Damodarastakam

Damodarastakam
(Found in the padma purana of Krishna Dvaipayana vyasa,which is spoken by satyavrata Muni in a conversation with Narada Muni and shaunaka Rishi)Damodarashtaka,which is sung by the sage satyavrata and also which mainly attracts Lord Damodara(Lord Krishna)
"In the month of Kartika one should worship Lord Damodara and daily recite the prayer known as Damodaraishtaka, which has been spoken by the sage satyavrata and which attracts Lord Damodara. "


(1) namamishvaram sachidananda-rupam
      lasat-kundalam gokule bhrajamanam
      Yashoda-bhiyolukhalad dhavamanam
      paramrishtam atyantato drutya gopya

Meaning -

To the lord of Universe,whose form is the incarnation of eternal existence,Knowledge and Happiness,As your earrings are swinging to and from and shining in the heart of gokula,who(As he breaks the pot of curd & butter)when his mother was churning it in to butter and then steeling the butter that was hanging from a swing) is running quickly from the ston grinding morter in fear of his Mother Yashoda,but he is being caughty finally from behind when his Mother ran after him.to the lord of the Universe I offer my humble worship.

(2) rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrjantam
 karambhoja-yugmena satanka-netram
 muhu shvasa-kampa-trirekhanka-kantha-
 sthita-graivam damodaram bhakti-baddham

Meaning -

When he saw the whipping stick in his mother's hand then he started cying and rubbing his eyes again and again with his two hands,His eyes showed fear in him and his necklace of pearls around his neck,that had three lines is shaking due to his quick breath and cry.You are the supreme Lord Damodara,whose belly is filled with his Mother's pure Love.I offe my humble worship my lord.

(3) itidrk sva-lilabhir ananda-kunde
sva-ghoisham nimajjantam akhyapayantam
tadiyeishita-gyeishu bhaktair jitatvam
puna prematas tam shatavrtti vande

Meaning -

In his childhood pasttimes, he drowed the inhabitants of nokula in pools of happiness and joy.He saved many of his devotees from when they had obstacles.He is only conqured by his devotees whose pure love is permanent with great love.I offer my prayers to you lord.

(4) varam deva mokisham na mokishavadhim va
 na canyam Vrine 'ham vareishad apiha
 idam te vapur natha gopala-balam
 sada me manasy avirastam kim anyai

Meaning -

O Lord,you had given me all kinds of benifits, I donot offer prayers to get boons from you or the freedom you gave me in vaikuntha or showing your blessings by executing the nine processes of Bhakti.O lord I would like your bala gopala in Brindavana will be stayed in my heart for ever , so what is the use for me to ask boons beside this?

(5) idam te mukhambhojam atyanta-nilair
 vrtam kuntalai snigdha-raktaish ca gopya
 muhush cumbitam bimba-raktadharam me
 manasy avirastam alam lakisha-labhai

Meaning -

O Lord your face is like Lotus, which is encircled by silky soft black hair,which is kissed by his loving mother (yashoda),yor lips are in reddish colour like the bimba fruit.This beautiful imagination of your lotus face will always be in my heart,I don't need any other wishes or boons after having a glimpse at your Lotus face.

(6) namo deva damodarananta viishno
 prasida prabho dukha-jalabdhi-magnam
 krpa-drishti-vrishtyati-dinam batanu
 grhaneisha mam agyam edhy akishi-drshya

Meaning -

O mighty God , I offer all of my prayers to you .O Vishnu!,O Ananta!O Damodara!O Master!O my Lord be Pleased upon me and also shower your blessings on me,show mercy on this poor innoscent human,who is immerses in an ocean with no boat to sail ,Please appear in front of my eyes to sve me my Lord!

(7) kuveratmajau baddha-murtyaiva yadvat
tvaya mocitau bhakti-bhajau krtau ca
tatha prema-bhaktim svakam me prayaccha
na mokishe graho me 'sti damodareha

Meaning -

O Lord Damodara,Like the two sons of Kuvera - Manigrira and Nalakuvara were freed from the curse of Narada and made them your devotees, A in your childhood when you was tied up with a rope to a wooden grinding morter,In the same way ,please shower your own Prem-Bhakti on me .I only live for this to happen in my Life.

(8) namas te 'stu damne sphurad-dipti-dhamne
 tvadiyodarayatha vishvasya dhamne
 namo radhikayai tvadiya-priyayai
 namo 'nanta-lilaya devaya tubhyam

Meaning -

O Lord Damodara , I offer all of my worships with great respect to the effulgent rope which is tied around your belly,then I offer my worship to your belly ,which contains the Universe,Then I humbly bow down to your most beloved shrimati Radha Rani(Goddess Lakshmi) and offer my repect to you my Lord, who displays the whole Universe in You.
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