Devraha Baba used to give this Krishna mantra to people.

ॐ कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने॥ प्रणत: क्लेशनाशाय गोविंदाय नमो नम:॥

Is it a valid Sanskrit mantra ?

What is its meaning ?

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कृष्णाय To Lord Krishna
वासुदेवाय For son of Vasudeva
हरये (हरे+ ए ) For Lord Hari
परमात्मने The supreme Lord
प्रणत bowed dow(surrender)
क्लेश affliction (suffering due to mental/physical distress)
नाशाय destroy
गोविन्दाय To Lord Govinda
नमो नम: repeated obeisances

Again and again we offer our obeisances unto Lord Kṛṣṇa, Hari, the son of Vasudeva. That Supreme Soul, Govinda, vanquishes the suffering of all who surrender to Him.
Srimad Bhagavata puranam 10.73.16

  • Does "Vaasudev" mean , son of Vasudev ? Vaasudev is often used to address Krishna. The name of Krishna's father is also Vasudev ? Is Vasudev used for Krishna for Krishna's father ? Or Is Vaasudev used for both of them ? Are both of them different names ?
    – river
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 3:33
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    @river , The elongation or vridhhi of the first vowel(va to vaa) , along with certain suffix rules , signifies belonging to , or derived from the parent word in the hierarchy (by Sanskrit linguistics, to my knowledge) Similar deravations can be found ..sage vyasa is known as vaasishta, being the great grand son of vasishta.Lord Rama is known as Kaakustha(because of His ancestor Kakushtha) . Draupadi derives her name from Drupada and Paarvati is derived from Parvata..Lord Krishna is also known as Vaarshneya, as he belongs to Vrishni race. Yaadhava (being descendant of Yadu) etc.
    – Athrey
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 7:38
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    So Vasudev is father , whose son Vaasudev is Lord Krishna
    – Athrey
    Commented Jul 8, 2023 at 7:41

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