The incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva in Mathura and looked after by Nand and Yashoda in Vrindavan. The mischievous lord is prayed to mostly in his baby and youth form widely across India and beyond. A recitation of the mantras dedicated to Sri Krishna is believed to be a great purifying act in the age of Kalyuga where sinful acts gain importance. These mantras provide spiritual solace and peace of mind which is unmatched. On top of it knowing the meaning of these Sanskrit mantras is an added advantage. Find out some of the mantras dedicated to Sri Krishna with their meanings.
“Om Krishnaya Namah”
This small chant is often recited by believers in their daily course of life. This chant means that accept my salutations O Sri Krishna.
“Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare”
This divine mantra is chanted by believers to take them on a higher spiritual plane. One can often find Indians as well as non Indians chanting this beautiful mantra which transports them into another divine world, directly connecting their soul with Sri Krishna. A chant of Sri Krishna’s name takes away all the miseries and grief’s from one’s life and mind. Sri Krishna and Lord Rama are both two bodies but one being, as they are the incarnation of Sri Hari Vishnu. This mantra is derived from the repository of knowledge – the Vedas. Both these names are the ultimate truth and hence give immense peace of mind.
“Om Sri Krishnah sharanam mamah”
Krishna literally means the one who attracts all. To the beloved lord Krishna I pray to take me under his shelter, I surrender to you O lord.
Yam Brahmavarunainder Rudermarukaa Satuanvanti Divya Satvavedaai
Sans Pad Karmopanishadaaegarayanati Yam Samga I
Dhyanavasthittagatain Mansa Pashayanti Yam Yogino Yasyanatam Na Vidu
Surasurganaa Devaai Tasmai Namah II
The divine Sri Krishna is the lord who is pleased and admired with singing hymns by Brahma, Indra, Varuna, Shiva and Ganesha. In the Vedas and Upanishads the lord is praised in songs of Sama singers. Lord Krishna is constantly governing the thoughts of ascetics (yogis) in meditation. The divine Krishna is limitless and not even gods or demons can define the limit of Sri Krishna. To such a supreme deity I offer my salutations. Accept my regards O lord.