Eight Prayers in glorification of Lord Acyuta


(1)
acyutaḿ keśavaḿ rāma nārāyaṇaḿ
kṛṣṇa dāmodaraḿ vāsudevaḿ harim
śrīdharaḿ mādhavaḿ gopīkā-vallabhaḿ
jānakī-nāyakaḿ rāmacandraḿ bhaje
1) I worship Acyuta, the infallible one, Who is Rāmacandra, Keśava, Rāma, Nārāyaṇa, Kṛṣṇa, Dāmodara, Vāsudeva, Hari, Śrīdhara, Mādhava, Who is dear to Gopikā, and Who is the consort of Jānakī.

(2)
acyutaḿ keśavāḿ satyabhāmādhavaḿ
mādhavaḿ śrīdharaḿ rādhikā-rādhitam
indirā-mandiraḿ cetasā sundaraḿ
devakī-nandanaḿ nandanaḿ sandadhe
2) I offer my obeisances to Lord Keśava, Who is infallible (Acyuta), Who is the consort of Satyabhāmā, Mādhava, Śrīdhara, Who is longed-for by Rādhikā, Who is the temple of Lakṣmī (Indirā), Who is beautiful by thought, Who is dear to Devakī, and Who is dear to all.


(3)
viṣṇave jiṣṇave śańkhine cakriṇe
rukmiṇī-rāgiṇe jānakī-jānaye
vallavī-vallabhāyārcitāyātmane
kaḿsa-vidhvaḿsine vaḿśine te namaḥ
3) Salutations for Viṣṇu, Who conquers everyone, Who holds a conch-shell and a discus, Who is dear to Rukmiṇī, Who is the consort of Jānakī, Who is dear to gopi girls, Who is offered [in sacrifices], the Supersoul Who destroyed Kaṁsa, and Who plays the flute.


(4)
kṛṣṇa govinda he rāma nārāyaṇa
śrīpate vāsudevārjita śrīnidhe
acyutānanta he mādhavādhokṣaja
dvārakānāyaka draupadī-rakṣaka
4) O Kṛṣṇa! O Govinda! O Rāma! O Nārāyaṇa, Who is the consort of Lakṣmī! O Vāsudeva, Who attained the treasure of Lakṣmī! O Acyuta, Who is immeasurable! O Mādhava, O Adhokṣaja, Who is the leader of Dvārakā, and Who is the protector of Draupadī!


(5)
rākṣasa-kṣobhitaḥ sītayā śobhito
daṇḍakāraṇyabhu-puṇyatā-kāraṇaḥlakṣmaṇe-nānvito vānaraiḥ sevito-
'gastya-sampujito rāghavaḥ pātu mām
5) May Rāghava — Who disturbed the atheistic practices of the demons, Who adorned Sītā, Who is Danḍaka-forest purification cause, Who is accompanied by Lakṣmaṇa, Who was served by monkeys, and Who is revered by Sage Agastya — O Lord, please protect me.


(6)
dhenukāriṣṭako'niṣṭa-kṛddveṣiṇāḿ
keśihā kaḿsa-hṛd-vaḿśikā-vādakaḥ
pūtanā-kopakaḥ surajā khelano
bāla gopālakaḥ pātu māḿ sarvadā
6) May Baby Gopāla (Kṛṣṇa) — Who was unfavorable to Dhenukāsura and Ariṣṭāsura, Who destroyed Keśī, Who killed Kaṁsa, Who plays the flute, and Who got angry on Pūtanā — always protect me.

(7)
vidyudadyotavnpra-sphurad-vāsasaḿ
prāvṛḍambhodavat prollasad-vigrahaḿ
vanyayā mālayā śobhitorasthalaḿ
lohitāńghridvayaḿ vārijākṣaḿ bhaje
7) I sing praise of Acyuta, Who is adorned by a lightening like shining yellow robe, Whose body is resplendent like a cloud of the rainy-season, Who is adorned by a wild-flower garland at His chest, Whose twin-feet are of copper-red color, and Who has lotus-like eyes.


(8)
kuñcitaiḥ kuntalair bhrojamānānanaḿ
ratnamauliḿ lasatkuṇḍalaḿ gaṇḍayoḥ
hārakeyurakaḿ kańkaṇa-projjvalaḿ
kińkiṇīmañjulaḿ śyāmalaḿ taḿ bhaje
8) I sing praise of that Śyāma, Whose face is adorned by falling locks of curly tresses, Who has jewels at forehead, Who has shining ear-rings on the cheeks, Who is adorned with a Keyūra (flower) garland, Who has a resplendent bracelet, and Who has a melodious anklet.

Krishna
Krishna • Govinda • Keshava • Madhava • Damodara • Vasudeva • Gopika • Rama • Narayana

I sing praise of that Śyāma, Whose face is adorned by falling locks of curly tresses, 
Who has jewels at forehead, Who has shining ear-rings on the cheeks, Who is adorned with
a Keyūra (flower) garland, Who has a resplendent bracelet, and Who has a melodious anklet.


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