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Shri Krishnashtakam Lyrics in Gujarati with Meaning

શ્રીકૃષ્ણાષ્ટકં શ્રીકૃષ્ણતાણ્ડવસ્તોત્રં ચ
શ્રી કૃશ્ન જન્માષ્ટમી
નિત્યાનન્દૈકરસં સચ્ચિન્માત્રં સ્વયઞ્જ્યોતિઃ ।
પુરુષોત્તમમજમીશં વન્દે શ્રીયાદવાધીશમ્ ॥

I adore Krishna, the Supreme Person, the Unborn Lord, the Self-effulgent One, the Supreme Lord of the descendants of Yadu, Whose nature is that of existence and consciousness, and Whose essence is entirely that of eternal bliss.
From Prabodha sudhakara of shrI shankaracharya The birthday of shri Krishna is usually taken to be the Shravana Krishna Ashtami, but is sometimes assigned to the month Bhadrapada, especially in Northern India. 
According to traditional sources, the Janmashtami is observed on the day when the ashtami tithi occurs at midnight . If the ashtami tithi AND the Rohini nakshatra occur on the same day, then the observance is considered to be doubly sacred; otherwise the observance is held on the day on which the ashtami prevails at midnight.
The vrata mainly consists of fasting, spending the whole night in the worship of Krishna, reciting hymns of praise and Krishna’s pastimes, reciting prayers from the Bhagavata, offering arghya to Krishna, and the parana or the ceremonial breaking of the fast . The next day is celebrated as Krishna Jayanti.
Celebrations are held on a grand scale in all Krishna temples, especially the ones in Vrindavan, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Dvaraka (Gujarat), and other regionally famous temples. Although, the great Vedantin Adi shankara preached the path of knowledge (Jnana), fiercely criticizing and routing various schools of philosophy, he did not decry the path of devotion (Bhakti). On the contrary, one is able to discern from his writings that he had a soft-corner for Bhakti . shankara did not only believe in the efficacy of Bhakti in the realization of Brahman, but he also actually composed many stotras or hymns in praise of Vishnu, Shiva, Devi, Ganapati, Skanda, etc.
One such hymn is the shri Krishna Ashtaka or eight verses in praise of shri Krishna . This stotra, like many of shankara’s stotras, has a musical effect and may be easily set to music . It is, therefore, recommended that the stotra be sung, not just recited . For Lord Vishnu has promised to be present wherever His devotees sing His glories.

યત્ર ગાયન્તિ મદ્ભક્તાઃ તત્ર તિષ્ઠામિ નારદ ।

શ્રી કૃષ્ણાષ્ટકમ્
ભજે વ્રજૈકમણ્ડનં સમસ્તપાપખણ્ડનં
સ્વભક્તચિત્તરંજનં સદૈવ નન્દનન્દનમ્ ।
સુપિચ્છગુચ્છમસ્તકં સુનાદવેણુહસ્તકં
અનંગરંગસાગરં નમામિ કૃષ્ણનાગરમ્ ॥ ૧॥

I worship the naughty Krishna, the sole ornament of Vraja, Who destroys all the sins (of His devotees), Who delights the minds of His devotees, the joy of Nanda, Whose head is adorned with peacock feathers, Who holds a sweet-sounding flute in His hand, and Who is the ocean of the art of love.

મનોજગર્વમોચનં વિશાલલોલલોચનં
વિધૂતગોપશોચનં નમામિ પદ્મલોચનમ્ ।
કરારવિન્દભૂધરં સ્મિતાવલોકસુન્દરં
મહેન્દ્રમાનદારણં નમામિ કૃષ્ણાવારણમ્ ॥ ૨॥

I bow to Krishna Who rid Kama deva of his pride, Who has beautiful, large eyes, Who takes away the sorrows of the Gopas (cowherds), the lotus-eyed One . I bow to Krishna Who lifted the (Govardhana) hill with His hand, Whose smile and glance are extremely attractive, Who destroyed the pride of Indra, and Who is like the King of elephants.

કદમ્બસૂનકુણ્ડલં સુચારુગણ્ડમણ્ડલં
વ્રજાંગનૈકવલ્લભં નમામિ કૃષ્ણદુર્લભમ્ ।
યશોદયા સમોદયા સગોપયા સનન્દયા
યુતં સુખૈકદાયકં નમામિ ગોપનાયકમ્ ॥ ૩॥

I bow to that Krishna Who wears earrings made of Kadamba flowers, Who has beautiful cheeks, Who is the only darling of the Gopikas of Vraja, and Who is very difficult to attain (by any means other than Bhakti). I bow to Krishna Who is accompanied by Gopas (cowherds), Nanda, and an overjoyed Yashoda,Who gives (His devotees) nothing but happiness, and Who is the Lord of the Gopas.

સદૈવ પાદપંકજં મદીય માનસે નિજં
દધાનમુક્તમાલકં નમામિ નન્દબાલકમ્ ।
સમસ્તદોષશોષણં સમસ્તલોકપોષણં
સમસ્તગોપમાનસં નમામિ નન્દલાલસમ્ ॥ ૪॥

I bow to the son of Nanda, Who has placed His lotus feet in my mind and Who has beautiful curls of hair . I adore Krishna Who removes all defects, Who nourishes all the worlds and Who is desired by all the Gopas and Nanda.

ભુવો ભરાવતારકં ભવાબ્ધિકર્ણધારકં
યશોમતીકિશોરકં નમામિ ચિત્તચોરકમ્ ।
દૃગન્તકાન્તભંગિનં સદા સદાલિસંગિનં
દિને દિને નવં નવં નમામિ નન્દસમ્ભવમ્ ॥ ૫॥

I bow to Krishna Who relieves the burden of the earth (by vanquishing innumerable demons and other evil forces), Who helps us cross the ocean of miseries, Who is the son of Yasoda, and Who steals the hearts of everyone . I bow to Nanda’s son Who has extremely attractive eyes, Who is always accompanied by saintly devotees, and Whose (pastimes and form) appear newer and newer, day by day.

ગુણાકરં સુખાકરં કૃપાકરં કૃપાપરં
સુરદ્વિષન્નિકન્દનં નમામિ ગોપનન્દનમ્ ।
નવીનગોપનાગરં નવીનકેલિલમ્પટં
નમામિ મેઘસુન્દરં તડિત્પ્રભાલસત્પટમ્ ॥ ૬॥

Krishna is the repository of all good qualities, all happiness, and grace . He destroys the enemies of the gods and delights the Gopas . I bow to the mischievous cowherd Krishna, Who is attached to His exploits, which (appear) new (every day), Who has the handsome complexion of a dark cloud, and Who wears a yellow garment (pitambara) that shines likes lightning.

સમસ્તગોપનન્દનં હૃદમ્બુજૈકમોદનં
નમામિ કુંજમધ્યગં પ્રસન્નભાનુશોભનમ્ ।
નિકામકામદાયકં દૃગન્તચારુસાયકં
રસાલવેણુગાયકં નમામિ કુંજનાયકમ્ ॥ ૭॥

Krishna delights all the Gopas and (plays with them) in the center of the grove (kunja). He is appears as
resplendent and pleasing as the sun and causes the lotus that is the heart (of the devotee) to blossom
with joy . I bow to that Lord of the grove of creepers Who completely fulfills the desires (of the devotees), Whose beautiful glances are like arrows, and Who plays melodious tunes on the flute.

નમામિ કુંજકાનને પ્રવ્રદ્ધવન્હિપાયિનમ્ ।
કિશોરકાન્તિરંજિતં દૃઅગંજનં સુશોભિતં
ગજેન્દ્રમોક્ષકારિણં નમામિ શ્રીવિહારિણમ્ ॥ ૮॥

Krishna lies down on the bed that is the minds of the intelligent Gopis who always think of Him . I adore Him Who drank the spreading forest-fire (in order to protect the cowherd community). I bow to Krishna Who has eyes which are made attractive by His boyhood charm and a black unguent (anjan), Who liberated the elephant Gajendra (from the jaws of the crocodile), and Who is the consort of Lakshmi (shri).

યદા તદા યથા તથા તથૈવ કૃષ્ણસત્કથા
મયા સદૈવ ગીયતાં તથા કૃપા વિધીયતામ્ ।
પ્રમાણિકાષ્ટકદ્વયં જપત્યધીત્ય યઃ પુમાન
ભવેત્સ નન્દનન્દને ભવે ભવે સુભક્તિમાન ॥ ૯॥

O Lord Krishna! Please bless me so that I may sing your glories and pastimes, regardless of the position I am in. Anyone who studies or recites these two authoritative ashtakas will be blessed with devotion to Krishna in every rebirth.
Note: The two ashtakas referred to above are the shri Krishna Ashtaka and the Krishna Ashtaka.

ઇતિ શ્રીમચ્છંકરાચાર્યકૃતં શ્રીકૃષ્ણાષ્ટકં
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શ્રી કૃષ્ણાર્પણમસ્તુ ॥

Shri Krishnashtakam Lyrics in Gujarati with Meaning

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