Jayadeva Ashtapadhi

Jayadeva Ashtapadhi

Sing the Pundareekams, preceding Shlokams and Ashtapadhis. Where Purna Ashtapadhi is not done, choose any Ashtapadhi and the 22nd Ashtapadhi as this is the Kalyana song. 

Ashtapadhis compiled so far

Guru Keerthanam
For Saturday Bhajans, Keerthanams and Namaavalis on Bodhendral, Sridhara Ayyavaal, Marudanallur Sadguru Swamigal must be sung. We also sing songs composed by Thyagaraja, Purandara Dasa, Gopalakrishna Bharati and even Abhangs . Click here to get the entire list

We perform a Sampradaya Bhajanai every Saturday in Solihull, UK. Following is the list of Gurus and the Songs that we sing. There are many many more, but the below is a concise list (Click on the links to get the Lyrics)

Click here for the Narayana Theertha Tharangini
Slokams : Yadangri Pangeruha…..
Yennaamna Pattanam …..

Song : (Each Saturday One Tharangini & one Naamaavali)

Saranam Bhava Karunaa nidhi (Sourashtram)
Mangalaalaya Maamava Deva (Ketharagowlai)
Parana Jarybata Maam Paalaya (Sourashtram)
Jaya Jaya Gokula Baala (Kurunchi)
Ehimudam Dehi Sri Krishna Krishna (Reethigowlai)
Krishnam Kalaya Sakhi Sundaram (Mukhari)

Bhakta Kavi Jayadeva Goswami, was a renowned Sanskrit poet during the 12th century. He is most known for his epic composition Gita Govinda which vividly describes Shri Krishna’s love for Gopikas in general and for Radha in particular. The Gita Govindam is organized into twelve chapters with each chapter further sub-divided into 24 divisions called Prabandhas. The Prabandhas contain couplets grouped into eights, called Ashtapadis. 


The poems Shri Krishna’s yearning for Radha and is considered an important part of the Bhakti movement. The poems also elaborate the eight moods of the Heroine, the Ashta Nayika, which have been an inspiration for many compositions and choreographic works in Indian classical dances. Sri Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi reveals the true

essence of Love between Radha and Shri Krishna. Sri Gita Govinda Mahakavyam declares the beautiful blend and unison

of Jivātmā with Paramātmā. The twelve chapters of Gita Govinda vividly describe

the different facets of Shri Krishna:

1. Samoda Damodaram (Exuberant

Krishna)

2. Aklesha Keshavam (Blithesome Krishna)

3. Mugdha Madhusudanam (Winsome

Krishna)

4. Snigdha Madhusudanam (Tender

Krishna)

5. Sakankṣa Puṇdarikakṣham (Passionate

Krishna)

6. Dhrṣta Vaikuṇṭa (Audacious Krishna)

7. Nagara Narayanah (Dexterous Krishna)

8. Vilakṣya Lakṣmipatih (Apologetic

Krishna)

9. Mugdhada Mukunda (Unpretentious

Krishna)

10. Chatura Chaturbhujah (Tactful Krishna)

11. Sananda Damodaram (Joyful Krishna)

12. Suprita Pitambaraj (Exultant Krishna)


Jayadeva’s Birth

Jayadeva was born to Kamalabai and Narayana Sastri, a very pious Brahmin couple. Kamalabai was very devout and longed for a child. She prayed to the Lord to be blessed with a child. One night, Lord Krishna appeared in Sastri’s dream and told him that his wife’s prayer would be fulfilled and they would soon be blessed with an illustrious son. Soon, Kamalabai gave birth to Jayadeva. Jayadeva’s Life Jayadeva was very devoted to Shri Krishna

from his childhood and learnt the scriptures at a very young age. He was incessantly lost in prayers of Shri Krishna. His parents left for Vanaprastha after sometime and Jayadeva led a nomadic life. One day, he had a divine visualization and went into an ecstatic state. In his divine vision, he saw the Yamuna River flowing

through four Blue Mountains. Beside the river bank, under a tree, Lord Shri Krishna was playing his flute delightfully. The vision of Krishna and His music enthralled Jayadeva so much that he composed a Shloka extempore. This gave birth to the famous epic, ‘Gita Govinda’, validating the words ‘Poetry is a spontaneous overlow of

powerful feelings and emotions’.

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