Sri Krishna Sthuthi
[Prayer addressed to Krishna]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This rarer and great prayer occurs in Garga Samhitha.]
1. Krishnaya poorna purushaya parathparaya,
Yagneswaraya para karana karanaya,
Radha varaya pari poorna thamaya sakshad,
Goloka nama dhishanaya nama parasmai.
Salutation to the Ultimate, the greatest name of Goloka,
Who is Krishna, the full Purusha and divine among divines,
Who is Lord of Yagna, divine and cause of all causes,
Who is chosen one of Radha and Who is real and most complete.
2. Yogeswara kila vadanthi maha param,
Thwam thathraiva sathwatha manaa krutha vigraham cha,
Asmabhir adhya vidhitham yadadodwayam they,
THasmai namosthu mahasaam pathaye parasmai.
My salutations to the ultimate lord of knowledge,
Who is told as the lord of all yoga as told by the greatly divine,
Who is also one who bestowed there the form created by the mind,
And who is understood by me as one who does not have division.
3. Vyangyena vaa na, na hi lakshanaya kadhaapi,
Spotena yach kavayo na visaanthi mukhyaa,
Nirdesya bhava rahitham prakruthe param cha,
Thwaam brahma nirgunam alalam vrajama.
I seek your protection because you are the pure Brahma without any qualities,
Who is one who is never implied nor one who is rarely made an aim,
Who can neither be entered in to by great books or bursts of sound,
And who is the divine nature free of birth death cycle which is aimed in to.
4. Thwaam Brahma kechidh, avayanthi pare cha,
Kalam kechith prasanthamapare bhuvi koorma roopam,
Poorve cha yogam apare kila karthu bhavam,
Anyokthibhir na vidhitham saranam gathaa sma.
I surrender to you, who cannot be defined any other way,
Who is the Brahman, different from other divine beings,
Who though extremely peaceful over time took the form of tortoise,
Due to the need, as no other form would be of any help.
5. Sreyaskari bhagawathas thwad pada sevam,
Hithwaa adha Theertha yajanaadhi thapas charanthi,
Jnanena a ye cha vidhithaa bahu vighna sanghai,
Santhadithaa kimu bhavanthi na they krutharthaa.
The service to your feet is one that brings fame,
Instead of going to sacred waters, penance and fire sacrifices,
And if this is well understood by those who create the sound,
Who will not become satisfied by this?
6. Vijnapyamadhya kimu deva asesha sakshi,
Ya sarva Bhootha hrudeshu virajamana,
Devair namadhbir amalasya muktha dehais,
Thasmai namo bhagwathe purushothamaya.
What request should be made to God who is the perfect witness,
And who shines in the heart of all beings,
For by saluting that God the pure one would get detached from the body
And so I salute that God who is Purushothama.
7. Yo Radihika hrudaya Sundara chandra hara,
Sri Gopika nayana jeevana moola haara,
Goloka dhama dishana dwaja aadhi deva,
Sa thwam vipathsu vibhudhaan paripahi pahi.
Oh pretty moon like necklace of the heart of Radha,
Oh prominent ornament of the life of the eyes of Gopis,
Oh Primeval and spiritual God and twice born of Goloka,
You may kindly save the wise ones from dangers.
8. Vrundavanesa giri raja pathe vrujesa,
Gopala vesha krutha nithya vihara leela,
Radhapathe sruthi dharadhipathe dharaam thwaam,
Govardhanoddharana udhara dharma dharaam.
Oh Lord of Vruja who is the mountain and road in Brindavan,
Who daily plays by putting on the role of cowherd,
Oh Lord of Radha, Oh king of the mountain, you are the mountain,
And so similar to the lifting of Govardhana mountain, lift up Dharma.
Ithi Sri Garga samhithaayaam goloka khande thritheeyo adhyaye,
Sri Krishna Sthuthi sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer to Krishna which occurs in the Goloka Section Third Chapter of Garga Samhitha.