Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम), composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna.

Adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram
Nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram ।
Hrdayam madhuram gamanam madhuram
Madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 1 ॥

Meaning: His lips are sweet, His face is sweet, His eyes are sweet, His smile is sweet, His loving heart is sweet, His gait (walk) is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Vachanam madhuram charitam madhuram
Vasanam madhuram valitam madhuram ।
Chalitam madhuram bhramitam madhuram
Madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 2 ॥

Meaning: His words are sweet, His character is sweet, His dress (garment) is sweet, His posture is sweet, His movements are sweet, His wandering (roaming) is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Venu-rmadhuro renu-rmadhurah
Pani-rmadhurah padau madhurau ।
Nrtyam madhuram sakhyam madhuram
Madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 3 ॥

Meaning: His flute-playing is sweet, His foot-dust is sweet, His hands are sweet, His feet are sweet, His dancing is sweet, His friendship is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Gitam madhuram pitam madhuram
Bhuktam madhuram suptam madhuram ।
Rupam madhuram tilakam madhuram
Madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 4 ॥

Meaning: His song is sweet, His drinking is sweet, His eating is sweet, His sleeping is sweet, His beautiful form is sweet, His Tilaka (mark on the forehead) is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Karanam madhuram taranam madhuram
Haranam madhuram smaranam madhuram ।
Vamitam madhuram samitam madhuram
Madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 5 ॥

Meaning: His deeds (activities) are sweet, His conquest (liberating) is sweet, His thieving (stealing) is sweet, His love-sports are sweet, His oblations (offerings) are sweet, His countenance is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Gunja madhura mala madhura
Yamuna madhura vichi madhura ।
salilam madhuram kamalam madhuram
madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 6 ॥

Meaning: His gunja-berry (Chirmi) necklace is sweet, His flower garland is sweet, sweet is the Yamuna river, and sweet are her rippling waves, her water is sweet, and sweet are the lotus flowers also, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Gopi madhura lila madhura
yuktam madhuram muktam madhuram ।
drstam madhuram sistam madhuram
madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 7 ॥

Meaning: His gopis (cowherd girlfriends) are sweet, His pastimes (plays) are sweet, His union (meeting him) is sweet, His deliverance (rescue) is sweet, His sidelong glances are sweet, His courtesy (etiquette) is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

Gopa madhura gavo madhura
Yasti rmadhura srsti rmadhura।
dalitam madhuram phalitam madhuram
madhuradhipaterakhilam madhuram ॥ 8 ॥

Meaning: His gopas (cowherd boyfriends) are sweet, His cows are sweet, His cane (herding-stick) is sweet, His creation is sweet, His victory (trampling) is sweet, His accomplishment (fruition) is sweet, Everything is completely sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

॥ iti Srimadvallabhacharyavirachitam madhurastakam sampurnam ॥

Madhurashtakam in Hindi

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरं ।
हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥१॥

वचनं मधुरं चरितं मधुरं वसनं मधुरं वलितं मधुरं ।
चलितं मधुरं भ्रमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥२॥

वेणुर्मधुरो रेणुर्मधुरः पाणिर्मधुरः पादौ मधुरौ ।
नृत्यं मधुरं सख्यं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥३॥

गीतं मधुरं पीतं मधुरं भुक्तं मधुरं सुप्तं मधुरं ।
रूपं मधुरं तिलकं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥४॥

करणं मधुरं तरणं मधुरं हरणं मधुरं रमणं मधुरं ।
वमितं मधुरं शमितं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥५॥

गुञ्जा मधुरा माला मधुरा यमुना मधुरा वीची मधुरा ।
सलिलं मधुरं कमलं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥६॥

गोपी मधुरा लीला मधुरा युक्तं मधुरं मुक्तं मधुरं।
दृष्टं मधुरं सृष्टं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥७॥

गोपा मधुरा गावो मधुरा यष्टिर्मधुरा सृष्टिर्मधुरा ।
दलितं मधुरं फलितं मधुरं मधुराधिपते रखिलं मधुरं ॥८॥
– श्रीवल्लभाचार्य कृत

What are the benefits of reciting Madhurashtakam

Madhurashtakam is a devotional hymn composed by the saint Vallabhacharya, dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Reciting Madhurashtakam is considered a devotional practice that holds several potential benefits:

  1. Deepening devotion and connection: Madhurashtakam expresses the sweetness and beauty of Lord Krishna’s form, qualities, and pastimes. Reciting this hymn can deepen one’s devotion and strengthen the personal connection with the divine, fostering a sense of love and attachment to Lord Krishna.
  2. Spiritual upliftment: The devotional nature of Madhurashtakam can evoke feelings of peace, joy, and spiritual upliftment. By immersing oneself in the divine qualities and leelas (divine pastimes) of Lord Krishna, reciters may experience a sense of transcendence and spiritual bliss.
  3. Purification of the mind: Reciting Madhurashtakam with a focused and sincere heart can help purify the mind and elevate one’s consciousness. The repetition of the verses and contemplation on Lord Krishna’s divine attributes can assist in calming the mind, reducing stress, and promoting mental clarity.
  4. Cultural and traditional significance: Madhurashtakam is part of the Vaishnava tradition and holds cultural and traditional importance for followers of Lord Krishna. Reciting this hymn can help individuals connect with their cultural heritage, spiritual lineage, and community.
  5. Learning and contemplation: Studying and reciting Madhurashtakam can provide an opportunity to delve into the teachings and philosophy of Vaishnavism, as embodied in the hymn. It allows for contemplation on the deeper meanings and symbolism within the verses, fostering spiritual growth and understanding.
  6. Expression of gratitude and surrender: Madhurashtakam serves as a means to express gratitude, surrender, and reverence to Lord Krishna. By reciting the hymn, individuals can offer their love and devotion to the divine and cultivate an attitude of surrender, acknowledging the Lord’s grace and presence in their lives.

It is a personal and heartfelt practice that can help foster a deep connection with Lord Krishna and nurture spiritual growth and devotion.

Madhurashtakam in Telugu

అధరం మధురం వదనం మధురం
నయనం మధురం హసితం మధురమ్ |
హృదయం మధురం గమనం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్

వచనం మధురం చరితం మధురం
వసనం మధురం వలితం మధురమ్ |
చలితం మధురం భ్రమితం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 2 ||

వేణు-ర్మధురో రేణు-ర్మధురః
పాణి-ర్మధురః పాదౌ మధురౌ |
నృత్యం మధురం సఖ్యం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 3 ||

గీతం మధురం పీతం మధురం
భుక్తం మధురం సుప్తం మధురమ్ |
రూపం మధురం తిలకం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 4 ||

కరణం మధురం తరణం మధురం
హరణం మధురం స్మరణం మధురమ్ |
వమితం మధురం శమితం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 5 ||

గుంజా మధురా మాలా మధురా
యమునా మధురా వీచీ మధురా |
సలిలం మధురం కమలం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 6 ||

గోపీ మధురా లీలా మధురా
యుక్తం మధురం ముక్తం మధురమ్ |
దృష్టం మధురం శిష్టం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 7 ||

గోపా మధురా గావో మధురా
యష్టి ర్మధురా సృష్టి ర్మధురా |
దలితం మధురం ఫలితం మధురం
మధురాధిపతేరఖిలం మధురమ్ || 8 ||

|| ఇతి శ్రీమద్వల్లభాచార్యవిరచితం మధురాష్టకం సంపూర్ణమ్ ||


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