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Sri Krishna   Sthuthi from Garga Samhitha

(Prayer addressed to Krishna)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

( this rarer  and great prayer occurs in   occurs in   Garga  Samhitha    and was sent to me by Sri K.Muralidharan  (kmurali_sg@yahoo.com). My grateful thanks to him. )

 

Deva ouchu:-

Devas   told:-

 

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 Brahmam   , 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  third chapter   in the   Goloka section of  Garga Samhitha,