Sri Krishna Chathusthayam
(The four verse prayer to lord Krishna)
Kadathanattu K.Padmanabha Variar
1.Radha slishta thanum kaLaaya kusuma shyamam , prasannanananm,
Hasthanyastha svuvarna venumathulam jyothirmayam mokshadham,
Vandhe nirjara sevitham pasupa kanya vrundha nethramrutham,
Pinchalankrutha moordhajam gala lasad aaravalim madhavam.
1.Salutations to him, whose body in embraced by Radha , who is black like the black flower , who has a pleasant face,
Who holds in his hand the incomparable lustrous golden flute , Who grants salvation,
Who is served by the devasm, who is the nectar to the eyes of hoards of cows and maids ,
Who decorates his hair with peacock feather and who is Madhava who wears shining garlands.
2.Yogeenaam hrudayeshu gopa ganikaa vasseshu , suryathmaja ,
Theere kaliya masthake kuvalayaa peedasya danthanthare ,
Kamsasyopari kauravasya cha sabhaayaam arjuna syandhane ,
Yadrantham parisobhitha Ghana nibham thanme puro bhasathaam.
2. Let him who lives in the heart of sages and gopa maidens,
Who on the banks of Yamuna dances on head of Kaliya.
Who is in between the tusks of the elephant called Kuvalayapeeta,
Who is on the top of Kamsa, who was in the royal hall of Kauravas ,
And who heavily shines driving chariot to Arjuna, shine on me.
3.Vandhe megha kalaaya neela vapusham, peethambaradambaram,
Bhaswath kausthubha rathna shobitha galam vanyasyajalnkrutham,
Samasrarnava tharakam , yadhu kula ksheerabdhi jatham vidhum,
Radha vakthra saraoja bhaskaram aham sri vasudevam vibhum.
3.I salute him who is pretty with blue colour of the cloud , Who wears a yellow silk luxuriously,
Who has a shining neck wearing the Kausthubha gem , who decorates himself with forest flowers,
Who makes us cross the ocean of Samsara, Who is born out of the milky ocean of Yadhu clan,
Who shines like the lotus flower on the beck of RAdha and who is Lord Vasudeva.
4,Krishnam naumi mayoora pincha makutam maaleya pundram Ghana-,
Shyamam shyamala roopamatha muraleem , kandollasad kaushthubham,
Gogopalaka palakai parivrutham gobhi janabhyarchitham,
Nanda syanaka dundhubescha sukruthaavraatham , kisorakruthim.
4.I salute Krishna who has a crown decorated with peacock feather and lotus garland,
Who is like a black cloud , who has a black form holding a flute,
Who wears Kausthubha gem on his neck, who is surrounded by cows and cow herd boys ,
Who is worshipped by Gopi maidens, who used to play on small drums of for getting joy,
AS well on very huge kettle drums and who had a form of a lad.