The Madhurastakam is a beautiful Sanskrit composition or hymn in devotion of Lord Krishna, composed by the Hindu devotee philosopher-poet Sripad Vallabha Acharya. Madhurastakam has been a very popular devotional song is used to prayer of Lord Krishna.
The devotional hymn "Madhurastakam" is the Path of Grace, a constant love-filled devotion to Krishna by various forms of prayers, such as singing (kirtana), remembering (smarana), darshana a beatific image of the deity upon singing of the Madhurastakam. Hence, Madhurastakam plays an instrumental role in the realization of the Lord.
The sweet & joyous pastimes (Leela's) of Lord Krishna as well as the sweet nature of Krishna's are beautifully mentioned in this devotional hymn.
Madhurashtakam – A Sweet Hymn (Devotional Song) of Lord Krishna
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram |
Hrdayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||1||
अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं, नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरम् |
हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||1||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your Lips are Sweet, Your Face is Sweet, Your Eyes are Sweet, Your smile is Sweet, Your heart is Sweet, Your walk is Sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Vacanam Madhuram Caritam Madhuram Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram |
Chalitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||2||
वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं, वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरम् |
चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||2||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your words (speech) are sweet, Your character and nature are sweet, Your dress (garment) is sweet, Your posture is sweet, Your movements (walking) are sweet, Your wandering is sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Vennur-Madhuro Rennur-Madhurah Paannir-Madhurah Paadau Madhurau |
Nrtyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||3||
वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः, पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ |
नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||3||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your flute is sweet, Your foot-dust is sweet, Your hands are sweet, Your feet are sweet, Your dance is sweet, Your friendship (company) is sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Giitam Madhuram Piitam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram |
Ruupam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||4||
गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं, भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरम् |
रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||4||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your song is sweet, Your drinking is sweet, Your eating is sweet, Your sleeping is sweet, Your sweetness form is sweet, Your Tilaka (Sandalwood paste mark on the forehead) is sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Karannam Madhuram Tarannam Madhuram Harannam Madhuram Ramannam Madhuram |
Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipater-Akhilam Madhuram ||5||
करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं, हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरम् |
वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||5||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your acts (works) are sweet, Your conquest (liberating) is sweet, Your stealing is sweet, Your Divine Love Play is Sweet, Your Exuberance is Sweet, Your Relaxation is Sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Gunjaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa Yamunaa Madhuraa Viicii Madhuraa |
Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||6||
गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा, यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा |
सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||6||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your Humming is Sweet, Your Garland is Sweet, Yamuna River is Sweet and sweet are Yamuna's rippling waves, Your Water is Sweet, Your Lotus is Sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Gopii Madhuraa Liilaa Madhuraa Yuktam Madhuram Muktam Madhuram |
Drssttam Madhuram Shissttam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||7||
गोपि मधुरा लीला मधुरा, युक्तं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरम् |
दृष्टं मधुरं शिष्टं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||7||
Meaning – O Lord Krishna, Your gopis (cowherd girls) are sweet, Your divine pastimes (Leela’s) are sweet, Your Togetherness (meeting) is Sweet, Your Setting Free is Sweet, Your Glance is Sweet, Your etiquette is sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa Yassttir-Madhuraa Srssttir-Madhuraa |
Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram Madhura-Adhipaterakhilam Madhuram ||8||
गोपा मधुरा गावो मधुरा, यष्टिर्मधुरा सृष्टिर्मधुरा |
दलितं मधुरं फलितं मधुरं, मधुराधिपतेरखिलं मधुरम् ||8||
Meaning - O Lord Krishna, Your gopas (cowherd friends) are sweet, Your Cows are Sweet, Your Group is Sweet, Your Creation is Sweet, Your victory is sweet, Your accomplishment (fruition) is sweet and everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.
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