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Shree Krishna shlok in Sanskrit
Shlok is the Indian name for hymns and prayers in the Sanskrit language. It usually consists of four verses consisting of eight syllables each. In simplest words, it means a song.
Shree Krishna mantra in Sanskrit
A mantra is a “sacred utterance” in Hinduism. It is a sound or word used in spiritual practices. They have immense spiritual energy that helps in concentrating on God.
A mantra can be chanted aloud or recited internally in silence. Their utterance creates divine vibrations that echo in the universe and brings calmness and happiness.
We tend to get confused between a mantra and a shloka. Both are totally different. A shloka is a spiritual verse (or poetry), and a mantra “is a special word or sentence with powerful energy/spiritual effect.”
Kids in India grow up listening to various stories from Hindu Mythology. There are various Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism. Some are more popular than others.
Krishna is one such popular God. The stories about his birth, his childhood, his mischiefs, his deeds, and his divine powers fascinate the young minds. There are numerous slokas and songs which the kids love to hear.
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Some Easy and Popular Krishna Shlokas and Mantras for Kids (What is the mantra of Lord Krishna?)
“Om Krishnaya Namaha“
This is the moola mantra. Meaning: Salutations to Lord Krishna- “Accept my salutations, Oh Sri Krishna.”
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Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare“
Meaning: This mantra praises the two avatars of Lord Vishnu- Krishna and Rama. In this mantra, we are calling Universal Energy, the source of all energies
This powerful mantra helps dissolve our bad habits and negative emotions. We get rid of our anxieties and inner fears.
Sri vallbheti varadeti dayapareti, bhakta-priyeti bhava-lunthana-kovideti, natheti naga-sayaneti jagan-nivasa, iti alapinam prati-padam kuru me mukunda
Meaning: This verse invokes the divine blessings of God by praising him using various names and adjectives.“O Mukunda, my Lord! Please let me become a constant reciter of Your names, addressing You as Śrī-vallabha[“one who is dear to Lakṣmīji”], Varada [“the one who bestows benedictions”], Dayāpara [“who is merciful, kindhearted”], Bhakta–priya [“one who is loved by His devotees”], Bhava-luṇṭhana-kovida [“one who is an expert at plundering the status quo of repeated birth and death”], Nātha [“the Supreme Lord”], Jagan-nivāsa [“the one resort of the cosmos”], and Nāga–śayana [“the Lord who lies on the bed of a serpent ”].”
Achyutam Keshavam Rama Narayanam,Krishna Daamodaram Vasudevam Harim, Shridharam Maadhavam Raamachandram Bhaje,Jaanki Naayakam Raamachandram Bhaje
Meaning: This verse sings the praise of Lord Ram, Who is also revered by different names – Achyuta (infallible), Keshav, Raam, Narayan, Krishna, Damodara, Vasudeva, Hari, Shridhara (possessing Lakshmi), Madhava, Gopikavallabha (Dearest of Gopika), and Janakinayaka (Lord of Janaki or Sita).
Om Sri Krishnay Sharanam Mamah
This is a very simple and easy mantra, This Krishna Mantra is for success.
Meaning: In this mantra, the reciter surrenders himself to Krishna, the source of all creation. He then asks Krishna to take him in His shelter and bless him.
This mantra removes fears and sorrows in one’s life. Regular chanting drives away negativity and stress. It also boosts inner strength and power.
Aum Devkinandanaye Vidmahe Vasudevaye Dhi-MahiT anno Krishna Prachodayat
Meaning: This mantra gives salutations to the limitless and supreme Deity, Krishna, son of Devki and Vasudev. This higher power is the one who is constantly governing our thoughts while we meditate.
Vasudeva sutam devam, Kamsa Chanoora mardhanam, Devaki paramanandam, Krishnam vande jagadgurum
Meaning: This mantra praises the Universal Guru, Krishna, the killer of demons-Kamsa and Chanoora.
Om Damodaray Vidmahe,Rukmani Vallabhaya Dhimahi,Tanno Krishnah Prachodayat
This is the Krishna Gayatri Mantra. It is one of the best mantra to recite.
Meaning: The reciter praises Krishna and worships Him. He then asks for illumination of mind and intellect from the Divine power.
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This Mantra is especially good for students. Regular and correct recitation of this powerful mantra improves the concentration of the child.
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
This is a very easy mantra and can be chanted by younger kids too.
Meaning: This mantra is devoted to both Lord Vishnu and Krishna. It means surrendering oneself to Lord Krishna, son of Vasudev, and offering one’s humble prayers.
He is the supreme power and God of protection. He resides in all hearts. By chanting this mantra, the devotee calls Krishna to provide him spiritual guidance.
This Mantra is also called the mantra for “Moksha” or liberation.
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Importance of Chanting Shlokas and Mantras
Mantras and Shlokas are more than just sounds and small verses. They are not just a good way to learn about our rich heritage and religion but are a storehouse of innumerable health and other benefits.
Regular recitation of mantras helps align the various chakras of the face and head. This helps in better learning and improved focus. They keep negative energy away and regulate various physiological functions of our body. They also boost blood circulation in our bodies.
Repeated and correct recitation of various mantras on a regular basis lay the foundation stone of a happy and humble life ahead.
The benefits of chanting shlokas and mantras are numerous.
- Improves concentration by regulating brain wave patterns
- Removes stress and anxiety
- Brings in calmness and peace
- Helps in meditation and improves awareness
- Brings in positivity
- Helps in channelizing energy in various activities
- Boosts cognitive abilities
- Helps in anger management (also read anger management for moms and how to help your child cope with anger)
- Boosts immunity
- Regulates blood pressure and cholesterol;
- Chanting the mantras regulates the functioning of the lungs and the respiratory system.
- Acts as a pain- reliever
- Helps in the efficient functioning of the hypothalamus gland by creating a “pressure on tongue, lips, vocal cord, palate and the connecting regions in the brain”.
How to Develop the habit of chanting Mantras and Shlokas?
There is no particular age for starting it. Habits developed at an early age tend to be carried forward. The best way is to set an example by doing it yourself.
How do you teach slokas to kids?
Children have very good learning power. They grasp things quickly. Proper guidance and listening to the shlokas and mantras a couple of times can help them recite well. The positive effects of shlokas on the brain are believed to be permanent.
These mantras and verses should be done with utter belief and respect. When chanted with full devotion and mindfulness, these bring eternal joy and happiness to our lives.
Krishna Janmashtami Activities
Sharing below some Krishna Janmashtami activities for inspiration, these activities were shared by a very creative mother- Nikita Choudhary @growing_again_with_your_child
- Mukut and Flute for kids
- Origami cows
- Tie and Die toran
- Bal-gopal dress (Poshak)
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