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Shri Krishna Madhurashtakam - Meaning


Shri Krishna Madhurashtakamkrishna madhurashtakam
॥ सार्थमधुराष्टकं ॥

The Madhurashtakam  is a Sanskrit composition in devotion of Krishna, composed by the Hindu Bhakti philosopher-poet Sripad Vallabha Acharya. The devotional hymn Madhurashtakam of Sri Vallabhacarya was created to lead the devotee in Pustimarga, the Path of Grace, which involves a constant love-filled devotion to Krishna by various acts of homage, such as singing , remembering, conceptualising and beholding  a beatific image of the deity upon singing of the Madhurashtakam , and offering of services. These acts enable the devotee to enter into the divine presence of Sri Krishna and to experience the Lord's real essence which are in fact, succinctly laid down by the Madhurashtakam . Hence, Madhurashtakam  plays an instrumental role in the realisation of the Lord.​

Everything about the Lord Krishna, whatever he does or does not, whatever we see or hear or think of him is sheer sweet bliss! No wonder since he is himself the overlord of sweetness/bliss, or put in another way, he is sweetness/bliss personified! One who recites this Madhurashtakam daily leads to a blissful life here and therefter by the divine grace of Lord Krishna and all of his worries and depressions fades away quickly.

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।
हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ १॥


Krishna's lip, face, eye, smile, heart and gait are
all sweet and nice. Everything about the Lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his lips, his face, his eyes, his smile, his heart, his walk .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 1..

वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् ।
चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ २॥


 His words/utterances, character, dress, bodily form, gait
and roaming about, are all sweet.  Everything about the lord of sweetness is sweet ..
Love his talk, his acts, his stay, his gait, his move, his shake, his rove .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 2..

वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।
नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ ३॥


 His flute(its notes), dust under his feet, hand,
feet, dance and friendship/company are all sweet.  Everything about the lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his lute, his sand, his hand, his feet, his dance, his friendship all .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 3..

गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् ।
रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ ४॥


 His song, drinking act, eating act, sleeping pose,
personality, and the mark on his forehead are all sweet.
 Everything about the Lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his singing, drinking and eating, his sleep, his freckled beauty .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 4..

करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् ।
वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ ५॥


His action, swimming, stealing/snatching, sport,
mutterings and timid actions are all sweet.
 Everything about the Lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his deed, his swim, his steal, his charm, his mutter, his peaceful calm .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 5..

गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।
सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ ६॥


 His humming (melody or playing on the flute?), garland, the river
Yamuna, its waves, water and the lotus are all sweet.
 Everything about the Lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his melody, his coronet, his river with the waves and water with lotuses galore .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 6..

गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् ।
दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ ७॥


 His cowherd girl friends, their sport, company,
separation, looking at them and their good behaviour are all sweet.
 Everything about the Lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his girls and frolic, his catch and release, his ogling and his virtuous stance .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 7..

गोपा मधुरा गावो मधुरा यष्टिर्मधुरा सृष्टिर्मधुरा ।
दलितं मधुरं फलितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥ ८॥


The cowherd boy friends, the cows, the forms he creates,
his domination over all and the results therefrom are all sweet.
 Everything about the Lord of sweetness is sweet.
Love his cowherds, his cows, his staff, his world, his tromp, his fruitful romp .
All that is His, of the Lord of Sweetness, I love it, it's so sweet, it's so sweet .. 8..

 ॥ इति श्रीमद्वल्लभाचार्यविरचितं मधुराष्टकं सम्पूर्णं ॥


Some Useful Links
Krishna Dwadash Naam Stotra
108 Names of Lord Krishna
Krishna Mantra To Find the Hidden Treasures
Krishna Vashikaran Mantra
Krishna Mantra For Wealth & Prosperity


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