Types of Krishna Mantras and their Meaning
While the Maha Mantra is the most popular, there are other Krishna mantras as well. Each with a new meaning, each with whole different praise for the Lord. Each of these mantras serves as something extraordinary in our lives and can be chanted to help elevate our mental and emotional status.
For a Krishna devotee, these mantras are the part-and-parcel of worshiping the Lord and praising him. Through these mantras, one will find the true meaning of life and reach a state of eternal happiness that we all seek from our time here on earth.
Here is a list of such mantras, along with their meaning:–
Shri Krishna Sharanam Mamah Mantra
Also known as Ashtakshara mantra, this is an eight-syllable that means, “Lord Krishna is my refuge” and is recited as:
“Om Sri Krishnah sharanam mamah”.
ॐ श्री कृष्णाय शरणं मम: ।
Devotees of Lord Krishna chant this mantra remembering the Lord, and calling on to him. The mantra shows us that everything in this world and beyond belongs to the Lord.
Krishna Gayatri Mantra
A mantra that is known to heal miseries, and take away grief. This one is chanted as:-
“Om Damodaray Vidmahe,
Rukmani Vallabhaya Dhimahi,
Tanno Krishnah Prachodayat”
ॐ दामोदराय विद्महे,
तन्नो कृष्ण प्रचोदयात् ॥
Through this mantra, the devotee asks the Lord for higher intellect and for illumination of the mind.
Krishna Bhakti Mantra
As the name suggests, Bhakti meaning devotion, this mantra remembers some of the great devotees of Lord Krishna. The mantra goes like this:-
“Jai Shri Krisna Chaitanya Prabhu Nityanand Sri Advaita Gadadhar Srivasadi Gaur Bhakta Vrinda.”
जय श्री कृष्ण चैतन्य, प्रभु नित्यानंद,
श्री अद्वैत, गदाधर, श्रीवास आदि गौर भक्त वृन्द ।।
The mantra asks for blessings for these great devotees of the lord, whose names are spread all across the globe.
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Krishna Moola Mantra
The moola mantra of Krishna, this one is a common mantra that is recited by devotees throughout the day. The mantra is:-
“Om Kleem Krishnaya Namaha”
ॐ क्लीं कृष्णाय नमः ।
Through this mantra, the devotee is asking the Lord to accept his or her situation, and send blessings.
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय ।
this mantra means, “Om, I bow to Lord Vasudeva or Lord Vasudev”. This mantra means that “I surrender myself to Lord Vasudev”. It is a popular Hindu mantra, and also a key mantra of Vaishnavism. It is also known as the Dwadasakshari Mantra, which literally means “twelve-syllable” and is devoted to both Lord Vishnu as Lord Krishna.