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Achyutashtakam : Achyutam Keshavam - in sanskrit with meaning - Stotra on Sri Vishnu / Krishna / Rama

- composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya

अच्युतस्याष्टकम् :   अच्युतं   केशवं   रामनारायणम्
Achyutashtakam : Acyutam Keshavam Ramanarayanam
Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna

अच्युतं केशवं रामनारायणं
कृष्णदामोदरं वासुदेवं हरिम्
श्रीधरं माधवं गोपिकावल्लभं
जानकीनायकं रामचंद्रं भजे
Acyutam Keshavam Raama-Naaraayannam
Krssnna-Daamodaram Vaasudevam Harim |
Shrii-Dharam Maadhavam Gopikaa-Vallabham
Jaanakii-Naayakam Raamacamdram Bhaje ||

Meaning:
1.1: I Salute You O Acyuta (the Infallible One), I Salute You O Keshava (Who nominates and Controls everyone, Who has beautiful Hair and Who killed the demon Keshi), I Salute You O Rama the Incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish),
1.2: I Salute You O Krishna (Who attracts others by His Divine Attributes and Beauty) Who is known as Damodara (Who was tied by Mother Yashoda around the waist) , I Salute You O Vasudeva (Son of Vasudeva), I Salute You O Hari (Who takes away the Sins, Who Receives the Offerings of the Yajna),
1.3: I Salute You O Sridhara (Who Bears Sri on His Chest), I Salute You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi), I Salute You Who was the Most Beloved of the Gopikas (the Cowherd Girls of Vrindavana) and
1.4: I Salute You O Ramachandra the Lord of Janaki.

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Sri Krishna
अच्युतं केशवं सत्यभामाधवं
माधवं श्रीधरं राधिकाराधितम्
इन्दिरामन्दिरं चेतसा सुन्दरं
देवकीनन्दनं नन्दजं सन्दधे ॥२॥
Acyutam Keshavam Satyabhaamaa-Dhavam
Maadhavam Shrii-Dharam Raadhika-[A]araadhitam |
Indiraa-Mandiram Cetasaa Sundaram
Devakii-Nandanam Nanda-Jam San-Dadhe ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: I Salute You O Acyuta (the Infallible One), I Salute You O Keshava (Who nominates and Controls everyone, Who has beautiful Hair and Who killed the demon Keshi), I Salute You Who was the Lord of Satyabhama,
2.2: I Salute You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi), I Salute You O Sridhara (Who Bears Sri on His Chest), I Salute You Who was Worshipped by Radhika,
2.3: I Salute You Who is the Temple of Indira (i.e. the Sacred Abiding Place of Devi Mahalakshmi in His Heart), I Salute You Who has a Beautiful Splendour,
2.4: I Salute You Who is the Son of Devaki and I Salute You Who became the Son of Nanda by being Given to him.

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Sri Krishna
विष्णवे जिष्णवे शाङ्खिने चक्रिणे
रुक्मिणिरागिणे जानकीजानये
बल्लवीवल्लभायार्चितायात्मने
कंसविध्वंसिने वंशिने ते नमः ॥३॥
Vissnnave Jissnnave Shaangkhine Cakrinne
Rukminni-Raaginne Jaanakii-Jaanaye |
Ballavii-Vallabhaay-Aarcitaay-Aatmane
Kamsa-Vidhvamsine Vamshine Te Namah ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: I Salute You Who is Vishnu (the All-Pervading One), I Salute You Who is Jishnu (the ever Victorious One), I Salute You Who holds the Sankha (the Conch-Shell), I Salute You O holds the Chakra (the Discus),
3.2: I Salute You Who is Extremely Dear to Rukmini, I Salute You Who had Janaki as His Wife,
3.3: I Salute You Who was Worshipped by the Beloved Cowherd Girls in their Hearts,
3.4: I Salute You Who Destroyed Kamsa and I Salute You Who Played the Flute.

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Sri Krishna
कृष्ण गोविन्द हे राम नारायण
श्रीपते वासुदेवाजित श्रीनिधे
अच्युतानन्त हे माधवाधोक्षज
द्वारकानायक द्रौपदीरक्षक ॥४॥
Krssnna Govinda He Raama Naaraayanna
Shrii-Pate Vaasudeva-Ajita Shrii-Nidhe |
Acyuta-Ananta He Maadhava-Adhokssaja
Dvaarakaa-Naayaka Draupadii-Rakssaka ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: I Salute You O Krishna the Incarnation of Govinda (Who can be known through Vedas), I Salute You O Rama the Incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish),
4.2: I Salute You O Sripati (the Consort of Sri), I Salute You O Vasudeva (Son of Vasudeva) the Unconquerable One, I Salute You O Srinidhi (the Storehouse of Sri),
4.3: I Salute You O Acyuta (Who is Infallible) the Endless One, I Salute You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi) the Incarnation of Adhokshaja (Who can be known only through Agamas),
4.4: I Salute You O Lord of Dwaraka and I Salute You Who Saved Draupadi.

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Sri Rama
राक्षसक्षोभितः सीतया शोभितो
दण्डकारण्यभूपुण्यताकारणः
लक्ष्मणेनान्वितो वानरौः सेवितोऽगस्तसम्पूजितो
राघव पातु माम् ॥५॥
Raakssasa-Kssobhitah Siitayaa Shobhito
Dannddakaarannya-Bhuu-Punnyataa-Kaarannah |
Lakssmannen-Aanvito Vaanarauh Sevito-
[A]gasta-Sampuujito Raaghava Paatu Maam ||5||


Meaning:
5.1: I Salute You Who Agitated the Rakshasas (as Sri Rama), I Salute You Who is Adorned by Devi Sita at His side,
5.2: I Salute You Who was the Cause of Purification of the Land of Dandakaranya,
5.3: I Salute You Who was Attended by Lakshmana, I Salute You Who was Served by the Vanaras (Monkeys) and
5.4: I Salute You Who was Worshipped by sage Agastya; O Raghava please Protect Me.

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Sri Krishna
धेनुकारिष्टकानिष्टकृद्द्वेषिहा
केशिहा कंसहृद्वंशिकावादकः
पूतनाकोपकःसूरजाखेलनो
बालगोपालकः पातु मां सर्वदा ॥६॥
Dhenuka-Arissttaka-Anisstta-Krd-Dvessihaa
Keshihaa Kamsa-Hrd-Vamshikaa-Vaadakah |
Puutanaa-Kopakah-Suura-Jaa-Khelano
Baala-Gopaalakah Paatu Maam Sarvadaa ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: I Salute You (the Player of the Flute) Who Thwarted the Enmity and Attacks of demons Dhenuka and Aristaka (sent by Kamsa),
6.2: and also Kesi and Kamsa, I Salute You Who Played Soulful Tunes on His Flute and
6.3: I Salute You (the Balagopala) Who Thwarted the Anger of Putana who Played as Born of Deva (i.e. assumed the form of a Devi to kill child Krishna),
6.4: I Salute You O Balagopala, please Protect Me Always (by thwarting my dangers as You thwarted the attacks of the demons).

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Sri Krishna
विद्युदुद्योतवत्प्रस्फुरद्वाससं
प्रावृडम्भोदवत्प्रोल्लसद्विग्रहम्
वन्यया मालया शोभितोरःस्थलं
लोहिताङ्घ्रिद्वयं वारिजाक्षं भजे ॥७॥
Vidyud-Udyota-Vat-Prasphurad-Vaasasam
Praavrdd-Ambhoda-Vat-Prollasad-Vigraham |
Vanyayaa Maalayaa Shobhito[a-U]rahsthalam
Lohita-Angghri-Dvayam Vaarija-Akssam Bhaje ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: I Salute You Whose Garments Flash Like the Rise of Lightning in the Sky,
7.2: I Salute You Whose Handsome Form Moves Like the Clouds of the Rainy Season,
7.3: I Salute You Whose Chest is Adorned with Vanamala (Garland of Wild Flowers) and
7.4: I Salute You Whose Pair of Feet is Beautiful Reddish and Whose Eyes are like Lotus.

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Sri Krishna
कुञ्चितैः कुन्तलैर्भ्राजमानाननं
रत्नमौलिं लसत्कुण्डलं गण्डयोः
हारकेयूरकं कङ्कणप्रोज्ज्वलं
किङ्किणीमञ्जुलं श्यामलं तं भजे ॥८॥
Kun.citaih Kuntalair-Bhraajamaana-Ananam
Ratna-Maulim Lasat-Kunnddalam Gannddayoh |
Haara-Keyuurakam Kangkanna-Projjvalam
Kingkinnii-Man.julam Shyaamalam Tam Bhaje ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: I Salute You Who has Beautiful Locks of Curly Hairs over His Shining Face,
8.2: I Salute You Whose Face is Adorned with Gem on the Head and Shining Ear-Rings on the Ears,
8.3: I Salute You Whose Arms and Waist are Adorned with Shining Bracelets,
8.4: I Salute You Who wear Tiny Bells over His Dark Body which make Pleasing Sounds.

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Sri Krishna
अच्युतस्याष्टकं यः पठेदिष्टदं
प्रेमतः प्रत्यहं पूरुषः सस्पृहम्
वृत्ततः सुन्दरं कर्तृविश्वम्भरस्तस्य
वश्यो हरिर्जायते सत्वरम् ॥९॥
Acyutasyaassttakam Yah Patthed-Isstta-Dam
Prematah Pratyaham Puurussah Sasprham |
Vrttatah Sundaram Kartr-Vvishvambharas-Tasya
Vashyo Harirjaayate Satvaram ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: Whoever Recites the Acyutashtakam as an Offering to Ishta (i.e. Acyuta),
9.2: With Devotion, Everyday and with Longing for the Purusha (the Supreme Being),
9.3: The Acyutashtakam Which Beautifully Encircles the All-Sustaining Being,
9.4: Will Quickly reach the Abode of Hari by His Will.


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Translated by greenmesg


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