JoJo Jo Krishna Paramananda – Lyrics

This is the song sung by many mothers when they are putting their new borns to sleep. And, this is also the song which is sung when you are rocking the cradle for Lord Krishna as well. This Saturday being Shri Krishna Janmasthami, here comes the lyrics in Kannada composed by the most famous Shri Purandara Dasaru.

Lyrics Part 1

And, finally here is the lyrics in English:

Jo Jo Shri Krishna Paramananda
Jo Jo Gopiya Kanda
Mukunda Jo Jo || pa||

Palgadalodalolu Pavadisidhavane
Aaladelaya Mele Malagida Shishuve
Shrilathangiyala Chitadollabhane
Bala Ninnanu Padi Thoogovenaya Jo Jo ||1||

Holevantha Ranadda Thotila Mele
ThalaThalisuva Gulaganjiya Male
Aalade Ne Pididadenayya Muddubala
Nalinanabhane Ninna Padi Thooguvenu Jo Jo ||2||

Yara Kandha Ninaru Nidahni
Yara Rathavo Ninara Manikavo
Serithu yenagondu Chintamanyendu
Pora ninnanu padi Thooguvenaya Jo Jo ||3||

Gunanidhiye Ninnayethi kondare
Maneya Kelasavanyaru maduvaraiya
Manake Sukhanidreya Thandukobega
Phanishayanane Ninna padi Thooguvenaya Jo Jo ||4||

Andajavahana AnanthaMahima
Pundarikaksha ShriParamapavana
Hindu Daivada Ghanda Uddhandane
Panduranga Shri Purandara Vithala Jo Jo ||5||

46 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Srikanth on October 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks a lot. My six month old baby gives a big smile when I sing this song and Jagadoddarana to him. I feel so happy. Thanks for sharing. Did anyone released a CD or sing this song in any concert? If any body has any other versions sung by any one else please share it.


  2. Posted by Deepika on December 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

    can u please provide lyrics for lali govinda lali kaushalya srirama lali… please i dontknow kannada.. the song same as the one in youtube posted by ammaskrishna.. can u please send them to my email id


  3. Posted by Bhavana on September 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  4. Posted by anjusha on September 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    hey thanx for the song…i was looking for the lyrics from so long…thanx again


  5. Posted by Madhu on August 30, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I have translated the lyrics into English as follows:

    Jo Jo Sri Krishna! (Bringer) of eternal bliss
    Jo Jo Darling baby of the cowherd lady (Yashoda)
    Mukunda, Jo Jo

    You sleep in the ocean of milk
    Baby, you lie on the banyan leaf
    You, darling of Lakshmi’s heart
    Child! I will sing Jo Jo as I push the swing

    In the cradle made of sparkling gems
    Holding the chain of shiny red beads
    Play without crying , my dear boy
    Lotus-navel! I will sing Jo Jo as I push the swing

    Whose child are you? Whose treasure are you?
    Whose precious gem are you?
    Deeming that I gained a Chintamani (philosopher’s stone)
    Urchin! I will sing Jo Jo as I push the swing

    Treasure of Virtue! If I keep carrying you
    Who is going to do the household chores?
    Go to peaceful sleep quickly
    Serpent-couch! I will sing Jo Jo as I push the swing

    You whose vehicle is a bird! You of infinite greatness!
    Lotus eyed and supremely sacred
    The greatest god of all the hordes of gods
    Panduranga, Purandara Vithala, Jo Jo


  6. Posted by Shobana on May 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you Meera for the English Lyrics – Happy to see it helped many including me .. I’m also looking for Nedre Maado Neela Varunane and havent managed to find one single hit for it yet on google – Any chance you are familiar with that Song?


  7. Posted by Kaveri on October 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks so much for posting the lyrics of this song. I was looking for lyrics to learn to sing it for our yet to-be-born baby. So i googled it and bingo, found it at the first attempt. It’s really sweet of you to take the time to post these lyrics. Great Job !!


  8. Posted by Vivek on September 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    My Namaskaras to you Meera-madam,

    Thanks for all the wonderful lyrics you have been posting here. I remember my Grandmother singing a lullaby, which went like “Laali Brahmadigalu Ksheera saagarake pogi, muddu Sri Krishna…” It was a very melodious tune and the lyrics were in praise of Sri Krishna, if i remember correctly. Have you heard of it and do you have the complete lyrics ?



  9. Posted by meeraghu on June 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Glad to note that.


  10. Posted by SUDINDRA on June 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm



  11. Posted by meeraghu on March 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Yes, indeed. That is such a beautiful and melodious song. I do remember the tune. My mom used to make my daughter sing the song and do the actions as well. I will search for the lyrics and post it here.


  12. Posted by Mridula on March 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I have been looking for these wordings for so long, thanks so much for posting. My mil used to sing this to my kids all the time and i still hum it along but never got the words right.
    Have you by any chance heard of the taramaiya raghukula ramachandrana song? it is a beautiful song as well.


  13. Posted by Arjun on December 24, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Had been searching for the lyrics of this song since many days… Thanks a lot for posting.. Its my favourite Lullaby song to the lord…


  14. Posted by Lakshmi on August 6, 2009 at 1:44 am

    This song “Laali Govinda Laali…..” is from …..Sri Sripadarajara Krutigalu. Raichur Sheshgiridas has sung this. I need the lyrics of this song…..

    Here is the lyrics on


  15. Posted by Lakshmi on August 3, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Could you please send me the lyrics of song “Laali Govinda Laali………”

    I don’t think I have that. I will check.


    • Posted by meeraghu on August 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

      I found two songs on Haridasa Home page. Not sure which one you are refering to Lakshmi? Did you have more details.


  16. Posted by Soumya on July 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Meera,

    Thanks a lot for the lyrics…the Englihsh version.I am a Malayalee and so have no idea about kanada language.But once i heard one of my bangalore friend singing this lullaby to her son and i liked it a lot.She got me the song but i desperately wanted the lyrics..which i got it now.The most important thing is my daughter loves this song.She is just one year old and when ever she listens to this song she just stops,as if some one has applied brakes and concentrates on the song..its very difficult to distract her at that time…Now i sing it for her n she just loves it.Thanks a lot…

    That’s so nice, Soumya. Glad you shared the same. Thanks so much.


  17. Posted by Praseeda on July 14, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Can someone share the meaning of this song too.


  18. Posted by J Rao on February 13, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Please give lyrics of Tuguve Rangana Tuguve Krishnana in English


  19. Posted by Srividhya on January 3, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Please give me the complete lyrics of the following song:

    Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnan Thugire Achutha anthana, Thugire Varagiri Appa thipappann Thugire Kaveri Ranganna Jo Jo Jo

    I remember seeing this in one of my books, I will check and post.


  20. Posted by shanker on December 31, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Hari Bol,

    Nice blog, you have given links to some good SriKrishna Kirtans. Thank You.!! However may I make one humble suggestion..rather request for a serious correction my friend…. Please try to avoid the usage of the word Mythology, as these things are not MITHYA. (another sanskrit word for ‘false’)..actually it is Hindu Sathyology!!..


  21. Posted by meeraghu on November 11, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Prasad,
    There are several lyrics posted in this blog. In English and also Kannada.


  22. First of all, many thanks for the lyrics in English. Also, do you have any other lyrics of kannada bhajans in English Language?


  23. Posted by bala on October 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Can some one kindly send me the translation / meaning in English. Really appreciate if you can.

    I sing this to my baby in the purest lullaby form (i.e not in the bhajan style). I learnt it from the temple priest who used to sing it daily at end of the day pooja/aarathi/cradle swing to lord krishna. I will sing it and upload it and send you the URL later.


  24. Posted by meeraghu on October 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Dharma, for sharing the link.


  25. Posted by Dharma on October 15, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hi, finally found this track on net. Thought this would be the best place to record it as many people like me would like to hear it.


  26. Posted by meeraghu on September 20, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Thanks, Aunty.
    I am glad the lyrics helped you. Thanks for your nice comments as well.


  27. Posted by bhagyaramani on September 19, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Hi Meera,
    I am so happy to see the lyrics of JO JO KRISHNA.Thank U very much.On seeing the song now I remember the lyrics.My,mom,all used to sing this lullaby
    which is very popular song for new borns.Now I have become a G.Mom myself.
    I enjoy this song with my son,d-in-law & grandson. He will fall sleep as soon as sing this song.
    Thanks a lot!
    – Krupa’s mother-in-law


  28. Posted by meeraghu on September 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I am glad the lyrics in Kannada and English is going to help you both. Yes, please do show the lyrics to your mother-in-law as well.
    Thanks again for the comments.


  29. Posted by Krupa on September 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Meera,
    Thanks for posting the lyrics (especially in English). I have a 4 month old… we speak tamil but my mother in law was raised in Bangalore. She sings this song to my new born son and all of us love it. However, she did not remember all the lyrics and ur post puts that to rest ! 🙂
    My mother-in-law will be so excited to see this page…

    Thanks again,


  30. Posted by meeraghu on September 19, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Hi Muralidhar,
    I remember that song. I will start searching that song in my books, I should have it. Thanks so much.


  31. Posted by trmuralidhar on September 19, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Hi All ,
    we do generally do bhajane every sundays, my cousins,attai & relatives get together & do it on sundays, we sing this song often on alternatively week, during we make Lord to sleep in the bhajane padhathi. Its really a excellant song. There is an another laali song for lord. It goes like this.. Thugire Rangana Thugire Krishnan Thugire Achutha anthana, Thugire Varagiri Appa thipappann Thugire Kaveri Ranganna Jo Jo Jo…. Like this many Laali songs are there, its really melodious songs to listen & get peace out of if.


  32. Posted by meeraghu on September 12, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Harish,
    Congrats on your new born. I am so glad it is helping so many parents to sing the lullaby to their kids. I am just so glad I started this blog.


  33. Posted by Harish Rao on September 12, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Meera,
    This one song, I’m so fond off.. where in this world you can sing lullaby to the Lord of the Universe than our Dearest Shri Krishna.. It is such a beautiful song, I always loved it when my mom and my aunts used to sing during evening pujas.
    I was desperately looking for its lyrics, I wanted to sing this song for my new born baby. And its such a great satisfaction when I sing this song now and she falls asleep after I sing 🙂

    I really appreciate you on putting this song in your blog.


  34. Posted by meeraghu on September 2, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Hi Shobhana,
    The lyrics are now translated and posted in English as well,

    Thanks, Akshatha for you comments, and congrats on your new born.


  35. Posted by Akshatha Saurav on September 2, 2008 at 8:29 am

    thanks a ton for the lyrics. my mom, my grandma used to sing this song for my lil sister when i was small. now i have a 1 month old son n wanna sing it for him..


  36. Posted by meeraghu on August 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Congrats Dharma. I haven’t seen this song anywhere on the web. Many have requested for an English version, I just have to find time to translate.

    Thanks for your comments.


  37. Posted by Dharma on August 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    My mother used to sing this song for me and my brother when we were kids. And Krishnashtami is a major celebrations in our home in Mlore with bhajans and midnight pooja, argya and phalara in the early hours.

    This year, however, I am far away in London without access to many of these things. I was desperately searching for this song because I wanted to sing this song for Krishna and my to-be-born baby. I am so glad i found it here!

    Thanks a lot!!!


  38. Posted by baaji on August 22, 2008 at 3:47 am

    we do perform gokulashtami amd my mother aged 83 years sings this song

    as i was eeing these in my computer i could recoleect my mothers song

    thanks a lot.


  39. Posted by Veena Rao on August 20, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Hai Meera,

    Txs for giving a good song. I have baby of 10 months.


  40. Posted by meeraghu on August 19, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Hi Shobana,
    I will post the lyrics when I get a few minutes time.


  41. Posted by Shobana on August 19, 2008 at 4:29 am


    I cant read kannada but have been desperately looking for the lyrics of this song, can someone please, please publish it in English? Thanks a ton!


  42. Posted by meeraghu on August 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Yes, my Mom and my Grandmother used to sing this when my Daughter was born. They also used to sing this during Shri Krishnastami, and that’s why I decided to add this on the occassion of Lord Krishna’s B-Day.


  43. Posted by Venkatesh Rao on August 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Super song !!


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