Bala Raksha Stotram
Chanted by the Gopis
(Noticing their dear baby Krishna being attacked by Poothana and seeing that he was having daily problems perhaps caused by the evil spirits, The Gopis sing this hymn of protection of the babies.Please sing this great prayer to protect your baby daily.)
Sri Krishnaya nama- Salutations to Krishna
1.Avyadha jongri maniman sthava jaavadhoru,
Yajnochyutha katithatam jataram hayasya,
Hrudkesavastha dhoora eesa inasthu kandam,
Vishnubujam mukhamurukrama eesawarakam.
1.Let without any pretension God who was not born protect your foot , Let the God with Kausthubha gem protect your knee caps,
Let your thigh be protected by Yajna and hip by Achyutha, belly by Lord Vishnu in the form of a horse
Let your heart be protected by Kesava, Let your breasts be protected by the great God,
Let your hands be protected by Vishnu, Let your face be protected by God with wide steps and Head by Iswara.
2.Chakrayagratha sahagadho harirasthu paschad ,
THwath parswayordhanuraseemadhuha janascha,
KOneshu sankha urugaya upayupendra,
Stharkshya kshithou hala dhara Purusha samanthath,
2.Let the Lord holding the divine wheel protect the baby in front and Hari protect him from the back,
And let both his sides be protected by the bow wielding killer of Madhu and the birth less lord holding the bow and the sword,
Let his four corners be protected by God sung by many holding the conch, let his top be protected by Lord Vamana,
Let his side below be protected by rider of Garuda and all sides by The supreme one holding the plough.
3.Indriyani Hrishikesa, prana NArayanoavathu ,
Swetha dweepa pathi schitham , mano Yogeswara avathu
3.Let Hrishikesa protect your organs and let Lord Narayana protect your soul,
Let Vasudeva the lord of white island protect your intellect and let your mind be protected by Lord of Yogas.
4.Prussigarbhasthe budhi, mathmanam Bhagawan para,
Keedantham pathu Govinda, Sayanam pathu Madhava
5.DHrujam thama vyadhai kunta aaseenam Thwam sriya pathi,
Bunjanam Yajna buktha pathu Sarva graha bhayankara
4-5. Let Lord Pradhyumna protect your intelligence and the divine God protect your soul,
Let Govinda protect him while playing, Let Madhava protect him while sleeping,
Let Vaikunta protect him while walking and the consort of Lakshmi while he is sitting,
Let the enjoyer of sacrifices who is fearsome to all planets protect you while you are taking food.
6.DAkinyo yathu dhanyascha, koosmandayer baka graham,
Bhootha pretha pisachaschayaksharaksho Vinayaka.
7.Kotaraa Revathi jyeshtaa , poothana mathrukadhaya,
Unmadha yehyaparasmara deha pranendrriya druha,
8.Swapna drushta mahothpathaa vrudha bala grahaschaye,
Sarve nasyanthu they Vishnor nama grahana bheerava.
6-8 .Let Yathu dhani ,Dakini and Koosmandas which seize their victims
The ghosts , Corpses and Devils Yakshas, Rakshasas and Vinayakas,
Kotara, Revathi , Jyesta, Puthana , Matrukas and others,
Which are evil spirits causing madness , Causing epilepsy ,
Ana all of which torment the body and organs ,
And interfere with vital functions and those evil events in the dreams,
Indicating grave portents, and catch hold of the young and the old ones alike,
Get terrified at the name of Vishnu and let them all die.
Ithi Srimad Bhagawathe DAsama skande Gopi krutha,
Baala Rakshaa stotram sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer to protect the child composed,By the Gopis in the Tenth canto of Bhagawatham.