संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

कृष्णावतारे नवरसम्

शृङ्गारं व्रजसुन्दरीविहरणे हास्यं च चौर्ये तथा
कारुण्यं मथुराप्रयाणसमये गोवर्धने चाद्भुतम्।
रौद्रं कंसवधे च वीरं भीष्मसविधे भयं चोरगे
भीभत्सं कोटरां प्रति हरे शान्तं प्रभासे स्मरेत्॥
śṛṅgāraṁ vrajasundarīviharaṇe hāsyaṁ ca caurye tathā
kāruṇyaṁ mathurāprayāṇasamaye govardhane cādbhutam|
raudraṁ kaṁsavadhe ca vīraṁ bhīṣmasavidhe bhayaṁ corage
bhībhatsaṁ koṭaraṁ prati hare śāntaṁ prabhāse smaret||

Affection, during the rāsalīlā with the beauties [gopikas] of vrajadeśam, humour, during the stealing [of butter]
Compassion, when leaving for Mathura, [leaving behind Yashoda, Gopis et al]; marvel, during the lifting of Govardhanagiri
Anger/fury, during the killing of Kamsa; Courage, near (towards) Bhishma [when running towards Bhishma with the rathacakram], Fear, when inside the snake [Aghasura]
Disgust, toward Kotarā (mother of bāṇāsuraḥ); Tranquility at prabhāsakṣetram (during upadesham to Uddhava), is remembered, O Hari!

[This shloka, composed by Shri Krishna Premi Anna, was rendered by Shrimati Vishakha Hari, during her Rukmini Kalyanam discourse]

p.s. Not sure if I have transcribed it perfectly; will be glad if someone can correct!

Edit [20th Oct 2013]: Heard it over again and hopefully fixed it. This verse now reads well in the शार्दूलविक्रीडितम् metre.

3 responses to “कृष्णावतारे नवरसम्

  1. Anand V.Raman October 21, 2010 at 7:57 am

    A very useful and eductive website. Anand.

  2. DKM Kartha April 9, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Here is a little more correct version of the slokam:

    शृङ्गारं व्रजसुन्दरीविहरणे हास्यं च चौर्ये तथा
    कारुण्यं मथुराप्रयाणसमये गोवर्धने चाद्भुतम्।
    रौद्रं कंसवधे च भीष्मसविधे वीरं भयं चोरगे
    बीभत्सं — — कोटरप्रतिहरे शान्तं प्रभासे तथा॥

    The last line needs two more syllables to make metrical sense.

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