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Shri Krishna Shlokas and Mantras

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Here is a collection of shlokas and mantras that you can use on any day and on
the joyful event of Krishna Janmashtami. The sound of the mantra helps to quiet
the mind that is always busy and raises it above the constant chatter. These are in
the praise of the Lord, which is considered as a humble offering at the feet of the
Lord.
Ashttotara Shatanamavali ........................................................................ 5
108 Names of Krishna with Meanings ...................................................... 8
24 Naam Mantra of Shri Krishna ............................................................ 12
Sri Krishna Mantra ................................................................................. 12
Sri Krishna Ashtakam............................................................................. 13
Sri Krishna Gayathri ............................................................................... 14
Gopala Stotram ...................................................................................... 15
Krishna Stotram ..................................................................................... 17
Krishna Shloka ....................................................................................... 18
Ekasholoki Bhagavatham ....................................................................... 18
Madhurashtakam ................................................................................... 19
Sri Krishna Mangalam ............................................................................ 20
Chanting the different names of Lord Krishna is supposed to free the mind from negativity and stress

leading to peaceful meditation on the Lord. Many devotees of Lord Krishna chant these on the day of

Janmashtami/Gokulashtami/Krishna Jayanti.

Ashttotara Shatanamavali

Om Sree-krushnaya namaha Om Navaneeta-viliptamgaya namaha


Om Kamala-nadhaya namaha Om Navani-tana-taya namaha
Om Vasu-devaya namaha Om Anaghaya namaha
Om Sanaa-tanaya namaha Om Navanee-tana-vaharaya namaha
Om Vasu-devatma-jaaya namaha Om Mukunda-prasada-kaya namaha
Om Punyaya namaha Om Shoda-shastri-sahasreshaya namaha
Om Leelaa-manusha-vigrahaya namaha Om Tribhamgine namaha
Om Sree-vatsa-koustubha dharaya namaha Om Madhura-krutaye namaha
Om Yashoda-vatsalaaya namaha Om Shuka-vaaga-mrutab-dhimdave namaha
Om Haraye namaha Om Govindaya namaha

Om Chaturbha-jaatta-chakrasi-gada shankham
bujayu-dhaya namaha Om Goginampataye namaha
Om Devakee-nanda-naya namaha Om Vatsa-palana-samcharine namaha
Om Sreeshaya namaha Om Denuka-sura-bhamjanaya namaha
Om Nanda-gopa-prayatma-jaya namaha Om Trunee-kruta-truna-vartaya namaha
Om Yamuna-vega-samharine namaha Om Yama-larjuna-bhamjanaya namaha
Om Bala-bhadra-prayanu-jaaya namaha Om Uttalottala-betre namaha
Om Putana-jivita-haranaya namaha Om Tamala-shyamala-krutaye namaha
Om Shakata-sura-bhamjanaya namaha Om Gipa-giipee-shvaraya namaha
Om nanda-vraja-jana-nandine namaha Om Yogine namaha
Om Sachida-namda-vigrahaya namaha Om Koti-surya-sama-prabhaya namaha
Om Dvaraka-nayakaya namaha Om Maene namaha
Om ilapataye namaha Om Parama-purashaya namaha
Om Mushti-kasura-chanura mallayuddha
Om Param-jyotishe namaha visharadaya namaha
Om Yada-vendraya namaha Om Samsara-vairene namaha
Om Yadu-dvahaya namaha Om Kamsarine namaha
Om Vana-maline namaha Om Murarine namaha
Om Peeta-vasase namaha Om Nara-kanta-kaya namaha
Om Paari-jataa-pahara-kaya namaha Om Anadi-bramha-charine namaha
Om Govardhana-chaloddhartre namaha Om Krushna-vyasana-karsha-kaya namaha
Om Gopa-laaya namaha Om Sishu-pala-sira-chetre namaha
Om Sarva-palakaya namaha Om Duryodhana-kulanta-krute namaha
Om Ajaaya namaha Om Vidura-krura-vadaya namaha
Om Niranjanaya namaha Om Vishva-rupa-pradarsha-kaya namaha
Om Kaama-janakaya namaha Om Satya-vachaye namaha
Om Kamja-lochanaya namaha Om Satya-samkalpaya namaha
Om Madhughne namaha Om Satya-bhama-rataya namaha
Om Madhura-nadhaya namaha Om Jaene namaha
Om Dvaraka-nayakaya namaha Om Subhadra-purva-jaya namaha
Om Baline namaha Om Vishnave namaha
Om Brunda-vanamta-samcharine namaha Om Bheeshma-mukti-prada-yakaya namaha
Om Tulasee-dama-bhushanaya namaha Om Jagad-gurave namaha
Om Syamantaka-mani-hartre namaha Om Jaganna-dhaya namaha
Om Nara-narayanat-makaya namaha Om Venu-nada-visharadaya namaha
Om Kubja-krushnambara-dharaya namaha
Om Vrushabha-sura-vidhvamsine namaha Om Narayanaya namaha
Om Baana-surakaranta-krute namaha Om Parasmai-bramhane namaha
Om Yudhishtira-prati-shtatre namaha Om Pannaga-shana-vahanaya namaha
Om Jala-krida-samasakta-gopi vastra-
Om Barhi-barhi-vatansa-kaya namaha pahara kaya namaha
Om Pardha-saradhaye namaha Om Punya-shlokaya namaha
Om Avyaktaya namaha Om Teerdha-padaya namaha
Om Geetaa-mruta-mahoda-dhaye namaha Om Veda-vedyaya namaha

Om Kaliya-phani-manikya-ranjita sree-padam-
bhujaaya namaha Om Dayani-dhaye namaha
Om Damodaraya namaha Om Sarva-teerdhat-makaya namaha
Om Yagyna-bhoktre namaha Om Sarva-graha-rupine namaha
Om Dana-vendra-vinasha-kaya namaha Om Parat-paraya namaha

Iti Shree Krishna Ashtottara Shatanamavali Samaptam


108 Names of Krishna with Meanings

Name Meaning
Krishna One that brings joy
Jagannath Lord of the whole World
Parampurush The supreme one
Dwarkadhish Dwarkas king
Vasudev Vasudevs son
Devki Nandan Devki's son
Govinda Lord Of Cows
Gopal Protector of Cows
Parthasarthi Arjunas Chariot driver
Muralidhar Who plays flute
Mathura Naresh King of Mathura
Damodar tied with a grinding Stone
Niranjan who is honorable
Sanatan The eternal one
Anant The infinite
Ajay All victorious
Murari Enemy of Mura (the demon)
KamalNath Kamla (Goddess Lakshmi's) Husband
Punya Meritorious
Lila-Manush-Vigraha Assums human form
Shrivastav Kausthuba-Dharya Wearing Shri Vatsa and Kausthubha Gem
Yashoda-Vatsalya Mother Yashoda's child
Hari Shri Hari
Chaturbuja-Chakra-gada-Shankhadhyay Four armed
Shrisay Abode of Shri (Lakshmi)
Nandgopa Priyatmaj Nanda Gopa's darling child
Yamuna Vega Samhar Destroyer of speed of River yamuna
Balbhadra Pariyanuj Balram's younger brother
Putana Jivit haraya Destroyer of putana(demoness)
Shakatsura Bhanjanaya Destroyer of Shakatasur (demon)
Nandvraja jana nandin One bringing joy to Nand and people of Braj
Sachidanand Vigraha Awareness and bliss
Navanit Viliptanga whose body is slandered with butter
Ananghaya sinless one
Navanit navaharaya Inventor of new form of food- Butter
Muchukunda Prasadkaya who blessed king Muchukund
Shodasha sthri sahasreshaya Lord of 16 000 wives
Tribhanji lalitakritaye who possesed bent in 3 places
Sukavag Amritabhdhindave Ocean of nectar
Yogi Pataye Lord of yogis
Avyaktaya who is difficult to comprehend
Punya-Shlokaya Lord whose praise bestows meritorious
Tirthapadaya With holy feet
Vedvedayaya Souce of Vedas
Yagnabhoktre who consumed sacrificial offerings
Paratpataya highest of the highest
Gopa Gopishvaraya Lord of gopas and gopis
Yogine Greatest Yogi
Koti surya samaprabha someone who is as lustrous as a million suns
Ilapataye Lord of Earth
Vanamaline One wearing a garland
Parasmai jyotish with a supreme light
Yadavendraye Lord of Yadavs
Yadudvataya Leader of Yadus
Pita vasase Who wears yellow robes
Parijatapa Harakaya who removed Parijath Flower
Govardhanchalo Dhartreya Lifter of Govardhan Hill
Sarva palakaya Protector of all beings
Niranjan The untainted one
Kama janakaye One generating desires in worldly mind
Kancha lochanaya Who possess beautiful eyes
Madhughne Killer of Madhu- demon
Brindavane sancarine One roaming in Brindavan city
Baline All powerful Lord
Syamantake maner hartre who stole Syamantaka Gem
Nara Narayanatmakaya who has twin form of nar and Narayan
Kubja Krishtambharadharya who applied ointment by Kubja
Mayine Lord of maya

Mushtikasura Chanura mallayudha- One who is an expert wrestler killed two


visharadaya demons Mushtikasura and Chanura
Kamsaraye Enemy of Kansa
Narakantakaya Destroyer of Naraka (demon)
Anadi Brahmacharine Beginning less absolute
Krishna Vyasana Karshakaya Who Removed Draupadi's distress
Shishupala Shirascratte Remover of Shishupal's head
Duryodhana Kulantakaya Destroyer of Duryodhana's dynasty
Vidurakrura Varadaya Giver of boon to Vidur and Akrur
Vishwarupa Pradarshakaya Revealer of Vishwasrup (Universal form)
Satyavacha Speaker of truth
Satya sankalp Lord of true resolve
Satyabhama Rataya Lover of Satyabhama
Jayine The ever victorious Lord
Subhadra purvajaya Brother of Subhadra
Vishnava To Lord Vishnu
Bhishma mukti Pradayakaya One who bestowed salvation to Bhishma
Jagadguruve venunada visharad One expert in playing of flute music
Vrishabhasura vidhvamsine Destoyer of demon Vrishbasura
Yudhishthira pratishthatre One who established Yudhisthira as a king
Sarvagraha Rupine To all-formed one
Dayanidhaye One who is treasure of compassion
Sarvabhutat makaya Soul of elements

Jalakrida samashaka gopi vastra Lord who hid gopi's clothes while they were
pararakaya playing in river Yamuna
Parabrahmane A supreme brahman
Barhi Barhavatamsakaye One who adorns peacock feathers
Pannagashana vahanaya Having serpent Adishesha as his seat
Danavendra Vinashak Destroyer of Lord of Asuras
Gitamrita Mahodadhaye An ocean containing nectar of Bhagwad Gita

Kaliyaphani Manikya ranjita shri Lord whose lotus feet adorn gems from hood of
Padambhujaya Kaliya serpent
24 Naam Mantra of Shri Krishna

Shri Keshavaaya Namaha |Naarayanaaya Namaha |Madhavaaya |

Govindaaaya Namaha |Vishnave Namaha |Madhusoodhanaaya Namaha |

Trivikramaaya Namaha |Vaamanaaya Namaha |Shreedharaaya Namaha |

Hrishikeshaaya Namaha |Padmanaabhaaya Namaha |Daamodaraaya Namaha |

Sankarshanaaya Namaha |Vaasudevaaya Namaha |Pradyumnaaya Namaha |

Aniruddhaaya Namaha |Purushotmanaaya Namaha |Adhokshajaaya Namaha |

Naarasimhaaya Namaha |Achyutaaya Namaha |Janaardanaaya Namaha |

Upendraaya Namaha |Haraye Namaha |Shree Krushnaaya Namaha |

Sri Krishna Mantra

Om Kleem Krushnaaya Govindaaya Gopeejana Vallabhaaya Swaha |


Sri Krishna Ashtakam

Vasudheva Sutham Dhevam Kamsa Chaanoora Mardhanam


Dhevakee Paramaa Nandham Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 1

Athasee Pushpa Sankaasam Haara Noopura Sobhitham


Rathna Kankana Keyooram Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 2

Kuti Laalaka Samyuktham Poorna Chandhra Nibhaananam


Vilasath Kundala Dharam Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 3

Mandhaara Gandha Samyuktham Chaaru Haasam Chathur Bhujam


Bharhi Pinchaava Choodaangam Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 4

Uthphulla Padhma Pathraaksham Neela Jeemutha Sannibham


Yaadhavaanaam Siro Rathnam Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 5

Rukminee Keli Samyuktham Peethaam Bhara Sushobhitham


Avaaptha Thulasee Gandham Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 6

Gopikaanaam Kucha Dhwantha Kumkumaankitha Vakshasam


Sree Niketham Maheshwaasam Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 7

Sree Vathsaangam Maho Raskam Vana Maalaa Viraajitham


Sankha Chakra Dharam Dhevam Krishnam Vandhe Jagath Gurum 8

Krishna Ashtakam Idham Punyam Praatha Ruththaaya Ya: Pateth


Koti Janma Kritham Paapam Smaranena Vinasyati 9
Sri Krishna Gayathri

1) Om Devakinandaynaaya vidmahe

Vaasudevaaya Dhimahi

Tanno Krishnah Prachodayaath

2) Om Daamodaraaya Vidmahe

Rukminivallabhaya Dhimahi

Tanno Krishnah Prachodayaath

3) Om Govindaaya Vidmahe

Gopivallabhaya Dhimahi

Tanno Krishnah Prachodayaath


Gopala Stotram

Naveena neeradha shyamam , neelendivaralochanam,

Vallavee nandanam, Vande krishnam, Gopalaroopinam. 1

Sphurad barhadhalodhbadha neela kunchita moordhajam,

Kadamba kusumobadha vanamala Vibhooshitham,2

Ganda mandala samasargichalath kanchana kundalam,

Sthoola muthaphalodaraharadhypthitha vakshasam,3

Hemangadhathula kotikireedojwala vigraham.,

Manda marutha samkshobhavathgithambhara sanchayam,4

Ruchiroshtaputanyasthavamsee madhra nisswanai,

Lasad gopalikaa chetho mohayantham muhoormuhu,5

Veellava vadanam bhoja madhupana madhu vratham,

Kshobhayantham manasthasam sasmera panga veekshanai,6

Younaod binnadehabhi samsikthabhi parasparam,

Vichitrambharabhooshabhir gopa nareebhiravrutham,7

Prabinnanjana kalindi jala keli kalthsukam,

Yodhayantham kwachid gopan vyaharatham gavam ganam,8

Kalindi jala samsarga seethalanila sevithe,

Kadamba padaschaye sthitham vrundavane kwachith.9


Rathna bhoodara samlagna rathnaasana parigraham,

Kalpa pada madhyastha hema manda pikagatham,10

Vasantha kusuma modha surabhee krutha ding mukhe,

Govardhana girou ramye sthitham rasa rasothsakam,11

Savyahastha thalanyastha giri varyatha pathrakam,

Gandithagandalonmuktha muktha sara Ghana ghanam,12

Venu vadhya manollasakrutha humkara niswanai,

Savathsairanmukhai saswad gorulairabi veekshitham,13

Krishna mevanugayadhbhisthascheshtavasa varthibhi,

Dandapasodhyutha karair gopalair upashobhitham,14

Naradhadhyair munisreshtair veda vedantha paragai,

Preethi susnighdaya vacha sthuyamanam parathparam,15

Ya yenam chinthaye devam bhakthya samsthouthi manava,

Trisandhyam thasya thushto asou dadathi varameepsitham, 16

Rajavallabhathamethi bhaveth sarva jana priya,

Achala sriyamapnothi sa vagmi jayathe druvan 17


Krishna Stotram

Vande nava Ghana syamam, peetha kouseya vasasam,

Sanandam sundaram shudham, Sri Krishnam prakruthe param,

Radhesam Radhika prana vallabham, vallavee sutham,

Radha sevitha padabjam , Radha vaksha sthala sthiham.

Radhanugam Radhikesam Radhanuka manasam,

Radhadharam bhavadharam sarvadharam namami tham.

Radha hruth padma madhye cha vasantham santhatham shubham,

Radha saha charam saswadradagna paripalakam ,

Dhyayanthe yogino yogath sidha , sidheswarascha yam,

Tham dhyayeth santhatham shudham bhagawantham sanathanam.

Sevantha sathatham santho brahmesa sesha samgnaka,

Sevanthe nirgunam . brahma bhagawantham sanathanam.,

Nirliptham cha nireham cha paramanandameeswaram,

Nithyam sathyamcha paramam bhagawantham sanathanam,

Yam sreshteradhi bhoothancha sarva bheejam parath param,

Yoginastham prapadhyanthe bhagawantham sanathanam, 8


Bheejam nanavatharanam sarva karana karanam,

Vedha vedhyam veda bheejam Veda karana karanam.

Krishna Shloka

Vasudeva Sutam Devam

Kansa Chaanuuramardanam

Devakii Paramaanandam

Krishnam Vande Jagad Gurum

Aakaashaath Patitam Toyam

Yathaa Gachchati Saagaramah

Sarvadeva Namaskaaanah

Keshavam Pratigachchati

Ekasholoki Bhagavatham

Adau Devaki Deva Garbhajananam Gopigrihe

Vardhanam Mayaputhana Jeevithapaharanam Govardhanodaranam

Kamsachedana Kauravadihananam Kunthi Sutha Palanam

Ethadbhagavatham Puranakaditham Srikrishna Leelamritham


Madhurashtakam

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |


Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||1||

Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |


Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||

Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |


Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||

Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |


Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||

Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |


Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||

Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |


Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||

Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |


Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||

Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |


Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||
Sri Krishna Mangalam

Mangalam Yadavendraya, mahaneeya gunabhdhaye,

Vasudeva thanujaya, vaasudevaya mangalam., 1

Kireeta kundala braja dala kairyanmukhasriye,

Sri Vathsa kaushtboth bhasi vakshase chasthu Mangalam., 2

Neelambudha nikasaya vidhyuth sadrusa vasase,

Devaki vaasudevabhyam samsthudayasthu mangalam., 3

Thaabhyam samprarthithayadha prakrutha bhaka roopine,

Yasodaya gruham pithra prapithayasthu mangalam., 4

Poothana asupayapana pesalaya suraraye,

Sakatasura vidwamsi . padapadmaya Mangalam., 5

Yasodha lokithe swasye viswaroopa pradarshine,

Maaya maanusha roopaya madhavayasthu mangalam., 6

Thrunavarttha dhanoojasuharinee, shubhakarine,

Vathsasura prabhethre cha vathsa paalaya mangalam., 7


Damodharaya veeraya yamalarjuna pathine,

Dhathra hruthaanaam vathsanaam roopa darthresthu mangalam., 8

Brhamasthuthaya krishnaya, kalleya phana nruthyathe,

Davagni rakshithasesha gogopalaya mangalam., 9

Govardhanachaladharthre gopi kreedabhilakshine,

Anjalya hrutha vasthranam supreethayasthu mangalam., 10

Sudarshanakhya gandharva shapa mokshana karine,

Sanga chooda siroharthre, vrushabhagnaya managalam., 11

Kanthini sutha sandrushta divya roopaya sourine,

Trivakraya prarthithaya, sundarangaya mangalam., 12

Gandha malyam paratyaya, gajaraja vimadhine,

Chanura mushti prana harine chasthu mangalam., 13

Kamsahanthre Jarasandha baa mardhana karine,

Madhurapura vaasaya mahadheeraya mangalam., 14

Muchukunda mahananda dhayine paramathmane,

Rukhmanee pariethre, cha sabalayasthu Mangalam., 15


Dwarakapura vasaya haranoopura dharine,

Sathyabhama samedhaya narakagnaya mangalam., 16

Banasura karachethre, bhoothanatha sthuthaya cha,

Dharmahoothaya yagartham, sarmadhayasthu mangalam., 17

Karayithre Jarasandha vadam bheemena rajabhi,

Mukthai sthuthaya thathputhra rajyadhayasthu mangalam., 18

Chaidhyathejopaharthre cha pandava priyakarine,

Kuchelaya maha bhagya dhayine, thesthu mangalam., 19

Devyasthka samedhaya puthrapouthrayudhaya cha,

Shodasa sthree sahasraisthu samyudhayasthu mangalam., 20

Ya sishta rakshanapara karunamburasi,

Dushtasuraam sanrupatheen vinigruha ya suran,

Kashtam dasam apanuthandarasa pruthivya,

Pushtim dadadthu sahari kuladaivatham na., 21