Morning prayer to Bala Krishna
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
The child form of Krishna has attracted the devotion of the common man. He is loved in this form like their son by devotees.
Karara vindena padaravindam, Padaravinde mukharavindam, Mukharavinde vinivesayantham, Vatasya pathrasya pute sayanam, Balam mukundam manasa smarami.
With all my mind,
I meditate on that baby, Krishna,
Who lies down on a banyan leaf,
Holding his lotus like feet,
By his lotus like hands,
And touching his lotus like face,
By His lotus like feet,
And who attracts all by his lotus like face.