Best Divine Prayer : Madhurashtakam

Madhurashtakam : Adharam Madhuram –

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Madhurashtakam : Stotra on Lord Krishna

by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D)

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् ।

हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥१॥

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam MadhuramNayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam MadhuramMadhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram||1||

Meaning:1.1: (O Krishna) Your Lips are Sweet and Charming, Your Face is Sweet and Charming,Your Eyes are Sweet and Charming and Your Laughter is Sweet and Charming,

1.2: (O Krishna) Your Heart is Sweet and Charming and Your Going is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet  and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् ।

चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥२॥

Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |

Calitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||

Meaning:2.1: (O Krishna) Your Speech is Sweet and Charming, Your Nature is Sweet and Charming, Your Garments are Sweet and Charming and Your Bent Posture is Sweet and Charming,

2.2: (O Krishna) Your Walking is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation of Confusion is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।

नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥३॥

Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||

Meaning:3.1: (O Krishna) Your Flute is Sweet and Charming, Your Flowers ( with Pollen ) are Sweet and Charming,Your Hands areSweet and Charming and Your Feet are Sweet and Charming,

3.2: (O Krishna) Your Dance is Sweet and Charming and Your Friendship is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् ।

रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥४॥

Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||

Meaning: 4.1: (O Krishna) Your Singing is Sweet and Charming, Your Drinking is Sweet and Charming,Your Eating is Sweet and Charming and Your Sleeping is Sweet and Charming,

4.2: (O Krishna) Your Form is Sweet and Charming and Your Mark on Forehead is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् ।

वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥५॥

Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||

Meaning: 5.1: (O Krishna) Your Acts are Sweet and Charming, Your Carrying Over is Sweet and Charming,Your Stealing is Sweet and Charming and Your Divine Love Play is Sweet and Charming,

5.2: (O Krishna) Your Exuberance is Sweet and Charming and Your Relaxation is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।

सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥६॥

Gun.jaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||

Meaning: 6.1: (O Krishna) Your Humming is Sweet and Charming, Your Garland is Sweet and Charming,Your Yamuna is Sweet and Charming and Your Waves (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming,

6.2: (O Krishna) Your Water (of Yamuna) is Sweet and Charming and Your Lotus is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरम् ।

दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ॥७॥

Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||

Meaning:7.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopis (Cowherd Girls) are Sweet and Charming, Your Divine Play is Sweet and Charming, Your Togetherness is Sweet and Charming and Your Setting Free is Sweet and Charming,

7.2: (O Krishna) Your Glance is Sweet and Charming and Your Courtesy is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You isSweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||

Meaning: 8.1: (O Krishna) Your Gopas (Cowherd Boys) are Sweet and Charming, Your Cows are Sweet and Charming, Your Staff is Sweet and Charming and Your Creation is Sweet and Charming,

8.2: (O Krishna) Your Breaking is Sweet and Charming and Your Making is Sweet and Charming; Everything about You is Sweet and Charming, O Lord of Sweetness.

The Madhurasthakam, composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna. Madhurashtakam was originally written in Sanskrit and is easily understood. Only one word, madhuram, is repeated seven times each in this ashtakam (poem with eight verses)!

Vallabha-acharya (1479-1531) A famous 16th century sage-philosopher of India and great devotee of Lord Krishna. He was born in Champaran near Raipur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Vallabha is regarded as an acharya and guru within the Vaishnava traditions of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Love all.

(c) ram H singhal

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