Shyam Bolo Jai


Mantra: Shyam Bolo Jai

  • Complete Mantra:

    Krishna Govind Govind Gopala
    Gopala Devaki Nandana (Krishna! Krishna!)
    Shyam Shyam Bolo Jai Radhe Shyam Bolo

  • Translation:

    Krishna watches over the sentient beings
    The sentient beings are guided by the child Krishna
    He is the son of Devaki (Krishna! Krishna!)
    The blue one, dark as the rainclouds, speak of Him, O beloved!
    Speak of Him...

    Govind - literally "Gov" + "Indra", the Indra of the cows, watching over the beings on earth as Indra watches over heaven
    Gopala - the child Krishna
    Devaki - Krishna's mother
    Nandana - child
    Shyam - the color blue, the color of Krishna's skin
    Bolo - speak, sing
    Radhe - the Beloved of Krishna

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