Album: K (1996)
Charted: 7


  • 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

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  • Lige from Jefferson City, MissouriWonderful song!
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