Krishna Mantra Mahime (HH Sugunendratheertharu) Puttige Matha

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Krishna Klesha Naasha Mantra

About the Mantra

The Krishna Klesha-Naashaka Mantra is in SMB (Srimad Bhagavatham) 10.73.16.

Swamiji has taught this mantra worldwide in this video that was recorded at Govardhana Giri Kshetra in Puttige matha, Bangalore. He also gives the taatpariya (the interpretation and intent).


ॐ कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने॥

प्रणत: क्लेशनाशाय गोविंदाय नमो नम:॥

oṁ kr̥ṣṇāya vāsudevāya haraye paramātmane॥ praṇata: kleśanāśāya goviṁdāya namo nama:॥




We offer our obeisances again and again to Lord Krishna, that Hari, the son of Vasudeva, that Supreme eternal Govinda, the one who vanquishes the suffering of those surrendering to Him.

The Klesha-naashaka Krishna mantra has several names of Krishna (Krishna, Vaasudeva, Hari, Paramaatma, Govinda). Meditating on the Lord with this mantra in full awareness, wards off evils and difficulties by pardoning sins committed which are the root cause for all sufferings.

Pramaaana (Validation by Scriptures where the Mantra is Quoted)

  1. SMB (Srimad Bhagavatham) 6.2.14 describes the importance of Krishna Mantra.

sanketyam parihasyam va stobham helanam eva va

vaikuntha-nama-grahanam aseshagha-haram viduh


Chanting the holy name of the Lord, one is immediately freed from sins, even if chanted by mere casual utterance or sung with music or any other way. Learned scholars quote this from scriptures.

2. Swamiji Quotes BHAGWATH GITA CHAP 9 V 22

अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जना: पर्युपासते |

तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम् || 22||

ananyāśh chintayanto māṁ ye janāḥ paryupāsate

teṣhāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣhemaṁ vahāmyaham


For those who always think of Me and engage in Exclusive devotion to Me, To them, whose minds are always absorbed in Me, I provide what they lack and preserve what they already possess.


Just like a new born is completely dependent on the mother, and the parents completely support the child, as it grows and (seemingly) becomes independent, their support also (as a result) decreases, so also, the Lord has a similar approach. To those who think they are independent, their results are determined by their actions (karma alone) without any grace. As realization dawns, and their level of surrender to the Lord increases, his anurgaha (grace) also increases, and he takes more responsibility to preserve what one already possesses and provide what one needs. Here, vahāmi aham means: “I personally carry the burden of My devotees”. And kṣhem means: He also protects the assets (spiritual as well) of His devotees. As the grace of the lord increases, it is with his anugraha alone, the only desire remains is the association with the Lord and this is called yoga. This results in elevated consciousness and ultimately protects one from falling down to the miseries of worldly life.

Swamiji explains the above sloka in this video.

It recommended to get Mantra Upadesha (Initiation by a guru). This will include the procedure for performing the mantra, asana, shudhi etc. and adding OM (pranava) to the mantra while doing Japa (meditating with repeated recitation).


These are various clips of HH Sugunendratheertharu Puttige that are compiled to provide a deeper and beautiful meaning to the Klesha-nasha mantra and with the Upadesha of the mantra (teaching how to chant the Krishna Klesha-nasha mantra).