Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stotram

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha
Sri Radha Devi

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha means the blessings of Sri Radha, the consort of Sri Krishna by way of Her sideway glance on Her devotees. Sri Radha is the incarnation of Sri Maha Lakshmi in Sri Krishna Avatar of Sri Maha Vishnu.

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stotram is believed to be the conversation between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi about the divinity of the effects of the glances of Sri Radha. This Stotram is said to be mentioned in Urdhvamanya Tantra as an appeal to Sri Radha Rani for her sideways glance.

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stotram is popularly chanted in all the temples at Vrindavan and the nearby villages. It is also named as Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stava Raaja / Sri Radhika Krupa Kataksha Stava Rajaa.

The Stotram / Slokam contains nineteen stanzas. Stanzas 1 to 11 contain pleas and prayers to Sri Radha Maa for bestowing Her sideway glance on the devotee. Stanza 12 describes Her attributes. Paras 13 to 19 contain the description of benefits of reading / reciting this Slokam.

The Devanagari & the English scripts and a simple English translation are provided in this narrative.

श्री राधा कृपा कटाक्ष स्तव राज

मुनीन्द्र वृन्द वन्दिते त्रिलोक शोक हारिणि
प्रसन्न वक्त्र पण्कजे निकुञ्ज भू विलासिनि
व्रजेन्द्र भानु नन्दिनि व्रजेन्द्र सूनु संगते
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (1)
muneendhra vrundha vandhithae thriloaka shoka haariNee
prasanna vakthra paNkajae nikunja Bhoo vilaasini
vrajendhra Bhaanu nandhini vrajendhra soonu sangathae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You are ardently worshipped by the Sages and their Lords;
-You alleviate the miseries of the three worlds (earth, heaven and paatal);
-Your pleasant face is very bright; It shines like a lotus; You dwell in the gardens; and
-You are the daughter of Sri Vrajendra; You are an associate of Sri Krishna;
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

अशोक वृक्ष वल्लरी वितान मण्डप स्थिते
प्रवालबाल पल्लव प्रभा रुणांघ्रि कोमले
वराभय स्फुरत्करे प्रभूत सम्पदालये
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष–भाजनम् (2)
ashoka vrukSha vallaree vithaana maNdapa sThithae
pravaala-baala pallava praBhaa ruNaanghri koamalae
varaaBhaya sphurath-karae praBhoota sampadhaalayae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You stayed alone at the mandapam near the creeping Ashoka tree*
-Your hair is beautiful; You are young; You are bright; Your holy feet are as soft as the reddish flowers; and
-You bestow the valor; You bless the abundant wealth;
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?
[*denotes the incident in Ramayana where Sri Sita Devi, the previous incarnation of Sri Radha was kept in a place near Ashoka tree by Ravan]

अनङ्ग रण्ग मङ्गल प्रसङ्ग भङ्गुर भ्रुवां
सविभ्रमं ससम्भ्रमं दृगन्त बाण पातनैः
निरन्तरं वशी कृत प्रतीत नन्द नन्दने
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष–भाजनम् (3)
ananga raNga mangala prasanga Bhangura Bhruvaam
saviBhramam sasamBhramam drgantha baaNa paathanai
nirantharam vashee krutha pratheetha nanda nandhanae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
From between Your arched and beautiful eye brows, You have shot amorous glances from the outer corner of Your sacred eyes on Sri Krishna, the Son of Nanda. Those glances have pacified and pleased Him.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

तडित् सुवर्ण चम्पक प्रदीप्त गौर विग्रहे
मुख प्रभा परास्त कोटि शारदेन्दु मण्डले
विचित्र चित्र सञ्चरच्चकोर शाव लोचने
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (4)
thadith suvarNa champaka pradheeptha gaura vigrahae
mukha praBhaa paraastha koaTi shaaradhaendhu maNdalae
vichithra chithra sancharach-chakora shaava lochanae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-Your form is of good vibrant colours and as fabulous as champaka flowers;
-The brightness emanating from your holy face obscures the light of many autumn moons; and
-Your brilliant eyes dart like chakora birds.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

मदोन्मदाति यौवने प्रमोद मान मण्डिते
प्रियानुराग रञ्जिते कला विलास पण्डिते
अनन्यधन्य कुञ्ज राज्य काम केलि कोविदे
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (5)
madhoanmadhaati yauvanae pramoadha maana maNdithae
priyaanuraaga ranjithae kalaa vilaasa paNdithae
ananya-Dhanya kunjja raajya kaama kaeli kovidhae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You are the passionate young girl;
-You are adorned with the playful envious ire;
-You fervently adore Sri Krishna;
-You are well versed in the arts; and
-You expertly indulge in the playful activities in the gardens of Vrundavan.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

अशेष हाव भाव धीर हीर हार भूषिते
प्रभूत शात कुम्भ कुम्भ कुम्भि कुम्भ सुस्तनि
प्रशस्त मन्दहास्य चूर्ण पूर्ण सौख्य सागरे
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (6)
asheSha haava Bhaava Dheera heera haara BhooShithae
praBhoota shaatha kumBha kumBha kumBhi kumBha susthani
prashastha mandhahaasya choorNa poorNa saukhya saagarae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You are adorned with the garland of pearls with bright hues;
-You are as shining as gold;
-Your breasts (sthans) are full of kindness;
-Your smile is enchanting;
-Your smell is mesmerizing;(scented churnas); and
-You are the Samudra (sea) of happiness and contentment.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

मृणाल वाल वल्लरी तरङ्ग रङ्ग दोर्लते
लताग्र लास्य लोल नील लोचनावलोकने
ललल्लुलन्मिलन्मनोज्ञ मुग्ध मोहिना श्रिते
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (7)
mruNaala vaala vallaree tharanga ranga dhorlathae
lathaagra lasya loala neela lochanaava-loakane
lalal-lulan-milan-manojna mugDha mohanaa shrithae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-Your blessing arms appear like the twigs of lotuses dancing on the water surface;
-Your bluish graceful eyes appear like the dancing grapes; and
-You are enchanting, charming and good-natured Goddess.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

सुवर्ण मलिकाञ्चित त्रिरेख कम्बु कण्ठगे
त्रिसूत्र मङ्गली गुण त्रिरत्न दीप्ति दीधिते
सलोल नील कुन्तल प्रसून गुच्छ गुम्फिते
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष–भाजनम् (8)
suvarNa maalikaanchitha thrirekha kambu kaNTagae
thri-soothra mangalee guNa thri-rathna deepthi dheeDhithae
saloala neela kunthala prasoona guchcha gumphithae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You adorn the good colored neck ornament around Your three lined slender* conch-like neck;
-You wear the garlands made of thrice strung jasmine flowers;
-You splendidly adorn the necklaces made of three types of precious gems; and
-Your dancing lock of dark hair is decked up with the bunch of flowers.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?
[*It is believed that as per Samudrika Lakshanam Sastra, having three lines in the sides of the neck is considered as the sign of beauty.]

नितम्ब बिम्ब लम्बमान पुष्प मेखला गुणे
प्रशस्तरत्न किङ्किणी कलाप मध्य मञ्जुले
करीन्द्र शुण्डदण्डिका वरोह सौभ गोरुके
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (9)
nithamba bimba lambamaana puShpa mekhalaa guNae
prashastha-rathna kinkiNee kalaapa maDhya manjulae
kareendhra shuNḍha-daNdikaa varoaha saubha goaruke
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You adorn the string of flowers as band around your delicate waist;
-You charmingly wear the string of gem studded bells which make pleasant sound; and
-Your beautiful thighs shall make the elephant tusks look meaner.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

अनेक मन्त्रनाद मञ्जु नूपुरारव स्खलत्
समाज राजहंस वंश निक्वणाति गौरवे
विलोलहेम वल्लरी विडम्बिचारु चङ्क्रमे
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम् (10)
anaeka manthra-naadha manju noopuraa-rava skhalath
samaaja raaja-hamsa vamsha nikvaNaathi gauravae
vilola-hema vallaree vidambi-chaaru chankramae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-The tinkling of Your anklets is more heavenly than the hearing of the various Mantras;
-The sound is better than the cooing sound of many regal swans; and
-Your elegant walking movements make the mockery of the golden vines tossing about.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

अनन्त कोटि विष्णु लोक नम्र पद्मजार्चिते
हिमाद्रिजा पुलोमजा विरिञ्चजा वरप्रदे
अपार सिद्धि ऋद्धि दिग्ध सत्पदाङ्गुली नखे
कदा करिष्यसीह मां कृपाकटाक्ष–भाजनम् (11)
anantha koaTi vishNu loaka namra padmajaarhcithae
himaadhrijaa puloamajaa virinchajaa vara-pradhae
apaara siddhi tRiddhi hdigDha sath-padhaangulee nakhae
kadhaa kariShyaseeh maam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
-You are born with lotus and are ardently and humbly worshipped by countless crores of Sri Vishnu Bhakts;
-You grant blessings and boons to Sri Parvathi Devi and Sri Saraswathi Devi; and
-Your toe nails are beautifully shining made to rich magical perfections.
When will you bless me by casting your benevolent sideways glance upon me?

मखेश्वरि क्रियेश्वरि स्वधेश्वरि सुरेश्वरि
त्रिवेद भारतीश्वरि प्रमाण शासनेश्वरि
रमेश्वरि क्षमेश्वरि प्रमोद काननेश्वरि
व्रजेश्वरि व्रजाधिपे श्रीराधिके नमो˜स्तु ते (12)
makheshvari kriyeshvari svaDheshvari sureshvari
thrivedha Bhaaratheeshvari pramaaNa shaasaneshvari
rameshvari kShameshvari pramoadha kaananeshvari
vrajeshvari vrajaaDhipe shree raaDhikae namoasthu thae
Devi Sri Radha Maa, You are the Maharani (presiding queen) of
-sacrifices in vedic rituals;
-devout activities;
-the materialistic life;
-the Devas;
-the three Vedas;
-the wisdom and knowledge;
-the Godly orders;
-Sri Mahalakshmi;
-the patience and forgiveness;
-the happiness (which is as abundant as forest); and
-the Vrindavan and Vraja.
My obeisance and pranaams to You.

इती ममद्भुतं स्तवं निशम्य भानुनन्दिनी
करोतु सन्ततं जनं कृपाकटाक्ष भाजनम्
भवेत्तदैव सञ्चित त्रिरूप कर्म नाशनं
लभेत्तदा व्रजेन्द्र सूनु मण्डल प्रवेशनम् (13)
ithee mam-dhaBhutham sthavam nishamya Bhaanu-nandhinee
karoathu santhatham janam krupaa-kataakSha Bhaajanam
bhaveth-thadhaiva sanchitha thri-roopa karma naashanam
bhaveth-thadhaa vrajendhra soonu maNdala pravaeshanam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
May any person who reads and recites this prayer on Sri Vrisha Bhanu Nandini be blessed and bestowed with your benevolent sideways glance; May all his karma effects irrespective of their stage of occurrence be nullified; May he be blessed to be in the association of Sri Nanda Nandana’s (Lord Sri Krishna’s) devotees.
My humble salutations to you.

राकायां च सिताष्टम्यां दशम्यां च विशुद्धधीः
एकादश्यां त्रयोदश्यां यः पठेत्साधकः सुधीः (14)
raakaayaam cha sithaaShtamyaam dhashamyaam cha vishudhDha-Dheeh
ekaadhashyaam thrayodhashyaam yah paTeth-saaDhakah suDheeh
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
Any devotee (Sadhaka) with clear wisdom and concentration chanting this Stava Stotram on Full Moon Day, Ashtami, Dashami, Ekadashi and Trayodashi days shall be blessed to have all his desires fulfilled.
My humble salutations to you.

यं यं कामयते कामं तं तमाप्नोति साधकः
राधाकृपाकटाक्षेण भक्तिःस्यात् प्रेमलक्षणा (15)
yam yam kaamayathae kaamam tham thamaapnoathi saaDhakah
raaDhaa krupaa-kataakSheNa Bhaktih syaath prema-lakShaNaa
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
May the ardent Sadhaka who recites this Stotram be blessed with the kind and loving sidelong glance of You and may he be bestowed with the holy service which is marked with pure and enchanting love on God.
My humble salutations to you.

ऊरुदघ्ने नाभिदघ्ने हृद्दघ्ने कण्ठदघ्नके
राधाकुण्डजले स्थिता यः पठेत् साधकः शतम् (16)
ooru-dhaghnae naaBhi-dhaghnae hrud-dhaghnae kaNTa-dhaghnakae
raaDhaa-kuNda-jalae sthithaa yah paTeth saaDhakah shatham
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
May the devout Sadhaka who recites and chant this Stava Stotram for hundred times standing in the water of Radha Kunda upto his either thighs or stomach or chest or neck be blessed to attain his goals of life.
My humble salutations to you.

तस्य सर्वार्थ सिद्धिः स्याद् वाक्सामर्थ्यं तथा लभेत्
ऐश्वर्यं च लभेत् साक्षाद्दृशा पश्यति राधिकाम् (17)
thasya sarvaarTha sidhDhiḥ syaadh vaak-saamarThyam thaThaa laBheth
aishvaryam cha laBheth saakShaad-dhṛshaa pashyathi raaDhikaam
Devi Sri Radha Maa,
May such devout Sadhaka be blessed with the boon whereby whatever he utters become true; May he also attain eminence; May he also be blessed to see Sri Radhika Maa in person with his physical eyes.
My humble salutations to you.

तेन स तत्क्षणादेव तुष्टा दत्ते महावरम्
येन पश्यति नेत्राभ्यां तत् प्रियं श्यामसुन्दरम् (18)
thaena sa thath-kShaNaa-dheva thuShtaa dhaththe mahaavaram
yaena pashyathi nethraaBhyaam thath priyam shyaama-sundaram
The devout Sadhaka who reads and recites this Satva Sloka standing in Radha Kunda very much pleases Sri Radhika Maa. She immediately blesses such devotee to have the darshan of Her beloved Sri Shyama Sundara (Sri Krishna) with his physical eyes.

नित्यलीला–प्रवेशं च ददाति श्री-व्रजाधिपः
अतः परतरं प्रार्थ्यं वैष्णवस्य न विद्यते (19)
nithya-leelaa-pravesham cha dhadhaathi shree-vrajaaDhipaḥ
athaḥ paratharam praarThyam vaiShNavasya na viDhyathae
The Lord of Vrindavan, Sri Krishna grants the devout Sadhaka, blessings to join Him in His eternal pursuits. The genuine Vishnu Bhakts cannot ask for anything more than this.

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stotram is completed.

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