Sri Gopala Sthavam

Lord Krishna

Aum, Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaayah

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes


shree gopaalasthavam

yena meenasvaruupena vedaassamrakshithaah puraa |
sa eva veda samharthaa gopaala ssaranam mama ||

vrshte yah kuurmaruupena dadhaara dharaneethalam
sa eva srishti samhaarthaa gopaala ssaranam mama ||

varaaharuupa-sambhuuthvaa damshtraagreyo maheemdadhau |
sa bhuumi-bhaara-harano gopaala ssaranam mama ||

jagraahayo nrisimhasya ruupam prahlaada hethave |
sayoddhu mudyatha ssamyaggopala ssaranam mama ||

yena vaamanaruupena vanchitho bali bhuumipaha|
na eva gopanaareebhee rgopaala ssaranam mama||

yeneyam jaamadagnye na prithvee nih kshathriyaakruthaa |
na eva kshathriya hitho gopaala ssaranam mama ||

dasaasyo daasaradheenaa yena raamena maarithaha|
na panchaasya praapthabalo gopaala ssaranam mama ||

yena baudhhasvaruupena lokah pashandamarpithah }
na eva paashandaharo gopaala ssaranam mama ||

kaalindee karshithaayena raamaruupena kauthukaath |
tajjala kreedanaasaktho gopaala ssaranam mama ||

gamishyanthi kshayam yena rakshaasah kalkiruupena |
saraakshasa gatherdaatha gopaala ssaranam mama ||

govardhano giriryena sthaapitham kanjavathkare |
uruurukhalena nasitho gopaala ssaranam mama ||

ekaadasa ruupadhamnaa maanalim yolikhedhhrudhi |
krishnaprasaadayukthascha sa yaathi paramaagathim ||


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.