Radha-Krishna-Pranati


From: Atharva Vediya 
Gopala-tapani Upanisad (Purva Vibhaga 36-47)


Krishna Pranati
Prayers to Sri Krishna


om namo visva-rupaya 
visva-sthity-anta-hetave 
visvesvaraya visvaya 
govindaya namo namah

"Lord Brahma, speaking to the great sages and saints, prayed to Lord Krsna as follows:  'I offer my humble obeisances to Lord Krsna, who is the giver of pleasure to the cows, whose external form is the form of the universe, who is the cause of the maintenance and dissolution of the material universe, and who is the Lord of the universe.'"


namo vijnana-rupaya 
paramananda-rupine 
krsnaya gopi-nathaya 
govindaya namo namah

"I offer my obeisances to Lord Krsna, who is the giver of pleasure to the cows, who is the Lord of the gopis and who is the embodiment of unlimited knowledge and the highest bliss."


namah kamala-netraya 
namah kamala-maline 
namah kamala-nabhaya 
kamala-pataye namah

"I offer my o beisances to Krsna, who possesses lotus-petal eyes, who wears a garland of sweet-smelling lotus flowers, who has a lotus navel and who is the Lord of the gopis, who are as beautiful as lotus flowers."


barhapidabhiramaya 
ramayakuntha-medhase 
rama-manasa-hamsaya 
govindaya namo namah

"I offer my obeisances to Lord Govinda, who looks very beautiful wearing a peacock feather upon His head.  His plenary expansion is Lord Ramacandra, His intelligence is eternal and ever-fresh, and He is the swan that swims in the mind of Laksmi-devi."


kamsa-vamsa-vinasaya 
kesi-canura-ghatine 
vrsabha-dhvaja-vandyaya 
partha-sarathaye namah

"I offer my obeisances unto Krsna, who is the destroyer of the dynasties of demons headed by King Kamsa.  He is the slayer of the Kesi demon and the wrestler Canura.  He is offered prayers by Lord Siva, whose chariot flag is marked with the insignia of Nandi, the bull, and He is the chariot driver of the son of Prtha, Arjuna."


venu-vadana-silaya 
gopalayahi-mardine 
kalindi-kula-lolaya 
lola-kundala-dharine

"I offer my obeisances to Krsna, who is accustomed to playing on a flute, who is the protector of the cows and the chastiser of the Kaliya serpent.  He is fond of wandering here and there on the banks of the Yamuna and He is beautified by wearing swinging earrings."


ballavi-vadanambhoja- 
maline nrtya-saline 
namah pranata-palaya 
sri-krsnaya namo namah

"I offer my obeisances again and again unto Sri Krsna, who wears a garland of kisses from the lotus mouths of the gopis.  He is conversant with the art of dancing and is the protector of the surrendered souls."


namah papa-pranasaya 
govardhana-dharaya ca 
putana-jivitantaya 
trnavartasu-harine

"I offer my obeisances unto Lord Krsna, who is the destroyer of the sins of the fallen souls.  He is the lifter of Govardhana Hill.  He brought about the end to the life of Putana and He took away the life of the demon Trnavarta."


niskalaya vimohaya 
suddhayasuddha-vairine 
advitiyaya mahate 
sri-krsnaya namo namah

"I offer my humble obeisances again and again unto the great Lord Krsna, who is beyond the illusion of maya and from whom that illusion comes.  He is the supreme pure, the enemy of the demons and is one without a second."


prasida paramananda 
prasida paramesvara 
adhi-vyadhi-bhujangena 
dastam mam uddhara prabho

"O Supreme Lord, O reservoir of the highest pleasure, be pleased upon me.  I have been bitten by the poisonous snake of mental and bodily miseries.  Therefore, O Lord, please deliver me."


sri-krsna rukmini-kanta 
gopi-jana-manohara 
samsara-sagare magnam 
mam uddhara jagad-guro

"O Lord Krsna, O lover of Rukmini, O attractor of the minds of the gopis, please uplift me, for I am immersed in the ocean of birth and death, O spiritual preceptor of the universe."


kesava klesa-harana 
narayana janardana 
govinda paramananda 
mam samuddhara madhava

"O Lord Kesava, O destroyer of the threefold miseries, O only refuge of all souls, O destroyer of the Jana demons, O Govinda, O reservoir of pleasure, please uplift me who am fallen, O husband of the goddess of fortune."


he krsna karuna-sindho 
dina-bandho jagat-pate 
gopesa gopika-kanta 
radha-kanta namo 'stu te

"O my dear Krsna, You are the friend of the distressed, the ocean of mercy, and the Lord of creation.  You are the master of the cowherdsmen and the lover of the gopis, especially Radharani.  I offer my respectful obeisances unto You."


Radhika Pranati
Prayers to Sri Radha

radha rasesvari ramya 
rama ca paramatmanah 
rasodbhava krsna-kanta 
krsna-vaksa-sthala-sthita

"Beautiful Srimati Radharani is the queen and the origin of the rasa dance.  She is the giver of pleasure to Krsna, who is the Supersoul in the hearts of all.  She is the lover of Krsna and is always situated upon the chest of the Lord."


krsna-pranadhidevi ca 
maha-visnoh prasur api 
sarvadya visnu-maya ca 
satya nitya sanatani

"She is the presiding Deity of Krsna's very life, and She is the first of all persons, the energy of Lord Visnu, the embodiment of truthfulness - eternal and ever-youthful."


brahma-svarupa parama 
nirlipta nirguna para 
vrnda vrndavane tvam ca 
viraja-tata-vasini

"Her form is spiritual, therefore She is transcendental and beyond mundane qualities.  She is divine energy and is unattached.  O Radha, in Vrndavana You are the leader of the gopis, and You reside on the banks of the Viraja River."


goloka-vasini gopi 
gopisa gopa-matrka 
sananda paramananda 
nanda-nandana-kamini

"She is a resident of Goloka Vrndavana and is a cowherd damsel.  She is the queen of the gopis and the divine mother of the cowherd boys.  She is joyful and always experiencing the highest bliss, and She incites lusty desires in the heart of the son of Nanda."


vrsabhanu-suta santa 
kanta purnatama tatha 
kamya kalavati-kanya 
tirtha-puta sati subha

"Radha is the daughter of Maharaja Vrsabhanu.  She is very peaceful and lovely.  She is completely contented and fulfilled, very pleasing and is the daughter of Kalavati.  She is the purifier of the tirthas and She is most auspicious and chaste to Lord Krsna."


samsara-sagare ghore 
bhitam mam saranagatam 
sarvebhyo 'pi vinirmuktam 
kuru radhe suresvari

"O Radha, I have fallen into the horrible ocean of birth and death and am frightened, but I am seeking Your shelter.  O Queen of the demigods, please free me from all fears."


tvat-pada-padma-yugale 
pada-padmalayarcite 
dehi mahyam param bhaktim 
krsnena parisevite

"O Radhika, please give me transcendental devotional service to Your lotus feet, which are worshipped by Lord Brahma and Laksmi, and which are served even by Lord Krsna."


tapta-kancana-gaurangi 
radhe vrndavanesvari 
vrsabhanu-sute devi 
pranamami hari-priye

"O Srimati Radharani, I offer my respects to You whose bodily complexion is like molten gold.  O Goddess, You are the queen of Vrndavana.  You are the daughter of King Vrsabhanu and are very dear to Lord Krsna."


mahabhava-svarupa tvam 
krsna-priya-variyasi 
prema-bhakti-prade devi 
radhike tvam namamy aham

"O Srimati Radharani, You are the exalted form of mahabhava, therefore You are the most dear to Krsna.  O Goddess, You alone are able to bestow pure love for the Supreme Lord;  therefore I offer my humble obeisances unto You."


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