Dhyana Shlokam for Narayaneeyam: 038:1-10

I offer my obeisance’s to Lord Kṛṣṇa, the beloved son of Vasudeva, who killed the great demons Kaṁsa and Cāṇūra, who is the source of great joy to Mother Devakī; and who is indeed a world teacher and spiritual master of the universe. (1)

Shlokam:02:When all the directions had been well cooled by rain waters, when the virtuous people were overwhelmed with the joy of the impending fulfillment of their desires,& the moon was rising at midnight, Thou the remover of all sorrows, appeared here on this earth,as Krishna.

Dasakam:038- Shlokam: 03: Thou shone in the birth chamber, though in the from of a child, with Thy body adorned with the divine majesties, shining crown, bracelets, shoulder ornaments, beautiful necklace, conch, discus, lotus, mace,beautiful as the hue of the rain bearing clouds.

Dasakam:038- Shlokam: 04: O Vaasudeva! Thou did shine in that prison house with the glorious Lakshmi Devi comfortably resting on Thy bosom.The side glances of varied graces,with shyful eyes,cast by her, dispersed away the inauspiciousness of the prison caused by the wicked Kansa.

Dasakam:038-Shlokam:05: Thy divine form which is unapproachable to the minds of many aspiring sages, when Vasudeva saw with his own eyes, he had goosebumps all over his body,his eyes were full of tears of joy & with a choked & melting voice he sang praised Thee

Shlokam: 06: Thou were praised with prayers for a long time by Vasudeva who was filled with joy,saying that ‘O Lord! cut down the creeper of all my sorrows with Thy sharp sword like playful eyes.O Supreme Being! Remove all my sufferings with Thy glances laden with compassion.

Shlokam: 07:Thy mother Devaki’s tears whose delicate creeper like body was covered &made wet ,Thy were praised by hymns.Thou,the abode of mercy, then explained to them,about their two previous births. Then at the request of Thy mother Devaki, Thou assumed the form of an infant.

Dasakam:038- Shlokam: 08: Then impelled by Thee, Vasudeva, got ready to exchange Thee with the daughter of Nanda. Thou, who art conceivable only in the minds of revered sages, and Thou, who art pleasing like the young swan seated in a lotus, were lifted by Vasudeva, in his hands.

038- Shlokam: 09: At that time, Thy Maya, Yoganidra, who had been born in the cowherd, Nanda’s house,put all the city dwellers to sleep, through her yogic powers, activated by Thee. But what is more amazing is that the firmly locked inanimate (prison) doors opened by themselves

038- Shlokam:10: Then the most blessed, Vasudeva, set out, with his path lighted by the shining crest jewels of the serpent Adi Sesha,who with his hoods held above Vasudeva’s head,shielded him from the rain.Oh Lord of such great deeds!May Thee destroy the severity of my ailments.

VRAJA RAJA SUTAM ASTAKAM

Complexion that conquers storm clouds gathering
Lord of lovers and great sea of all ecstasies
Peacock plume in his crown angled auspiciously
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||1||

His eyebrows like rainbows both broadly bending
A million full moons fail to match his beauty
Sparkling speech on his lips ever smiling sweetly
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king. ||2||

Due to Cupid’s confusions his limbs shivering,
Ever dazzlingly dressed for Vrindavan’s delight
Like two blue lotus blossoms his eyes shining bright
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||3||

He whose ears are embellished by shark shaped earrings
Curling fringe frames his forehead of fairest beauty
Yellow silk hangs on hips that sway gracefully
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||4||

On his ankles are bells which bewitchingly ring
Jingling gems driving bees fully into frenzy
Thunderbolt, fish and flag on his feet there we see
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||5||

Sandalwood smeared upon his body so charming
Glowing with the Kaustubha eclipsing the sun
Among Braja’s bright youths the most brilliant one
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||6||

Crest jewel of all lords, leading every being
Praised by sages and devas Mukunda Hari
Giridhari Murari to Shambhu supreme.
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||7||

With Sri Radha forever in love revelling
Seen impeccably dressed as the best enjoyer
Within all of the worlds most exalted master
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king ||8||

Krishna Ashtottaram

Lord Sri Krishna is the eighth of the Dashavataras but according to Srimad Bhagavatam He is not an avatar but He is Swayam Bhagavan, the original source of all incarnations. He is para-brahma and He is the Supreme Personality.

The below prayers can be recitate daily by offering flowers or Tulasi to Krishna. It contains 108 Names of Krishna taken from Vishnu Sahasranama.

ॐ श्री कृष्णाय नमः
oṁ śrī kṛṣṇāya namaḥ || 1 ||
Obeisance to Lord Shri Krishna, who has a dark, attractive complexion, who attracts the mind of others (i.e. ‘karshati iti’)

ॐ कमलनाथाय नमः
oṁ kamala-nāthāya namaḥ || 2 ||
the Lord of Goddess Lakṣmī, Kamalā,

ॐ वासुदॆवाय नमः
oṁ vāsudevāya namaḥ || 3 ||
Vasudeva’s son

ॐ सनातनाय नमः
oṁ sanātanāya namaḥ || 4 ||
the eternal Lord

ॐ वासुदॆवात्मजाय नमः
oṁ vāsudevātmajāya namaḥ || 5 ||
Salutations to Vāsudeva (Vāsudev’s son, Krishna)

ॐ पुण्याय नमः
oṁ puṇyāya namaḥ || 6 ||
the Meritorious One, who is consummate piety

ॐ लीलामानुष विग्रहाय नमः
oṁ līlā-mānuṣa-vigrahāya namaḥ || 7 ||
who has assumed a human-like form (as Rama or Krishna) to perform His divine pastimes

ॐ श्रीवत्स कौस्तुभधराय नमः
oṁ śrīvatsa-kaustubha-dharāya namaḥ || 8 ||
the Lord who wears the Shri Vatsa (representing Shri Lakshmi) and the Kaustubha gem

ॐ यशॊदावत्सलाय नमः
oṁ yaśodā-vatsalāya namaḥ || 9 ||
Mother Yashoda’s darling child, the object of Yashoda’s maternal affections

ॐ हरये नमः ॥ १० ॥
oṁ haraye namaḥ || 10 ||
Salutations to Lord Hari

ॐ चतुर्भुजात्त चक्रासिगदा शङ्खाम्बुजा युदायुजाय नमः
oṁ caturbhujātta cakrāsi gadā śaṅkhāmbujā yudāyujāya namaḥ || 11 ||
the Four-armed Lord who carries the weapons of disc, conch, club and lotus

ॐ दॆवाकीनन्दनाय नमः
oṁ devakī-nandanāya namaḥ || 12 ||
One who gladdens the heart of His Mother, Devaki and brings joy to her.

ॐ श्रीशाय नमः
oṁ śrīśāya namaḥ || 13 ||
the abode of Shri (Lakshmi)

ॐ नन्दगॊप प्रियात्मजाय नमः
oṁ nanda-gopa-priyātmajāya namaḥ || 14 ||
Nanda Gopa’s darling child, dear son of the cowherd Nanda

ॐ यमुनावेग संहारिणॆ नमः
oṁ yamunā-vega-saṁhāriṇe namaḥ || 15 ||
the Lord who checked the flow of the Yamunā

ॐ बलभद्र प्रियनुजाय नमः
oṁ bala-bhadra-priyānujāya namaḥ || 16 ||
Balabhadra’s (Balarama’s) dear younger brother

ॐ पूतनाजीवित हराय नमः
oṁ pūtana-jīvita-harāya namaḥ || 17 ||
the Destroyer of the demoness Putana

ॐ शकटासुर भञ्जनाय नमः
oṁ śakaṭāsura-bhañjanāya namaḥ || 18 ||
the Lord who destroyed the cart demon Sakatasura

ॐ नन्दव्रज जनानन्दिनॆ नमः
oṁ nanda-vraja-janānandine namaḥ || 19 ||
the Lord who brought great happiness to Nanda and the people of Vraja

ॐ सच्चिदानन्द विग्रहाय नमः ॥ २० ॥
oṁ saccid-ānanda-vigrahāya namaḥ || 20 ||
the Lord who’s embodiment is of eternal Existence, Knowlwdge and Bliss

ॐ नवनीत विलिप्ताङ्गाय नमः
oṁ navanīta-viliptāṅgāya namaḥ || 21 ||
the Lord whose body is smeared all over with butter

ॐ नवनीत नटनाय नमः
oṁ navanīta naṭanāya namaḥ || 22 || (naṭāya)
the One who danced to get butter

ॐ अनघाय नमः
oṁ anaghāya namaḥ || 23 ||
the sinless One

ॐ नवनीतनवाहाराय नमः
oṁ navanīta-navā-hārāya namaḥ || 24 || (navanīta-harāya)
whose first food was fresh butter

ॐ मुचुकुन्द प्रसादकाय नमः
oṁ mucukunda-prasādakāya namaḥ || 25 ||
the Lord who blessed (gave salvation) to King Muchukunda

ॐ षॊडशस्त्री सहस्रॆशाय नमः
oṁ ṣoḍaśastrī-sahasreśāya namaḥ || 26 ||
the Lord of sixteen thousand wives

ॐ त्रिभङ्गिनॆ मधुराकृतये नमः
oṁ tribhaṅgine madhurākṛtaye namaḥ || 27 || (Tribhangi Lalitakritaye)
the sweet lord, who poses in a threefold-bending form

ॐ शुकवागमृताब्धीन्दवे नमः
oṁ śukavāg-amṛtābdhīndave namaḥ || 28 ||
the ocean of nectar in the form of Sukadeva’s words (spoken as Srimad-Bhagavatam)

ॐ गॊविन्दाय नमः
oṁ govindāya namaḥ || 29 ||
the Lord of the cows

ॐ यॊगिनाम्पतयॆ नमः ॥ ३० ॥
oṁ yoginām-pataye namaḥ || 30 ||
the Lord of the yogIs

ॐ वत्सपालना संचारिने नमः
oṁ vatsapālanā sancārine namaḥ || 31 || (vatsavāṭi carāya – वत्सवाटचराय )
the Lord who roamed (in Vrindavana) with the company of calves and friendly cowherd boys

ॐ अनन्ताय नमः
oṁ anantāya namaḥ || 32 ||
the Unlimited, Infinite One

ॐ धेनुकासुरभञ्जनाय नमः
oṁ dhenukāsura-bhañjanāya namaḥ || 33 || (mardanāya – मर्दनाय)
the Lord who killed the ass-demon Dhenukasura

ॐ तृणी कृत तृणावर्ताय नमः
oṁ tṛṇī-kṛta-tṛṇāvartāya namaḥ || 34 ||
the Lord who destroyed the whirlwind demon Trinavarta

ॐ यमलार्जुन भञ्जनाय नमः
oṁ yamaḷārjuna-bhañjanāya namaḥ || 35 ||
the Lord who broke the two Yamala-Arjuna trees

ॐ उत्तलॊत्ताल भॆत्रॆ नमः (उत्ताल-ताल)
oṁ uttālottāla-bhetre namaḥ || 36 || (uttāla-tāla)
the Lord who broke all the big, tAla trees (killing Dhenuka)

ॐ तमाल श्यामलाकृतये नमः
oṁ tamāla śyāmalākṛtaye namaḥ || 37 ||
the Lord who is a beautiful blackish as the dark Tamala tree

ॐ गॊपगॊपीश्वराय नमः
oṁ gopa-gopīśvarāya namaḥ || 38 ||
The Lord of the gopas and gopīs (the cowherd boys and damsels of Vrindavan)

ॐ यॊगिनॆ नमः
oṁ yogine namaḥ || 39 ||
the greatest Yogī

ॐ कॊटिसूर्य समप्रभाय नमः ॥ ४० ॥
oṁ koṭi-sūrya-sama-prabhāya namaḥ || 40 ||
the Lord who is as lustrous as a million suns

ॐ इलापतयॆ नमः
oṁ iḷā-pataye namaḥ || 41 ||
Lord of IlA, the earth

ॐ परस्मै ज्योतिषे नमः
oṁ parasmai-jyotiṣe namaḥ || 42 || (parañjyotiṣe – परञ्ज्यॊतिषॆ)
the Supreme light, the Supreme Radiance

ॐ यादवॆन्द्राय नमः
oṁ yādavendrāya namaḥ || 43 ||
the king of the Yadu clan (Yadavas)

ॐ यदूद्वहाय नमः
oṁ yadu-dvahāya namaḥ || 44 ||
the preeminent leader of the Yadu Dynasty

ॐ वनमालिनॆ नमः
oṁ vanamāline namaḥ || 45 ||
One who wears the divine garland made of wild forest flowers (Vaijayanthi)

ॐ पीतवाससे नमः
oṁ pīta-vāsase namaḥ || 46 || (pītavāsane)
the Lord who wears yellow garments

ॐ पारिजातपहारकाय नमः
oṁ pārijāta-apahārakāya namaḥ || 47 ||
the Lord who removed the parijatha flower (from India’s garden)

ॐ गोवर्धनाचलोद्धर्त्रे नमः
oṁ govardhanācaloddhartre namaḥ || 48 ||
the Lord who held up the Govardhana mountain

ॐ गॊपालाय नमः
oṁ gopālāya namaḥ || 49 ||
the protector of cows, Gopāla

ॐ सर्वपालकाय नमः ॥ ५० ॥
oṁ sarva-pālakāya namaḥ || 50 ||
the protector of all beings

ॐ अजाय नमः
oṁ ajāya namaḥ || 51 ||
the all-victorious Lord who is unconquered/ invincible,

ॐ निरञ्जनाय नमः
oṁ nirañjanāya namaḥ || 52 ||
the unblemished, untainted Lord

ॐ कामजनकाय नमः
oṁ kāma-janakāya namaḥ || 53 ||
who incites the gopIs desires

ॐ कञ्जलॊचनाय नमः
oṁ kañja-locanāya namaḥ || 54 ||
the Lord who has beautiful eyes

ॐ मधुघ्नॆ नमः
oṁ madhughne namaḥ || 55 ||
the Lord who killed the demon Madhu

ॐ मथुरानाथाय नमः
oṁ mathurā-nāthāya namaḥ || 56 || (madhurānāthāya)
Lord of Mathurā (the Lord of sweetnes)

ॐ द्वारकानायकाय नमः
oṁ dvārakā-nāyakāya namaḥ || 57 ||
the hero and Lord of Dvārakā

ॐ बलिनॆ नमः
oṁ baline namaḥ || 58 ||
To the all-powerful Lord, the One with unlimited strength

ॐ बृन्दावनान्त सञ्चारिणॆ नमः
oṁ vṛndāvanānta-sañcāriṇe namaḥ || 59 ||
the Lord who roamed around Vrindavana

ॐ तुलसीदाम भूषनाय नमः ॥ ६० ॥
oṁ tulasī-dāma-bhūṣaṇāya namaḥ || 60 ||
the Lord who adorns Himself with tulasi leaf garlands

ॐ स्यमन्तकमणेर्हर्त्रे नमः
oṁ syamantaka-maner-hartre namaḥ || 61 || (mani-hartre – मणिहर्त्रे)
the Lord who appropriated the Syamantaka jewel

ॐ नरनारयणात्मकाय नमः
oṁ naranārayaṇātmakāya namaḥ || 62 ||
the Lord who has the twin forms of Nara and Narayana

ॐ कुब्जा कृष्णाम्बरधराय नमः
oṁ kubjā-kṛṣṇāmbara-dharāya namaḥ || 63 || (kṛṣṭāmbara – कृष्णाम्बर)
the Lord who wore the ointment (sandal paste) offered by Kubja, the hunchbacked lady

ॐ मायिनॆ नमः
oṁ māyine namaḥ || 64 ||
the Lord of Maya, the master of illusion

ॐ परमपुरुषाय नमः
oṁ parama-pūruṣāya namaḥ || 65 ||
the Supreme person

ॐ मुष्टिकासुर चाणूर मल्लयुद्ध विशारदाय नमः
oṁ muṣṭikāsura cāṇūra mallayuddha viśāradāya namaḥ || 66 ||
the lord who expertly fought the demoniac wrestlers Muṣṭika and Cāṇūra

ॐ संसारवैरिणॆ नमः
oṁ saṁsāra-vairiṇe namaḥ || 67 ||
the enemy of Samsara (the cycle of births and deaths)

ॐ कंसारयॆ नमः
oṁ kaṁsāraye namaḥ || 68 ||
the enemy of King Kamsa (who wanted to kill Krishna)

ॐ मुरारयॆ नमः
oṁ murāraye namaḥ || 69 || (murarine)
the enemy of the demon Mura

ॐ नाराकान्तकाय नमः ॥ ७० ॥
oṁ nārākāntakāya namaḥ || 70 ||
the destroyer of the demon Narakāsura

ॐ अनादि ब्रह्मचारिणॆ नमः
oṁ anādi-brahmacāriṇe namaḥ || 71 ||
the beginningless brahmacārī

ॐ कृष्णाव्यसन कर्शकाय नमः
oṁ kṛṣṇā-vyasana-karśakāya namaḥ || 72 ||
Kṛṣṇa, who removed Draupadi’s distress

ॐ शिशुपालशिरश्छेत्रे नमः
oṁ śiṣupāla-śiraś-chetre namaḥ || 73 || (śiccetre – शिच्चॆत्रॆ)
the Lord who cut off Sisupala’s head (with his Sudarsana Chakra)

ॐ दुर्यॊधनकुलान्तकाय नमः
oṁ duryodhana-kulāntakāya namaḥ || 74 ||
the destroyer of the dynasty of Durodhana

ॐ विदुराक्रूर वरदाय नमः
oṁ vidurākrūra-varadāya namaḥ || 75 ||
the Lord who benedicted Vidura & Akrūra

ॐ विश्वरूपप्रदर्शकाय नमः
oṁ viśvarūpa-pradarśakāya namaḥ || 76 ||
the Lord who revealed His Viswarupa (the Universal Form)

ॐ सत्यवाचॆ नमः
oṁ satya-vāce namaḥ || 77 ||
To the Lord who utters only truth

ॐ सत्य सङ्कल्पाय नमः
oṁ satya-saṅkalpāya namaḥ || 78 ||
the Lord of true resolve, whose determination is fact

ॐ सत्यभामारताय नमः
oṁ satyabhāmā-ratāya namaḥ || 79 || (ratāye)
the Lover of Satyabhama

ॐ जयिनॆ नमः ॥ ८० ॥
oṁ jayine namaḥ || 80 ||
the Lord who is ever victorious

ॐ सुभद्रा पूर्वजाय नमः
oṁ subhadrā-pūrva-jāya namaḥ || 81 ||
the elder brother of Subhadra

ॐ विष्णवॆ नमः
oṁ viṣṇave namaḥ || 82 ||
Lord Viṣṇu

ॐ भीष्ममुक्ति प्रदायकाय नमः
oṁ bhīṣma-mukti-pradāyakāya namaḥ || 83 ||
the Lord who bestowed salvation on Bhishma

ॐ जगद्गुरवॆ नमः
oṁ jagad-gurave namaḥ || 84 ||
the Lord who is universal Guru, world preceptor

ॐ जगन्नाथाय नमः
oṁ jagannāthāya namaḥ || 85 ||
the Lord Lord of the universe

ॐ वॆणुनाद विशारदाय नमः
oṁ veṇu-nāda-viśāradāya namaḥ || 86 ||
the Lord who is an expert in playing flute music

ॐ वृषभासुर विध्वंसिने नमः
oṁ vṛṣabhāsura-vidhvaṁsine namaḥ || 87 ||
the Lord who destroyed the demon Vrishaba asura

ॐ बाणासुर करान्तकाय नमः
oṁ bāṇāsura-karāntakāya namaḥ || 88 || (karāntakṛte – करान्तकृतॆ)
the Lord who chopped off the hands of the demon Bāṇāsura

ॐ युधिष्ठिर प्रतिष्ठात्रे नमः
oṁ yudhiṣṭhira-pratiṣṭhātre namaḥ || 89 ||
the Lord who established Yudhiṣṭhira (as the king)

ॐ बर्हिबर्हावतंसकाय नमः ॥ ९० ॥
oṁ barhi-barhāvat-aṁsakaya namaḥ || 90 ||
the Lord whose crest is decorated with peacock feathers

ॐ पार्थसारथये नमः
oṁ pārtha-sārathaye namaḥ || 91 ||
the Lord who is the chariot driver of Arjuna (Pārtha Sārathi)

ॐ अव्यक्ताय नमः
oṁ avyaktāya namaḥ || 92 ||
the Lord Who appears unmanifest, who is subtle and unseen to material vision

ॐ गीतामृत महोदधये नमः
oṁ gītāmṛta-mahodadhaye namaḥ || 93 || (mahodhadiye – महोधदियॆ)
the Lord who is the great nectar-ocean of Bhagavad-gita

ॐ कालीय फणिमाणिक्य रञ्जित श्री पदाम्बुजाय नमः
oṁ kālīya-phaṇi-māṇikya-rañjita-śrī-padāmbujāya namaḥ || 94 ||
the Lord whose beautiful lotus feet danced on the jeweled hoods of the Kāliya serpent.

ॐ दामॊदराय नमः
oṁ dāmodarāya namaḥ || 95 ||
the One who was tied up with a rope to a grinding stone by His mother Yaśodā

ॐ यज्ञभोक्त्रे नमः
oṁ yajña-bhoktre namaḥ || 96 ||
the enjoyer of sacrificial offerings

ॐ दानवॆन्द्र विनाशकाय नमः
oṁ dānavendra-vināśakāya namaḥ || 97 ||
destroyer of the leading demons, killer of the Lord of Asuras

ॐ नारायणाय नमः
oṁ nārāyaṇāya namaḥ || 98 ||
Lord Nārāyaṇa, Viṣṇu

ॐ परब्रह्मणॆ नमः
oṁ para-brahmaṇe namaḥ || 99 ||
the Supreme absolute Truth Brahman (which is spiritual)

ॐ पन्नगाशन वाहनाय नमः ॥ १०० ॥
oṁ pannagāśana-vāhanāya namaḥ || 100 ||
the Lord who has a serpent (Adisesha) as His seat, the great snake Vasuki that forms the bed of Vishnu

ॐ जलक्रीडा समासक्त गॊपीवस्त्रापहाराकाय नमः
oṁ jala-krīḍā-samāsakta-gopī-vastrāpahārakāya namaḥ || 101 ||
the Lord who playfully stole the gopīs clothing while they played in the waters of the Yamuna river

ॐ पुण्य श्लॊकाय नमः
oṁ puṇya-ślokāya namaḥ || 102 ||
the Lord whose poetic depictions are virtuous, whose praises bestow merit

ॐ तीर्थपादाय नमः
oṁ tīrtha-pādāya namaḥ || 103 ||
creator of holy places, the One whose feet are holy

ॐ वॆदवॆद्याय नमः
oṁ veda-vedyāya namaḥ || 104 ||
the Lord who is the source of the Vedas, who is revealed by the Vedas

ॐ दयानिधयॆ नमः
oṁ dayā-nidhaye namaḥ || 105 ||
the Lord who is the Treasure of compassion

ॐ सर्वभूतात्मकाय नमः
oṁ sarva-bhūtātmakāya namaḥ || 106 ||
the Lord who is possessing the essence of the elements

ॐ सर्वग्रह रुपिणॆ नमः
oṁ sarva-graha-rūpiṇe namaḥ || 107 ||
the Lord who forms all the planets

ॐ परात्पराय नमः ॥ 108 ॥
oṁ parātparāya namaḥ
The Supreme beyond the highest

Lord Krishna and Karna

In Mahabharat, Karna asks Lord Krishna – “My mother left me the moment I was born. Is it my fault I was born an illegitimate child? I did not get the education from Dhronacharya because I was considered not a Kshatriya.

Lord Parshurama taught me but then gave me the curse to forget everything when he came to know I was Son of Kunthi belonging to a Kshatriya. A cow was accidentally hit by my arrow & its owner cursed me for no fault of mine. I was disgraced in Draupadi’s Swayamvar.

Even my mother Kunti finally told me the truth only to save her other sons. Whatever I received was through Duryodhana’s charity. So how am I wrong in taking his side.

Lord Krishna replies, “Karna, I was born in a jail. Death was waiting for me even before my birth. The night I was born I was separated from my birth parents. From childhood, you grew up hearing the noise of swords, chariots, horses, bow, and arrows.

I got only cow herd’s shed, dung, and multiple attempts on my life even before I could walk!No Army, No Education. I could hear people saying I am the reason for all their problems.

When all of you were being appreciated for your valour by your teachers, I had not even received any education. I joined Gurukula of Rishi Sandipani only at the age of 16.

I had to move my whole community from banks of Yamuna to far off sea shore to save them from Jarasandh. I was called a coward for running away. If Duryodhana wins the war you’ll get a lot of credit. What do I get if Dharmaraja wins the war? Only blame for war.

Remember one thing Karna. Everybody has challenges in life. LIFE IS NOT FAIR & EASY ON ANYBODY. But what is Right (Dharma) is known to your Mind (conscience).

No matter how much unfairness we got, how many times we were disgraced, how many times we fall, what is important is how you REACTED at that time.

Life’s unfairness does not give you license to walk the wrong path. Always remember, Life may be tough at few points, but DESTINY is not created by the SHOES we wear but by the STEPS we take…

108 names of Lord krishna

Divine Chants of Lord Krishna” are chanting the names of God which give peace of mind. Listening to these Divine names of Lord Krishna regularly gives lot of peace of mind. These Divine names of Lord Krishna purify the mind of devotee. Chanting the Divine names of Lord Krishna leads to spiritual development.

In “Bhagwat Gita” also Lord Krishna is saying to Arjuna:

“satatam kirtayanto mam
yatantas cha drdha-vratah
namasyantas cha mam bhaktya
nitya-yukta upasate” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 14)

“Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: Always chanting My glories, endeavouring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion.”

Below are 108 names of Lord Krishna. If a person remembers these 108 names of God & chants these names in his / her mind then that person achieves to the supreme devotion of God.

NAME : MEANING

1. Achala : Krishna is Still Lord

2. Achyuta : Krishna is Infallible Lord

3. Adbhutah : Krishna is Wonderful God

4. Adidev : Krishna is The Lord Of The Lords

5. Aditya : Krishna is Like Sun

6. Ajanma : Krishna is One Who Is Limitless And Endless

7. Ajaya : Krishna is The Conqueror Of Life And Death

8. Akshara : Krishna is Indestructible Lord

9. Amrut : Krishna is One Who Is Sweet As Nectar

10. Anaadih : Krishna is One Who Is The First Cause

11. Anandsagar : Krishna is Compassionate Lord

12. Ananta : Krishna is The Endless Lord

13. Anantajit : Krishna is Ever Victorious Lord

14. Anaya One : Krishna is Who Has No Leader

15. Aniruddha : Krishna is One Who Cannot Be Obstructed

16. Aparajeet : Krishna is The Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated

17. Avyukta : Krishna is One Who Is As Clear As Crystal

18. Balgopal : Krishna is The Child Krishna, The All Attractive

19. Bali : Krishna is The Lord Of Strength

20. Chaturbhuj : Krishna is Four-Armed Lord

21. Danavendra : Krishna is Granter Of Boons

22. Dayalu : Krishna is Repositiory Of Compassion

23. Dayanidhi : Krishna is The Compassionate Lord

24. Devadidev : Krishna is The God Of The Gods

25. Devakinandan : Krishna is Son Of Mother Devaki

26. Devesh : Krishna is Lord Of The Lords

27. Dharmadhyaksha : Krishna is The Lord OF Dharma

28. Dwarkapati : Krishna is Lord Of Dwarka

29. Gopal : Krishna is One Who Plays With The Cowherds, The Gopas

30. Gopalpriya : Krishna is Lover Of Cowherds

31. Govinda : Krishna is One Who Pleases The Cows, The Land And The Entire Nature

32. Gyaneshwar : Krishna is The Lord Of Knowledge

33. Hari : Krishna is The Lord Of Nature

34. Hiranyagarbha : Krishna is The All Powerful Creator

35. Hrishikesh : Krishna is The Lord Of All Senses

36. Jagadguru : Krishna is Preceptor Of The Universe

37. Jagadisha : Krishna is Protector Of All

38. Jagannath : Krishna is Lord Of The Universe

39. Janardhana : Krishna is One Who Bestows Boons On One And All

40. Jayantah : Krishna is Conqueror Of All Enemies

41. Jyotiraaditya : Krishna is The Resplendence Of The Sun

42. Kamalnath : Krishna is The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi

43. Kamalnayan : Krishna is The Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes

44. Kamsantak : Krishna is Slayer Of Kamsa

45. Kanjalochana : Krishna is The Lotus-Eyed God

46. Keshava : Krishna is One Who Has Long, Black Matted Locks

47. Krishna : Krishna is Dark-Complexioned Lord Who Attracts

48. Lakshmikantam : Krishna is The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi

49. Lokadhyaksha : Krishna is Lord Of All The Three Lokas (Worlds)

50. Madan : Krishna is The Lord Of Love

51. Madhava : Krishna is Knowledge Filled God

52. Madhusudan : Krishna is Slayer Of Demon Madhu

53. Mahendra : Krishna is Lord Of Indra

54. Manmohan : Krishna is All Pleasing Lord

55. Manohar : Krishna is Beautiful Lord

56. Mayur : Krishna is The Lord Who Has A Peacock Feathered-Crest

57. Mohan : Krishna is All Attractive God

58. Murali : Krishna is The Flute Playing Lord

59. Murlidhar : Krishna is Murlidhar One Who Holds The Flute

60. Murlimanohar : Krishna is Murlimanohar The Flute Playing God

61. Nandgopala : Krishna is The Son Of Nand

62. Narayana : Krishna is The Refuge Of Everyone

63. Niranjana : Krishna is The Unblemished Lord

64. Nirguna : Krishna is Without Any Properties

65. Padmahasta : Krishna is One Who Has Hands Like Lotus

66. Padmanabha : Krishna is The Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel

67. Parabrahmana : Krishna is The Supreme Absolute Truth

68. Paramatma : Krishna is Lord Of All Beings

69. Parampurush : Krishna is Supreme Personality

70. Parthasarthi : Krishna is Charioteer Of Partha – Arjuna

71. Prajapati : Krishna is Lord Of All Creatures

72. Punyah : Krishna is Supremely Pure

73. Purshottam : Krishna is The Supreme Soul

74. Ravilochana : Krishna is One Who Eye Is The Sun

75. Sahasraakash : Krishna is Thousand-Eyed Lord

76. Sahasrajit : Krishna is One Who Vanquishes Thousands

77. Sahasrapaat : Krishna is Thousand-Footed Lord

78. Sakshi : Krishna is All Witnessing Lord

79. Sanatana : Krishna is The Eternal Lord

80. Sarvajana : Krishna is Omniscient Lord

81. Sarvapalaka : Krishna is Protector Of All

82. Sarveshwar : Krishna is Lord Of All Gods

83. Satyavachana : Krishna is One Who Speaks Only The Truth

84. Satyavrata : Krishna is The Truth Dedicated Lord

85. Shantah : Krishna is Peaceful Lord

86. Shreshta : Krishna is The Most Glorious Lord

87. Shrikanta : Krishna is Beautiful Lord

88. Shyam : Krishna is Dark-Complexioned Lord

89. Shyamsundara : Krishna is Lord Of The Beautiful Evenings

90. Sudarshana : Krishna is Handsome Lord

91. Sumedha : Krishna is Intelligent Lord

92. Suresham : Krishna is Lord Of All Demi-Gods

93. Swargapati : Krishna is Lord Of Heavens

94. Trivikrama : Krishna is Conqueror Of All The Three Worlds

95. Upendra : One who is Brother Of Indra

96. Vaikunthanatha : Krishna is Lord Of Vaikuntha, The Heavenly Abode

97. Vardhamaanah : Krishna is The Formless Lord

98. Vasudev : Krishna is All Prevailing Lord

99. Vishnu : Krishna is All Prevailing Lord

100. Vishwadakshinah : Krishna is Skilfull And Efficient Lord

101. Vishwakarma : Krishna is Creator Of The Universe

102. Vishwamurti : Krishna is The Form Of The Entire Universe

103. Vishwarupa : Krishna is One Who Displays The Universal Form

104. Vishwatma : Krishna is Soul Of The Universe

105. Vrishaparvaa : Krishna is Lord Of Dharma

106. Yadavendra : Krishna is King Of The Yadav Clan

107. Yogi : Krishna is The Supreme Master

108. Yoginampati : Krishna is Lord Of The Yogis

KRISHNAM VANDE JAGADGURU 😊🙏🏻

O dark-complexioned Krishna, O moon of Gokula, hearing from the devotees’ mouths that You are very merciful to the fallen and miserable, I joyfully take shelter of You. If You neglect me I have no place to go.

O Lord Hari, Lord Hari, when will I directly serve You as You enjoy blissful transcendental pastimes? When will that auspicious day be mine?

Oh my Lord Hari! Your lotus feet distribute the nectar of eternal devotional service to the surrender souls, and only by dint of the greatest good fortune can any soul drink such nectar.

O Krishna, Your charming and beautiful form bends in three places and the flute to Your lips. You are delighted to shoot (pebbles) with a sling-shot and You are very enthusiastic to play with a ball.

Beholder of the flute (Vamsi Dhari)! O Krishna Murari! Without You, all is misery, O remover of my distress! Please be merciful to me, O Lord, and protect my modesty. Kindly cause me to remember Your feet that bestow fearlessness, and allow me to chant Your holy name.

O Lord Krishna, accompanied by Lord Balarama and other cowherd boy friends, You delighted in performing various different pastimes in the gardens of Vrndavana. You are very fond of playing Your flute, upon which You produce an amazingly sweet sound.

Krishna who is the Deity of love, who is love personified, gazes at Her. Now all Her sufferings are ended. Respectfully He approaches. He embraces Radha. He holds Her to His chest. With unblinking eyes He gazes at Her for a long time. With His lotus hands He rubs His eyes.

His form was a dark monsoon cloud. His eyebrows were the archer Kamadeva’s two bows. From His lotus eyes Kamadeva fired his five arrows. The saintly gopis’ hearts were gravely wounded. Their lives are now in doubt.

In the morning, you awaken the world with Your sweet smile. Wherever the King of Vrndavana, Syama, walks, new flowers are awakening by each of His lotus feet. May I receive the dust of Syamasundara’s feet.

The sun of the holy name has appeared in the universe to destroy all forms of ignorance. Casting aside all worldly things, the saintly become devoted to Him alone. The sun of the holy name is the remover of the darkness of ignorance. O Harinam, who actually knows Your greatness?

Offer obeisances to Govinda, Who is the supreme bliss, Who is the eternal truth, Who is knowledge, Who is eternal, Who is beyond the skies, Who is the final limit, Who roams in the courtyard of cowshed in Vraja.

JAY SHREE KRISHNA 🙏🏻😊

SRI JAGANNATHASTAKAM

With songs and sweet music, strolling gaily through groves, by the Kalindi.
A bee seeking nectar from the lotus-like faces of the gopis.
Praising him are Shiva, Brahma, Indra, Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||1||

Sporting fine silken cloth, peacock plumes on his head, a flute in his hand.
Sending sidelong glances at his dear devotees, who around him stand,
Most pleased with these pastimes performed in Vrindavan dhama eternally.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||2||

Standing on the seashore, a blue-spired palace is golden glowing.
There with Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra, he is bestowing
on all pious persons his personal service opportunity.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||3||

A great sea of mercy, beautifully blackish like the thunder clouds.
A flawless full lotus, pleased by the mild anger shown by Lakshmi’s words.
Worshipped by the Vedas, the sages and the gods in sweet eulogy.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||4||

Brahmins present praises and prayers of pure love when he mounts his cart.
Hearing those hymns as he rides along the road he is pleased at heart.
Ocean of compassion, caring for all creatures, along with Lakshmi.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||5||

Eyes like lotus petals, the crest jewel crowning supreme transcendence.
Feet atop Ananta, adorning Niladri; regal residence.
Ever in ecstasy, for the rapturous embrace of Radharani.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||6||

Most certainly I ask not for a kingdom, gold, gems or great riches.
Nor do I desire a beautiful wife, as any man wishes.
I long for only he, of whom Shiva ever sings the great glory
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||7||

Dear Lord of all gods please remove soon my useless life of worldliness.
Destroy my stock of sins that expands without end causing deep distress.
O Yadu Lord, surely, for the fallen and poor your two feet are free.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me. ||8||

The self-retrained, virtuous soul who recites these eight verses glorifying Lord Jagannatha becomes cleansed of all sins and duly proceeds to Lord Vishnu’s abode.

Interesting Facts About Janmashtmi Celebrations

Janmashtmi is also referred to as Krishna Janmashtami, Satam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sri Jayanti.

It is said that Lord Krishna was born on midnight. To save Lord Krishna, Vasudeva was advised to take him to his friend, Nanda, who lived in Vrindavan. The torrential rains and thunderstorm made it a very difficult journey. Buy, Vasudeva was determined. He carried little baby Krishna on his head and kept walking. To protect him, Shesh Nag (the Snake God) also quietly rose from behind to cover his Lord from the rains.

Little Krishna grew up in the care of Yashoda and Nanda. He and his gang of friends were among the naughtiest children in the neighborhood. He loved white butter so much that he would often steal all of it that Yashoda would make it home. Till date, makhan mishri (white butter and sugar crystals) is one of the most popular prasad made for the deity on Janmashtami.

There is a popular ritual of dahi handi, which is basically an imitation of the butter-stealing episodes of Lord Krishna. Boys gather in a compound and form a human pyramid to break open the earthen pot fixed at a height of 20-30 feet from the ground. The boy who stands at the top is called Govinda and the groups are either called handis or mandals.

Devotees of Lord Krishna observe a ritualistic fast during his birth anniversary. Devotees eat only a single meal a day before Janmashtmi. On fasting day, devotees take a ‘sankalpa’ to observe a day-long fast and to break it on the next day when the Ashtami Tithi is over. Through the day of fasting, no grains are consumed; the devotees take a meal comprising fruits and water, called ‘phallar’.

(We are (Me and my whole family) fasting today)

Krishna Janmashtami in Mathura, Vrindavan and parts of Braj is nothing short of a spectacle; temples and street are decorated with beautiful lights. Through the day, people throng the temples to pray to their beloved diety Lord Krishna. Idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are decked up in New clothes and placed on swings. On midnight, they perform the ‘Krishna Abhishekam’ with milk, ghre, water, and proceed to offer ‘bhog’ to the God.

The following day, which is referred to as ‘Nanda Utsav’, as an offering to the Lord, devotees put together a list of 56 food items, which is referred to as the ‘chapan bhog’.
This is later distributed among the people after the fast. It constitutes Lord Krishna’s favourite dishes and usually includes cereals, fruits, dry fruits, sweets, chocolates, namkeens, drinks and pickles in quantities of eight under each category.

The legend of chappan bhog is tied to the episode of Govardhan parvart. Once due to the wrath of Lord Indra, the God of rains, Vrindavan was flooded. It rained continuously for many days in a row. People in Vrindavan went to Lord Krishna, who directed all of them towards Govardhan Hill. He then lifted Govardhan Hill on his little finger, under which all the villagers took refuge. He stood there for seven days without moving and eating anything. Once the rain subsided, people presented him 56 food items.

Janmashtami is celebrated across the country with many local variations. People in Tamil Nadu draw beautiful and elaborated patterns called Kolam, made with rice batter on the entrance of their houses and tiny footprints of little baby Lord Krishna entering their houses.

IN PRAISE OF THE LORD HARI (KRISHNA)

Worship the feet of Hari, O my mind,
Beautiful to look upon, soft and cool as a lotus,
Able to remove the three kinds of pain.
When Prahlad grasped those holy feet
He was elevated to the rank of Indra.
When Dhruv took refuge in them
He was transported to the motionless realm.
In the fair body of the holy Dwarf
They measured the universe.
Their touch saved the wife of Gautam.
They tamed the serpent Kaliya
When Krishna sported as a cowherd.
They supported the Govardhan Mountain
When Indra was put to shame.
Mira is the servant of Lal Giridhara,
The raft on which to cross the unnavigable Sea.

I bow to Bihari,
Master of the arts of love.
His crown is a peacock’s plume
And the tilak gleams upon his brow.
His golden ear-rings and raven locks
Are waving gracefully at his ears.
He is playing the flute
That rests at His adorable lips.
Experiencing deep joy Himself,
He is charming the hearts of the women of Braj,
On beholding this beautiful vision of Mohan Giridhara,
Mira swoons in ecstasy.

Some Awesome Bhagvad Geeta Quotes

– Learn from Me (Lord Krishna), O Arjuna, how one who gas attained such perfection realises BRAHMAN, the supreme state of knowledge.

– Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom.

– Persons of demonic nature do not know what to do and what not to do. They neither have purity nor good conduct nor truthfulness.

– I believe You are the imperishable, the Supreme to be realized. You are the ultimate resort of the universe.

– Some after their wealth, their austerity, and their practice yoga as sacrifice, while the ascetics with strict vows after their study of scriptures and knowledge as sacrifice.

– Those who cannot renounce attachment to the results of their work are far from the path.

– This being the case; the ignorant person who considers oneself as the sole agent due to imperfect understanding does not understand.

– The one who rejoices in the Self only, who is satisfied with the Self, who is content in the Self alone, for such a (Self-realized) person there is no duty.

– I am death, which overcomes all, and the source of all beings still to be born.

– The ignorant work for their own profit, Arjuna ; the wise work for the welfare of the society, nation and the world, without thought for themselves.

– He from whom all beings originate, and by whom all this universe is pervaded; worshipping Him by performing one’s natural duty for Him one attains perfection.

– For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a windblown ship on the waters.

– I am the supporter of the universe, the father, the mother, and the grandfather.

– After Self-Realization, one does not regard any other gain superior to Self-Realization.

– The Divine illusion of mine, caused by the qualities, is hard to pierce; they who come to me, they cross over this illusion.

– Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity.

– A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place and when we expect nothing in return.

– There are three gates to Self-Destructive Hell: Lust, Anger and Greed.

– All the scriptures lead to me; I am their author and their wisdom.

– Even if you were the most sinful of sinners, Arjuna, you could cross beyond all sin by the raft of spiritual wisdom.

– When meditation is mastered the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.

– Whatever action, whether right or wrong, one performs by thought, word, and deed; these are its five causes.

– There is nothing higher than BRAHMAN. Everything in the universe is strung on BRAHMAN like jewels on the thread of a necklace.

– What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.

– Approach those who have reasized the purpose of life and question them with reverence and devotion; they will instruct you in this wisdom.

– There is more happiness in doing one’s own (path) without excellence than in doing another’s (path) well.

– One’s inferior natural work is better than superior unnatural work. One who does the work ordained by one’s inherent nature incurs no sin.

– Actions do not cling to me because I am not attached to their results. Those who understand this and practice it live in freedom.