કૃષ્ણાશ્રય

कृष्णाश्रय

सर्वमार्गेषुनष्टेषु कलौ च खलधर्मिणि |
पाषण्डप्रचुरेलोके कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||१||

म्लेच्छाक्रान्तेषुदेशेषु पापैकनिलयेषु च |
सत्पीडाव्यग्रलोकेषु कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||२||

गङ्गादितीर्थवर्येषु दुष्टैरेवावृतेष्विह |
तिरोहिताधिदैवेषु कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||३||

अहङ्कारविमूढेषु सत्सु पापानुवर्तीषु |
लाभपूजार्थयत्नेषु कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||४||

अपरिज्ञाननष्टेषु मन्त्रेष्वव्रतयोगिषु |
तिरोहितार्थदेवेषु कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||५||

नानावादविनष्टेषु सर्वकर्मव्रतादिषु |
पाखण्डैक प्रयत्नेषु कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||६||

अजामिलादिदोषाणां नाशकोनुभवे स्थितः |
ज्ञापिताखिल-माहात्म्यः कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||७||

प्राकृताः सकला देवाः गणितानान्द-कं बृहत् |
पूर्णानन्दो हरिस्तस्मात् कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||८||

विवेकधैर्य-भक्त्यादिरहितस्य विशेषतः |
पापासक्तस्य दीनस्य कृष्ण एव गतिर्मम ||९||

सर्वसामर्थ्यसहितः सर्वत्रैवाखिलार्थकृत् |
शरणस्थ-समुद्धारं कृष्ण विज्ञापयाम्यहं ||१०||

कृष्णाश्रयमिदं स्तोत्रं यः पठेत् कृष्णसन्निधौ |
तस्याश्रयो भवेत् कृष्ण इति श्रीवल्लभोब्रवीत् ||११||

Gujarati Padyanuvad (Poetic Transliteration) – કૃષ્ણાશ્રય

સર્વ માર્ગો નાશ પામ્યે, કલિમાં ખલધર્મીલા;
પાખંડ પ્રસર્યે લોકે, કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૧

મ્લેચ્છે દબાયેલા દેશે, પાપને એક ધામ એ;
સાધુ પીડે વ્યગ્ર લોકે, કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૨

ગંગા આદિ મહાતીર્થો, ઘેરાયે દુષ્ટથી હવાં;
તિરોહિતા થયા દેવ, કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૩

અહંકારથી મૂઢાત્મા , ડૂબ્યા સાધુય પાપમાં,
મથે લાભ-પૂજાર્થે, ત્યહાં કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૪

મંત્રો અવ્રતી યોગીના અજ્ઞાને નાશ પામવે,
આથમ્યે અર્થ ને દેવ, કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૫

નાના વાદે નાશ પામ્યે, કર્મ તથા વ્રતાદિ સૌ;
પ્રવર્તે એક પાખંડ, કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૬

અજામિલાદિના દોષો ધોયા, આવ્યા અનુભવે;
દાખવ્યો મહિમા સૌ તે, કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૭

ગણ્યો આનંદ અક્ષરનો અન્ય દેવોય પ્રાકૃત,
પૂર્ણાનંદ હરિ છે તો કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૮

વિવેકધૈર્ય-ભક્ત્યાદિ વિહોણાની વિશેષતઃ;
દીનની-પાપડૂબ્યાની કૃષ્ણ એજ ગતિ મમ .૯

સર્વ સામર્થ્યવંતા ને સદા સૌ અર્થ પૂરતા;
પરમ ઉદ્ધાર શરણીના કૃષ્ણને વીનવું જ હું .૧૦

આ કૃષ્ણાશ્રયનું સ્તોત્ર, પઢે જે કૃષ્ણ સન્નિધે;
ત્હેનું શરણું થાય કૃષ્ણ, એમ શ્રી વલ્લભે કહ્યું .૧૧

Here the great Acharya expounds his reasons for seeking the protection of the Lord Shri Krishna.

 Sarvamargashu nashteshu, kaloucha khaladharmini,

Pasandaprachura lokae, Krishna eva gatirmama. (1)

In this malignant age of Kaliyuga,when all the paths leading to God are obscured, and people are hypocrites, Lord Shri Krushna is my only eternal refuge.

Mlechakranteshu deshashu, papaikanilayashucha,

Satpidavyagralokaeshu, Krshna eva gatirmama. (2)

When the country is afflicted by the “Melachhas” (non-Hindu) and has become an abode of sinners, the good amongst them suffer a great deal. At such a time, the Lord Shri Krushna is my only eternal refuge.

 Gangaditirthavaryashu, dushtairavavrutashvih,

Tirohitadhidaiveshu, Krishna eva gatirmama. (3)

When holy places, such as the Ganges, are surrounded by wicked people, and the gods that reside in such places have abandoned them, Lord Shri Krushna is my only eternal refuge.

Ahankaravimudhashu, satsu papanivartishu,

Labhapujarthayatneshu, Krishna eva gatirmama. (4)

When even the intelligent people are full of pride and are following the path of wickedness, and, when all worship of the Gods is done purely for selfish benefit, let Lord Shri Krushna be my only eternal refuge.

Aprijayananashtashu, mantrashvavratayogishu,

Tirohitarthadaiveshu, Krishna eva gatirmama. (5)

When the true knowledge of the Vedas and other scriptures has been forgotten, when, by chanting great mantras we are unable to invoke the Gods of the respective mantras*, at such a time, Lord Shri Krushna is my only eternal refuge.

( * Gods will only answer mantras and prayers when the devotee prays with true devotion, devoid of all hypocrisy, false pride and selfishness. As stated in the shlokas above, this has already occurred amongst the best of us. As a direct result of this, the Gods have abandoned their respective abodes (holy places, temples, rivers, lakes etc.) and mantras. This is all due to the evil effects of the Kali Yuga and how that has affected the minds of all people. )

Nanavadavinashtashu, sarvakarmavratadishu,

Pashandaika prayatneshu, Krishna eva gatirmama. (6)

When sectarian ideas are splitting us apart, when all good and pious karmas are also done with hypocrisy at their heart, let Lord Shri Krushna be my only eternal refuge.

 Ajamiladhidoshanam, nashakonubhave sthitah,

Jyapitakhilamahatmyah, Krishna eva gatirmama. (7)

Lord Shri Krshna is kind and benevolent. Out of infinite kindness, He has destroyed a multitude of sins of such evil sinners as Ajamil ! And all this for accidentally reciting His holy name ! Let such great Lord Shri Krushna be my only eternal refuge.

 Prakrutahsakala deva, ganitanandakam bruhat,

Purnanado haristasmat, Krishna eva gatirmama. (8)

All lesser deities are embodiment of the prakriti, and are hence limited in their power. Even the greater Gods and demi gods can only bestow limited amount of bliss and happiness. Only the Lord Hari is capable of bestowing infinite bliss. Hence, let Lord Shri Krushna be my only eternal refuge.

 Vivekadhirayabhatyadi rahitasya vishashatah,

Papasaktasya dinasya, Krishna eva gatirmama. (9)

My Lord, I am bereft of “vivek”, ie power of discrimination, and I have no “dhairya” ie patience. I am addicted to sinful actions and am a wretch beyond description. Yet, with a sincere heart I request the Lord Shri Krushna to be my only eternal refuge.

 Sarvasamarthyasahitah, sarvatraivakhilarthakrut,

Sharanasthasamudharam, Krishna vigya payamyaham. (10)

Lord Krushna, who is omnipotent, omnipresent and saviour of all those who seek His protection, unto that great Lord, I submit this request for my “ashraya” ie refuge.

 Krishnashryamidam stotram, yah pathete Krishnasannidhau,

Tasyashrayo bhavet Krishna, ite Shri Vallabhobravit. (11)

He who recites this Krushnashraya (prayer seeking refuge of the Lord Shri Krushna) in the presence of the Lord, will be graced with divine protection, so sayeth Shri Vallabhacharyaji.

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