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Mukundamala is a poem in Sanskrit written by Kulashekhara Alvar, one of the last kings of the Chera dynasty in Kerala, and the 9th Alvar (one of 12 mendicant saints venerated by south Indian Srivaishnavism) c.1100CE. It is written in the style of Bhakti saints and asks Mukunda, another name for Vishnu or Krishna, to give the unworthy author freedom from Samsara. It describes the misery of the soul trapped in this world and exhorts that Krishna is the only means of salvation.


  • Pandit Durgaprasad and Kasinath Pandurang Parab (editors), Kavyamala vol 1. 1886 (3rd edition 1929), pp. 11-16. Transliterated text at GRETIL
  • Stotramālā, edited by P. B. Annangaracharya, published by the Granthamala Office Kanchipuram (1949), pp 1–4. Transliterated text at GRETIL
  • Translation hosted by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, associated with ISKCON: [1]

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