Sri Krishna Mangalam





Mangala stotras are normally recited at the end of reciting several stotras or the end of singing several songs or at the end of an auspicious function. The devotee wishes auspiciousness to the Lord. Mangalam may also mean “good wishes”, or “wishes for a happy ending”.


This great Mangala stotra of Lord Krishna narrates the story of Lord Krishna in detail.


Mangalam Yadavendraya, mahaneeya gunabhdhaye,
Vasudeva thanujaya, vaasudevaya mangalam., 1


Mangalam to the chief of cowherds,
Who is the great sea of all that is good,
Mangalam to the Vaasudeva,
Who is the son of Vasudeva.


Kireeta kundala braja dala kairyanmukhasriye,
Sri Vathsa kaushtboth bhasi vakshase chasthu Mangalam., 2


Mangalam to Him whose chest shines
Because of Srivathsa and Kaushthubha,
Mangalam to Him whose hair locks,
Get the shine from his crown and ear studs. [2]


Neelambudha nikasaya vidhyuth sadrusa vasase,
Devaki vaasudevabhyam samsthudayasthu mangalam., 3


Mangalam to Him who was brought in the world,
By Devaki and Vasudeva,
Mangalam to Him who is like the blue cloud,
And who lives in it like a streak of lightning[3].


Thaabhyam samprarthithayadha prakrutha bhaka roopine,
Yasodaya gruham pithra prapithayasthu mangalam., 4


Mangalam to Him who assumed the unusual form,
From being a born babe,
Mangalam to Him who was taken by his father,
To the home of Yasodha[4].


Poothana asupayapana pesalaya suraraye,
Sakatasura vidwamsi . padapadmaya Mangalam., 5


Mangalam to Him who is killer of enemies of Devas,
Who drank the milk of life of Poothana.
Mangalam to him who with his lotus like feet,
Kicked and killed the Sakatasura[5].


Yasodha lokithe swasye viswaroopa pradarshine,
Maaya maanusha roopaya madhavayasthu mangalam., 6


Mangalam to Him who by opening his mouth,
Showed Yasodha his universal form,
Mangalam to that great God,
Who assumed a human form of illusion[6].


Thrunavarttha dhanoojasuharinee, shubhakarine,
Vathsasura prabhethre cha vathsa paalaya mangalam., 7


Mangalam to Him who killed a Rakshasa
Called Thrunavartha and brought good tidings,
Mangalam to Him who killed the Vathsasura,
And looked after his own calves[7].


Damodharaya veeraya yamalarjuna pathine,
Dhathra hruthaanaam vathsanaam roopa darthresthu mangalam., 8


Mangalam to the victorious one,
Who with a rope tied to his waist,
Broke the tree of Yamalarjuna,
Mangalam to Him who assumed,
The form of cows when they were,
Hidden by the God who creates[8].


Brhamasthuthaya krishnaya, kalleya phana nruthyathe,
Davagni rakshithasesha gogopalaya mangalam., 9


Mangalam to Him whom Brahma prayed,
And who danced on the hood of Kalinga,
Mangalam to Him who saved cows and cowherds,
From the raging forest fire[9].


Govardhanachaladharthre gopi kreedabhilakshine,
Anjalya hrutha vasthranam supreethayasthu mangalam., 10


Mangalam to Him who lifted the Govardhana mountain,
And who wished to play with the Gopis,
Mangalam to him who loved the Gopis,
Who with folded hands begged for their cloths[10].