Sri Krsner Vimsottara-Sata-Nama-Sankirtana
(Sung in the morning during the month of Kartika)
By Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
nagare nagare gora gay
From village to village Lord Gaura sings these names of Sri Krishna.
yasomati stanya-payi sri-nanda-nandana
Krishna is the baby who feeds on the breast of Mother Yasoda. He is the son of Maharaj Nanda, dark blue like and indra-nila gem, and the life of the residents of Vraja.
Krishna destroyed the witch of Gokula, Putana; He broke the cart in which the demon Sakatsura was hiding; and He destroyed the wicked demon, Trinavarta.
He is an expert thief of butter and yogurt, He broke the two Yamala Arjuna trees, and He is a cowherd boy who is always giving pleasure to the cows, land and senses.
He is so naughty that His mother bound Him around the waist with ropes. Thus He is known as Damodar. He is the keeper of Vrindavan's cows and calves, the destroyer of the demon Vatsasura, He is the remover of all evils and is the protector of His devotees.
baka-satru agha-hanta brahma-vimohana
Krishna is the enemy of the demon Bhakasura, the slayer of Aghasura, the bewilderer of Lord Brahma, the destroyer of Dhenukasura and the subduer of the Kaliya serpent. He is all-attractive and is the colour of a fresh rain cloud.
pitambara sikhi-puchchha-dhari venu-dhara
Lord Krishna dresses in yellow silk cloth and wears peacock feathers on His head. He holds a flute, performs pastimes in the Bhandira forest, and He once swallowed a forest fire to save the inhabitants of Vraja.
natabara guhachara sarata-bihari
Krishna, best of dancers, sometimes wanders in the caves of Govardhana Hill. He enjoys various amorous pastimes in the autumn season, He is the lover of the young cowherd maidens, the stealer of their garments, and the Supreme Lord of all.
yajna-patni-gana prati karunara sindhu
Krishna is the ocean of mercy of the wives of the sacrificial brahmanas, He is the holder of Govardhan Hill, the husband of the goddess of fortune, Laksmi, and the dearmost friend of the inhabitants of Vraja.
indra-darpa-hari nanda-raksita mukunda
He broke Indra's pride and protected His father, Nanda Maharaj. He is the giver of liberation, the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the enjoyer of the Rasa Dance and the reservoir of pleasure.
sri-radha-vallabha radha-madhava sundara
He is the lover of Srimati Radharani and the very springtime of Her life. He is the Lord of the lives of all the gopikas of Vrindavan, headed by Lalita and Visakha.
Krishna possesses the loveliness of a fresh rain cloud in the autumn sky. He is the bewilderer of Cupid, always garlanded with fresh forest flowers. His face is like a full-blown lotus flower of sweet smiles and laughter. He is the wealth of the lives of all the young maidens in Vraja.
tri-bhangi murali-dhara yamuna-nagara
He possesses a beautiful three-fold bending form and holds a flute known as Murali. He is the lover of the Yamuna River, the director of all the amorous love sports at Radha Kunda, and He is the ocean of devotional mellows.
Krishna is the Lord of the life of Chandravali, and He is always desirous of joking and sporting. He is very anxious to taste the rasa of his beloved Radhika's feigned sulking and always endeavours for Their meeting.
manasa-gangara dani prasuna-taskara
He is the giver of the Manasa Ganga Lake to the inhabitants of Vrindavan. This thief of flower blossoms acts very outrageously with the maidens of Vrindavan, not caring for social restrictions, for He is the Lord of the Vraja-mandala forests.
He is the wealth of Gokula and protects the cowherd men and boys from all miseries. He curbs all foolish pride and removes all distress from His devotees.
Krishna gives the gopis side-long glances and is the destroyer of Sankhachur. He is the younger brother of Lord Baladeva, He is the beautiful dark moon of Vrindavan and the player of the flute.
gopi-gita-srota madhusudana murari
He hears the songs of the gopis and is the slayer of the Madhu demon. This enemy of the demon Mura and killer of Aristasura enjoys amorous sports and pastimes at Radha Kunda and other places in Vraja.
vyomantaka padma-netra kesi-nisudana
Krishna is the destroyer of the demon Vyomasura. He is lotus-eyed, the killer of the Kesi demon, frolicsome, the slayer of King Kamsa and the conquerer of Kamsa's wrestlers, Chanura and Mustika.
He is the beloved son of Vasudev and the emblem of fame for the Vrisni dynasty. The Lord of the fallen souls, Sri Krishna, is the Lord of Mathura and He appears to have taken birth from the womb of Devaki.
kubja-krpa-maya visnu sauri narayana
Krishna is full of mercy for the hunch-backed Kubja. He is the maintainer of the entire creation, the son of Vasudev, the refuge of all souls, the Lord of Dvaraka, the slayer of Narakasura and the beloved descendent of the Yadu dynasty.
sri-rukmini-kanta satya-pati sura-pala
He is the lover of Rukmini, the husband of Satya, the protector of the godly, the beloved friend and relative of the five Pandava brothers and the cause of death for Sisupala and other demoniac kings.
jagadisa janardana kesavarta-trana
Krishna is the Lord of the universe, the maintainer of all living beings and He possesses beautiful hair. He is the deliverer from all misery and the origin of the universe and all incarnations.
mayesvara yogesvara brahma-teja-dhara
He is the Lord of Maya; the master of mysticism; the proprietor of the spiritual powers of the brahmanas; the Lord, master and soul of all souls, and He is the opposite shore of the ocean of material nature.
patita-pavana jagannatha sarvesvara
Lord Krishna is the purifier of the fallen souls, the Lord of the universe, the Lord of all beings, the moon of Vrindavan and the origin of all rasas.
nagare nagare gora gaya
Lord Chaitanya sings these names of Krishna from village to village, and Thakur Bhaktivinod falls at His lotus feet.
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