by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 1.2.146; a medieval era Sanskrit book, written by Rupa Goswami (fl. 15th century) which represents a devotional (bhakti) masterpiece. In this work Goswami describes the nature and different forms of pure love (rasa) as well as various other topics on Vaishnavism and devotion.

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation:

तत्र नाम-कीर्तनम्, यथा विष्णु-धर्मे —
कृष्णेति मङ्गलं नाम यस्य वाचि प्रवर्तते ।
भस्मीभवन्ति राजेन्द्र महा-पातक-कोटयः ॥१.२.१४६॥

tatra nāma-kīrtanam, yathā viṣṇu-dharme
kṛṣṇeti maṅgalaṃ nāma yasya vāci pravartate |
bhasmībhavanti rājendra mahā-pātaka-koṭayaḥ

English translation

Chanting of the Holy Name of the Lord is illustrated in the Viṣṇu-dharma:
“O King, he who chants the auspicious Holy Name of Kṛṣṇa turns to ashes ten million of the worst sins.”

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