Sri Sai Saranam Stotram
Prayer of refuge to Sri Sai Baba
(Here is a very great and soulful prayer addressed to the Saibaba of Shirdi. IN essence it says even for the worst possible human being who does not have any refuge whatsoever , Sai Baba is the refuge. This prayer was to me by Sri.A.V.Sundaram, from a book of Thursday prayers at Shirdi. I felt at great peace after translating this great prayer. I am thankful to Sri.A.V.Sundaram)
1.Sarva sadhanaheenasya , paradheenasya sarvadhaa,
Papapeenasya dheenasya, Sri Sai Saranam mama.
To me who is not having anything , who is always being under control of others,
Who is swollen with sins and who is helpless , Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
2.Samasara –sukha-samprapthi , sanmukhasya viseshatha,
Bahirmukhasya jeevasya , Sri Sai Saranam mama.
For getting pleasure in life , specially with a happy face
To an indifferent being like me , Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
3. Sadaa vishayakamasya , dehaaramasya sarvadhaa ,
Dushta svabhava vamasya , Sri Sai Saranam mama.
Always interested in worldly pleasures and always doing nothing,
And being bad with wicked habits, Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
4.Samsara sarpa drashtasya , Dharma brashtasya durmathe ,
Loukeeka prapthi kashtasya , Sri Sai Saranam Mama.
Being a snake bite to domestic life , who has been banished from religion , who is ignorant ,
And who has difficulty in achieving worldly success, Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
5.Vismrutham sweeya dharmasya , karma mohitha chethasa,
Svaroopa jnana soonyasya , Sri Sai Saranam Mama.
Being one who has forgotten his own wife , one whose heart is deceived by Karma ,
Who is ignorant of the form of god , Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
6.Vishaya krantha dehasya vemukhatha samam they ,
Indarayascha graheethasya , Sri Sai Saranam mama,
Being one with body attached to pleasures, being equal to the mouth of a bird ,
And one being controlled by sense organs , Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
7. Samsara sindhu magnasya , bagnam bhavasya dushkruthe,
Dhurbhava bhagna chithasya , Sri Sai Saranam mama,
Being drowned in ocean of domestic life , who is disappointed and doing evil deeds,
Who has bad inclination and a broken heart , Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
8.Viveka, Dhairya, BHakthyadhi rahithasya nirantharam,
Virudha karu naa sakathe , Sri Sai Saranam Mama.
Being one who is permanently devoid of wisdom, courage and devotion ,
And who cannot give up cowardly acts , Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
9.Sarva sadhana soonyasya , sadhanam Sai yevathu,
Thasmad sarvathmana nithyam , Sri SAi Saranam mama.
When nothing is there with us , Sai becomes everything,
And so all beings daily say, Sri Sai Baba is my refuge.
Thvameva matha cha pitha thvameva , thvameva bandhusha , sakha thvameva ,
Thvameva vidhya, dravinam thvameva , thvameva sarvam mama Sai nadhaa.
You are my mother, you aremy father, you are my relation, you are my friend,
You are my education , You are my wealth , and so Lord SAi, you are my refuge
Kayenavacha manasendrairvaa , budhyathmana vaa prakruthi svabhavath ,
Karomi yadhyath sakalam parasmai , Narayanayethi samarpayami
Whatever is being done by me, my body , words , mind , sense organs, intellect and soul,
Or by my natural inclinations , I surrender all them to Lord Narayana.
Hari Om thath sath, Sri Sai paramathmane nama
Hari and Om are the truth , salutations to the infinite soul Sai
Anatha koti , Brahmanda Nayaka , Maha Rajadhi Raja ,
Maha Samartha Para brahma Sri Sachidananda svaroopa Sadguru,
Sri Sai Nadha Baba Maharaj ki jai.
Victory to Lord of the endless crores of universes , the great king of kings,
The very knowledgeable Divine Brahmam ,one with form of divine joy ,
The great teacher Lord Sai Baba.