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Nandakumar Ashtakam: Sundara Gopalam - in sanskrit with meaning - Stotra on Sri Krishna

- composed by Sri Vallabhacharya

नन्दकुमाराष्टकम् - सुन्दरगोपालम्   उरवनमालं   नयनविशालं   दुःखहरम्
Nandakumar Ashtakam: Sundara Gopalam Ura Vanamalam Nayana Vishalam Duhkha Haram
Sri Nandakumara
Sri Nandakumara

सुन्दरगोपालम् उरवनमालं नयनविशालं दुःखहरम्
वृन्दावनचन्द्रमानन्दकन्दं परमानन्दं धरणिधरम्
वल्लभघनश्यामं पूर्णकामम् अत्यभिरामं प्रीतिकरम्
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥१॥
Sundara-Gopaalam Ura-Vana-Maalam Nayana-Vishaalam Duhkha-Haram |
Vrndaavana-Candram-Aananda-Kandam Parama-[A]anandam Dharanni-Dharam ||
Vallabha-Ghanashyaamam Puurnna-Kaamam Atya[i-A]bhiraamam Priiti-Karam |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Who is the Beautiful Gopala of Vrindavana, with Vanamala (Garland of Forest Flowers) hanging on His Chest and with Large Eyes captivating everyone; Whose very Form removes the Sufferings of His Devotees,
1.2: Who is the bright Moon of Vrindavana, and a Source of immense Joy; Who is the embodiment of Supreme Bliss Himself and bears the Earth within Him,
1.3: Who is the most beloved Ghanashyama (literally Dark-Coloured), Who is Self-Satisfied by being absorbed within His own Divine Nature, and extremely Pleasing, inspiring Love and Affection from all,
1.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.

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Sri Nandakumara
सुन्दरवारिजवदनं निर्जितमदनम् आनन्दसदनं मुकुटधरम्
गुञ्जाकृतिहारं विपिनविहारं परमोदारं चीरहरम्
वल्लभपटपीतं कृतउपवीतं करनवनीतं विबुधवरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥२॥
Sundara-Vaarija-Vadanam Nirjita-Madanam Aananda-Sadanam Mukutta-Dharam |
Gun.jaa-Krti-Haaram Vipina-Vihaaram Paramo[a-U]daaram Ciira-Haram ||
Vallabha-Patta-Piitam Krta-Upaviitam Kara-Navaniitam Vibudha-Varam |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Who has a Beautiful Face like the Lotus Flower which subdues the pride of even Madana (God of Love) in beauty, Who is an Abode of Joy, and Who wears a Crown on His Head,
2.2: Who wears a Garland made of Gunja berries and wanders in the Groves with the Gopis; Who is extremely Generous and also extremely playful, stealing the Clothes of the Gopis,
2.3: Who is Beloved of all and loves to wear Yellow Garments; Who wears the Sacred Thread; Who stole Butter during childhood and held it in His Hand and Who is the Supreme God,
2.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.

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Sri Nandakumara
शोभितमुखधूलं यमुनाकूलं निपट_अतूलं सुखदतरम्
मुखमण्डितरेणुं चारितधेनुं वादितवेणुं मधुरसुरम्
वल्लभमतिविमलं शुभपदकमलं नखरुचिअमलं तिमिरहरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥३॥
Shobhita-Mukha-Dhuulam Yamunaa-Kuulam Nipatta-Atuulam Sukhada-Taram |
Mukha-Mannddita-Rennum Caarita-Dhenum Vaadita-Vennum Madhura-Suram ||
Vallabham-Ati-Vimalam Shubha-Pada-Kamalam Nakha-Ruci-Amalam Timira-Haram |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Whose Face is adorned with the Dust of the Shore of Yamuna river in Vrindavana; such a matchless adornment (of Dust) gives great Joy to the Devotees,
3.2: Who, with the adornment of Dust on His Face, Wanders about with the Cows in Vrindavana playing Melodious Tunes in His Flute,
3.3: Who is the Beloved of the Devotees and Stainless Pure Divinity, Whose Lotus Feet is a source of Auspicious Blessings, and the Splendour of Whose Pure Toe-Nails remove the Darkness within (the heart of Devotees).
3.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.

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Sri Nandakumara
शिरमुकुटसुदेशं कुञ्चितकेशं नटवरवेशं कामवरम्
मायाकृतमनुजं हलधर_अनुजं प्रतिहतदनुजं भारहरम्
वल्लभव्रजपालं सुभगसुचालं हितमनुकालं भाववरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥४॥
Shira-Mukutta-Sudesham Kun.cita-Kesham Nattavara-Vesham Kaama-Varam |
Maayaa-Krta-Manujam Haladhara-Anujam Pratihata-Danujam Bhaara-Haram ||
Vallabha-Vraja-Paalam Subhaga-Sucaalam Hitam-Anukaalam Bhaava-Varam |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Who has a Crown well-decorating His Head, from which Curly Locks flow down; Who has assumed the Dress of a Dancing Actor and the beauty of that Form excels the God of Love,
4.2: Who has assumed a Human Form through His Power of Maya, and became the younger brother of Haladhara (Balaram); Who checked the Demons and removed the weight of Sins from the Earth,
4.3: Who is the Beloved Protector of Vraja, bringing Good Fortune to the people and Guiding them well; Who is always a Benefactor of everyone and Feels deeply for His Devotees.
4.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.


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Sri Nandakumara
इन्दीवरभासं प्रकटसुरासं कुसुमविकासं वंशिधरम्
हृतमन्मथमानं रूपनिधानं कृतकलगानं चित्तहरम्
वल्लभमृदुहासं कुञ्जनिवासं विविधविलासं केलिकरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥५॥
Indiivara-Bhaasam Prakatta-Suraasam Kusuma-Vikaasam Vamshi-Dharam |
Hrta-Manmatha-Maanam Ruupa-Nidhaanam Krta-Kala-Gaanam Citta-Haram ||
Vallabha-Mrdu-Haasam Kun.ja-Nivaasam Vividha-Vilaasam Keli-Karam |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Who Shine like the Blossom of a Blue Lotus and manifests His Divine Plays like the Blossom of the Flowers, holding the Divine Flute in His Hand,
5.2: Who takes away the Pride of Manmatha through His Repository of Beauty, and Playing Melodious Music with His Flute, steals the Heart of all,
5.3: Who is extremely Dear to all and has a Gentle Smile; Who dwells in the Grooves of Vrindavana and Plays various Divine Plays with the Gopis.
5.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.

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Sri Nandakumara
अतिपरप्रवीणं पालितदीनं भक्ताधीनं कर्मकरम्
मोहनमतिधीरं फणिबलवीरं हतपरवीरं तरलतरम्
वल्लभव्रजरमणं वारिजवदनं हलधरशमनं शैलधरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥६॥
Ati-Para-Praviinnam Paalita-Diinam Bhakta-Adhiinam Karma-Karam |
Mohanam-Ati-Dhiiram Phanni-Bala-Viiram Hata-Para-Viiram Tarala-Taram ||
Vallabha-Vraja-Ramannam Vaarija-Vadanam Haladhara-Shamanam Shaila-Dharam |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Who is very Skillful and Wise, and Protects the Distressed; Who is under the Control of His Devotees and performs His Duties in a steady manner,
6.2: Who is very Captivating as well as Composed, and Who with His elder brother Balavira (i.e. Balarama), the incarnation of Serpent Shesha, killed Mighty Enemies; Who is also extremely Playful,
6.3: Who is very Dear to the Gopis of Vraja and delights them with His Lotus-like Face; Who pacifies the anger of Haladhara (i.e. Balarama) and lifted the Govardhana Mountain.
6.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.

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Sri Nandakumara
जलधरद्युतिअङ्गं ललितत्रिभङ्गं बहुकृतरङ्गं रसिकवरम्
गोकुलपरिवारं मदनाकारं कुञ्जविहारं गूढतरम्
वल्लभव्रजचन्द्रं सुभगसुछन्दं कृतआनन्दं भ्रान्तिहरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥७॥
Jaladhara-Dyuti-Anggam Lalita-Tri-Bhanggam Bahu-Krta-Ranggam Rasika-Varam |
Gokula-Parivaaram Madana-[A]akaaram Kun.ja-Vihaaram Guuddha-Taram ||
Vallabha-Vraja-Candram Subhaga-Suchandam Krta-[A]anandam Bhraanti-Haram |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Whose Body has the Splendour of Rain-Clouds and bends in Three-Parts in Playful attitude, Who performed many Plays and is a great Rasika (One Who delight in Rasa or Love plays),
7.2: Who treats the entire Gokula as a great Family, and with His beautiful Form which is like Madana (God of Love), moves about in the Grooves of Vraja performing His Divine Plays; Who is also very Mysterious,
7.3: Who is the beloved Moon of Vraja, bringing Good Fortune to all, and with His alluring Form He gives great Joy to all, taking away the delusion and monotony from Life,
7.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.


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Sri Nandakumara
वन्दितयुगचरणं पावनकरणं जगदुद्धरणं विमलधरम्
कालियशिरगमनं कृतफणिनमनं घातितयमनं मृदुलतरम्
वल्लभदुःखहरणं निर्मलचरणम् अशरणशरणं मुक्तिकरं
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥८॥
Vandita-Yuga-Carannam Paavana-Karannam Jagad-Uddharannam Vimala-Dharam |
Kaaliya-Shira-Gamanam Krta-Phanni-Namanam Ghaatita-Yamanam Mrdula-Taram ||
Vallabha-Duhkha-Harannam Nirmala-Carannam Asharanna-Sharannam Mukti-Karam |
Bhaja Nanda-Kumaaram Sarva-Sukhasaaram Tattva-Vicaaram Brahma-Param ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to Sri Nandakumara) Whose Pair of Feet is Extolled by the Devotees; that Pair of Feet which make everything Pure and Uplift the World; that Pair of Feet which has embodied Purity Itself,
8.2: Who moving about over the Head of Serpent Kaliya, bent its Hood and Danced over them, after destroying its deadly Bind with His Soft and Tender Body,
8.3: Who is the Beloved of the Devotees and takes away their Sorrows, and His Pure Holy Feet gives Refuge to those who are without Refuge, and finally grants them Liberation,
8.4: Worship that Nandakumara, the essence of all Joy, by reflecting on His Divine Essence (which is) of the Nature of Supreme Brahman.


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Translated by greenmesg

Vraj Bhoomi:

Sri Krishna The Vraj Bhoomi (or Braj Bhoomi) is considered to be the land of Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna took birth (incarnated) in this land, played His various divine plays including the famous Rasa Leela and made this land sacred. Vraj Bhoomi encompasses the sacred places of Mathura and Vrindavana as its core where the river Yamuna flows. The forests of Vrindavana (with cows and cowherds) and the river Yamuna are very intimately connected with Sri Krishna and His Vraja Bhoomi and has defined the sacred geography of Bharatavarsha.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Mathura - Mahavan - Gokul - Vrindavan - Govardhan

Nathdwara:

Nathdwara Srinathji Nathdwara Srinathji Temple - Famous pilgrimage of Srinathji: Nathdwara is an important pilgrimage associated with Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya of Pusti Marga. The black marble idol of Srinathji is that of a 7-year old infant. Nathdwara is located in the Aravalli Hills on the banks of river Banas. According to legend, a cow in Govardhan Hill used to pour her milk on a particular spot everyday. The villagers discovered an idol of Krishna there, and this happened around the same time when Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya was born in Champaran in 1479. Srinathji was initially installed in the Jatipura village in Govardhan. The temple construction began later but was vandalised by Sikandar Lodi. After Lodi's death, Srinathji was again brought back and the temple rebuilt. Around 1670 when Aurangzeb attacked Mathura Vrindavana, the idol of Srinathji was moved to Agra, and subsequently to Kota, Pushkar, Jodhpur and finally Mewar. At Mewar, it was kept under the protection of Rana Raj Singh. Srinathji was finally installed in Sinhad in around 1671, which is the present Nathdwara.

- Festivals: Annakoot festival on the day after Diwali is celebrated for a week here. Gopashtami during Karthik Shukla Paksha (Oct-Nov).

- Nathdwara is located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan.


Sri Vallabhacharya
Stotras by Sri Vallabhacharya in this site:

01. Madhurashtakam
02. Nandakumar Ashtakam



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Final: Vedas - Brahman

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Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
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