Achyuthashtakam

Acyutam keshavam raama naraayanam krishna damodaram vaasudevam harim ।
sridharam madhavam gopikavallabham janakinayakam ramacandram bhaje ॥ 1॥

I Worship You O Acyuta (the Infallible One) I Worship You O Keshava (Who Controls everyone, has beautiful Hair and killed demon Keshi) I Worship You O Rama the Incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish)
I Worship You O Krishna (Who attracts others by His Divine Attributes and Beauty) Who is known as Damodara (because of being tied by Mother Yashoda around the waist) I Worship You O Vasudeva (Who was the Son of Vasudeva) I Worship You O Hari (Who takes away the Sins, Who Receives the Offerings of the Yagna)
I Worship You O Sridhara (Who Bears Sri on His Chest) I Worship You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi) I Worship You O the One Who was the most Beloved of the Gopikas (the Cowherd Girls of Vrindavana) and I Worship You O Ramachandra the Lord of Devi Janaki

Acyutam keshavam satyabhaamaadhavam maadhavam shridharam radhikaradhitam ।
indiramandiram cetasa sundaram devakinandanam nandanam sandadhe ॥ 2॥

I Worship You O Acyuta (the Infallible One) I Worship You O Keshava (Who Controls everyone, has beautiful Hair and killed the demon Keshi) I Worship You O the One Who was the Lord of Satyabhama
I Worship You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi) I Worship You O Sridhara (Who Bears Sri on His Chest), I Worship You , O the one who was Worshipped by Radhika
I Worship You O the One Who is the Temple of Indira (i.e. the Sacred Abiding Place of Devi Mahalakshmi in His Heart) I Worship You O the One Who has a Beautiful Splendour
I Worship You O the One Who was the Son of Devaki and I Worship You O the One Who became the Son of Nanda by being Given to him.

Visnave Jisnave shaangkhine cakrinne rukhminiraagini janakijaanaye ।
Ballavivallabhay aarcitaayaatmane kamsavidhvamsine vamsine te namah ॥ 3॥

I Worship You O Vishnu (the All-Pervading One), I Worship You O Jishnu (the ever Victorious One), I Worship You O the holder of Sankha (the Conch-Shell), I Worship You O the holder of Chakra (the Discus),
I Worship You O the One Who was extremely Dear to Rukmini (as Sri Krishna), and I Worship You O the One Who had Devi Janaki as His Wife (as Sri Rama)
I Worship You Who was Worshipped by the beloved Cowherd Girls of Vrindavana in their Hearts
I reverentially Salute You O the One Who Destroyed Kamsa and Who Played beautiful Tunes in His Flute.

Krishna govinda he raama naarayana shripate vaasudevajita shrinidhe ।
acyutananta he madhava adhokssaja dvaarakanaayaka draupadirakksaka ॥ 4॥

Worship You O Krishna, the Incarnation of Govinda (Who can be known through Vedas) I Worship You O Rama, the Incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish)
I Worship You O Sripati (the Consort of Sri), I Worship You O Vasudeva (Who was the Son of Vasudeva), the Unconquerable One, and I Worship You O Srinidhi (Who is the Storehouse of Sri)
I Worship You O Acyuta (Who is the Infallible One) and Endless and I Worship You O Madhava (Consort of Mahalakshmi) the Incarnation of Adhokshaja (Who can be known only through Agamas),
I Worship You O the Lord of Dwaraka and One Who Saved Draupadi.

Raakssasaksobhitah sitayaa shobhito danḍakaaranyabhupunyataakaranah ।
laksmanenanvito vaanarauh sevito rastasampujito raaghava paatu maam ॥ 5॥

I Worship You O the One Who Agitated the Rakshasas (as Sri Rama), and I Worship You O the One Who is Adorned by Devi Sita at His side,
I Worship You O the One Who was the Cause of Purification of the Land of Dandakaranya,
I Worship You O the One Who was Attended by Lakshmana, and Served by the Vanaras (Monkeys) I Worshipped You O the One Who was Worshipped by sage Agastya; O Raghava please Protect Me.

Dhenukarisstṭaka anissṭtakrddvessihaa keshihaa kamsahrdvamshikaavaadakah ।
Puutanaakopakah suurajaaakhelano baalagopaalakah paatu maam sarvadaa ॥ 6॥

I Worship You O the One Who killed the Ass-demon Dhenuka and Bull-demon Aristaka who came with Evil intentions
I Worship You O the One Who killed Horse-demon Keshi and took away the life of Kamsa, and I Worship You Who was a Player of beautiful Tunes in Flute
I Worship You O the One Who showered His anger on Putana (by killing Her) and Who Played on the bank of river Yamuna, the river born of the Sun god
I Worship You O Balagopala, Please Protect Me Always (by thwarting my dangers as You thwarted the attacks of the demons).

Vidyududdhayotavanaprasphuradvasasam pravtḍambhodavatprollasadvigraham ।
vanyaya malayaa shobhitorahsthalam lohitamghridvayam varijaksam bhaje ॥ 7॥

I Worship You O the One Whose Garments Flashed like the Rise of Lightning in the Sky,
I Worship You O the One Whose Handsome Form moved like the Clouds of the Rainy Season,
I Worship You O the One Whose Chest is Adorned with Vanamala (Garland of Wild Flowers) and
I Worship You O the One Whose Pair of Feet is Beautiful Reddish and Whose Eyes are Beautiful like Lotus.

Kuncitaih kuntalairbhraajamanananam ratnamaulim lasat kunndḍalam ganndḍayoh ।
Haarakeyuurakam kaṅkanaprojjvalam kingkinnimanjulam shyaamalam tam bhaje ॥ 8॥

I Worship You O the One Whose Shining Face is Adorned with Beautiful Locks of Curly Hairs,
I Worship You O the One Whose Head is Adorned with Shining Gem, and Whose Face is Adorned with Shining Ear-Rings
I Worship You O the One Whose Arms and Waist are Adorned with Shining Bracelets,
I Worship You O the One Whose Dark Body is Adorned with Tiny Bells making Pleasing Sounds.

Acyutasyasṭakam yah paṭthedissṭtadam prematah pratyaham puurussah sasprham ।
vrttatah sundaram kartr vishvambharas tasya vashyo harirjaayate satvaram ॥ 9॥

Whoever Recites this Acyutashtakam, which is the Giver of Istha (Chosen Desire or nearness to Chosen Deity). With Devotion, Everyday and with Longing for the Purusha (the Supreme Being),
This Acyutashtakam which Beautifully Encircles the All-Sustaining Being (with His various Names and Qualities) (That Person) by the Will of Hari, will Quickly reach the Abode of Hari.

॥ iti srisamkaracaryaviracitamacyutasṭakam sampurnam ॥

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