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Vasudevashtakam Janmashtami 2008 | Vasudevastakam | Vasudev Ashtakam by Narayan Guru

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Śrīvāsudevāṣṭakam

O Hari, Who is Śrīvāsudeva, Who has a lotus, the Pāñcajanya conch, the Kaumodakī mace and the fear-solution Sudarśana cakra in His hands, Who has the mark of Śrīvatsa on chest, Who destroys the root cause of all passion, and Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[1]

O Hari, Who is Govinda, Who is the son of cowherd Nanda, Who is restless to nourish the cowherds, Whose own body-touch (togetherness) is yearned for by the bodies of cowherdesses, Who is the dear One of Godevī (Rādhikā), Who is adored by the mouth of Maheśvara, and Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[2]

O Hari, Who has blue bumble-bee like hairs, Who is decorated by a peacock-feather, Whose yellow-robe shine is gained from a part of dark-cloud lightening, Who is brave, Who endears His own devotees, Who has lotus-like eyes, and Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[3]

O Hari, Whose form is blissful, Who is ocean of happiness of His father Vasudeva,1 Whose tenderness is like the moon, Who is equal-minded in (situations of) abuse and respect, Who is the best Swan, and Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[4]

O Hari, Whose lotus-feet is tinkling due to beautiful jewelled anklets, Whose eyes are extended like a lotus, Who is the storehouse of compassion, Who has a lotus at navel, Who is the medicine of immortality, Who is full of nectar (of bliss), Who entices the sages, and Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[5]

O Hari, Who is a brave lion for the elephant like Kaṁsa-demon,2 Who is brave, Who entices swans (supreme knowledge holders) and others, Whose foot is on a lotus, and Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[6]

Continuous salutations for You, Who is the armor against extensive troubles, Who bestows every (wished) object, Who is full of mercy, Who is eternal, and Who is full of eternal bliss. O Hari, Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[7]

Each day and each night, our salutations for Lord Kṛṣṇa, Who is dear to the devotees, Who destroys the grief of metempsychosis, Who bestows liberation, and Who is served by groups of sages. O Hari, Who is the consort of the Earth! Take away my every passion.[8]

Footnotes:

1 Before the birth of Vasudeva (the father of Kṛṣṇa), kettles resounded, and hence he is called as ānakadundubhi.

2 The meaning of goravairākarāmayavirodhakarāja is unclear to the translator.

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Poet: Nārāyaṇa Guru

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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