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Song Name: Vasudeva Sutam Devam

Official Name: Krsnastakam

Author: Adi Sankaracarya

Book Name: None

Language: Sanskrit

 

LYRICS:

(1)

vasudevasutaḿ devaḿ kaḿsa-cāṇūra-mardanam

devakī-paramānandaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(2)

atasīpuṣpa sańkāśaḿ hāranūpura śobhitam

ratnakańkaṇakeyūraḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(3)

kuṭilālaka saḿyuktaḿ pūrṇacandra nibhānanam

vilasat kuṇḍaladharaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(4)

mandāra ganda saḿyuktaḿ cāru hāsaḿ caturbhujam

birhi picāvacūḍāńgaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(5)

utpulla padmapatrāakṣaḿ nīlajīmuta sannibham

yādavānāḿ śiroratnaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(6)

rukmiṇīkelisaḿyuktaḿ pītāmbara suśobhitam

avāpta tulasīgandhaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(7)

gopikānāḿ kucadvandva kuńkumāńkita vakṣasam

śrīniketaḿmaheṣvāsaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(8)

śrīvatsāńkaḿ mahoraskaḿ vanamālā virājitam

sańka cakra dharaḿ devaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ vande jagadgurum

 

(9)

kṛṣṇāṣṭakam idaḿ puṇyaḿ prātarutthāya yaḥ paṭhet

koṭi janma kṛtaḿ pāpaḿ smaraṇena svinaṣyati

 

TRANSLATION

1) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who is the son of Vasudeva, Who is the Lord, Who killed Kamsa and Cāṇūra, and Who is the bliss of Devakī.

 

2) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who is surrounded by flowers, Who is adorned with a garland and anklets, and Who has gem-studded necklace and arm-bracelet.

 

3) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who is adorned with curly locks of hair, Who has a face resplendent like full-moon, and Who has shining earrings.

 

4) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who is with the perfume of Mandāra (a coral tree flower), Who has beautiful smile, Who has four hands (as Viṣṇu), and Who has peacock feather at the forehead.

 

5) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who has eyes like blooming lotus flower, Who resembles a new blue cloud, and Who is the best in the dynasty of Yadu.

 

6) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who plays with Rukmiṇī (Lakṣmī), Who is adorned with yellow-robes, and Who has obtained Tulasī perfume.

 

7) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who has the marks of saffron from the dual-breasts of the cowherdesses, Who is the abode of Lakṣmī (Śrī), and Who has mighty arrows.

 

8) I worship Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is the spiritual master of the universe, Who has the sign of Śrīvatsa at His broad-chest, Who has a flower-garland, and Who holds a conch and a discus.

 

9) Having awakened in the morning, those who study these blissful prayers glorifying Sri Kṛṣṇa, destroy their sins of millions from birth.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

The first verse is the fifth verse in Om Parthaya Pratibodhitam (Gita Dhyana).

 

UPDATED: July 4, 2009