Krishnamruta Maharnava

An elementary English translation of “Krishnamruta Maharnava” – the great ocean of the nectar of Krishna, one of the 37 works by Sri Madhvacharya.

Each link below contains the translation of 10 shlokas. There are a total of 290 shlokas in the composition.

You can also download a PDF file of the entire translation.

Source: Sankeerna Granthagalu, published by Akhila Bharata Madhva Mahamandala, 2nd edition

15 thoughts on “Krishnamruta Maharnava

  1. Dear Hari,

    Thanks for uploading the Bhagavadgeetha and for explaining the Gita Mahtmayam in short. I am really enjoying reading Shri Krishnaamrutha Mahaarnava. Thanks once again for uploading the same.



    1. Namaskara Sri Raghavendra,

      Thanks for you encouragement. There are still several more posts pending on the Krishnamruta Maharnava. Hopefully, I will be able to finish all in a few weeks.

      Due to paucity of time, I am not able to sit down and complete all the chapters of the Gita, though I would like to finish it real soon. But then, the portal is always a work-in-progress 🙂

      Regards, Hari

  2. it is commendableyou are publishing a great work krishnamrita maharnavam on line. may acharya bless you for all this.

  3. Dear Sri Hari,

    I have one question on sloka 210 of Krishnamruta Maharnava. It says if one offers food to Lord Narayana on Ekadashi one goes to hell. The usual practice followed everywhere is that we offer naivedya (except rice) on Ekadashi only to Sri Narayana none to others. How is that?

    Or can we rephrase sloka 210 that if rice is offered to Lord Sri Narayana on Ekadashi, one goes to hell and what can can we say about a person who actually consumes it.

    Request you to throw light on sloka 210.



    1. Namaskara Sri Raghavendra,

      Strictly speaking, there is no distinction between rice and non-rice items on Ekadashi. The exception is given only to very aged or sick persons. Others should not have *anything*.

      The idea of giving up rice is a recent innovation, for convenience reasons. Hence, no naivedya on Ekadashi means no rice or non-rice items.

      Naivedya offered to the Lord has to be consumed. So if you offer non-rice items, it has to be consumed, which goes against the principles of Ekadashi. That is the reason behind not doing Naivedya to the Lord and not because of any restriction HE has.

      Regards, Hari

      1. Namaskara Shri Hariprasad,

        I understand that even today Neivadya (Rice) is offered in Udipi Krishna Mutt on ekadashi thithi, let alone non-rice items. How is this practice followed in the context of sloka 210 of Krishnamruta Maharnava?

        I am confused, if a pooja be complete without any offerings to Lord Hari, even though it is a ekadashi thithi? As far as all the madhvaites I have seen doing pooja, invariably offer neivadya other than rice and items made out of rice to LORD on ekadashi day.

        Can you please throw more light?

        With kind regards,

        N. Srinivas.

        1. Namaskara Srinivas,

          Can you please quote a reference for your statement about Udupi Krishna Mutt. I mean, any particular person who gave you this information. I myself am curious to know more.


          1. Namaskara Shri Hariprasad,

            It is from very reliable sources and, I understand, there is a good and a genuine reasons for this practice in Udipi Krishna Mutt which I am unaware. This made me to take clarifications from u in the context of sloka 210 of Krishnamrutha Maharnava.

            With kind regards,

            N. Srinivas

        2. I recommend you to the pravachana by Sri Bannanje Govindacharya on Krishnamruta Maharnava part 1 of the series of 33 parts on YouTube. He explains this in the beginning of his lecture. It is in Kannada.

  4. dear hariprasad
    your material on ekadashi is most authentic and useful. it is better to spend ekadashi in the company of like minded madhvas than to observe fast mechanically.of course it is our fortune to get satsanga which can do wonders.

    1. Namaskara Shri Hariprasad,

      There is a 2 days consecutive vratha on 11th and 12th March, 2010 consequent to ekadashi thithi followed by shravanopavasa. What is the significance of the latter? Why and how often / when does it come? Is this vratha more meritorious than ekadashi vratha? If ‘shuddha’ vratha cannot be performed on both the days, which thithi can be chosen for relaxing the rules of vratha in the form of drinking water and / or consuming fruits?

      With kind regards,

      N. Srinivas

  5. hariprasad
    insteading praising ur efforts , i can say u had excellent time spending on hari chinthana, which is always required till the last breath. i am really thankful for ur excellent and crisp expln, which will have more impact on the subject. the deviation i will come back after getting full details. all the best

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