Krishna is very pleased when we call on Him by His Names, which are associated with His devotees, qualities and pastimes. This song by Bhaktivinoda Thakura is composed of the Nanes of Krsna in different aspects. (from the Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas)

                    Śrī Nāma-kīrtana
Chanting of the Holy Names
by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

1) yaśomatī-nandana, 
2) braja-baro-nāgara,
3) gokula-rañjana kāna
4) gopī-parāṇa-dhana, 
5) madana-manohara,
6) kāliya-damana-vidhāna
7) amala harinām amiya-vilāsā
8) vipina-purandara, 
9) navīna nāgara-bora,
10) vaṁśī-badana,
 11)suvāsā
12) braja-jana-pālana, 
13) asura-kula-nāśana
14) nanda-godhana-rākhowālā
15) govinda mādhava, 
16) navanīta-taskara,
17) sundara nanda-gopālā
18) yāmuna-taṭa-cara, 
19) gopī-vasana-hara,
20) rāsa-rasika,
 21) kṛpāmoya
22) śrī-rādhā-vallabha, 
23) vṛndābana-naṭabara,
24) bhakativinod-āśraya

English translation

1) yaśomatī-nandana-The son of Mother Yaśodā

                     2) braja-baro-nāgara-The greatest of all the inhabitants of Vraja

3) gokula-rañjana kāna-The Attractor of the people of Gokula

4) gopī-parāṇa-dhana-The heart of the gopīs

5) madana-manohara-The One who can even attract the mind of Cupid

6) kāliya-damana-vidhāna-The destroyer of the Kāliya serpent demon

7) amala harinām amiya-vilāsā-Chanting the Lord’s Name is my pastime

8) vipina-purandara-He who plays in the garden groves

9) navīna nāgara-bora-The ever new beauty of Vṛndāvana

10) vaṁśī-vadana suvāsā-He who plays in the garden groves

11)suvāsā-He who lives in beautiful artistic craftsmanship

12) braja-jana-pālana-The protector of the inhabitants of Vraja

13) asura-kula-nāśana-The destroyer of the descendants of the asuras

14) nanda-godhana-rākhowālā-He who keeps and tends Mahārāja Nanda’s cows

15) govinda mādhava-Govinda Mādhava

16) navanīta-taskara-The butter thief

17) sundara nanda-gopālā-The beautiful cowherd boy of Nanda Mahārāja

18) yāmuna-taṭa-cara-He who on the banks of the Yāmuna

19) gopī-vasana-hara-Stole the garments of the gopīs

20) rāsa-rasika-He who relishes the loving exchange of mellows

21) kṛpāmoya-He who is full of mercy

22) śrī-rādhā-vallabha-The attractor of Srīmatī Rādhāraṇī

23) vṛndābana-naṭabara-The best dancer of Vṛndāvana

24) bhakativinod-āśraya-The Shelter of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

From the Songs of the Vaisnava Acaryas 1974 Edition



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