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Krishna Conscious Songs for Children

Baby Krishna

Song 1: Sri Damodarastakam

written by Satyavrata Muni

(1)

namāmīśvaram sac-cid-ānanda-rūpam

lasat-kuṇḍalam gokule bhrājamanam

yaśodā-bhiyolūkhalād dhāvamānam

parāmṛṣṭam atyantato drutya gopyā


(2)

rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mṛjantam

karāmbhoja-yugmena sātańka-netram

muhuḥ śvāsa-kampa-trirekhāńka-kaṇṭha-

sthita-graivam dāmodaram bhakti-baddham


(3)

itīdṛk sva-līlābhir ānanda-kuṇḍe

sva-ghoṣam nimajjantam ākhyāpayantam

tadīyeṣita-jñeṣu bhaktair jitatvam

punaḥ prematas tam śatāvṛtti vande


(4)

varam deva mokṣam na mokṣāvadhim vā

na canyam vṛṇe ‘ham vareṣād apīha

idam te vapur nātha gopāla-bālam

sadā me manasy āvirāstām kim anyaiḥ


(5)

idam te mukhāmbhojam atyanta-nīlair

vṛtam kuntalaiḥ snigdha-raktaiś ca gopyā

muhuś cumbitam bimba-raktādharam me

manasy āvirāstām alam lakṣa-lābhaiḥ


(6)

namo deva dāmodarānanta viṣṇo

prasīda prabho duḥkha-jālābdhi-magnam

kṛpā-dṛṣṭi-vṛṣṭyāti-dīnam batānu

gṛhāṇeṣa mām ajñam edhy akṣi-dṛśyaḥ


(7)

kuverātmajau baddha-mūrtyaiva yadvat

tvayā mocitau bhakti-bhājau kṛtau ca

tathā prema-bhaktim svakām me prayaccha

na mokṣe graho me ‘sti dāmodareha


(8)

namas te 'stu dāmne sphurad-dīpti-dhāmne

tvadīyodarāyātha viśvasya dhāmne

namo rādhikāyai tvadīya-priyāyai

namo 'nanta-līlāya devāya tubhyam

TRANSLATION

1) To the supreme controller, who possesses and eternal form of blissful knowledge, whose glistening earrings swing to and fro, who manifest Himself in Gokula, who stole the butter that the gopis kept hanging from the rafters of their storerooms and who then quickly jumped up and ran in retreat in fear of Mother Yasoda but was ultimately caught - to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances.

2) Upon seeing His mother's whipping stick, He cried and rubbed His eyes again and again with His two lotus hands. His eyes were fearful and His breathing quick, and as Mother Yasoda bound His belly with ropes, He shivered in fright and His pearl necklace shook. To this Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances.

3) Those superexcellent pastimes of Lord Krsna's babyhood drowned the inhabitants of Gokula in pools of ecstasy. To the devotees who are attracted only to His majestic aspect of Narayana in Vaikuntha, the Lord herein reveals: “I am conquered and overwhelmed by pure loving devotion.” To the Supreme Lord, Damodara, my obeisances hundreds and hundreds of times.

4) O Lord, although You are able to give all kinds of benedictions, I do not pray to You for liberation, nor eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon. My only prayer is that Your childhood pastimes may constantly appear in my mind. O Lord, I do not even want to know your feature of Paramatma. I simply wish that Your childhood pastimes may ever be enacted in my heart.

5) O Lord, the cheeks of Your blackish lotus face, which is encircled by locks of curling hair, have become reddened like bimba fruits due to Mother Yasoda's kisses. What more can I describe than this? Millions of opulences are of no use to me, but may this vision constantly remain in my mind.

6) O unlimited Visnu! O master! O Lord! Be pleased upon me! I am drowning in an ocean of sorrow and am almost like a dead man. Please shower the rain of mercy on me; uplift me and protect me with Your nectarean vision.

7) O Lord Damodara, in Your form as a baby Mother Yasoda bound You to a grinding stone with a rope for tying cows. You then freed the sons of Kuvera, Manigriva and Nalakuvara, who were cursed to stand as trees and You gave them the chance to become Your devotees. Please bless me in this same way. I have no desire for liberation into Your effulgence.

8) O Lord, the entire universe was created by Lord Brahma, who was born from Your abdomen, which was bound by a rope by Mother Yasoda. To this rope I offer my humble obeisances. I offer my obeisances to Your most beloved Srimati Radharani and to Your unlimited pastimes.

Krishna and Balarama

Song 2: Advent of Lord Krishna

by Yamini Devi Dasi

Once mother Earth known as Bhumi, assumed the form of a cow.
She went to see Lord Brahma, with tears in her eyes to tell

of the burden on the earth from the unnecessary defense force of kings
who were really demons, but were posing as the rulers.

Hearing of the distressed condition f the earth

Lord Brahma started at once for the ocean of milk

Bhumi and all the demigods accompanied him

and they prayed for lord Vishnu to save them

Within the heart of Brahma, lord Vishnu gave his reply

Brahma then told the demigods so they would all comply

And the message was that very soon, Lord Krishna would appear

To execute his mission upon the planet earth

The demigods and their wives should immediately take birth
in the dynasty of Yadu, wherein the lord would come

and they should all remain there to assist Him.

Once upon a time, Vasudeva, just after marrying Devaki

was going home on his chariot, along with her father's dowry

Kamsa, her brother was driving, and as they were passing through

a voice from the sky said, "Kamsa, you fool

your sister's eighth child will kill you!"

Kamsa grabbed Devaki's hair and raised his sword to kill her

but Vasudeva began to speak, astonished by Kamsa's behavior

"My dear brother-in-law, Kamsa, you are the greatest warrior

How is it that you are so infuriated you are prepared to kill your sister?

On this auspicious day, why should be so afraid of death?

Why should you be so afraid of death?

Your death is born along with your birth

At death, this body is annihilated

See the plant worms change from twig to twig carefully

So we change to accept our next body

These bodies are like what we see in our dreams

When awake, we forget just who we have been

We've also forgotten our bodies of the past

and by our mental condition at death

accordingly we take our birth the luminous planets like the moon and stars

show their reflection on the reservoirs

the moving water makes the moon seems to move

So we think with these bodies we have some connection

but this is due to illusion

On account of illusion, we think we belong

to a certain place or the human form

since mental concoction and desire

are the cause of a body we don't require

Therefore, i beg you to not listen to your mind and your body's dictation

Kamsa, please consider you have no danger from your sister.

If there are sons in the future, I promise I shall present them to you”

In time, Devaki and Vasudeva gave birth to eight sons and a daughter

Vasudeva gave the first-born son, and brought him before king Kamsa

Kamsa was please that the promise was kept

and began to speak as follows:

“My dear Vasudeva, you need not present this child to me

the danger is to come from the eighth-born son of Devaki.

Why should I accept this child unnecessarily?

You can take him back---you can take him back.

Narada muni was anxious to accelerate Lord Krishna's descent

Narada Muni went to Kamsa, the king, and spoke this warning:

"Kamsa beware, the demigods are taking birth
in the families of cowherd men and their wives

and on the other side, Vasudeva and others

born in the family of Vrishni, of the Yadu dynasty

all were preparing for the appearance of the Lord

Kamsa beware, the demigods are taking birth

They have come to assist Lord Vishnu, Kamsa, become alert

the demigods are taking birth, kamsa, become alert

Lord Vishnu will be coming soon”

When he was informed by Narada, Kamsa became afraid

He imprisoned his father, Ugrasene, Devaki, and Vasudeva

year after year, Devaki gave birth to another son

and thinking they might be Krishna, Kamsa killed them one by one

Vasudeva and Devaki are prison-bound by Kamsa

Lying in devaki's womb is my expansion, Sesa

Yogamaya, transfer Sesa to the womb of Rohini

Then I shall become the son of Vasudeva and Devaki

In Vrndavan, you will take birth from Nanda and Yasoda, as their daughter

You will be known as Durga and Ambika

The Lord of the whole creation Krishna, entered within the mind of Vasudeva

Then, like the rays of the setting sun are transferred to the rising moon

so Krishna's form of eternity was transferred to the mind of Devaki

from the mind of Vasudeva within the prison of King Kamsa.

Seeing the beauty of his sister, Kamsa knew who had come within her

"What can be done with Devaki? Krishna is within her womb

Seeing her wonderful beauty, surely Lord Vishnu has come

If I kill Devaki now, I would lose my reputation

and if Krishna is to kill me, no one can stop His mission

I will await the inevitable future, and then kill the baby when He is delivered."

Song 3 : Birth of Lord Krsna

by Yamini Devi Dasi  Words: Krishna Book

When the time was mature for the Lord to appear

Signs of good fortune were everywhere

The stars and planets above the earth-all were adjusted for Krsna’s birth

The rivers were flowing full of water, lakes were filled with lotus flowers

Within the forest, birds were singing; peacocks danced and the wind was pleasing

Brahmanas lit the sacred fires and their minds were joyful to hear

Loud vibrations of transcendental sound proclaiming Lord Krsna would soon appear

The time was mature for the Lord to appear

And signs of good fortune were everywhere

“See the wonderful child, born as a baby with four hands

Holding the signs of Lord Visnu, The Supreme Personality of Godhead

He is dressed in yellow silk, wearing jewels and ornaments

In my mind, I will have a celebration

And give many thousands of cows to the brahmanas

See his eyes are lotus-like, and His hair is fully grown

He is dazzling like a bright blackish cloud

He is very wonderful!”

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Krishna and the Monkeys

Song 4: Makhanataskara

by Mrgaksi Devi Dasi

Krishna and Balaram came to this Earth

to annihilate the miscreants.

And to give pleasure to Their

Loving devotees.

They appeared like ordinary children,

Giving the chance to all inhabitants

of Vrndavan

to love Them as their sons.

The monkeys said, “Eee, eee, eee,

Give the butter to mee, eee, eee!”

(twice)

Balarama said, “Oh what fun,

Krishna let’s give the monkeys some!”

(twice)

Krishna said, “Hide, quick,

here comes Mother with a stick!”

(twice)

Yasoda said, “You boys should not

steal from the butter pot!”

(twice)

Makhanataskara means butter thief.

Childish rascaldom gives loving grief

to all the Gopis, and in this way

they came to complain to Yasoda one day…

The Gopis said, “They’ve been bad,

They stole all the butter in the pots we had!”

(twice)

Yasoda said, “Can’t you keep

Your pots out of reach?”

(twice)

The Gopis said, “With jewels so bright,

in the dark They have no fright!”

(twice)

Yasoda said, “If you say,

I’ll take all their jewels away.”

(twice)

The Gopis said, “Oh no no!

Their transcendental bodies glow!

(twice)

Yasoda said, “You boys should not

steal from the butter pot!”

(twice)

The monkeys said, “Eee, eee, eee,

Give the butter to mee, eee, eee!”

(twice)

Balarama said, “Oh what fun,

Krishna let’s give the monkeys some!”

(twice) (together twice)

Krishna said, “Hide, quick,

here comes Mother with a stick!”

(twice)

Yasoda said, “You boys should not

steal from the butter pot!”

(twice)

Krishna and Balaram came to this Earth

to annihilate the miscreants.

And to give pleasure to Their

Loving devotees.

They appeared like ordinary children,

Giving the chance to all inhabitants

of Vrndavan

to love Them as their sons.

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Song 5: Sing and Play for Krsna

by Mrgaksi Devi Dasi

Sing and play your life away,

only do it for Krsna,

and I say, chant Hare

Krsna Hare Krsna.

What else is there I ask you?

Never bored and never blue.

Serve Him with your life and soul.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!

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Krishna and Balarama

Song 6: Make Me Happy

by Bhavatarini Devi Dasi

Make me happy, make me sad

Break my heart, make me glad

I love you Krishna, I love you.


You and me are never apart

You’re always right here in my heart

I love you Krishna, I love you.


I didn’t know that Krishna was God

Until I met you Srila Prabhupada

Let me serve you Prabhupada, eternally.


Hare Krsna Hare Krsna

Krsna Krsna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

(repeat 2x)


Make me happy, make me sad

Break my heart, make me glad

I love you Prabhupada, I love you.


You and me are never apart

You’re always right here in my heart

I love you Prabhupada, I love you.


I didn’t know that Krishna was God

Until I met you Srila Prabhupada

Let me serve you Prabhupada, eternally.


Make me happy, make me sad

(repeat 3x)



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