Shri Damodar Stotra in english

Shri Damodar Stotram 

1) Kararavinde na padaravindam
Mukharavinde viniveshayantam
Vatasya patrasya pute shayanam
Balam Mukundam manasa smarami

I remember the infant Mukunda, Who sleeps inside a hollow Banyan leaf and Who by His lotus-hands, is putting His lotus-feet in His lotus-mouth.

2) Shri Krishna govinda hare murare
he natha narayana vasudeva
jihve pibasvamritam etad eva
govinda damodara madhaveti

“Shri Krishna! Govinda! Hari! Murari! O Lord, Narayana, Vasudeva!” O tongue, please drink only this nectar–”Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!”

3) vikretukama kila gopa-kanya
murari-padarpita-citta-vrittih
dadhyadikam mohavashad avocad
govinda damodara madhaveti

Though desiring to sell milk, dahi, butter, etc., the mind of a young gopi was so absorbed in the lotus feet of Krishna that instead of calling out “Milk for sale,” she bewilderedly said, “Govinda!”, Damodara!”, and “Madhava!”

4) grihe grihe gopa-vadhu-kadambah
sarve militva samavaya-yoge
punyani namani pathanti nityam
govinda damodara madhaveti

In house after house, groups of cowherd ladies gather on various occasions, and together they always chant the transcendental names of Krishna–”Govinda, Damodara, and Madhava.”

5) sukham shayana nilaye nije ‘pi
namani vishnoh pravadanti martyah
te nishcitam tanmayatam vrajanti
govinda damodara madhaveti

Even the ordinary mortals comfortably seated at home who chant the names of Vishnu, “Govinda, Damodara,” and “Madhava,” certainly attain (at least) the liberation of having a form similar to that of the Lord.

6) jihve sadaiva bhaja sundarani
namani krishnasya manoharani
samasta-bhaktarti-vinashanani
govinda damodara madhaveti

O my tongue, just always worship these beautiful, enchanting names of Krishna, “Govinda, Damodara,” and “Madhava,” which destroy all the obstacles of the devotees.

7) sukhavasane tv idam eva saram
duhkhavasane tv idam eva geyam
dehavasane tv idam eva japyam
govinda damodara madhaveti

This indeed is the essence (found) upon ceasing the affairs of mundane happiness. And this too is to be sung after the cessation of all sufferings. This alone is to be chanted at the time of death of one’s material body–”Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!”

8 ) shri krishna radhavara gokulesha
gopala govardhana-natha vishno
jihve pibasvamritam etad eva
govinda damodara madhaveti

O tongue, drink only this nectar (of the names), “Shri Krishna, dearmost of Shrimati Radharani, Lord of Gokula, Gopala, Lord of Govardhana, Vishnu, Govinda, Damodara,” and “Madhava.”

9) jihve rasajje madhura-priya tvam
satyam hitam tvam paramam vadami
avarnayetha madhurakaarani
govinda damodara madhaveti

O my tongue, you are fond of sweet things and are of discriminating taste; I tell you the highest truth, which is also the most beneficial. Please just recite these sweet syllables: “Govinda,” “Damodara,” and “Madhava.”

10) tvam eva yace mama dehi jihve
samagate danda-dhare kritante
vaktavyam evam madhuram su-bhaktya
govinda damodara mAdhaveti

O my tongue, I ask only this of you, that at my meeting the bearer of the sceptre of chastisement (Yamaraja), you will utter this sweet phrase with great devotion: “Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!”

11) shrinatha vishveshvara vishva-murte
shri devaki-nandana daitya-shatro
jihve pibasvamritam etad eva
govinda damodara madhaveti

“Shrinatha, Lord of the universe, form of the universe, beautiful son of Devaki, O enemy of the demons, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!” O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

12) gopipate kamsa-ripo mukunda
lakshmipate keshava vasudeva
jihve pibasvamritam etad eva
govinda damodara madhaveti

“Lord of the gopis, enemy of Kamsa, Mukunda, husband of Lakshmidevi, Keshava, son of Vasudeva, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!” O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

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