta
gopi-jana-manohara
samsara-sagare magnam
mam uddhara jagad-guro

"O Lord Krishna, O lover of Rukmini, O attractor of the minds of the gopis, please uplift me, for I am immersed in the ocean of birth and death, O spiritual preceptor of the universe."

keshava klesha-harana
narayana janardana
govinda paramananda
mam samuddhara madhava

"O Lord Keshava, O destroyer of the three-fold miseries, O only refuge of all souls, O destroyer of the Jana demons, O Govinda, O reservoir of pleasure, please uplift me who am fallen, O husband of the goddess of fortune."

he krishna karuna-sindho
dina-bandho jagat-pate
gopesha gopika-kanta
radha-kanta namo 'stu te

"O my dear Krishna, You are the friend of the distressed, the ocean of mercy, and the Lord of creation. You are the master of the cowherdsmen and the lover of the gopis, especially Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You."

Mere Man Mandir

This song prays that Lord Krishna, Giridhari, the lifter of Govardhan Hill, will appear to us in the temple (mandir) of our mind (man).

Mere man mandir mein ek bar tum a jao Giridhari
Giridhari Banavari
Manmohan kunjavihari pyare a jao Giridhari

O Giridhari! I am begging You to enter, just once, into the temple of my mind. O Giridhari, O Banavari, You who reside in the groves of Vrindavan and attract our minds towards You. O beloved Giridhari, please come to me.

Bahut bar he ter lagai
karuna nainan mein ghir ai
ye roya ek dukhari pyare a jao Giridhari

So many times have I called out to You with eyes over-flowing with tears. This most unhappy person is pleading before You. So please, O beloved Giridhari, please come to me.

mag johat ankhiyan pathrai
dar dar par maya takarai
ye dekho dasha hamari pyare a jao Giridhari

Simply waiting for You my eyes have become weary. Maya is attacking me at every step. Just see my pitiable condition, O beloved Giridhari, and please come to me.

thori kripa idhar barsao
prem boond pyase ko pao
mein aya ek bhikhari pyare a jao Giridhari

Please shower some of Your mercy here also. Being extremely thirsty, let me drink just a drop of your love. I am nothing but a beggar, begging from you. O beloved Giridhari, please come to me.

bhaint nahin mein kuch bhi laya
khali nath tere dar aya
mein tera prem pujari pyare a jao Giridhari

I have brought You no gifts, my Lord, and have come empty-handed at Your doorstep. I worship You with my love, so O beloved Giridhari, please come to me.

pyar karo chahe thukara do
pas bulao dur bhaga do
mein sab vidhi sharon tihari pyare a jao Giridhari

You are free to love me or reject me. You may call me near or You may send me away. In any condition of life, I am a soul surrendered unto You, please, O beloved Giridhari, please come to me.


Sri Dasavatara-stotra

These are verses glorifying the ten main incarnations of Lord Keshava, Krishna, from the Gita-Govinda. These show that Lord Krishna is the source of all other incarnations of God.

By Jayadeva Gosvami

(1)
pralaya-payodhi-jale dhritavan asi vedam
vihita-vahitra-charitram akhedam
keshava dhrita-mina-sharira jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a fish. All glories to You. You easily acted as a boat in the form of a giant fish just to give protection to the Vedas, which had become immersed in the turbulent sea of devastation.

(2)
kshitir iha vipulatare tishthati tava prishthe
dharani-dharana-kina-chakra-garishthe
keshava dhrita-kurma-sharira jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a tortoise. All glories to You. In this incarnation as a divine tortoise the great Mandara Mountain rests upon your gigantic back as a pivot for churning the ocean of milk. From holding up the huge mountain a large scar-like depression is put in Your back, which has become most glorious.

(3)
vasati dashana-shikhare dharani tava lagna
shashini kalanka-kaleva nimagna
Keshava dhrita-shukara-rupa jaya jagasihsa hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a boar. All glories to You. The earth, which had become immersed in the Garbhodaka Ocean at the bottom of the universe, sits fixed upon the tip of Your tusk like a spot upon the moon.

(4)
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-shringam
dalita-hiranyakashipu-tanu-bhringam
keshava dhrita-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion. All glories to You. Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one's fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasp-like demon Hiranyakashipu has been ripped away by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.

 

(5)
chalayasi vikramane balim adbhuta-vamana
pada-nakha-nira-janita-jana-pavana
keshava dhrita-vamana-rupa jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a dwarf-brahmana. All glories to You. O wonderful dwarf, by Your massive steps You deceive King Bali, and by the Ganges water that has emanated from the nails of Your lotus feet, You deliver all living beings within this world.

(6)
kshatriya-rudhira-maye jagad-apagata-papam
snapayasi payasi shamita-bhavan-tapam
keshava dhrita-bhrigupati-rupa jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Bhrigupati [Parashurama]. All glories to You. At Kurukshetra You bathe the earth in the rivers of blood from the bodies of the demoniac kshatriyas [rulers] that You have slain. The sins of the world are washed away by You, and because of You people are relieved from the blazing fire of material existence.

(7)
vitarasi dikshu rane dik-pati-kamaniyam
dasha-mukha-mauli-balim ramaniyam
keshava-dhrita-rama-sharira jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Ramachandra. All glories to you. In the battle of Lanka You destroy the ten-headed demon Ravana and distribute his heads as a delightful offering to the presiding deities of the ten directions, headed by Indra. This action was long desired by all of them, who were much harassed by this monster.

(8)
vahasi vapushi vishade vasanam jaladabham
hala-hati-bhiti-milita-yamunabham
keshava dhrita-haladhara-rupa jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Balarama, the wielder of the plow. All glories to You. On Your brilliant white body You wear garments the color of a fresh blue rain cloud. These garments are colored like the beautiful dark hue of the River Yamuna, who feels great fear due to the striking of Your plowshare.

(9)
nindasi jajna-vidher ahaha shruti-jatam
sadaya-hridaya darshita-pashu-ghatam
keshava dhrita-buddha-sharira jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Buddha. All glories to You. O Buddha of compassionate heart, you descry the slaughtering of poor animals performed according to the rules of Vedic sacrifice.

(10)
mleccha-nivaha-nidhane kalayasi karavalam
dhumaketum iva kim api karalam
keshava dhrita-kalki-sharira jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Kalki. All glories to You. You appear like a comet and carry a terrifying sword for bringing about the annihilation of the wicked barbarian men at the end of Kali-yuga.

(11)
shri-jayadeva-kaver idam uditam udaram
shrinu sukha-dam shubha-dam bhava-saram
keshava dhrita-dasha-vidha-rupa jaya jagadisha hare

O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed these ten different forms of incarnation. All glories to You. O readers, please hear this hymn of the poet Jayadeva, which is most excellent, an awarder of happiness, a bestower of auspiciousness, and is the best thing in this dark world.

(12)
vedan uddharate jaganti vahate bhu-golam udbibhrate
daityam darayate balim chalayate kshatra-kshayam kurvate
paulastyam jayate halam kalayate karunyam atanvate
mlecchan murchayate dashakriti-krite krishnaya tubhyam namaha

O Lord Krishna, I offer my obeisances unto You, who appear in the forms of these ten incarnations. In the form of Matsya You rescue the Vedas, and as Kurma You bear the Mandara Mountain on Your back. As Varaha You lift the earth with your tusk, and in the form of Narasimha you tear open the chest of the daitya Hiranyakashipu. In the form of Vamana You trick the daitya king Bali by asking him for only three steps of land, and then You take away the whole universe from him by expanding your steps. As Parashurama you slay all of the wicked kshatriyas, and as Ramachandra You conquer the rakshasa king Ravana. In the form of Balarama You carry a plow with which You subdue the wicked and draw toward you the River Yamuna. As Lord Buddha You show compassion toward all the living beings suffering in this world, and at the end of the Kali-yuga You appear as Kalki to bewilder the mlecchas [degraded low-class men].

 

108 Names of Krishna

OM SHRI KRISHNAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Lord Shri Krishna

OM KAMALA NATHAYA NAMAHA
To Kamala's (Goddess Lakshmi's) spouse

OM VAASUDEVAYA NAMAHA
To Vasudeva (Vasudev's son, Krishna)

OM SANATANAYA NAMAHA
To the Eternal One

OM VASUDEVAYA NAMAHA
To the Son of Vasudeva

OM PUNYAYA NAMAHA
To the Meritorious One

OM LILA-MANUSHA-VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA
To Him who has assumed a human form to perform His pastimes

OM SHRIVATSA KAUSTHUBHA-DHARAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who wears the Shri Vatsa (representing Shri Lakshmi) and the Kaustubha gem

OM YASHODA-VATSALAYA NAMAHA
To Mother Yashoda's darling child

OM HARAYE NAMAHA
To Shri Hari

OM CHATURBHUJATTA-CHAKRASI-GADA-SHANKADHYAYUDHAYA NAMAHA
To the Four-armed One who carries the weapons of disc, conch and club

OM DEVAKI NANDANAYA NAMAHA
To Mother Devaki's son

OM SHRISAYA NAMAHA
To the abode of Shri (Lakshmi)

OM NANDAGOPA PRIYATMAJAYA NAMAHA
To Nanda Gopa's darling child

OM YAMUNAVEGA SAMHARINE NAMAHA
To the Lord who destroyed the speed of the river Yamuna

OM BALABHADRA PRIYANUJAYA NAMAHA
To Balabhadra's (Balarama's) dear younger brother

OM PUTANA JIVITA HARAYA NAMAHA
To the Destroyer of the demoness Putana

OM SHAKATASURA BHANJANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who destroyed the demon Sakatasura

OM NANDAVRAJA JANA NANDINE NAMAHA
To the Lord who brought great happiness to Nanda and the people of Vraja

OM SACHIDANANDA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who is the embodiment of Existence, Awareness and Bliss

OM NAVANITA VILIPTANGAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord whose body is smeared with butter

OM NAVANITA NATAYA NAMAHA
To the One who danced to get butter

OM ANAGHAYA NAMAHA
To the sinless One

OM NAVANITA NAVAHARAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who invented a new form of food-butter
(because He consumed large quantities of it)

OM MUCHUKUNDA PRASADAKAYA NAMAHA
to the Lord who blessed (gave salvation) to King Muchukunda

OM SHODASHA STHRI SAHASRESHAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of sixteen thousand wives

OM TRIBHANGI LALITAKRITAYE NAMAHA
To the Lord who poses bent in three places

OM SUKAVAG AMRITABHDHINDAVE NAMAHA
To the ocean of nectar in the form of Sukadeva's words (spoken as Srimad-Bhagavatam)

OM GOVINDAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of the cows

OM YOGINAM PATAYE NAMAHA
To the Lord of the yogis

OM VATSA VATACHARAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who roamed (in Vrindavana) with the company of calves and friendly cowherd boys

OM ANANTAYA NAMAHA
To the Infinite One

OM DHENUKASURA MARDANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who killed the demon Dhenukasura

OM TRINIKRITA TRINAVARTAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who destroyed the whirlwind demon Trinavarta

OM YAMALARJUNA BHANJANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who broke the two Yamalarjuna trees

OM UTTALA TALABHETTRE NAMAHA
To the Lord who broke the huge trees

OM TAMALA SHYAMALA KRITAYE NAMAHA
To the Lord who is a beautiful as the dark Tamala tree

OM GOPA GOPISHVARAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of Gopas and Gopis

OM YOGINE NAMAHA
To the greatest Yogi

OM KOTI SURYA SAMAPRABHAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who is as lustrous as a million suns

OM ILAPATAYE NAMAHA
To the Lord of the Earth

OM PARASMAI JYOTISHE NAMAHA
To the One who is the Supreme Light

OM YADAVENDRAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of the Yadavas

OM YADUDVAHAYA NAMAHA
To the Leader of the Yadus

OM VANAMALINE NAMAHA
To the Lord who wears a sylvan garland

OM PITA VASASE NAMAHA
To the Lord who wears yellow robes

OM PARIJATAPA HARAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who removed the parijatha flower (from India's garden)

OM GOVARDHANACHALO DHARTRE NAMAHA
To the Lord who lifted Govardhan Hill

OM GOPALAYA NAMAHA
To the protector of cows

OM SARVA PALAKAYA NAMAHA
To the protector of all beings

OM AJAYA NAMAHA
To the all-victorious Lord

OM NIRANJANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who is untainted

OM KAMA JANAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who generates desires in the worldly-minded

OM KANCHA LOCHANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who has beautiful eyes

OM MADHUGHNE NAMAHA
To the Lord who killed the demon Madhu

OM MATHURA NATHAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of the holy place of Mathura

OM DVARAKA NAYAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of Dwaraka

OM BALINE NAMAHA
To the all-powerful Lord

OM BRINDAVANANTA SANCARINE NAMAHA
To the Lord who roamed around Vrindavana

OM TULASIDAMA BHUSHANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who adorns Himself with tulasi leaf garlands

OM SYAMANTAKA MANER HARTRE NAMAHA
To the Lord who stole the Syamantaka gem

OM NARA NARAYANATMAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who has the twin forms of Nara and Narayana

OM KUBJA KRISHTAMBARADHARAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who wore the ointment offered by Kubja, the hunchbacked lady

OM MAYINE NAMAHA
To the Lord of Maya (the illusion)

OM PARAMAPURUSHAYA NAMAHA
To the Supreme Person

OM MUSHTIKASURA CHANURA MALLAYUDHA-VISHARADAYA NAMAHA
To the expert wrestler who wrestled with the two demons, Mushtika and Chanura

OM SAMSARA VAIRINE NAMAHA
To the enemy of Samsara (the cycle of births and deaths)

OM KAMSARAYE NAMAHA
To the enemy of King Kamsa (who wanted to kill Krishna)

OM MURARAYE NAMAHA
To the enemy of the demon Mura

OM NARAKANTAKAYA NAMAHA
To the destroyer of the demon Naraka

OM ANADI BRAHMACHARINE NAMAHA
To the beginningless Absolute

OM KRISHNA VYASANA KARSHAKAYA NAMAHA
To the One who removed Draupadi's distress

OM SHISHUPALA SHIRASCETTRE NAMAHA
To the Lord who removed Sisupala's head

OM DURYODHANA KULANTAKAYA NAMAHA
To the destroyer of the dynasty of Durodhana

OM VIDURAKRURA VARADAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who gave boons to Vidura and Akrura

OM VISHVARUPA PRADARSHAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who revealed His Viswarupa (the Universal Form)

OM SATYAVACHE NAMAHA
To the Lord who utters only truth

OM SATYA SANKALPAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of true resolve

OM SATYABHAMA RATAYA NAMAHA
To the Lover of Satyabhama

OM JAYINE NAMAHA
To the Lord who is ever victorious

OM SUBHADRA PURVAJAYA NAMAHA
To the elder brother of Subhadra

OM VISHNAVA NAMAHA
To Lord Vishnu

OM BHISHMA MUKTI PRADAYAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who bestowed salvation on Bhishma

OM JAGADGURAVE NAMAHA
To the Lord who is Guru to the whole world

OM JAGANNATHAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord of the whole world

OM VENUNADA VISHARADAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who is an expert in playing flute music

OM VRISHABHASURA VIDHVAMSINE NAMAHA
To the Lord who destroyed the demon Vrishaba

OM BANASURA KARANTAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who chopped off the hands of the demon Banasura

OM YUDHISTHIRA PRATISHTHATRE NAMAHA
To the Lord who established Yudhisthir (as the king)

OM BARHI BARHAVATAMSAKAYA NAMAHA
To the One who is adorned with effulgent peacock feathers

OM PARTHASARATHAYE NAMAHA
To Partha Sarathi, the chariot driver of Arjuna

OM AVYAKTAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who is difficult to comprehend

OM GITAMRITA MAHODADHAYE NAMAHA
To the Ocean containing the nectar of the Bhagavad-gita

OM KALIYAPHANI MANIKYA RANJITA SHRI PADAMBHUJAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord whose lotus feet are adorned with the gems from the hoods of the serpent Kaliya

OM DAMODARAYA NAMAHA
To the One who was tied with a grinding stone around His waist

OM YAJNABHOKTRE NAMAHA
To the Lord who consumes sacrificial offerings

OM DANAVENDRA VINASHAKAYA NAMAHA
To the destroyer of the Lord of Asuras

OM NARAYANAYA NAMAHA
To Lord Narayana

OM PARABRAHMANE NAMAHA
To the Supreme Brahman

OM PANNAGASHANA VAHANAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who has a serpent (Adisesha) as His seat

OM JALAKRIDASAMASHAKTA GOPI VASTRAPAHARAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord who (playfully) hid the clothes (left on the shore) of the Gopis who were engrossed in playing in the waters of the Yamuna river

OM PUNYA-SHLOKAYA NAMAHA
To the Lord whose praises bestow merit

OM TIRTHAPADAYA NAMAHA
To the One whose feet are holy

OM VEDAVEDYAYA NAMAHA
To the source of the Vedas

OM DAYANIDHAYE NAMAHA
To the Treasure of compassion

OM SARVA BHUTATMAKAYA NAMAHA
To the Soul of the elements

OM SARVAGRAHA RUPINE NAMAHA
To the All-formed One

OM PARATPARAYA NAMAHA
To the One who is highest than the highest


Sri Nanda-Nandanastakam

An Old Prayer to Lord Krishna, author unknown

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana (the son of Nanda Maharaja, Krishna), whose face is extremely delightful, from whose beautiful ears hang jewelled earrings, and whose entire body is anointed with fragrant candana.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, whose eyes are more beautiful than the fully-bloomed lotus, whose head is beautifully adorned with an arrangement of peacock feathers, and who enchants millions of Cupids.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, from whose beautiful nose hangs an elephant-pearl, whose teeth are brilliantly shining, and whose bodily complexion is more beautiful and lustrous than a fresh rain cloud.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, whose lotus hands hold the flute, whose lingering gait defeats even that of an impassioned elephant, and whose dark limbs are beautified by a yellow shawl.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, whose three-fold bending posture is exquisitely elegant, the effulgence of whose toe-nails puts to shame even the moon, and who wears invaluable jewels and ornaments.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, whose body exudes an extraordinarily beautiful fragrance and whose broad chest is adorned with the kaustubha jewel and the mark of Srivatsa.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, Vrindavana's expert lover who dresses in a manner that enhances His charming, playful pastimes, and who pulverized the pride of Indra.

I offer pranama to Sri Nandanandana, who as the lover of the Vraja gopis perpetually delights them and who enchants the minds of all living entities.

Whoever regularly recites this Sri Nanda-Nandanastakam with deep faith will easily cross the seemingly insurmountable ocean of material existence and attain eternal residence at the lotus feet of Sri Krishna.