Sri Krishna Sthothram

Lord Krishna

Aum, Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaayah

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes


shree krishnasthothram

vande navaghanashyaamam peethakauseyavaasam
saunandam sundaram shuddham skrishnam prakrute varam

raadhesham raadhikaa praanavallabham pallaveesutham
radhaasevithapaadaabjam radhaavakshahsthalasthitham

raadhaanugam raadhikeshtam raadhaapahrtamaanasam
raadhaadhaaram bhavaadhaaram sarvaadhaaram namaami tham

raadhaahrthpadamadhye cha vasantham sathatham shubham
radhaasacharam shashva dradhaajnaparipaalakam

dhyaanthe yogino yogaan siddhaa siddhesvararaashchayam
tham dhyaaye sathatham shuddham bhagavantham sanaathanam

sevanthe sathatham santho'asesha brahmesha sanjnakaah
sevanthe nirgunam brahma bhagavantham sanaathanam

nirliptham cha nireeham cha paramaathmaana meeshvaram
nithyam sathyam cha paramam bhagavntham sanaathanam

yam srshte raadhibhuutham cha sarva beejam paraathparam
yoginstham prapadyanthe bhagavantham sanaathanam

beejam nanavatharaanaam sarvakaaranakaaranam
vedavedyam vedabeejam vedakaaranakaarakam

yoginastham prapadyanthe bhagavantham sanaathanam
ithyena mukthvaa gandharvah papaatha dharaneethale

pranaamadandava dbhuumau devadevam paraathparam
ithi thena krtham sthothram yah pattheth-prayatha sshuchih

ihaiva jeevanmukthascha varam yaathi varaam gathim
haribhaktim harerdaasyam goloke cha niraamayaha
paarshadapravarthvam cha labhathe nathra samsayah:


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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.