Monday, June 29, 2015

Radha Krishna Ashtothara

Radha  Krishna Ashtothara

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Goddess Radha   is mentioned in many places in the Vedas  .In most of the north Indian schools of Vaishnavism , it is she who  controls  even  lord  Krishna herself. Bhagwatha    describes  a  Radha    who was a  daughter  of  Another Gopa chieftain called Vrishabanu. Though she was  Lord Krishna’s best friend while he was in Brindavan, when he left   to Mathura and to Brindavan  he did not  take her with him. Her worship of Lord Krishna can be described as Prema Bhakthi- The devotion through love  .The devotion to her got a great fillip  due to  the  great popular work of devotion   called Geetha Govindam by  poet Jayadeva. To  those who believe in Radha   , Lord Krishna cannot exist   without Radha and so the worship of Radha Krishna became very popular . It is told  about Goddess Radha that 

“Devi Krishna mayi proktha,
Radhika Para Devatha ,
Sarva Lakshmi maya sarva ,
Kanthi sammohini para”

Meaning

“That Radha    who is the divine Godess,
Is pervaded  all over by Lord Krishna,
She also is completely Lakshmi the  goddess of wealth,
And she attracts   all  beings    by her  luster”

She is also considered by these devotees as   more important than the eight queens of Krishna .

But  strangely in south India all    ancient temples  do not consecrate  Radha as the  consort of Vishnu in any temple . In Tamil Nadu it is Aandal,  called also as Nappinnai  or Godha  , who  is the epitome of Prema  Bhakthi  and  she is consecrated   in very many temples in Tamil Nadu. In  the  south Indian Bhajana Sampradhaya  which possibly came from the Bhakthi traditions of north , Goddess Radha   is given lot of emphasis and a Radha Krishna  worship has taken root in the south also.  Let us with love   worship Radha Krishna , the epitome  of love .)   

1. Sri Radhagolok Viharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha    who strolls in Goloka of Radha

2. Sri Radha Kunja Viharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha    who strolls in the arbour of Radha

3. Sri Radha Nikunjavilasaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha    who manifests himself in the garden of Radha

4. Sri Radhavallabhaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha    who is the consort of Radha

5. Sri Radhayugalaviharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha    who used to stroll along with Radha

6. Sri Radha Madana Mohanaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha    who used to bewitch Radha

7. Sri Radha Damodaraya Namah-Salutations to  Supreme beloved  of Radha   who used to get tied up by a rope

8. Sri Radha Muralidharaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to carry a flute

9. Sri Radha Govindaya Namah-Salutations to  Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to give pleasure to her  senses

10. Sri Radha Gopinathaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved  of Radha   who was the  lord of Gopis

11. Sri Radha Kantaya Namah-Salutations to the Supreme beloved who is the consort of Radha

12. Sri Radha Syam Sundaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was pretty and black

13. Sri Radha Gopijanavallabhaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was the consort of Gopis

14. Sri Radha Bhaktavatsalaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to be love his devotees

15. Sri Radha Goverdhanadharaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who lifted the  Govardhana  mountain

16. Sri Radha Vrndavana Sancarine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to stroll  in Vrindavana

17. Sri Radha Yamunakula Viharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to   stroll in the banks of Yamuna

18. Sri Radhacira Samharine Namah-Salutations to God who used to destroy the waiting time  of Radha

19. Sri Radha Hrdaya choraya Namah-Salutations to God who used to steal   the heart of Radha

20. Sri Radha Gopidukula Choraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to steal the dresses  of Gopis

21. Sri Radha Kesibhanjaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who killed Kesi

22. Sri Radha Dhirasamira Viharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to stroll on the river bank

23. Sri Radha Pataye Namah-Salutations to God who is the  consort of Radha

24. Sri Radharadhayitre Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used  to pay homage   to Radha

25. Sri Radha Chitta Pramodakaya Namah-Salutations to God    who used to make the mind of Radha  Happy

26. Sri Radha Chittasammohanaya Namah-Salutations to God who used   to bewitch the mind  of Radha

27. Sri Radha Mohanatatparaya Namah-Salutations to God who was totally devoted to attract Radha

28. Sri Radha hrdayambhoja shatpadaya Namah-Salutations to God who is the bee hovering round the lotus heart   of Radha

29. Sri Radha Chintana sammohanaya Namah-Salutations to God who used to bewitch the thoughts  of Radha

30. Sri Radha Nartana kautukaya Namah-Salutations to God who was interested  in the dance of Radha

31. Sri Radha kama phalapradaya Namah-Salutations to God who used  make the love of Radha  fruitful

32. Sri Radhanam Chintakaya Namah-Salutations to God who used to think about Raha

33. Sri Radha aradhana tatparaya Namah-Salutations to God who is interested   in worshipping   Radha

34. Sri Radha sevana Kusalaya Namah-Salutations to God who was an expert in serving  Radha

35. Sri Radha Mukhamboja martandaya Namah-Salutations to God who is the  sun to the lotus like face  of  Radha

36. Sri Radha Yasoda nandanaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was the son of Yasodha

37. Sri Radha Nanda nandaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was the son of Nanda

38. Sri Radha Devaki sutaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was the son of Devaki

39. Sri Radha Vasudevaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was son of Vasudeva

40. Sri Radha Bhandira Vana Viharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to stroll in Bandhira Vana(where Brahmin wives fed him)

41. Sri Radha Ramanaya Namah--Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha

42. Sri Radha Sampujakaya Namah-Salutations to God who used   to worship Radha

43. Sri Radha Dhyana rataya Namah-Salutations to God who was  meditating on Radha

44. Sri Radha Sarveshvaraya Namah-Salutations to God who was all inclusive God of Radha

45. Sri Radha Vamshivataviharine Namah-Salutations to God who used to stroll near sacrifices of the family of Radha

46. Sri Radha Jagannathaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was god of universe

47. Sri Radha Vrajavallabhaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the lord of Vraja desa

48. Sri Radha Bhaktasamraksanaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to porotect his devotees

49. Sri Radha Yogisvaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the God  of yoga

50. Sri Radha Sharanagata Vatsalaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to love those  who  surrender  to him

51. Sri Radha Pada prapujakaya Namah-Salutations  to God whose  feet was worshipped by Radha

52. Sri Radha Jagatpataya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the lord of the universe

53. Sri Radha Rasaviharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to partake in rasa leela dance

54. Sri Radha Rasarasesvaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the god  of the  essence of rasa leela dance

55. Sri Radha Rasaratikaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to engage in love during rasa leela   dance

56. Sri Radha Mohanaya Namah-Salutations to him who used to attravt Radha

57. Sri Radha Chittacintamanaye Namah-Salutations to him who is the gem of thought in mind of Radha

58. Sri Radha Samkalpa suradrumaya Namah-Salutations to him   who is is the  divine tree  of Radha’s imagination

59. Sri Radha Premapradaya Namah-Salutationd to him who is completely in lovewith Radha

60. Sri Radha Bhaktakripakaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who  used to show kindness to his devotees

61. Sri Radha saksigopalaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the Gopala who was a witness

62. Sri Radha Hrsikesaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to control all his senses

63. Sri Radha Sakhisahasresaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was the lord of thousands of her  friends 

64. Sri Radha Gopisvaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the lord of Gopis

65. Sri Radha Ranganathaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the Ranganaha

66. Sri Radha Navaniradabhaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who iwas like a new cloud

67. Sri Radha Pitambaradharaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who who used to wear yellow silk

68. Sri Radha Vanamaline Namah -Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to wear   forest garland

69. Sri Radha Varhavatamsakaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who took incarnation as a boar

70. Sri Radha Purnachandraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who was like full moon

71. Sri Radha Chandrananaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who had face like moon

72. Sri Radhanana Saundaryapriyaya Namah-Salutations to him who used to like the beauty of face  of Radha

73. Sri Radha Mukhachandrachakoraya Namah-Salutations to him who was a chakora bird waiting   to dring the moon like face  of radha

74. Sri Radha Kaustubha dharaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to wear a Kausthubha

75. Sri Radha Purnendusundaramukhaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who had a pretty face resembling the full moon

76. Sri Radha Nityalilalitaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who

77. Sri Radha Lalitesvaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the Lord of Lalitha

78. Sri Radhastasakhinartakaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who used to dance along with Radha    and her friends

79. Sri Radhadadhichauraya Namah-Salutations to the God who used to steal the curds of Radha

80. Sri Radha tribhanga lalitaya Namah-Salutatio  to  lord of  Radha   who stands in the elegant three bend pose

81. Sri Radha Gokulanathaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the lord  of Gokula

82. Sri Radha Vrajesvaraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the God of vruja

83. Sri Radha Tulasipriyaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who likes thulasi

84. Sri Radha Divakaraya Namah-Salutations to him who is like Sun   to Radha

85. Sri Radha sneha viharine Namah-Salutations to the lord who strolls in the love of Radha

86. Sri Radha Vasanta Viharine Namah-Salutations  to the lord who used to wander  with Radha in the spring

87. Sri Radha Davanala Viharine Namah-Salutations to god who strolls  during forest fire along with Radha

88. Sri Radha Nritya Gopalaya Namah-Salutations to the dancing Krishna of Radha

89. Sri Radhananta Viharine Namah-Salutations to him who goes on endless   stroll with  Radha

90. Sri Radha Balagopalaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is a young cowherd

91. Sri Radha Kamadhenupriyaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is loved by Kamadhenu

92. Sri Radha Makarakrtikundalaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who wears fish like ear rings

93. Sri Radha Kunchitakesaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who has curly hair

94. Sri Radha adhara  sudhapanarataya NamahSAlutations to him who drinks the nectar like juice from lips of Radha

95. Sri Radha Navanitachoraya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is a stealer of butter

96. Sri Radha Giridharagopalaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the cowherd who lifted the mountain

97. Sri Radhanantagopijanaparivestitaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is surrounded by innumerable gopi maidens

98. Sri Radha Lalitasekharaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who wears a pretty head crest

99. Sri Radha Vrajaraja sutaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the son of king of vruja

100. Sri Radhamukhapadmadineesaya Namah-Salutations to the god to the lotus face of Radha

101. Sri Radhagopalacudamanaya Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the hesd gem of cowherds

102. Sri Radha nayanakamalarcitadehaya Namah=Salutation to him whose body is worshipped   by the lotus like   eyes of Radha

103. Sri Radha Pasu pangajaya Namah-Salutations to him   Radha beholds as a lotus

104. Sri Radha vrindavan Viharine Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who strolls in Brindavan

105. Sri Radha nikunja simhasana rajitaya Namah-Salutations to him   who rules the throne of the bower of Radha

106. Sri Radha Vrajaikamandanaya Namah--Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who churned  the  Vruja Bhumi

107. Sri Radha Nityakunjavilasine Namah-Salutations to him who shines daily in the bower of Radha

108. Sri Radha golokdhamdhipataye Namah-Salutations to Supreme beloved of Radha   who is the lord of Goloka


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