The Lord of Mathura is All Sweetness - Madhurashtakam




1. Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram 
Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram 
Hrudayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram
Madhuraadhipaterakhilam Madhuram (2)

2. Vachanam Madhuram Charitam Madhuram 

Vasanam Madhuram Valitam Madhuram 
Chalitam Madhuram Bhramitam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate... 2)

3. Venurmadhuro Renurmadhurah 

Paanirmadhurah Paadau Madhurau
Nrutyam Madhuram Sakhyam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate...2)

4. Geetam Madhuram Peetam Madhuram 

Bhuktam Madhuram Suptam Madhuram 
Roopam Madhuram Tilakam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate... 2)



5. Karanam Madhuram Taranam Madhuram 

Haranam Madhuram Smaranam Madhuram 
Vamitam Madhuram Shamitam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate... 2)

6. Gunjaa Madhuraa Maalaa Madhuraa 

Yamunaa Madhuraa Veechee Madhuraa 
Salilam Madhuram Kamalam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate...2)

7. Gopee Madhuraa Leelaa Madhuraa 

Yuktam Madhuram Bhuktam Madhuram 
Drushtam Madhuram Shrushtam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate...)

8. Gopaa Madhuraa Gaavo Madhuraa 

Yashtirmadhuraa Shrushtir Madhuraa 
Dalitam Madhuram Phalitam Madhuram
(Madhuraadhipate...2)



MADHURA ASHTAKAM (MEANING)

1. The lips, face, eyes, smile, heart, movements, and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 


2. The speech, character, dress, waist, movements, and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 


3. The flute, dust of His feet, hands, feet, dance, friendship, and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 


4. The songs, drinks, eatables, sleep, form, Tilaka (mark on the forehead), and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 




5. The actions, crossing the river, stealing (the mind), remembrance, His words, devotion (to Him), and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 

6. The bushes, garlands, the river Yamuna, its tides, water, lotuses, and everything of the Master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 


7. The Gopis (cowherdesses of Gokul) are beautiful. Their Leelas (Divine pranks) are beautiful. Their assembling is beautiful. Their eating, sight, the retained one, and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed. 


8. The Gopas (cowherds of Gokul), cows, stick, creations, separation, its effect, and everything of the master of Mathura is sweet indeed.



Shrimad Vallabhacharya (1479-1531) - The composer of Madhurashtakam 


(Note: These eight verses (Ashtakam) on Lord Krishna, the Lord of Mathura, have been composed by Shrimad Vallabhacharya.)

3 comments:

  1. I have listened to this bhajan more than 50 times from Radio Sai, never knew what is meant. Thank you. SaiRam.

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