108 Names and Meanings of Sri Krishna

published on August 22, 2008


Dedicated to Readers by Shri Dilip Kumar on AshtamiRohini 2008

1. Achala – Still Lord
2. Achyuta – Infallible Lord
3. Adbhutah – Wonderful God
4. Adidev – The Lord Of The Lords
5. Aditya – The Son Of Aditi
6. Ajanma – One Who Is Limitless And Endless
7. Ajaya – The Conqueror Of Life And Death
8. Akshara – Indestructible Lord
9. Amrit – Heavenly nectar or elixir
10. Anandsagar – Compassionate Lord
11. Ananta – The Endless Lord
12. Anantajit – Ever Victorious Lord
13. Anaya – One Who Has No Leader
14. Aniruddha – One Who Cannot Be Obstructed
15. Aparajeet – The Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated
16. Avyukta – One Who Is As Clear As Crystal
17. Balgopal – The Child Krishna , The All Attractive
18. Chaturbhuj – Four-Armed Lord
19. Danavendra – Granter Of Boons
20. Dayalu – Repository Of Compassion
21. Dayanidhi – The Compassionate Lord
22. Devadidev – The God Of The Gods
23. Devakinandan – Son Of Mother Devaki
24. Devesh – Lord Of The Lords
25. Dharmadhyaksha – The Lord OF Dharma
26. Dravin – The one who has no Enemies
27. Dwarkapati – Lord Of Dwarka
28. Gopal – One Who Plays With The Cowherds, The Gopas
29. Gopalpriya – Lover Of Cowherds
30. Govinda – One Who Pleases The Cows, The Land And The Entire Nature
31. Gyaneshwar – The Lord Of Knowledge
32. Hari – The Lord Of Nature
33. Hiranyagarbha – The All Powerful Creator
34. Hrishikesh – The Lord Of All Senses
35. Jagadguru – Preceptor Of The Universe
36. Jagadisha – Protector Of All
37. Jagannath – Lord Of The Universe
38. Janardhana – One Who Bestows Boons On One And All
39. Jayantah – Conqueror Of All Enemies
40. Jyotiraaditya – The Resplendence Of The Sun
41. Kamalnath – The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi
42. Kamalnayan – The Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes
43. Kamsantak – Slayer Of Kamsa
44. Kanjalochana – The Lotus-Eyed God
45. Keshava – One Who Has Long, Black Matted Locks
46. Krishna – Dark-Complexioned Lord
47. Lakshmikantam – The Lord Of Goddess Lakshmi
48. Lokadhyaksha – Lord Of All The Three Lokas (Worlds)
49. Madan – The Lord Of Love
50. Madhava – Knowledge Filled God
51. Madhusudan – Slayer Of Demon Madhu
52. Mahendra – Lord Of Indra
53. Manmohan – All Pleasing Lord
54. Manohar – Beautiful Lord
55. Mayur – The Lord Who Has A Peacock Feathered-Crest
56. Mohan – All Attractive God
57. Murali – The Flute Playing Lord
58. Murlidhar – One Who Holds The Flute
59. Murlimanohar – The Flute Playing God
60. Nandakumara – Son of Nanda
61. Nandgopala – The Son Of Nand
62. Narayana – The Refuge Of Everyone
63. Navaneethachora – makan (butter) chor
64. Niranjana – The Unblemished Lord
65. Nirguna – Without Any Properties
66. Padmahasta – One Who Has Hands Like Lotus
67. Padmanabha – The Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel
68. Parabrahmana – The Supreme Absolute Truth
69. Paramatma – Lord Of All Beings
70. Parampurush – Supreme Personality
71. Parthasarthi – Charioteer Of Partha – Arjuna
72. Prajapati – Lord Of All Creatures
73. Punyah – Supremely Pure
74. Purshottam – The Supreme Soul
75. Ravilochana – One Who Eye Is The Sun
76. Sahasraakash – Thousand-Eyed Lord
77. Sahasrajit – One Who Vanquishes Thousands
78. Sakshi – All Witnessing Lord
79. Sanatana – The Eternal Lord
80. Sarvajana – Omniscient Lord
81. Sarvapalaka – Protector Of All
82. Sarveshwar – Lord Of All Gods
83. Satyavachana – One Who Speaks Only The Truth
84. Satyavrata – The Truth Dedicated Lord
85. Shantah – Peaceful Lord
86. Shreshta – The Most Glorious Lord
87. Shrikanta – Beautiful Lord
88. Shyam – Dark-Complexioned Lord
89. Shyamsundara – Lord Of The Beautiful Evenings
90. Sudarshana – Handsome Lord
91. Sumedha – Intelligent Lord
92. Suresham – Lord Of All Demi-Gods
93. Swargapati – Lord Of Heavens
94. Trivikrama – Conqueror Of All The Three Worlds
95. Upendra – Brother Of Indra
96. Vaikunthanatha – Lord Of Vaikuntha, The Heavenly Abode
97. Vardhamaanah – The Formless Lord
98. Vasudev – All Prevailing Lord
99. Vishnu-All Prevailing Lord
100. Vishwadakshinah – Skilful And Efficient Lord
101. Vishwakarma – Creator Of The Universe
102. Vishwamurti – Of The Form Of The Entire Universe
103. Vishwarupa – One Who Displays The Universal Form
104. Vishwatma – Soul Of The Universe
105. Vrishaparvaa – Lord Of Dharma
106. Yadavendra – King Of The Yadav Clan
107. Yogi – The Supreme Master
108. Yoginampati – Lord Of The Yogis




Krishna
has been given many names and titles by his devotees.

* Achala – The still one
* Achyuta – Infallible
* Baanke Bihari – Charming player
* Bihari – One who plays
* Brajesh – Lord of Braja
* Chakradhari – the bearer of a discus (chakra)
* Damodara (Daamodarah) – the Lord when He was tied with a cord (daama) round His waist (udara)
* Dinabandu – Friend of the afflicted
* D̨n̢n̢th РRefuge of destitutes
* Dwarakadish – Lord of Dwaraka
* Dwarakanath – Lord of Dwaraka
* Ghanshyam – Dark rain cloud complexioned one
* Giridhari – he who lifted a hill (Govardhana hill)
* Gopala – cowherd; protector of cows
* Gopinath – Lord of the gopis, or cowherd women.
* Govinda – protector of cows; also connected with Govardhana Hill; see also other meanings.
* Guruvayoorappan – Lord of the temple Guruvayoor , constructed by the Guru of Devas Brihaspati and Vayu .
* Hari – one who takes away [sins, or who wards off samsara, the cycle of birth and death]; the yellow one (the colour of the sun); Hare Krishna is the vocative, viz. “o golden one! o dark-blue one”; see other meanings.
* Ishvara – god
* Hrshikesha – Master of the senses
* Jagannatha – lord of all places (see also Juggernaut).
* Janardhana – One Who Bestows Boons On One And All
* Kaladev – the black deity
* Kanha
* Keshava – long haired, beautiful haired; see also other meanings.
* Madhava – bringer of springtime; see other meanings
* Madhusudanah – killer of demon Madhu
* Mukhilan- The one with the complexion similar to the rain clouds
* Mukunda- he who gives you Mukti
* Nanda Gopal
* Nanda Lal – Beloved of Nanda
* Panduranga
* Parambrahman the highest Brahman
* Parameshvara the highest Ishvara, the highest god
* Partha sarathy – charioteer, a reference to his role with regard to Arjuna in the great battle
* Patitapavana – Purifier of the fallen
* Radha Vallabha – lover of Radha
* Ranchodrai – When he refused to fight the war and fled to Dwarka for the sake of peace. Dakor, Gujarat has a popular temple of Ranchodraiji . Ran – Field, Chod – leave.
* Shyamasundara – the beautiful, dark one
* V?sudeva, Krishna Vaasudeva – son of Vasudeva
* Yadunandan – Son of the Yadu dynasty
* Yogeshwara – the Lord of the Yogis
* Yashoda Nandan – child of Yashoda

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