Shri Krishna Ashtakam - Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

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The Shri Krishna Ashtakam Mantra is one of the most powerful chants that rejuvenates the mind and promotes positivity.

Through this mantra, we can raise our consciousness and awareness. It helps you to invite positivity in your mind and achieve your life goals.

The Shri Krishna Ashtakam is part of the Soulful Krishna Mantras - Volume 1 album.

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History of the mantra

Krishna is one of the most popular deities in Hinduism. He is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and brightens up the lives of everyone while uprooting evil.

Krishna is known for guiding the good and punishing the wicked. He is a prodigy with an immense intellect. He became an object of worship and admiration right from his birth in Mathura.

This octet mantra praises the supreme qualities of Lord Krishna. It is chanted to raise your consciousness and attune with the powers that reside within you.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Vasudeva Sutam Devam Kamsa Chaanoora Mardhanam |
Devaki Paramaanandam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Atasee Pushpa Sankaasham Haara Noopura Shobhitam |
Rathna Kangana Keyooram Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Kutilaalaka Samyuktam Poorna Chandra Nibhaananam |
Vilasat Kundala Taram Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Mandaara Gandha Samyuktam Chaaruhaasam Chaturbhujam |
Barhipinchhaava Choodaangam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Utphulla Padma Patraaksham Neelajimuta Sannibham |
Yaadavaanaam Shiroratnam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Rukmini Keli Samyuktam, Peetambara Sushobhitam |
Avaapta Tulasi Gandham, Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Gopikaanaam Kuchaadvandva Kunkumaankita Vakshasam |
Shriniketham Maheshvaasam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Shrivatsaankam, Mahoraskam, Vanamaala Viraajitam |
Shankha-Chakra-Dharam Devam, Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||

Krishnaashtakam Idam Punyam Praata Ruththaaya Yaha Padeth |
Koti Janma Krutam Paapam Smaranena Vinashyati ||

॥ Iti Shri Krishnaashtakam Sampurnam ॥

Meaning of the Mantra

Verse 1 :
Kutilaalaka Samyuktam Poorna Chandra Nibhaananam |
Vilasat Kundala Taram Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

To the son of Vasudeva, who killed Kamsa and Chanura,
The greatest joy of Devaki,
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 2 :
Atasee Pushpa Sankaasham Haara Noopura Shobhitam |
Rathna Kangana Keyooram Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

The one surrounded by hemp flowers,
adorned in gems and resplendent jewels,
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 3 :
Kutilaalaka Samyuktam Poorna Chandra Nibhaananam |
Vilasat Kundala Taram Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

The one who has curly locks of hair,
Who resembles the beautiful full moon,
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 4 :
Mandaara Gandha Samyuktam Chaaruhaasam Chaturbhujam |
Barhipinchhaava Choodaangam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

Who smells as sweet as the Mandhara flowers,
Who bears four hands and a divine smile, and wears peacock feathers,
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 5 :
Utphulla Padma Patraaksham Neelajimuta Sannibham |
Yaadavaanaam Shiroratnam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

Whose eyes resemble the petals of a blossomed lotus
Who is as vast as the great blue cloud, and the greatest of the Yadavas,
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 6 :
Rukmini Keli Samyuktam, Peetambara Sushobhitam |
Avaapta Tulasi Gandham, Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

The beloved of Rukmini, shimmering in bright silks,
Who carries the sacred scent of basil,
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 7 :
Gopikaanaam Kuchaadvandva Kunkumaankita Vakshasam |
Shriniketham Maheshvaasam Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

Smeared in saffron, the haven of Goddess Lakshmi,
and home to all divine beings.
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 8 :
Shrivatsaankam, Mahoraskam, Vanamaala Viraajitam |
Shankha-Chakra-Dharam Devam, Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum ||
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Meaning :

Who has Sri Vathsa on his chest,
Who is adorned with forest garland,
The one who holds the sacred conch and wheel.
I bow to that Lord Krishna, the Guru of the Universe.

Verse 9 :
Krishnaashtakam Idam Punyam Praata Ruththaaya Yaha Padeth |
Koti Janma Krutam Paapam Smaranena Vinashyati ||
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Meaning :

The one who recites this octet of Lord Krishna
with devotion, upon waking up in the morning,
All sins of his past will be washed away.

Verse 10 :
॥ Iti Shri Krishnaashtakam Sampurnam ॥
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Meaning :

Thus concludes the Krishna Ashtakam

Benefits of listening to Shri Krishna Ashtakam

The Shri Krishna Ashtakam holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener.

Listening to this mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Raises self-awareness
Practicing this mantra helps raise the sense of self-awareness

Benefit 2 - More positivity
This powerful chant allows the mind to consciously create more positive thoughts

Benefit 3 - More opportunities
The mantra helps you attract more opportunities of joy, love, and prosperity

Benefit 4 - Find your purpose
With regular practice, you will be able to achieve clarity of thought and pave a path towards your life's true purpose

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