Sri Krishnasraya Stotram
(Prayer of Refuge to Krishna)
(This great prayer has been composed by Sri Vallabhacharya who lived in between 1479 -1531 CE.He belonged to Andhra and is the founder of Pushti Samparadaya(the path of grace) of Vaishnavism and the philosophical approach called Shuddadvaitha. In the court of King Krishna Deva Raya , he is supposed to have defeated Many great philosophers and was awarded the title of Acharya. )
1.Sarva margeshu nashteshu kalou kali dharmani,
Pashanda prachgure loke, Krishna yeva gather mama
1.In this age of Kali when all methods have failed,
And world is full of impious people following Dharma of Kali age ,
Krishna is my only refuge/shelter.
2.Mlecha krantheshu deseshu papaika nilayeshu cha ,
Sath peeda vyagra lokeshu , Krishna eva gather mama.
2.In this country of barbarians which stands only for sin,
Where good people are being troubled, Krishna is my only refuge/shelter
3.Ganga theertha varyeshu dushtairevavratheshviha,
Thirohithadhi deiveshu , Krishna eva gather mama.
3.When the sacred waters like Ganges is filled with evil people ,
And when great goods have disappeared , Krishna is my only refuge.
4.Ahankara vimoodeshu sathsupapanu varthishu,
Labha poojartha yathneshu, Krishna eva gather mama.
4.When pious people are filed with pride and are living in sin,
And are trying to earn money through worship, Krishna is my only refuge.
5.Aparijnana nashteshu manthreshu vrutha yogishu,
Thirohithathi deveshu, Krishna eva gather mama.
5,When Manthras , penances and yogic practices are utterly lost ,
And the gods have all disappeared , Krishna is my only refuge.
6.Nana vadha vinashteshu sarva karma vruthadishu ,
Pashandaika prayathneshu , Krishna eva gather mama.
6,When due to several type of arguments all action of penance are lost,
Due to the efforts put by barbarians , Krishna is my only refuge.
7.Ajamiladhi doshaanaam nasakonubhave sthitha,
Jnapithakhilamahathmya , Krishna eva gather mama
7.As you are known as the destroyer of defects of Ajamila and others,
And as you are having a universal uniform greatness, Krishna is my only refuge.
8.Prakruthaa sakalaa devaa ganithanandaka bruhath,
Poornanandho hari sthasmath Krishna eva gather mama.
8.All beings in nature and the devas enjoy limited joy ,
But Lord Hari is one who is full of joy and so Krishna is my only refuge.
9.Viveka dairya bhakthyadhi rahithasya viseshatha,
Papasakthasya dheenasya , Krishna eva gather mama.
9.I do not have wisdom, courage as well as devotion ,
And am attracted by sins nd wretched and si Kishna is my only refuge .
10.Sarva samarthya sahitha sarvathraivakilarthakruth ,
Sararthi samuddhram, Krishnam vijnapyamaham.
10.I am praying that Krishna because with complete ability,
He protects all those who completely surrender to him.
11,Krishasrayamidham stotram Ya padeth Krishna sannidhau,
THasyaa asrayo bhaveth Krishna , ithi Sri Vallabho abravith.
11.To those who read this prayer of refuge to Krishna before Krishna,
Krishna would become their refuge says Sri Vallabhacharya.