Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya

by Śrī Gunaraja Khan | 5,981 words

Sri Krishna Vijaya is the description of Lord Krishna's pastimes when He appeared on earth more than five thousand years ago. Compiled by the famous Vaishnava Poet Gunaraja Khan (also known as Maladhar Vasu)....

Chapter 1 - Invoking Auspiciousness


Text 1

pranamaha narayana anadi nidhan sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya jata tahara karan

pranamaha-obeisances; narayaṇa-to Lord Narayaṇa; anadi-beginningless; nidhan-dissolution; jata-from whom; tahara-from Him; karaṇ-creation.

I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Nārāyaṇa, who has no beginning, and who is the creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the material worlds.


Text 2

eka-bhabe banda hari joḍa kari hat nanda-nandana kṛṣṇa mora praṇa-nath

eka- banda-I offer my respectful obeisances; hari-to Lord Hari; joḍa-joining; kari-doing; hat-palms; nanda-nandana kṛṣṇa-Kṛṣṇa the son of nanda Maharaja; mora prana-nath-my life and soul.

With folded hands I offer my prayers unto Kṛṣṇa, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who is my life and soul.*

Note: In Śri Caitanya-caritamṛta, (Madhya 15.99-100), Lord Caitanya praises this verse and this book. He says:

Śri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then said: Gunaraja Khan of Kulīna-grama compiled a book named Śri Kṛṣṇa-vijaya in which there is a sentence revealing the author's ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa.

Śri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then said: `Kṛṣṇa, the son of Maharaja Nanda, is my life and soul.' By this statement I am sold into the hands of the descendents of Gunaraja Khan.' "


Text 3

brahma maheśwara banda sṛṣṭira sahay ganapati pranamaha bighna-hara tay

brahma-to Brahma; maheśwara-Śiva; banda-I bow; sṛṣṭira-of creation; sahay-help; ganapati-to Ganesa; pranamaha-I bow; bighna-hara-who removes obstacles; tay-to him.

I offer my respectful obeisances to Brahma and Śiva who help in the creation of the material world, and to Ganeśa, who removes obstacles.


Text 4

sarba-deba-ganer bandiya caraṇ kṛṣṇera caritra kichu karila racan

sarba-deba-gaṇeḥ-of all the demigods; bandiya-bowing; caraṇ-to the feet; kṛṣṇera-of Lord Kṛṣṇa; caritra-the pastimes; kichu-something; karila-do; racan-writing.

I bow down to the feet of all the demigods. Now I will write something of Lord Kṛṣṇa's pastimes.

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