Articles — Krishna

Shri Bala Mukundashtakam with English translation

Jan 07 2019 0 Comments Tags: Ashtakam, Krishna, sanskrit, Vishnu

Bala Mukunda Ashtakam begins as 'Kararavindena Padaravindam'. It is a prayer dedicated to Lord Krishna. Shri Bilvmangal Thakur has written this song ”kararavindena padaravindam”.Shri Bilvmangal Thakur Sri Krishna Chaitanya opulence, childhood forms, Sri Krishna’s past time held in Vrindavana. करारविन्देन पदारविन्दं मुखारविन्दे विनिवेशयन्तम्।वटस्य पत्रस्य पुटे शयानं बालं मुकुन्दं मनसा स्मरामि।। kararavindena padaravindam mukharavinde vinivesayantam vatasya patrasya putesayanam balam mukundam manasa smarami I meditate on that infant Mukunda (Krsna) who is sleeping on the leaf of a banyan tree with his the lotus like foot placed in his lotus like mouth with his lotus like hand. सम्हृत्य लोकान् वटपत्रमध्ये शयानमाद्यन्तविहीनरूपम्। सर्वेश्वरं सर्वहितावतारं बालं मुकुन्दं मनसा...

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Sloka Yatha Dhenu Sahashtreshu Vatso with meaning

Aug 30 2018 0 Comments Tags: Facts, Gita, Krishna, sanskrit, Sloka

Sloka Yatha Dhenu Sahashtreshu Vatso is a famous sloka taken from Bhagwat Gita. This Sloka puts light on importance of good karmas in ones life. Hinduism and Buddhism speaks highly on Importance and laws of Karmas. Everything that happens in the world has its cause, it never happens by chance; Therefore, what we do now will have an effect on our present lives or our future lives. For this reason, people need to understand the law of Karma in order to know how to keep their words and to check their actions everyday so that everyone can find a way to create...

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Shri Kamal Netra stotra in Sanskrit ( श्री कमलनेत्र स्तोत्रं )

Jul 10 2018 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Kamal netra Stotra is dedicated to Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna, one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar, or avatara) of the Hindu god Vishnu and also as a supreme god in his own right. Kamal means Lotus and Netra means Eyes. Shri Krishna is described as the "Lotus-Eyed One," referring to his divine beauty.   श्री कमल् नेत्र स्तोत्र श्री कमलनेत्र कटि पीताम्बर, अधर मुरली गिरधरम् । मुकुट कुण्डल कर लकुटिया, सांवरे राधे वरम् ।। कूल यमुना धेनु आगे, सकल गोपी मन हरम् । पीत वस्त्र गरुड़ वाहन, चरण सुख नित सागरम् ।। करत कोलि किलोल...

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Aarti Shri Kunj Bihari Ki ( आरती श्री कुंज बिहारी की )

Jun 08 2018 0 Comments Tags: Aarti, Krishna, Vishnu

"Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki" is a Shri Krishna Prayer. Kunj Bihari is another name of Shri Krishna. Shri Kunj bihari literally means one who loves to walk in gardens. Aarti Kunj Bihari ki is one of the most widely sung Shri Krishna Song on Krishna Janmashtami or Srikrishna Jayanti Day, the birth day of Sri Krishna. Singing or listening Aarti Kunj Bihari ki helps getting rid of tension and negative vibes. आरती श्री कुंज बिहारी की आरती कुंजबिहारी की, श्री गिरिधर कृष्णमुरारी की ॥गले में बैजंती माला, बजावै मुरली मधुर बाला। श्रवण में कुण्डल झलकाला, नंद के आनंद नंदलाला।गगन सम अंग कांति काली, राधिका चमक...

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Sloka Taan bhoosuta mukti mudaarahaasan with meaning

May 12 2018 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, Rama, sanskrit, Sloka, Vishnu

Taan bhoosuta mukti mudaarahaasan Sanskrit sloka is unique in itself, which convey both the Stories of Rama and Krishna in a Single verse, in a palindrome format. The sloka was written by the scholar Dyvagyna Surya Pandita in the 14th Century, is a marvelous example of palindromic verses. You read straight, you get Ramayana. Read it in the reverse order, you will get Sri Krishna’s Life Story This Sloka when read forward relate to Rama and the Ramayana, and when read in reverse, it relates to Krishna and the Mahabharata. एक अद्भुत श्लोक सीधे पढ़ने पर श्री राम का वंदन करता हैं और उल्टा पढ़ने पर श्री...

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Sloka Bhaja Govindam Govindam Bhaja with meaning

Jan 24 2018 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, Sloka, Tirupati Balaji, Venkateshwara, Vishnu

Bhaja Govindam also known as Moha Mudgara is a popular 8th century Hindu devotional composition in Sanskrit attributed to Adi Shankara. Below given Sloka is taken from Bhaja Govindam. Adi shankaracharya emphatically states the importance of devotion for god as a path to reach spiritual development and to liberation from the cycle of birth and death. भजगोविन्दं भजगोविन्दं गोविन्दं भजमूढमते |संप्राप्ते सन्निहिते काले नहि नहि रक्षति डुकृञ्करणे || Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam,Govindam Bhaja Mooda Mathe,Samprapthe sannihithe kale,Nahi nahi rakshathi dookrunj karane Meaning : Worship Govinda, worship Govinda, worship Govinda, Rules of grammar will not save you at the time of your death.  ...

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Shri Krishnastakam in Sanskrit ( श्री कृष्णाष्टकम् )

Oct 04 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Krishnastakam was composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in praise of Lord Krishna. Shri Krishnastakam is recited on most occasions related to Lord Krishna including Krishna Janmashtami. It is so popular that it is recited regularly in homes and at various Krishna temples.  श्री कृष्णाष्टकम् वसुदॆव सुतं दॆवं कंस चाणूर मर्दनम् ।दॆवकी परमानन्दं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥१॥ अतसी पुष्प सङ्काशं हार नूपुर शॊभितम् ।रत्न कङ्कण कॆयूरं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥२॥ कुटिलालक संयुक्तं पूर्णचन्द्र निभाननम् ।विलसत् कुण्डलधरं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरम् ॥३॥ मन्दार गन्ध संयुक्तं चारुहासं चतुर्भुजम् ।बर्हि पिञ्छाव चूडाङ्गं कृष्णं वन्दे जगद्गुरुम् ॥ ४ ॥ उत्फुल्ल पद्मपत्राक्षं नील जीमूत सन्निभम् ।यादवानां शिरॊरत्नं कृष्णं...

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Shri Shaligram Stotra in Sanskrit ( श्री शालिग्रामस्तोत्र )

Jul 10 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, Shaligram, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Shaligram Stotra has been mentioned in Shri Bhavishyottara Purana. Shri Shaligrama Stotra  was given to King Yudhisthira by Lord Krishna. King Yudhisthira asks Lord Krishna about the significance of the saligram sila. Lord Krishna Replies that Saligram Silas found on the bank of river Gandaki are very precious and significant. These silas are considered to be directly Lord Vishnu himself and the person who worships or even keeps in the house or bathes the Shaligram and drinks water or pour those waters on their head, that man becomes free from all sin and it prevents from untimely death. That person becomes free...

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Shri Santan Gopal Stotram in Sanskrit ( श्री सन्तानगोपाल स्तोत्र )

Jul 10 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Santan Gopal Stotram is a prayer dedicated to Lord Krishna's child form. Shri Santan Gopal Stotra is very useful for those who are planing to be parents. Chanting or listening Shri Santan Gopal Stotram fulfills all desires related to Children. Lord Krishna is the Deity form of Santan Gopal . Worship of Lord Krishna in the form of child proves effective for those couple who are not able to get the happiness of the child. Shri Santan Gopal stotra not only ensures safe delivery of a child but also gives intelligence and wisdom to children. ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं देवकीसुत गोविन्द वासुदेव...

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Sloka Kasturi Tilakam with meaning

Jul 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, Sloka, Vishnu

"Kasturi Tilakam" is the 2.108 Slokam of Sri Krishna Karnamrutham, a string of Bhakthi laden poems offered at the sacred feet of the Lord . The author of Sri Krishna Karnamrutham is Bilva Mangalar (AD 1220-1300). He was a contemproary of Swami Desikan (AD 1268-1369). Since he described with great joy the leelas of Krishna like Sukha Brahmam, the author of Srimad Bhagavatham, he came to be known as Leela Sukhar. He belongs to the tradition of great devotees of Krishna of Kerala such as Narayana Bhattadhiri, the author of Sri NarayaNeeyam, Poonthaanma and Vasudeva Nambhhodhri and other great scholars of...

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Sloka Bhagavad Gita Kinchitha Theerthaa with meaning

Jul 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: Ganga, Gita, Krishna, sanskrit, Sloka, Vishnu

Sloka Bhagavad Gita Kinchitha Theerthaa is taken from "Bhaja Govindam" composed by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. Sloka Bhagavad Gita Kinchitha Theerthaa means, "If one reads a little bit of the Bhagavad Gita, drinks a drop of water from Ganga, and if he worships Krishna even for a small moment, he won't have any tiffs with Yama", the lord of death. भगवद् गीता किञ्चिदधीता गङ्गा जललव कणिकापीता ।सकृदपि येन मुरारि समर्चा क्रियते तस्य यमेन न चर्चा ॥ Bhagavad Gita Kinchitha Theerthaa Gangaa Jalalapi Kanikaa PeethaSakruthapi Yaena Muraari Samarchaa Kriyathe Thasya Yamenana Charcha If a person reads a little from Bhagavad Geeta, Drinks a sip of water from Ganges....

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Sloka Jihve kirtaya kesavam muraripum with meaning

Jul 03 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, sanskrit, Sloka, Vishnu

Sloka ' Jihve kirtaya kesavam ' is taken from mukunda mala stotra. The Sloka represents the feelings of true Krishna devotee. Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism. He is believed to be the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu (in some regions Lord Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Lord Krishna was born during Dvapara Yuga out of four cyclic Yugas described in Hindu scriptures. जिह्वे कीर्तय केशवं मुररिपुं छेतोभज श्रीधरम् ।पाणिद्वंद्व समर्चय अच्युतकथाः श्रोत्रद्वय त्वं शृणु ।कृष्णं लोकय लोचनद्वय हरेर्गच्छाङघ्रियुग्मालयम् ।जिघ्र घ्राण मुकुंदपादतुलसीं मूर्धन्नमाधोक्षजम् ॥ Jihve keertaya kesavam muraripum ceto bhaja sridharamPaani-dvandva samarcayacyuta-kathah...

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Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram - Bhajan

May 13 2017 0 Comments Tags: Bhajan, Krishna, Rama, Vishnu

Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram is a famous bhajan on Sri Krishna. It explains that is you are not getting darshana of god then fault lies somewhere in your bhakti and not in lord. Achyutam means immortal – living forever and Keshavam is also another name of Sri Krishna – who has long and beautiful hair.  अच्युतम केशवं कृष्ण दामोदरं, राम नारायणं जानकी वल्लभं ||  अच्युतम केशवं कृष्ण दामोदरं, राम नारायणं जानकी वल्लभं ||  Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram, Ram Narayanam Janaki Vallabham Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram, Ram Narayanam Janaki Vallabham कौन कहता है भगवान आते नहीं, तुम मीरा के जैसे बुलाते नहीं | अच्युतम...

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Paayo Ji maine Ram ratan Dhan paayo - Bhajan

May 13 2017 0 Comments Tags: Bhajan, Krishna, Rama

Paayo ji Maine Ram Ratan Dhan Payo is a very popular Hindu Devotional Songs by Meera bai who is a biggest devotee of Lord Krishna. In this Bhakti Bhajan, Meera bai is thanking lord by giving her Krishna who is an avatar of Lord Rama.  A lady saint called Meera bai, a devotee of Lord Krishna, could not make progress without a Guru. So she went to a cobbler (a person who makes shoes), and he became her Guru, and then she sang the song, 'Payoji Maine Ram Ratan Dhan Payo' (meaning: today I got the most precious wealth). So Meera in this...

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Aum Jai Shri Shyam Hare - Shri Khatu Shyam ji Aarti

May 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: Aarti, Khatu Shyam, Krishna

Sri Khatu Shyam ji is a Famous God of current time (Kaliyuga). Many years ago Lord Krishna gave him the boon to be worshiped at current time when Veer Barbareek sacrificed his head in the way of religion.Lord Krishna delighted with Barbareek's great sacrifice (Sheesh Daan), granted him the boon that when Kaliyug (Present times evil times) come downs, he would be worshiped by the name of Shyam in his form. he is also called Sheesh Ke Daani (Donor of head) in his Devotees. He fulfills all wishes of his pilgrims whose have true heart . Shyam baba is also known...

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Shri Krishna Chalisa ( श्री कृष्णा चालीसा )

May 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: Chalisa, Krishna, Vishnu

Lord Krishna was a dynamic incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was an Avatar. An Avatar is one who is attuned to the supreme Consciousness from his very birth. Krishna's incarnation brought about a profound and powerful influence upon Indian thought and life. There is no aspect of Indian life, culture and civilization which does not receive his revitalizing touch. India's philosophy and religion, mysticism and poetry, painting and sculpture, music and dance articulated Krishna's theme and thought. Every aspect of Krishna's life and deeds has a mystic symbolism indicating a sublime truth. Krishna Chalisa means a prayer of “forty verse”,...

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Shri Gopal Kavacham in Sanskrit ( श्री गोपाल कवचम् )

Apr 26 2017 0 Comments Tags: Kavach, Krishna, sanskrit

Shri Gopal Kavacham is mentioned in Narada Pancharatra. Shri Gopal Kavacham is told to Goddess Parvati by Lord Mahadev. The devotee who recites Shri Gopal Kavacham every day becomes free from all his troubles which are created by his enemies. It is said that Shri Gopal Kavacham is to be recited first and then any pooja of Shri Gopal krishna should be performed to receive the blessings. Though Gopala means a cowherd and is one of the names of Krishna, it could also mean the protector of all beings.  श्रीगोपालकवचम्  श्रीगणेशाय नमः ॥  श्रीमहादेव उवाच ॥  अथ वक्ष्यामि कवचं गोपालस्य जगद्गुरोः ।  यस्य स्मरणमात्रेण जीवनमुक्तो...

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Story of Shri Panduranga Vithal

Apr 26 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, stories, Vishnu

Lord Vithal, or Panduranga Vittala, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped in the world famous Pandarpur Rukmini Vithal Temple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra. There is an interesting story that explains about the incarnation of Lord Vithal at Pandarpur.Once a devotee named Pundalik was traveling to Kashi and reached the Ashram of Saint Kukkut. He asked the sage the way to Kashi. Kukkut Rishi said that he did not know the way to Kashi and he had never been there. Pundalik made fun of Kukkut Rishi for not knowing the way to Kashi and said that a holy...

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Karmanye Vadhika raste Shloka meaning

Apr 17 2017 1 Comment Tags: Gita, Krishna, Sloka

'karmanye vadhika raste, Ma phaleshu kadachana' is famous shloka from Gita. Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna the theory of Karmas. He said believe in yourself and do your Karma (action) and success will follow you automatically. Doing Karma is in our hands only, Result is not in our hands. Below given is meaning of famous Shloka from Bhagavad Gita.  कर्मण्ये वाधिका रस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्म फल हेतु र्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्व कर्मणि॥ Karmanye vadhika raste, Ma phaleshu kadachanaMa karma phala he tur bhuh, ma te sangotsva karmanye You have a right to “Karma” (actions) but never to any Fruits thereof....

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Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम) with meaning

Mar 30 2017 1 Comment Tags: Ashtakam, Krishna, Vishnu

Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम), composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna. Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम) was originally written in Sanskrit and is easily understood. Only one word, madhuram, is repeated seven times each in this ashtakam. Ashta means 8, this stotra has 8 verses in it. Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम) uses just one adjective, "madhuram", meaning sweet or beautiful etc., to describe the lovely attributes of Lord Sri Krishna's beautiful form, who is the master of Sweetness and Sweetness personified. It is evident from the ashtakam that the...

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Ekadasi

Feb 12 2017 0 Comments Tags: Ekadasi, festivals, Krishna, Vishnu

Ekadasi or Ekadashi in Sanskrit means eleven. ‘Eka’ means “one” and ‘dasi’ is the feminine form of the word “dasa”, which means “ten”. Ekadashi is a sacred day, occuring twice a month in the Hindu calendar - on the eleventh day of the bright half - called Shukla Paksha and on the eleventh of the dark half called Vad Paksha (Padma Puran, Uttar Khand 36/5/80). A fast is to be observed on this day by all Hindus.On these auspicious days, devotees don't eat grains and beans, Anhydrous fast (Nirjala), which doesn't allow drinking water, is the most preferred way to fast...

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Jun 16 2016 0 Comments Tags: Gita, Krishna, mythology

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, narrated in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata. It comprises eighteen discourses of a total of 700 Sanskrit verses. A considerable volume of material has been compressed within these verses. On the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Sri Krishna, during the course of His most instructive and interesting talk with Arjuna, revealed profound, sublime and soul-stirring spiritual truths, and expounded the rare secrets of Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Karma. Bhagavad Gita was Composed between 500 BCE and 100 CE, the Mahabharata is an account of the wars of the house...

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