Govinda is one of the many names of Lord Krishna. The lyrics of the song are said have been taken from a Sanskrit devotional song to Krishna previously recorded by singers from Radha Krsna Temple in a 1970 album produced by George Harrison. Crispian Mills mentioned it was an improvisation of a Hindu prayer to Krishna.
The lyrics are mainly made up of the different names for Krishna: Govinda, Gopala, Radharamana, Nrsinghadev, and Gaura Hari.
It is the only British Top 10 hit to to have been sung entirely in Sanskrit.
"Govinda" was the second single off Kula Shaker's debut album K. An alternate version of the song - "Govinda '97, Hari And St. George" appeared on the Summer Sun EP.
Suggestion credit: Radhika - Gurgaon, India, for all above