Main Naahin Maakhan Khaayo

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"Main Naahin Maakhan Khaayo"
Language Braj Bhasa
Genre Classical
Length 3:20
Songwriter(s) Surdas

Main Naahin Maakhan Khaayo is a popular Indian bhajan, a Hindu devotional song written by 15th-century mystic-poet, Surdas set to Raga Ramkali.[1][2] It is written in Braj Bhasha, a dialect of Hindi native to Braja, and epitomizes Vātsalya (Parental Love) Rasa describing an episode from the lilas of Krishna.

The bhajan was popularised by singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Anup Jalota and Kundan Lal Saigal. [3]


Lord Krishna says to his mother that he did not steal the butter. A very popular bhajan, the naughty child Krishna was caught with freshly churned butter by his mother Yashoda, with some still on his face. He claims:

O Mother mine, believe me, I have not eaten the butter
These friends of mine, out of sheer spite, spread some butter on my face


  1. ^ Usha Ramdas (2010-03-05). "Arts : Imaginative concepts". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Bollywood's firang fascination -". The Times Of India. 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Tribute: King of pain". The Tribune. January 16, 2005.