The Mukunda-mālā-stotram is one of Vaiṣṇavism’s most beloved devotional prayers, composed by King Kulaśekhara. As the seventh of the twelve Āḻvārs, the mystic bhakti saints of South India, he played a pivotal role in the revival of bhakti and served as an inspiration for Śrī Rāmānujācārya’s Sri Sampradāya.
This prayer is a celebration of śaraṇāgati, perfect surrender to the Lord, and reminds us to strive for unceasing remembrance of the Lord at all times and places. King Kulaśekhara speaks of the misery of the soul trapped in this world, with its many trials and tribulations, all the while reminding us all that the Supreme Lord, Śrīman Nārāyaṇa, is the only means of liberation from this otherwise endless predicament.
It asks Mukunda, the Lord as the granter of liberation, to give the self-proclaimed unworthy author freedom from the cycle of birth and death. Accompanied by the enlightening commentaries of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, this is unquestionably a must-read for all aspiring Vaiṣṇavas.
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is a God-realised spiritual Master whose commentaries on scriptures like the Bhagavad Gītā, the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam and many more have touched the hearts of thousands, inspiring them to a life of devotion and service to God and humanity.