Achyutashtakam



1. Achyutam Keshavam Raamanaarayanam 
Krishna Daamodaram Vaasudevam Harim
Sreedharam Maadhavam Gopikaavallabham 
Jaanakee Naayakam Raamachandram Bhaje 

2. Achyutam Keshavam Satyabhaamaadhavam 
Maadhavam Sreedharam Raadhikaa Raadhitam
Indiraa Mandiram Chetasaa Sundaram 
Devakeenandanam Nandanam Sandadhe 

3. Vishnave Jishnave Shankhine Chakrine 
Rukmineeraagine Jaanakeejaanaye
Vallavee Vallabhaaya Architaaya Atmane
Kamsa Vidhvamsine Vamshine Te Namah 

4. Krishna Govinda Hey Raama Naaraayana 
Sreepate Vaasudevaajita Sreenidhe
Achyutaananda Hey Maadhavaadhokshaja 
Dwaarakaanaayaka Draupadeerakshaka 

5. Raakshasakshobhitah Seetayaa Shobhito
Dandakaaranyabhoo Punya Taakaaranah
Lakshamanenaanvito Vaanaraih Sevito Agastya 
Sampoojito Raaghavah Paatu Maam 

6. Dhenukaarishtakaa Nishtakrud Veshinaam 
Keshihaa Kamsahrud Vamshikaa Vaadakah
Pootanaakopakah Soorajaakhelano 
Baalagopaalakah Paatu Maam Sarvadaa 

7. Vidyud Udyotavat Prasphuradvaasasam 
Praavrudambhodhavat Prollasadvigraham
Vanyayaa Maalayaa Shobhitorah Sthalam 
Lohitaanghridvayam Vaarijaaksham Bhaje 

8. Kunjitaih Kuntalair Bhraajamaanaananam 
Ratnamoulim Lasatkundalam Gandayoho
Haarakeyoorakam Kankanaprojvalam 
Kinkineemanjulam Shyaamalam Tam Bhaje 

Achyutaashtakam Yah Patedishtadam 
Prematah Pratyaham Poorushah Saspruham
Vruttatah Sundaram Kartru Vishvambhara 
Tasya Vashyo Harirjaayate Satvaram 

MEANING

1. I sing praise of Ramachandra, who is known as Achyuta (infallible), Keshava, Rama, Narayana, Krishna, Damodara, Vasudeva, Hari, Shridhara, Madhava, Gopika Vallabha and Janaki Nayaka.

2. I offer a salute with my hands together to Achyuta, who is known as Keshav, who is the consort of Satyabhama, who is known as Madhav and Shridhar, who is longed-for by Radhika, who is like a temple of Lakshmi (Indira), who is beautiful at heart, who is the son of Devaki, and who is the dear-one of all.

3. Salutations for Vishnu, who conquers everyone, who holds a conch-shell and a discus, who is the affectionate of Rukmini, who is the consort of Janaki, who is the dear-one of the cowherdesses, who is offered (in sacrifices), who is the Atman, who is the destroyer of Kansa, and who plays the flute.

4. Krishna! O Govinda! O Rama! O Narayan! O Shripati! O Vasudeva, Who attained Lakshmi! O Achyuta, Who is Immeasurable! O Madhav! O Adhokshaja! O Leader of Dwaraka! O the Protector of Draupadi! 

5. Raghav, who upset the demons, who adorned Sita, who is the cause of purification of the forest called Dandaka, who was accompanied by Lakshman, who was served by monkeys, and who was revered by Sage Agastya, save me!

6. Child Gopal (Krishna), who destroyed the disguised Dhenuka and Arishtaka demons, who slayed Keshi, who killed Kansa, who plays the flute, and who got angry on Putana, save me always!

7. I sing praise of the lotus-eyed Lord, who is adorned by a shiny lightening-like yellow robe, whose body is resplending like a cloud of the rainy-season, who is adorned by a forest-garland at His chest, and who has two feet of copper-red color.

8. I sing praise of that Shyam, whose face is adorned by falling locks of curly tresses, who has jewels are forehead, who has shiny earrings on the cheeks, who is adorned with a garland of the Keyur flower, who has a shiny bracelet, and who has a melodious anklet.

(Note: These eight verses (Ashtakam) on Lord Achyuta have been composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya.)


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