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Worshiping Krishna.. वसुदॆव सुतं दॆवं कंस चाणूर मर्दनम्..

Shri Krishna Ashtakam- Vibhu & Me
Shri Krishna Ashtakam is a worshiping prayer devoted to Lord  Krishna praising his powers and glory. Ashtakam means a prayer which contains eight hymns(slokas). Each hymn or verse is composed of four phrases, each describing one quality or great acts of Sri Krishna. And, each sloka is composed in two lines. It is believed that krishnashtakam lyrics possess great powers. Here is the English translation of this holy verse :

वसुदॆव सुतं दॆवं कंस चाणूर मर्दनम् । दॆवकी परमानन्दं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥1॥
Vasudeva Sutam Devam Kansa Chanura Mardanam... Devaki Paramanandam Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum..

I pay my tribute to the teacher of this world Krishna, who is the son of Vasudev, who killed Kansa and Chanura and who is the source of great joy to Devaki.

अतसी पुष्प सङ्काशं हार नूपुर शॊभितम् ।रत्न कङ्कण कॆयूरं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥ |2|
Atasi Pushpa Sankasham Hara Nupura Shobhitam..Ratna Kankana Keyuram Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum...

I salute to the teacher of this world Krishna, who is surrounded by hemp flowers, who looks radiant in necklaces and anklets, and who wears gem mottled bangles and armlets.

कुटिलालक संयुक्तं पूर्णचन्द्र निभाननम् ।विलसत् कुण्डलधरं  देवं  कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरम् ॥ |3|
Kutilalaka Samyuktam Purnachandra Nibhananam...Vilasat Kundaladharam Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum....

I bow to the world teacher Krishna, who is with curly locks of hair, who resembles the beautiful full moon, and who shines in his ear studs.

मन्दार गन्ध संयुक्तं चारुहासं चतुर्भुजम् । बर्हि पिंछाव चूडाङ्गं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥ |4|
Mandara Gandha Samyuktam Charuhasam Chaturbhujam....Barhi Pinchhava Chudangam Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum..

I salute the world teacher Krishna, who smells like mandhara flowers, who has four hands and a pretty smile on face, and who wears the feather of peacock.

उत्फुल्ल पद्मपत्राक्षं नील जीमूत सन्निभम् । यादवानां शिरॊरत्नं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥ |5|
Utphulla Padmapatraksham Nila Jimuta Sannibham....Yadavanam Shiroratnam Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum....

I worship the teacher of this world Krishna, whose eyes are like a fully opened petal of lotus, who resembles the rich blue cloud, and is the greatest gem among Yadavas.

रुक्मिणी कॆलि संयुक्तं पीताम्बर सुशॊभितम् । अवाप्त तुलसी गन्धं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥ |6|
Rukmini Keli Samyuktam Pitambara Sushobhitam...Avapta Tulasi Gandham Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum...

I salute the world teacher Krishna, Who is with the Rukhmani, and who glitz in yellow silks, and who has the scent of holy basil.

गॊपिकानां कुचद्वन्द कुङ्कुमाङ्कित वक्षसम् । श्रीनिकॆतं महॆष्वासं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥ |7|
Gopeenaam Kucha dwanda, Kunkumankitha vakshasam.. Sri niketham , maheshvasam, Krishnam vande Jagat Gurum...

I pay respect to the world teacher Krishna, whose body is smeared with kumkum from the love-play of the gopis, and who is the home of Lakshmi and in whom the great God lives.

श्रीवत्साङ्कं महॊरस्कं वनमाला विराजितम् । शङ्खचक्र धरं दॆवं कृष्णं वन्दॆ जगद्गुरुम् ॥ |8| -|2|
Shrivatsankam Mahoraskam Vanamala Virajitam...Shankhachakradharam Devam Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum...

I pray the world teacher Krishna, who has sri vathsa on his broad chest, who is decorated by forest garland, and is the God who holds conch and wheel.


Krishnashtaka Midam Punyam Pratarutthaya Yah Pathet....Kotijanma Kritam Papam Smaranena Vinashyati...

If this blessed verse on Krishna is sung as soon as one wakes up in the morning, the sins done in billions of births will truly be destroyed.

(note: this translation is based upon best of my understanding about it. If I fail anywhere in describing it correctly, I apologize.)

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Comments

  1. It is time for celebration of Krishna Janmaashtami, the birth of Krishan...the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

    The most apt time to recite the verse, though every time is good time. The power of these slokas are indeed immeasurable only that we should know it and sung it with true spirit...not easy to understand and appreciate so much of wisdom in each set of verse. Translation is a tough task, and you have done it very lucidly and without diluting the true essence. Lord Krishna the teacher for the world and guides us in times of difficulty, there is joy all around and beauty that comes with every act of his...the moment we are immersed with the meaning conveyed through these profound verses.

    Thank you for sharing with us...

    #MyFriendAlexa, #MakeupReads

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  2. Hey Happy Janamashtmi. Loved the post and the translation- So pure :)

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  3. Such beautiful n pious verses. wish the readers a Happy Janamashtmi.

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  4. Taking time and translating word-by-word is commendable. Lord Krishna's glory is always mesmerizing. Happy Janamashtami to all of you!!
    #MothersGurukulreads #MyFriendAlexa

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  5. This post filled my heart with joy. Thank you so much. Happy Janmashtami. Hare Krishna

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  6. That video really made my day. I woke up today morning and the first post I am reading is yours Shipra. I read through the shlokas in praise of Lord Krishna and their meanings when I suddenly saw this video. I listened to it twice. It really made my day. I am facing a tough project today with a very tough client and listening to that video has certainly energized me. Thanks for a great post. #MyFriendAlexa #JaiSReads

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  7. Reading my first post for the day on Kanhaji and it is Janmashtami! Beautiful verses. I don't have them all by heart but sure will do it. Thanks for the positivity dose, Shipra!

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  8. When you this post, first thing in the morning a day after celebrating Krishna's birthday, it just means that your connection with him is bound to be stronger. thank you for this very informative post.

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  9. On this auspicious day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, thank you for writing and sharing this post. I am overwhelmed listening to the Sri Krishna Vandana. May god bless you.

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  10. Good to go through the slokas with translations.

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  11. i missed this beautiful post yesterday. thanks for the slokams

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  12. Beautifully explained. An auspicious start of the auspicious day- Sri Krishna Janmashtami:)

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  13. So appropriate that I read this right after setting up the baal krishna in the home mandir. I did read the first verse in school but did not know there was more. Thank you.

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  14. You have translated the verses beautifully. And, Happy Janmashthmi. :)

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  15. Loved the verses and translations. Happy Janmashthmi

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  16. Fasting today and reading this beautiful post. Perfect timing. What can be more awesome. Thank you so much for this post. #MyFriendAlexa #momlearningwithbaby

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  17. Timing and Perfection. Really a great prayer and neat translation on a blessed day. Happy Janmashtami.

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  18. You have taken so much pain to translate it all.. great verses. Happy Janmashtami.

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  19. Commendable job in translating each word with the actual meaning intact! Great Post. Happy Janamashatami all. #MyFriendAlexa #SurReads

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  20. Beautiful verse thanks for sharing this knowledge . And hats off on the way you have translated . I m sure this is tough

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  21. amazing post... all shlokas and their translations are awesome

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  22. Perfect post for Shri Krishna Janmashtami!
    Jai Shri Krishna!

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  23. What an excellent post to end the day with!

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  24. You have beautifully translated the shloks. Loved reading it first thing in the morning!!

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  25. Knowingly or unknowningly i m Krishna diwani ... whenever I see Krishna ...I just feel divine ..... amazing post Shilpa #blogsikkareads .do read my article on blogsikka.com too

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  26. Happy janmashtmi to you and your family. lovely post, I love all the narrations. #Surbhiread #myfriendalexa

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  27. Happy Krishna Janamutsav to you too, thank you for such detailed explanation of these lines. #MyFriendAlexa #gleefulreads

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  28. Happy Janamashtmi to you and your family. I am an avid devotee of Krishna too

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  29. Nice to read Krishnashtakam with its meaning. I just recited it on Gokulashtami day...Jai Shree Krishn !

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  30. Beautiful translation. Happy janmashtmi (although it is a little late)
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

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  31. The shlokas imbibed divinity around....learned the meanings of most of them.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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  32. Jai Shri Krishna! Thank you for sharing this. <3

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  33. Jai Shri Krishna, nice post with the way of mentioning the things. Happy Janmashtami.
    #MyFriendAlexa #DelhibloggerReads

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  34. Thanks for taking time to explain each and every shloka. It was immense pleasure to read your post.

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  35. I am a Krishna devotee too, loved reading it. Jai Shree Krishna 🙏

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  36. beautiful post.. love everything Krishna :)

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