Sri Madhurashtakam

Radha and Krishna

Aum, Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaayah

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes

shree madhuraashtakam

adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram
nayanam madhuram hasitham madhuram
hridayam madhuram gamanam madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

vachanam madhuram charitham madhuram
vasanam madhuram valitham madhuram
chalitha madhuram bhramitham madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

venurmadhuro renurmadhuraha
paanirmadhuraha padau madhurau
nrithyam madhuram sakhyam maduram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

geetham madhuram peetham madhuram
bhuktam madhuram suptham madhuram
ruupam madhuram thilakam madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

karanam madhuram tharanam madhuram
haranam madhuram ramanam madhuram
vamitham madhuram shamitham madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

gunjaa madhuraa maala madhuraa
yamunaa madhuraa veechee madhuraa
salilam madhuram kamalam madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

gopee madhuraa leela madhuraa
yuktham madhuram bhuktham madhuram
ishtam madhuram sishtam madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

gopaa madhuraa gaavo madhuraa
yashtirmadhuraa srshti madhuraa
dalitham madhuram phalitham madhuram
madhuraadhipathe rakhilam madhuram

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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.

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