Hare Haraye Namah

Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Shri Shri Krishna, Hare Haraye Namah

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Hare Haraye Namah”. The Official Name for this song is Sri Nama Kirtana Song 5. This song is taken from the book Gitavali. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that renounce this material world and offer everything at the lotus feet of Krishna. He is the husband of Goddess Laxmi, He is the protector of the cows and He has protected all the Vraj vasis from demons. One should take the shelter of one’s spiritual master as well as associate with vaishnava’s to get the mercy of Govind Hari.

(hare) haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ
yādavāya mādhavāya keśavāya namaḥ
gopāla govinda rām śrī-madhusūdan
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

govinda govinda govinda bolo
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)
guru-kṛpā jale nāśi’ viṣaya-anala
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

kṛṣṇaete arpiyā deha-gehādi sakal
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)
ananya-bhāvete citta koriyā saral
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

rūpānuga vaiṣṇavera piyā pada-jal
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)
dāśa aparādha tyaji’ bhukti-mukti-phal
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

sakhīra caraṇa-reṇu koriyā sambal
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)
swarūpete braja-bāse hoiyā śītal
rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)


1) I offer my respectful obeisances unto Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, the descendant of the Yadu dynasty, husband of the goddess of fortune and the killer of the demon Kesi, the protector of the cows, the pleaser of the cows, the supreme enjoyer, and the slayer of the demon Madhu. Chant the holy names “Radha-Govinda!”

2) Chant “Govinda! Govinda! Govinda!” Chant “Radha-Govinda!” Now that the waters of the spiritual master’s mercy have extinguished the blazing fire of worldly existence, chant “Radha-Govinda!”

3) Offering body, home, family and all to Sri Krsna, chant “Radha-Govinda!” In a mood of unalloyed determination, becoming simple and straightforward in your heart, chant “Radha-Govinda!”

4) Drinking the water that has washed the feet of a Vaisnava who follows in the footsteps of Srila Rupa Goswami, chant “Radha-Govinda!” Giving up the ten offenses to the holy name, as well as the alluring fruits of material enjoyment and liberation, chant “Radha-Govinda!”

5) Making the dust from the feet of a gopi your only means of support, chant “Radha-Govinda!” Feeling relieved by living in Vraja in your eternal spiritual form, chant “Radha-Govinda!”