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Quem é Nrsimhadeva?

SRI NRSIMHADEVA

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SRILA BHAKTIVEDANTA NARAYANA MAHARAJA

Quem é Nrsimhadeva?

“Hoje é o dia auspicioso do aparecimento do Senhor Nrsimhadeva. Quem é Nrsimhadeva? Ele é o próprio Krsna:

kesava dhrta narahari rupa

Krsna Kesava, Ele é o mesmo Kesava, mas não diretamente. Ele é não outro que não o cakra. O cakra de Krsna (arma em forma de roda ou disco) se tornou Nrsimhadeva, e onde quer que haja uma instalação do cakra de um templo, as preces são oferecidas para Nrsimhadeva.
A principal misericórdia do Senhor Nrsimhadeva é proteger os devotos. O cakra que salvou Ambarisa Maharaja era o próprio Nrsimhadeva, assim como o cakra que matou Sisupala também era Nrsimhadeva, pois não há diferença entre o Senhor Nrsimhadeva e o cakra. Todos os instrumentos (armas) nas mãos de Krsna se manifestam como Suas encarnações, encarnações de Visnu. Também pode ser dito que Suas encarnações são manifestações de Baladeva Prabhu.

Se você tiver qualquer dificuldade ou problema causado por demônios ou outros e chamar Nrsimhadeva, Ele irá vir e lhe salvar. Os vaisnavas têm, portanto, uma consideração especial por Nrsimhadeva. Nós não adoramos outras encarnações como Vamanadeva, Kurmadeva ou Kalki, mas adoramos Nrsimhadeva”.1

Sobre Sri Prahlada


“Quando Prahlada Maharaja voltou da escola dos professores ateístas Sanda e Amarka e falou ao seu pai sobre os princípios da consciência de Krsna, seu pai com raiva disse aos professores: ‘Vou cortar suas cabeças. Por que vocês ensinaram a Prahlada sobre serviço devocional a Visnu?’. Os professores responderam tremendo: ‘Não ensinamos isto a Prahlada. Não sabemos porque ele está falando sobre isso. Você pode perguntar a ele se nós lhe ensinamos isso’. Hiranyakasipu se voltou para Prahlada e perguntou: ‘Onde você aprendeu isto? Se estes dois não lhe falaram essas coisas, então quem falou? Por que você está corajosamente falando coisas sobre rendição a Visnu, meu inimigo?’.

Prahlada começou a responder: ‘Sim, vocês são cegos – esses professores e você. Vocês são demônios. Se vocês não tomam a poeira dos pés de lótus dos devotos Vaisnavas altamente qualificados sobre suas cabeças como ornamentos, a sua assim chamada inteligência irá lhe enviar para o inferno. Os assim chamados guru e discípulo irão ambos para o inferno’.

Hiranyakasipu ficou muito furioso e, pegando sua espada e maça, ordenou aos seus homens: ‘Tragam elefantes loucos e cobras venenosas e joguem sobre ele, de forma que o matem! Tragam veneno e dêem a ele a força! Tragam minha irmã para colocar fogo nele. Joguem-no de uma montanha no oceano e amarrem uma pedra para que ele se afogue!’. Eles fizeram isto, milhares de soldados vieram matá-lo, mas não puderam atingir o resultado esperado. Hiranyakasipu tornou-se ansioso e com medo, enquanto pensava: ‘Queria matá-lo, mas ele não está morrendo. E pode ser que eu seja morto por ele’. Sanda e Amarka chegaram e o consolaram dizendo: ‘Não se preocupe, você controlou Indra e todos os outros semideuses. Prahlada é como um mosquito comparado a eles. Por que você está tão ansioso? Espere um pouco que nosso pai Sukracarya saiu para meditar. Ele retornará em breve e fará de Prahlada um garoto muito bom. Não se preocupe’.

Eles levaram Prahlada com eles para a escola e começaram a lhe ensinar política, duplicidade, hipocrisia, diplomacia, como ganhar dinheiro e como governar um país – dividir e controlar. Prahlada não dizia nada nas aulas, simplesmente se lembrava de seu Senhor Krsna.
Um dia os professores disseram para Prahlada: ‘Vamos sair para um trabalho importante, então, por algum tempo, você deve tomar conta desses meninos como um monitor. Voltaremos logo’. Na ausência dos professores, os meninos começaram a brincar aqui e ali. Prahlada pediu a eles: ‘Não façam isso. Por favor, escutem pois vou falar algo que vai tornar suas vidas felizes’. (…)

Sri Prahlada lhes disse: ‘Se vocês não aceitarem a consciência de Krsna agora, então, mais tarde, como serão capazes de abandonar a absorção na sua vida de casados e em seus filhos pequenos? Se o seu pai for muito velho, como você será capaz de o abandonar? Seu filho pequeno irá lhe chamar muito amorosamente: papai, mamãe. Como você será capaz de abandonar a absorção neles? Seus belos jardins e belos cachorros – como você irá os abandonar? É melhor abandonar tudo que é material e cantar e lembrar-se do Senhor Krsna. Se vocês querem ser felizes, então pratiquem bhakti-yoga, serviço devocional ao Senhor Krsna’.

Os estudantes perguntaram: ‘Prahlada, você sempre assiste as aulas de Sanda e Amarka, então onde aprendeu esta filosofia?’

Prahlada Maharaja respondeu: ‘Nunca aprendi nada com esses falsos gurus. Meu guru é Sri Narada Rsi. Quando eu estava no ventre da minha mãe, aprendi toda essa filosofia de Sri Narada’. Então ele perguntou: ‘Vocês estão convencidos?’.

As crianças responderam: ‘Oh sim, estamos todos convencidos’.

‘Então venham comigo fazer sankirtana, o canto congregacional dos santos nomes do Senhor’. Prahlada então começou o sankirtana.

[Os devotos presentes na aula de Srila Narayana Maharaja também começaram o kirtana, mas foram interrompidos pela voz alta de Sripad Asrama Maharaja representando Hiranyakasipu, que foi, por sua vez, dilacerado por Sripad Mahibharata dasa representando o Senhor Nrsimhadeva numa peça de dois minutos.]

Obrigado pela sua bela demonstração. Em um momento, o Senhor Nrsimhadeva tirou os intestinos de Hiranyakasipu e colocou-os em torno de Seu pescoço começando a rugir. Sua juba começou a voar no ar e fez com que parecesse que o mundo inteiro estava terminando. Ele estava tão furioso que o Senhor Brahma, o Senhor Sankara, Sri Laksmi devi e todas as outras grandes personalidades que chegaram para assistir a cena pensaram: ‘Oh, ele irá destruir o universo inteiro.’ Eles pediram ao Senhor Brahma: ‘Você é filho dEle, você deve ir e apaziguá-lo’. O Senhor Brahma fez uma objeção: ‘Oh, desta vez eu não posso ir’.

Os semideuses então pediram que o Senhor Sankara apaziguasse o Senhor, mas ele disse: ‘Eu não posso ir’. Depois eles perguntaram a Laksmi devi: ‘Laksmi Devi, você está sempre O servindo e massageando no mundo espiritual. Por favor, vá e acalme-O’. Ela respondeu: ‘Hoje eu não posso ir’. Brahma e outros então pediram a Prahlada: ‘Você pode fazê-lo, você deve ir’.

Ouvindo isto Prahlada, mui corajosamente e sem nenhum medo, pulou no colo do Senhor Nrsimhadeva. Ao ver Prahlada, o Senhor Nrsimhadeva começou a chorar pesaroso com muitas lágrimas fluindo de Seus olhos. Ele começou a lamber o corpo de Prahlada, como uma leoa lambe sua cria – porque ele estava na sua forma metade animal e metade leão. Após isto Ele falou a Prahlada: ‘Estou muito desconcertado que eu Me atrasei. Seu pai lhe causou tantos problemas – ele até mesmo tentou lhe matar – e Eu Me atrasei. Perdoe-Me por este atraso e receba qualquer benção que você quiser’.

Prahlada Maharaja disse: ‘Não sou um comerciante. Não quero pedir nada ou aceitar qualquer benção em troca pelo meu serviço a Você’.
‘Prahlada você deve pedir uma benção, porque você ter me visto não deve ser em vão. Você pode pedir qualquer benção – para Me satisfazer; senão Eu não ficarei satisfeito’. Prahlada disse: ‘Por favor, perdoe meu pai e o libere’.

‘Está feito’.

‘Como está feito?’

‘Vinte e uma gerações de um uttama-adhikari, classe de Vaisnava mais elevada, serão liberados, mesmo se as gerações de membros familiares sejam não-devotos. Para aqueles que são madhyama-adhikari, devotos da segunda-classe, seus antepassados de catorze gerações serão liberados. Mesmo que a pessoa seja um kanistha, um devoto neófito, mas que sinceramente cante e se lembre de Krsna, então sete gerações serão facilmente liberadas. Seu pai está na primeira geração, portanto, ele será certamente liberado. Agora peça uma benção’.

Prahlada disse: ‘Se Você quer me dar uma benção, permita que eu viva neste mundo por muitos anos sofrendo os problemas que todos receberam devido às reações das suas atividades pecaminosas, e a dor da interminável cadeia de nascimentos e mortes – assim todos serão liberados, dos mais caídos aos mais elevados’.

‘Como pode ser isto?’, o Senhor Nrsimhadeva perguntou.

Sri Prahlada disse: ‘Você pode fazer isto muito facilmente, porque Você vem pelos seus devotos. Todos os seres vivos são partes integrantes de Você e Seus servos eternos. Desta forma eu sei que Você pode certamente liberá-los’.

O Senhor Nrsimhadeva disse: ‘Se alguém ouvir, lembrar ou contar aos outros sobre nossos passatempos, tal pessoa será certamente liberada. Ela será gradualmente liberada – primeiro abrigando-se em Sri Gurudeva através de instrução e iniciação’.

Sri Prahlada Maharaja jamais pediu salvação ou ayujya mukti, a liberação impessoal de se fundir na refulgência do Senhor Supremo. Ele rejeitou tudo que era material e, portanto, ele é um parama-bhagavata de alta classe, um grande devoto. Nrsimhadeva lhe disse: ‘Você será o exemplo ideal’.

As pessoas irão dizer: ‘Sempre seja um grande devoto como Prahlada Maharaja’ ou ainda ‘Ele é um devoto como Prahlada Maharaja’. Sempre que o assunto sobre bhakti, serviço devocional puro surgir, as pessoas dirão: “Oh, Prahlada Maharaja era um maha-bhagavata, um devoto puro. Tantas dificuldades ocorreram em sua vida, mas ele tolerou todas elas. Ele nuncou amaldiçou seu pai ou respondeu com palavras grosseiras’.

Devemos tentar realizar essas verdade e praticar bhakti-yoga como Prahlada Maharaja. (…)

Por que o Senhor Nrsimhadeva apareceu de um pilar? Ele agiu assim para tornar verdadeiras as palavras de seu devoto. Antes de ser morto, Hiranyakasipu perguntara a Prahlada: ‘Onde está o seu Senhor? Você já O viu?’. Prahlada respondeu: “Oh sim, Ele está em toda parte. Não existe lugar em que Ele não esteja. Ele está no interior do átomo, no coração das entidades vivas – em todos os lugares’.

Você acredita nisso?

[Devotos:] Sim.

Então saibam que o Senhor Krsna está vendo vocês, em toda parte e em todas as circunstâncias. Se você está roubando ou fazendo algo sem sentido, as outras pessoas podem não perceber o que você está fazendo, mas Ele sabe. Ele está em todos os lugares.

Então Hiranyakasipu falou: ‘Ele está nesse pilar?’. Prahlada respondeu: ‘Certamente’. Hiranyakasipu então ergueu sua maça e golpeou o pilar. Um rugido alto veio do pilar. Hiranyakasipu assustado começou a olhar em volta: ‘De onde este som está vindo?’. Então Ele viu que vinha do pilar.

O Senhor Nrsimhadeva é tão misericordioso que veio para cumprir a maldição dada pelos Quatro Kumaras para Jaya e Vijaya, os dois guardiões do portão de Vaikuntha. Eles tinham sido almadiçoados a vir a este mundo como Hiranyakasipu e seu irmão e para cumprir também a benção que Brahma deu para Hiranyakasipu. Hiranyakasipu não podia ser morto pela criação de ninguém, nem dia nem de noite, em nenhum mês do ano, nem por nenhuma arma. Para tornar as palavras do Senhor Brahma verdadeiras, o Senhor Nrsimhadeva no por do sol, que não é nem dia nem noite. Ele não morreu nem no céu nem na terra, pois o Senhor Nrsimhadeva o ergueu e colocou em Seu colo. Ele não morreu nem dentro nem fora de um cômodo, pois o Senhor Nrsimhadeva matou-o na escada da porta. E ele não morreu por qualquer arma, pois o Senhor Nrsimhadeva o matou com Suas unhas. Ele rasgou Hiranyakasipu e pegou seus intestinos.

Então o Senhor Nrsimhadeva saiu do pilar e Hiranyakasipu viu que Ele está em toda parte. Você pode pensar: ‘Estou sozinho quando faço coisas sem sentido’, mas Ele verá. Seus olhos são o sol e a lua e Ele está em todos os átomos do ar.

O Senhor Nrsimhadeva queria testar Prahlada oferecendo-lhe bençãos, para ver se ele queria ser enganado por elas. O Senhor lhe ofereceu sayujya-mukti que fora dada a Sisupala. Ele ofereceu-lhe a salvação quetantos sábios e Maharsis, reis santos, na linha de Sankaracarya não podem atingir em milhares de nascimentos. Nrsimhadeva poderia dar isto mui facilmente a Prahlada, mas Prahlada recusou tudo isso. Ele repetidamente pediu que Prahlada aceitasse, mas ele recusou.

Prahlada disse: ‘Não sou um negociante. Não aceitarei uma benção em troca do meu serviço a Você. O que falar de sayujya- mukti, liberação impessoal, nem sequer tenho um desejo pessoal de estar nos planetas espirituais de Vaikuntha. Não quero nenhuma remuneração’.

O Senhor Nrsimhadeva perguntou: ‘O que você quer?’. Sri Prahlada falou: ‘Por favor, seja misericordioso com todas as entidades vivas. Assim ficarei satisfeito e Você também ficará satisfeito. Porque Você é bhakta-vatsala, Você tem um desejo ilimitado de satisfazer Seus devotos e sabe que todos os seres vivos são Seus servos eternos, por favor, seja misericordioso e dê essa benção a todos. E, se Você quiser, eu ficarei aqui neste mundo para sempre sofrendo todas as reações pecaminosas deles. Ó, Acyuta, Senhor infalível, não me importo de aceitar centenas de milhares de nascimentos – mas quero que, onde quer que eu esteja, possa receber a associação elevada dos Seus devotos puros e sempre Lhe adorar. Não quero nada mais’.

Sri Laksmi devi, Garuda, o Senhor Brahma, o Senhor Sankara e muitas outras grandes personalidades estavam presentes, mas o Senhor Nrsimhadeva deu preferência a Prahlada Maharaja. Ele disse: ‘Não pude enganá-lo. Você Me conquistou. Eu não favoreço Sankarsana, Minha Laksmi devi, Meu mensageiro e carregador Garuda ou o Senhor Brahma tanto quanto Eu favoreço Você’.

Sri Prahlada Maharaja nunca se preocupou com qualquer problema que surgiu em sua vida e cumpriu sua missão em um período muito curto. Seu pai queria matá-lo, mas ele nunca se preocupou. Se a morte está para vir, ela virá; e você não será capaz de fazer nada para se proteger. Prahlada Maharaja era muito corajoso; vocês também devem ser como ele. Estou falando todas essas verdades para vocês. Se a morte está vindo, ou se tantos problemas e sofrimentos estão vindo, tente manter seus pés sobre as cabeças de todos eles. Não se exaspere. Tente fazer bhajana, cantar e se lembrar de Krsna sem nenhuma hesitação e sem considerar nenhum obstáculo. Este é o ensinamento de Sri Prahlada Maharaja”. 2



Jaya Srila Gurudeva pativa pavana !!!

Nrsimhadeva



A história da encarnação do Senhor Krsna como o Senhor Nrsimhadeva é muito bela, e retrata fortemente o amor e proteção de Deus por seu devoto puro e sincero. Como Nrsimhadeva, ou Nrsimhadeva-Bhagavan, Deus (Bhagavan) demostra Sua mais terrível ira a quem importuna e age de forma melevolente contra as entidades de bom coração e devoção amorosa, defendendo Bhakta Prahlada de seu pai demoníaco, Hiranyakashipur. Por isso, o Senhor Nrsimhadeva é a encarnação de Krsna mais invocado pelo devoto quando se trata de proteção: seja espiritual ou material.


Aqui um resumo dessa história:

Hiranyaksa foi morto pela encarnação de Vishnu conhecida como Senhor Varaha. Conseqüentemente, seu irmão, Hiranyakasipu, o rei dos demônios, ficou muito determinado em se tornar o imperador do universo inteiro e se vingar da morte de seu irmão. Por causa de seu grande poder, ele executou muitas austeridades. Esta penitência foi tão severa que perturbou os semideuses. De fato, os semideuses pediram ao Senhor Brahma para pará-lo. O chefe dos semideuses, Senhor Brahma, assim descendeu para pacificá-lo concedendo-lhe uma benção de sua escolha.

"Por favor conceda-me que eu nunca seja morto por nenhuma entidade viva," pediu Hiranyakasipu, "que eu não morra dentro ou fora de nenhuma residência, durante o dia ou noite, nem no chão, nem no céu; que eu não seja morto por nenhuma criação sua, nem por nenhuma arma, nem por qualquer ser humano ou animal naturalmente, que eu não conheça a morte por nenhuma entidade, sendo móvel ou imóvel; que eu não tenha rival; que eu seja o único dominador sobre todas as entidades e deidades superintendentes, e que eu adquira todos os poderes místicos." Depois de Brahma ter concedido a ele todos esses pedidos, Hiranyakasipu muito rapidamente conquistou todos os planetas do universo, e tomou a residência no palácio do Senhor Indra, o rei dos semideuses, forçando-os a se curvar diante seus pés. Ele, ainda, roubava as oblações feitas aos semideuses. Intoxicado fisicamente pelo vinho e mentalmente pelo poder, Hiranyakasipu reinou o universo muito duramente. Durante esta época, sua rainha, Kayadhu, voltou ao palácio de seu esposo e deu a ele, um filho, Prahlada. Ele era o reservatório de todas as qualidades transcendentais pois era um devoto puro do Senhor Vishnu. Determinado a entender a Verdade Absoluta, ele tinha completo controle de todos seus sentidos e mente, ele era muito bondoso com todas as entidades vivas e o melhor amigo de todos. Para respeitáveis pessoas ele se comportava justamente como um servo pacífico, para os pobres ele era como um pai, e para o restante era sempre como um simpático irmão. Sempre muito humilde, ele considerava seus professores e mestres espirituais tão bons quanto o próprio Senhor. De fato, ele era completamente livre de orgulho e que mesmo tendo nascido no meio da riqueza, beleza, e aristocracia. Hiranyakasipu queria criar seu filho como um poderoso demônio, mas Prahlada somente queria aprender sobre serviço devocional ao Senhor Vishnu. Depois de Prahlada ter freqüentado a escola por algum tempo, Hiranyakasipu o tomou em seu colo e afetuosamente pediu, "Meu querido filho, por favor me diga qual seu assunto favorito na escola."

Sem medo, Prahlada disse, "Ouvir (sravanam) e cantar (kirtanam) os santos nomes, formas, qualidades, parafernália, e passatempos do Senhor Supremo; lembrando (smaranam) deles; servindo os pés de lótus do Senhor (pada-sevanam); oferecendo ao Senhor respeitosas reverências e adoração nos seus dezesseis tipos de parafernália (arcanam); oferecendo orações ao Senhor (vandanam); tornando-se Seu servo (dasyam); considerando o Senhor como o melhor amigo (sakhyam); e se rendendo a Ele (atma-nivedanam, em outras palavras, servindo-O com seu corpo, mente e palavras); estes nove processos são conhecidos como serviço devocional puro, e eu considero qualquer um que tenha se dedicado ao serviço ao Senhor Vishnu através desses nove métodos sendo a pessoa mais erudita, por ele ter adquirido conhecimento completo."

Cego de ódio, Hiranyakasipu lançou Prahlada do seu colo ao chão. "Servos! Leve-o daqui e mate de uma vez!" ele gritou. Porém, Prahlada sentou em silêncio e meditou na Personalidade de Deus, e as armas dos demônios não faziam efeito nele. Vendo isto, Hiranyakasipu ficou com medo e planejou diversos modos de matar seu filho. Seus servos lançaram Prahlada por baixo dos pés de um elefante; eles o lançaram no meio de temerosas e venenosas cobras; eles o lançaram muitos feitiços; eles o atiraram de um topo de montanha; eles deram veneno a ele; eles o deixaram com fome; eles o expuseram ao rígido frio, ventanias, fogo e água; eles atiraram fortes pedras para esmagá-lo. Hiranyakasipu então mandou sua irmã Holika queimá-lo, mas ela é quem foi queimada. Mas, apesar de tudo, Prahlada estava simplesmente absorto em pensar em Vishnu, e assim ele permaneceu são e salvo. Hiranyakasipu ficou muito inquieto pensando em qual seria o próximo plano. "Você diz que há um ser superior a mim," disse Hiranyakasipu, "mas onde está Ele? Se Ele está presente em todos os lugares, então por que Ele não está presente nesta pilastra diante a você? Você acha que ele está neste pilar?" "Sim," Prahlada respondeu, "Ele está." A raiva de Hiranyakasipu crescia mais e mais. "Por falar de coisas sem sentido, eu irei cortar sua cabeça do seu corpo. Agora deixe-me ver seu mais adorável Senhor protegendo você. Eu quero vê-lO." Amaldiçoando-o cada vez mais, Hiranyakasipu tomou sua espada, saiu de seu trono, e com grande fúria golpeou primeiro no meio da pilastra. Então, do meio do pilar que ele acabara de cortar apareceu uma maravilhosa forma metade homem, metade leão nunca vista antes. A forma do Senhor era extremamente bela por causa de Seus olhos furiosos, o qual pareciam com ouro fundido; Sua juba brilhante, a qual expandia a refulgência de Sua temerosa face; Seus dentes fatais; e Sua língua afiada como navalha. Senhor Nrsimha então procedeu a batalha com Hiranyakasipu. Finalmente, Senhor Nrsimha capturou Hiranyakasipu o colocou em Seu colo, na porta de entrada de seu palácio. Ele então rasgou o demônio em pedaços com algumas de Suas muitas, muitas mãos e poderosas unhas. A boca do Senhor Nrsimha e juba se tornavam regadas com gotas de sangue, e Seus ferozes olhos, cheios de fúria, eram impossíveis de olhar. Lambendo a margem de Sua boca com Sua língua, o Supremo Senhor, O decorou Ele mesmo com uma guirlanda feita com os intestinos retirados de Hiranyakasipu. Senhor Nrsimha arrancou o coração de Hiranyakasipu e finalmente o lançou aparte e destruiu um exército dos seguidores de Hiranyakasipu. Pela Sua transcendental inteligência, Senhor Nrsimhadeva foi capaz de matar Hiranyakasipu sem contradizer nenhuma das bênçãos dadas pelo Senhor Brahma. A execução não foi nem dentro ou fora, mas na entrada; nem na terra nem no céu, mas no colo do Senhor; nem durante o dia, nem durante a noite, mas no crepúsculo; nem por homem, besta, ou semideus nem por qualquer ser criado, mas pela Personalidade de Deus; e nem por nenhuma arma, mas pelas mãos de lótus do Senhor, aliviando todo o universo das atividades demoníacas de Hiranyakasipu. Tendo sido protegido pelo Senhor, Prahlada Maharaja ofereceu muitas orações ao Senhor com a voz engasgada por amor: "Meu querido Senhor Nrsimhadeva, por favor, por essa razão, permita Sua fúria diminua, agora que meu demoníaco pai Hiranyakasipu foi morto. . . [As pessoas santas] sempre lembrarão da Sua bela e auspiciosa encarnação, para libertá-los do medo. Deste modo, meu Senhor, Você apareceu em variadas encarnações como um ser humano, um animal, um grande santo, um semideus, um peixe ou uma tartaruga, assim mantendo Sua criação em diferentes sistemas planetários e matando os princípios demoníacos." (Veja o Srimad Bhagavatam, 7º Canto, Cap. 1-10).

(fonte: Krishna.com)

Jaya Nrsimhadeva Ki Jaya!!!

S'rî Nrisimha Pranâma

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S'rî Nrisimha Pranâma

'Prayers to Lord Nrisimha'


Intro
(Dm C Bb Am Bb C Dm)

(Dm AmIIDm)
namas te narasimhâya R
My reverence to You Lord Nrsimha,

(Dm C Dm)
prahlâdâhlâda-dâyine R
who pleased Prahlâda Maharâj.

(Dm AmIIDm)
hiranyakas'ipor vaksah- R
who Hiranyakasipor his breast,

(Dm C Dm)
s'ilâ-thanka-nakhâlaye R
stonelike with His nails as chisels.

(Dm AmIIDm)
ito nrisimhah parato nrisimho R
Here Lord Nrsimha, there Lord Nrsimha,

(Dm C Dm)
yato yato yâmi tato nrisimhah R
wherever I go, there Lord Nrsimha,

(Dm AmIIDm)
bahir nrisimho hridaye nrisimho R
Outside Lord Nrsimha, Lord Nrsimha in the heart,

(Dm C Dm)
nrisimham adim s'aranam prapadye R
to Nrsimha the origin, the highest refuge, I surrender.

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(Dm AmII C)
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham
Your hand like a lotus beautiful

(C Dm)
adbhuta-s'ringam
Your nails brilliantly pointed,

(C Am II Dm)
dalita-hiranyakas'ipu-tanu-bhringam
ripped apart Hiranyakasipu, his wasp body.

(BbI)
kes'ava dhrita-narahari-rûpa
Kesava Lord of man, took the form of a lion,

(Dm AmIIC)
jaya jagadîs'a hare
all honor to the Lord of the Universe,

(C AmII)
jaya jagadîs'a hare,
all honor to the Lord of the Universe,

(Bb I C Dm)
jaya jagadîs'a hare R
all honor to the Lord of the Universe,

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(Gm Dm)
jaya nrisimhadeva, jaya nrisimhadeva
All glories to Nrsimhadev , all glories to Nrsimhadev,

(C Dm)
jaya nrisimhadeva, jaya nrisimhadeva R
all glories to Nrsimhadev , all glories to Nrsimhadev.

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(Gm Dm)
jaya prahlâda mahârâja, jaya prahlâda mahârâja
All glories to Prahlâd Mahârâj, all glories to Prahlâd Mahârâj,

(C Dm)
jaya prahlâda mahârâja, jaya prahlâda mahârâja R
All glories to Prahlâd Mahârâj, all glories to Prahlâd Mahârâj,

Exit:
(Dm C Bb Am Bb C Dm)

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Nrisimha-Bhagavân ki...jaya
Prahlâda Mahârâja ki...jaya
Gaur-premânanda Haribol.

TEXT NUMBERS OF THE NAMES

TEXT NUMBERS OF THE NAMES


Each name is followed by it's text number. An asterisk (*) separates each entry.


Abhayankara-simha 118 * Abhista-dayaka 167 * Abhuta 98 * Adbhuta-karma 64 * Adhoksaja 42 * Adhvatita 65 * Adi-deva 23 * Adrpta-nayana 139 * Agalad-vaisnava 79 * Agha-hari 25 * Agha-mardi 127 * Aghora 23 * Aghora-virya 24 * Agni-netra 132 166 * Aho-ratram 89 * Ajaya 23 * Ajita-kari 147 * Akaradi-hakaranta 94 * Akhanda-tattva-rupa 113 * Akrura 21 * Aksa-mali 105 * Aksaya 23 * Aksobhya 62 * Amara-priya 166 * Amita 62 * Amita-tejah 57 * Amitaujah 62 * Amogha 25 * Amrta 62 * Ana 63 * Ana-bhuk 63 * Ana-rupa 63 * Anabher-brahmano-rupa 79 * Anada 63 * Anadi 98 * Anagha 25 * Ananta 47 62 98 * Ananta-gati 117 * Ananta-simha-simha 117 * Anantananta-rupa 52 * Anda-ja 148 * Anekatma 95 * Aniruddha 62 * Antariksa 88 * Antariksa-sthita 116 * Antri-mali 112 * Apamrtyu-vinasa 63 * Apasmara-vighati 63 * Aprameya 62 * Apramita 18 105 * Arakta-rasana 140 * Arupa 22 * Asani-pramita 72 * Asi-carma-dhara 106 * Asirsad-randhra 79 * Astra-rupa 100 * Asura-ghati 153 * Atharva-sirah 72 * Atindriya 151 * Atma-jyotih 92 * Atma-rupa 99 * Atreya 132 * Atta-hasa 7 * Avighna 43 * * Bahu-rupa 100 * Bahu-simha-svarupi 118 * Bahu-srnga 50 * Bahu-yojana-hastanghri 77 * Bahu-yojana-mayata 77 * Bahu-yojana-nasika 77 * Bahu-yojana-vistirna 77 * Bala 28 * Bala-graha-vinasa 161 * Balarama 131 * Bhadra-rupa 101 * Bhairava 112 * Bhakta-vatsala 166 * Bhakti-gamya 145 * Bhargava-rama 130 * Bharta 91 * Bhasa 8 * Bhasaka 73 * Bhava 124 * Bhava-suddha 157 * Bhavisnu 88 * Bhesaja 104 * Bhima-vikramana 146 * Bhisa-daya 146 * Bhisana 112 * Bhisana-bhadra-simha 82 * Bhisma 146 * Bhrajisnu 88 * Bhrgave 45 * Bhu-padmoddharana 68 * Bhuta 44 * Bhuta-garbha-ghrna-nidhi 108 * Bhuta-graha-vinasa 45 * Bhuta-pala 44 * Bhuta-samyaman 45 * Bhuta-vasa 8 44 * Bhuta-vetala-ghata 44 * Bhuta-vigraha 98 * Bhutadhipati 44 * Bhutaghna 43 * Bhuti 44 * Bhuvanaika-simha 83 * Bija 55 * Biji 55 * Brahma 69 * Brahma-brahmatma 70 * Brahma-da 70 * Brahma-garbha 108 * Brahma-rupa 69 * Brahma-rupa-dhara 69 * Brahma-sirah 71 * Brahmacari 133 * Brahmana 70 * Brahmanya 70 * Brahmesa 159 * Brhad-garbha 108 * Brhal-loka 97 * Brhat-simha 115 * Brmhita-bhuta-simha 82 * Buddha 131 * Buddha-rupa 131 * Budhi-priya 158 * * Cakri 20 * Canda 112 * Canda-simha 117 * Catur-atma 95 * Catur-bhuja 95 * Catur-damstra 95 * Catur-murti 95 * Catur-veda-mayottama 95 * Catur-vimsati-rupa 156 * Cid-ambara 32 * Cid-rupa 150 * Citra 54 * Citra-bhanu 54 55 * Citra-kurma 54 * Citra-virya 53 * * Daityari 140 * Daksa 24 * Daksinarya 24 * Damodara 104 * Danavanta-kara 104 * Danda-dhara 112 * Danta 104 * Daya-simha-rupa 168 * Deva 37 51 70 * Deva-devesa 163 * Dhairya 53 * Dhama 102 * Dhamadhipati 102 * Dhananjaya 9 * Dhanvi 9 * Dhanya 9 * Dhara 103 137 * Dharadharagha-dharma 103 * Dharanabhirata 103 * Dharma 41 * Dharma-netra 167 * Dharma-vasa 9 * Dharmadhyaksa 41 * Dharmartha-kama-moksa 157 * Dhata 103 * Dhumra-simha 115 * Dhurandhara 137 * Dhurjit 108 * Dhurta 137 * Dhyana-gamya 102 * Dhyayi 102 * Dhyeya-gamya 102 * Dipta 17 * Dipta-rupa 17 * Disa-srotra 37 * Divya-simha 80 * Drdha 126 * Drpta 139 * Drpta-vaktra 139 * Druma 138 * Duranta 138 * Durasa 139 * Durbheda 139 * Durdana 138 * Durdhara 137 138 * Durita-ksaya 164 * Durlabha 139 * Durmada 138 * Durniriksya 138 * Dusta-graha-nihanta 162 * Dvadasatma 155 * Dvi-srnga 49 * Dvija 132 * * Eka-srnga 49 * Ekatma 95 155 * * Gabhira 66 * Gada-padma-dhara 143 * Gandharva 66 * Garbha 108 * Garistha 57 * Garjita 66 * Garuda-dhvaja 165 * Gati 99 * Gavam-pati 65 * Ghoradhyaksa 24 * Ghoraghora-tara 23 * Go-hita 65 * Gopa 65 * Gopta 91 * Grhastha 133 * Grhesa 159 * Gudakesa 14 * Guha-vasa 135 * Guhya 135 * Guna 10 * Gunaugha 25 * Gupta 135 * Guru 99 135 * * Hanta-kara 94 * Hari 22 75 * Haridra-simha 115 * Harisa 14 * Harta 91 * Hatha 59 * Hayagriva 160 * Hiranya-kavaca 109 * Hiranya-nayana 110 * Hiranya-retah 111 * Hiranya-srnga 111 * Hiranya-vadana 111 * Hiranya-varna-deha 110 * Hiranyagarbha 109 * Hiranyakasipor-hanta 110 * Hiranyaksa-vinasi 110 * Hrsta 56 * Hrt-padma-vasa 68 * * Idya 152 * Ina 152 * Indira-pati 151 * Indranuja 151 * Indriya 151 * Indriya-jna 151 * Isana 79 152 * Isita 152 * Ista-dayi 57 * Isvara 91 * * Jagad-vasya 7 * Jahnavi-janaka 149 * Jala-sayi 52 * Jala-stha-simha 116 * Jala-vasa 7 * Jalesa 15 * Jamadagna 147 * Janardana 149 * Japa-kusuma-varna 148 * Japita 148 * Japya 148 * Jara-janmadi-dura 149 * Jarayuja 148 * Jata-vedah 147 * Jati 147 * Jaya 30 * Jaya-dhvaja 165 * Jihva-raudra 150 * Jisnu 88 * Jita 147 * Jitari 109 * Jiva 147 * Jnana 155 * Jnanatmaka 155 * Jvala-jihva 19 * Jvala-mala-svarupa 19 * Jvali 19 * Jyestha 57 * Jyotih 93 * Jyotir 93 * Jyotisam 93 * * Kacchapa 129 * Kad-rudra 150 * Kala 11 19 * Kala-cakra 20 * Kala-dhvaja 165 * Kala-murti-dhara 19 * Kaladhyaksa 42 * Kalagni-rudra-simha 117 * Kalana 20 * Kalantaka 20 * Kalki 131 * Kalpa 20 * Kalpana 33 * Kalpatita 32 * Kalpita-kalpa-simha 83 * Kama 143 * Kama-pala 143 * Kama-rupa-dhara 144 * Kama-vihara 144 * Kamada-kama-simha 83 * Kamandalu-dhara 113 * Kamesvara 143 * Kami 143 * Kamsa-pradhvamsa-kari 131 * Kanthi-rava 59 * Kapila 132 * Karala-vadana 107 * Karana 91 * Kari-carma-vasana 107 * Karta 91 * Karuna-kara 167 * Karuna-sindhu 164 * Kavi 108 * Kesava 16 * Kesi 14 * Kesi-kantha 58 * Kesi-simha-raka 15 * Khadga-jihva 8 * Khadga-vasa 8 * Khadgi 8 * Khagendra 126 * Khanda-simha 113 * Khatvanga-hasta 126 * Kheta-mudgara-pani 126 * Kiriti 75 * Krama 21 * Kranta-loka-traya 22 * Krpa-kara 93 * Krsna 74 * Krt 20 * Krtagama 97 * Krtaghna 21 * Krtanta 21 * Krtatma 21 * Krtavarta 97 * Krti 21 * Krtivasa 21 * Kruddha 22 * Krura-simha 80 * Ksaya 23 * Ksetra 132 * Ksirabdhi-sayana 134 * Kula 16 * Kundali 75 * Kusesaya 16 * Kusmanda-gana-natha 146 * * Laksa 73 * Laksana 73 * Laksana-jna 73 * Lala 72 * Lalita 72 * Lasad-ghora 24 * Lasad-ripra 74 * Lavanya 73 * Lavitra 73 * Linga 50 * Lipra 74 * Loka-dhara 97 * Loka-guru 96 * Loka-karaka 94 * Loka-karta 97 * Loka-locana 96 * Loka-nayaka 96 * Loka-pati 96 * Loka-priya 96 * Loka-saksi 96 * Loka-svarupa 93 * Lokadhyaksa 41 * Lokaloka-maya 97 * Lokatma 96 * Lokesa 96 * Luntha 59 * * Mada 52 * Madada 52 * Madhava 53 * Madhu-kaitabha-hanta 53 * Madhusudana 163 * Maha-bala 78 * Maha-bhuja 78 * Maha-bhuta 45 * Maha-damstra 56 78 * Maha-deva 51 * Maha-hasa 6 135 * Maha-jihva 38 * Maha-kaya 78 * Maha-maya-prasuta 51 * Maha-nada 78 * Maha-netra 166 * Maha-raudra 78 * Maha-rupa 78 * Maha-simha 75 * Maha-srnga 50 * Maha-teja 55 * Maha-vaktra 78 * Maha-vira 54 * Maha-virya 53 * Mahatma 50 * Mahaujah 130 * Mahesa 159 * Maho-jvala 19 * Mahodara 52 * Mali 26 * Manda 52 * Mangalya 50 * Mani 67 * Manmatha 107 * Manojna 50 * Mantavya 50 * Mantra-raja 60 * Mantra-rupa 100 * Mantri 60 * Manu 62 * Marici 49 * Masa 89 * Mata 99 * Mati 99 * Matsya-svarupa 129 * Matulinga-dhara 51 * Maya 54 * Mayatita 54 * Mayi 51 52 * Megha-nada 25 * Megha-syama 26 * Meghatma 25 * Mitra 42 * Mogha-vahana-rupa 26 * Mrga-griva 147 * Mrgendra 126 * Mrtyunjaya 9 * Mugdha 158 * Mukha 124 * Mula 115 * Mula-simha 115 * Muladhivasa 136 * Muladhyaksa 42 * Muladi-vasa 9 * Mumuksu 133 * Muni 158 * Munja 14 * Munja-kesa 14 * Murari 53 * * Nada 25 * Nadi-vasa 127 * Nadya 64 * Naga 127 128 * Naga-keyura-hara 127 * Naganta-karatha 128 * Nagendra 126 127 * Nagesvara 128 * Nakha-damstrayudha 28 * Namita 128 * Nana-rupa-dhara 127 * Nara 128 * Nara-narayana 128 * Narasimha 118 119 * Neta 98 * Nibandha 12 13 * Nigrahanugraha 162 * Nila 11 114 * Nila-simha 114 * Nila-vastra-dhara 136 * Nimesa 12 * Nimesa-gamana 12 * Nira 10 * Nirakara 94 * Nirakrti 13 * Niralamba 11 * Niranjana 10 * Nirasa 12 * Niravadya 64 * Nirdvandva 12 * Nirguna 10 * Nirjita-kala-simha 83 * Nirmala 13 * Nirmala-citra-simha 82 * Nirmoha 13 * Nirukta 123 * Nirvana-prada 11 * Nisa-srnga 111 * Nisatha 59 * Niscaya 12 * Niskala 11 * Nisprapanca 11 * Nistha 138 * Nitya 13 * Nivida 11 * Niyamaka 98 * Nrsimha 55 * * Omkara 94 * * Padma 67 * Padma-garbha 108 * Padma-kalpodbhava 68 * Padma-nabha 67 * Padma-netra 67 69 * Padmabha 67 * Padmayah-pati 67 * Padmesa 15 * Padmodara 68 * Paksa 89 * Panca-bana-dhara 143 * Panca-brahmatma 71 * Panca-rupa-dhara 100 * Panca-vimsati-murti 156 * Pantha 18 * Papa-hari 4 * Para-brahma-svarupa 71 * Para-karma-vidhayi 106 * Para-pradhvamsaka 142 * Param-jyotih 92 * Paramatma 22 * Paramesti 56 * Parat-para-paresa 4 * Paratma 155 * Paritosa 141 * Parjanya 66 * Parvata-vasi 116 * Parvataranya 88 * Pasi 4 * Pasu-pala 132 * Pasu-vaktra 132 * Patala-sthita-simha 116 * Pati 93 * Patya 141 * Pavana 4 * Pavitra 4 * Phani-talpa 33 * Pinaki 4 * Pingaksa 49 * Pisaca-graha-ghati 161 * Pita 99 * Pita-simha 114 * Pita-vastra 136 * Prabha 125 * Prabhanjana 18 * Prabhavisnu 74 * Prabhu 17 * Prabodha 17 158 * Prabuddha 66 * Pracchinna 17 * Pracetah 150 * Pradhana-purusa 66 * Pradipta 17 * Pradyumna 149 * Prahlada-varada 3 * Prajadhyaksa 41 * Prajvala 18 * Prakasa 18 * Prakhyata 125 * Pralobhi 17 * Prama 18 * Pramatta 140 * Pramodi 149 * Pranah 92 * Praninam 92 * Prasanna 4 * Prastuta 51 * Pratapa 18 * Pratyag-atma 92 * Pratyaksa-varada 3 * Priyam-vada 159 * Prthivi 88 * Puccha-simha 81 * Pundarikaksa 164 * Punya 5 * Punya-netra 167 * Purana-purusa 5 * Purna-simha 81 * Purodha 6 * Puru-huta 5 * Puru-stuta 5 * Purvaja 6 * Puskaraksa 6 * Puspa-hasa 6 * Pusta 56 * Pusti-kara 56 * Puta 68 * * Ragi 16 * Raksoghna 43 * Rakta-gandhanulepi 137 * Rakta-jihva 16 * Rakta-mala-vibhusa 137 * Rakta-simha 114 * Rakta-vastra-dhara 136 * Rama 149 154 * Rana-simha-rupa 168 * Rasajna 140 * Rasesa 140 * Rasika 141 * Rathya 141 * Raudra-simha 81 * Ravananta-kara 130 * Rg-yajuh-sama-ga 59 * Rosa 7 * Rtu 89 * Rtu-dhvaja 60 * Rudra 59 150 * Runda-mala 112 * Rupa 100 * Ruta 101 * * Sabda-brahma-svarupa 69 * Sac-cid-ananda-vigraha 91 * Sad-vimsakatma 156 * Sada-tusta 76 * Sadhya 157 * Sadyo-jata 64 * Sahasra-bahu 39 * Sahasra-carana 39 * Sahasra-jihva 38 * Sahasra-namadheya 38 * Sahasra-sirah 37 * Sahasra-vadana 37 * Sahasraksa 37 * Sahasraksi-dhara 38 * Sahasrarka-prakasaya 39 * Sahasrayudha-dhari 39 * Sahisnu 88 * Sakha 99 * Sakra 20 * Saksi 29 * Salagrama-nivasa 134 * Sama-rupa 101 * Sama-svana 145 * Samagra-guna-sali 161 * Samara-priya 76 * Samartha 76 * Sambhave 24 * Samitinjaya 164 * Samsara-nasana 105 * Samsara-vaidya 104 * Samudra 150 * Samyuge 90 * Sanatana 92 * Sandhata 103 * Sangha 64 * Sankara 94 * Sankha-cakra-dhara 142 * Sankhya 125 * Sankrama 22 * Santa 35 163 * Sapta-cchando-maya 121 * Sapta-lokantara-stha 120 * Sapta-svara-maya 120 * Sapta-vayu-svarupa 121 * Sapta-vimsatikatma 156 * Saptabdhi-mekhala 119 * Saptarcih-rupa-damstra 120 * Saptasva-ratha-rupi 120 * Sara 151 * Sarabha 157 * Sarasvata 105 * Sarngi 6 * Sarva 46 * Sarva-bhutatma 45 * Sarva-dehinam 92 * Sarva-duhkha-prasanta 47 * Sarva-dustantaka 58 * Sarva-jvara-vinasa 48 * Sarva-karya-vidhayi 48 * Sarva-rogapahari 48 * Sarva-sakti-dhara 47 * Sarva-sampatkara 46 * Sarva-saubhagya-dayi 47 * Sarva-sreyas-kara 146 * Sarvabhicara-hanta 49 * Sarvada 47 * Sarvadhara 46 * Sarvaisvarya-pradata 48 * Sarvaisvarya-vidhayi 49 * Sarvanga 75 * Sarvarista-vinasa 46 * Sarvarti-hari 46 * Sarvatah-pani-padora 76 * Sarvato-'ksi-siro-mukha 76 * Sarvato-mukha 75 * Sarvesvara 76 * Sastanga-nyasta-rupa 58 * Sastra 136 * Sasvata 36 * Sat-karma-nirata 13 106 * Sat-karta 91 * Sat-krti 91 * Sata-dhara 35 * Sata-kratu-svarupa 36 * Sata-murti 36 * Sata-patra 36 * Sata-rupa 35 * Satatma 36 * Satrughna 43 * Satrunjaya 10 * Sattva 65 * Sattvodrikta 59 * Satya 13 * Satya-dhvaja 14 * Satya-satya-svarupi 119 * Satya-simha 113 * Saumya 102 145 * Sauri 40 * Sena 28 * Siddha 157 * Siksa 41 * Sila-vasa 134 * Silpi 32 * Simha 7 8 142 * Simha-raja 7 119 * Sipivista 56 * Sira-dhvaja 105 * Sista 57 * Sita 105 * Snigdha 158 * Soma 145 * Soma-suryagni-netra 144 * Somapa 144 * Sosa 14 * Sravya 159 * Srestha 57 * Sri-garbha 109 * Sri-maha-visnu 74 * Sri-nivasa 8 * Sri-sailadri-nivasa 134 * Sri-vara 3 * Sridhara 160 * Srita 159 * Srivatsa 122 * Srngi 111 * Sruk-sruva 159 * Sruti 122 * Sruti-dhara 163 * Sruti-murti 122 * Stava-prita 98 * Sthalesa 15 * Sthiti 36 * Sthula 40 * Stota 98 * Stuti 98 * Stutya 98 * Su-damstra 125 * Su-dhanvi 122 * Su-ghora 23 * Su-jyotih 92 * Su-nakha 125 * Su-prabha 122 123 124 * Subha 123 * Subhacara 154 * Subhanjaya 10 * Subhiksa 40 * Subhra 123 * Subodha 158 * Subrahmanya 70 * Suci-srava 122 * Sudarsana 123 * Sudha 125 * Suhrt 99 * Sukarma 106 * Sukesa 15 112 * Suksma 40 123 * Suksunya 40 * Sukta 16 * Sukti-karna 16 * Sukumara 154 * Sumitra-varuna 42 * Sumukha 124 * Sunabha 67 * Sura 122 * Sura-mukhya 125 * Sura-natha 123 * Suradhyaksa 40 * Suratha 125 * Susakha 124 * Susarma 107 * Susuksma 40 * Sutirtha 160 * Sutra 10 * Suvedha 122 * Svabhava 124 * Svaccha 121 * Svaccha-rupa 121 * Svacchanda 121 * Svadha-kara 93 * Svaha-kara 93 * Svargapavarga-data 133 * Svarupa 22 33 * Sveda-ja 148 * Sveta-simha 114 * * Tad-agre-sarvatah-siva 79 * Tad-bhokta 133 * Tadasva-sirah 71 * Tadit-prabha 33 * Taksaka 35 * Tamo-ghna 34 * Tamoghna 43 * Tanu-tra 35 * Tapa-traya-hara 34 * Tapana 34 * Tapaska 34 * Tapasvi 34 * Taraka 34 * Tarala 35 * Tarasvi 33 * Tarksya 36 * Taruna 33 * Tarya 33 * Tat-purusa 5 * Tathya 5 * Tati 35 * Tattva 34 * Tejo-dhama 55 * Tejoma 55 * Tiksna 42 * Tiksna-damstra 72 * Tiksna-rupa 131 * Tri-deha 61 * Tri-dhama 60 * Tri-kala-jnana-rupa 61 * Tri-murti-vidya 61 * Tri-netra 60 * Tri-sandhya 89 * Tri-suli 60 * Tri-tattva-jnani 61 * Tri-varga 60 * Tri-vedi 70 * Tridhatma 61 * Tusta 56 57 * * Udbhija 148 * Ugra 160 * Ugra-karma-rata 160 * Ugra-netra 161 * Ugra-rupi 15 * Ugra-srava 163 * Ugra-vega 160 * Ujjvala 18 * Unmatta 140 * Urdhva-bahu 142 * Urdhva-kesa 15 141 * Urdhva-retah 141 * Urdhva-rupa 141 * Urdhva-simha 142 * Urjita 66 * * Vag-atita 65 * Vag-isvara 65 * Vagmi 65 * Vaidyuta 64 * Vaikuntha 58 * Vajra 1 60 * Vajra-damstra 1 * Vajra-deha 1 * Vajra-nakha 1 * Vajri 1 * Vama 145 * Vamadeva 145 * Vamana 130 * Vana-mali 75 * Vanastha 133 * Vandya 2 * Vara 2 * Vara-rupi 2 * Varada 2 * Varadabhaya-hasta 2 * Varatma 2 * Varenya 3 * Varistha 3 * Varma 107 * Varmi 107 * Vasat-cakra 20 * Vasat-kara 93 * Vasudeva 2 * Vata 105 * Vatsara 89 * Vega-kara 94 * Vibhava 30 124 * Vibhu 17 97 * Vibudha 30 * Vicitra-simha 118 * Vidagdha 158 * Vidhana 30 * Vidhata 103 * Vidheya 30 * Vidya 64 * Vighna-koti-hara 43 * Vihvala 28 32 * Vihvala-netra-simha 82 * Vijaya 30 * Vikalpa 32 * Vikarma 106 * Vikatasya 27 * Vikirna-nakha-damstra 28 * Vikrama 21 * Vikramakranta-loka 130 * Vikuntha 58 * Vinita 31 * Vipaksa-ksaya-murti 41 * Vipra 31 * Vipula 31 * Vira 27 29 * Vira-simha 80 * Virabhadra 150 * Virakta 157 * Virupaksa 29 * Visakha 124 * Visesaksa 29 * Visista 57 * Visnu 74 * Visruta 32 * Vistara-sravah 27 * Vistirna-vadana 29 * Visva 154 * Visva-garbha 109 * Visva-karta 97 * Visva-rupa 154 * Visva-yoni 31 * Visvaksena 28 * Visvambhara 30 * Visvatmaka 154 * Visvesa 155 * Vita-raga 31 * Vita-soka 29 * Vitanka-nayana 31 * Vitta 32 * Viyoni 32 * Vrsa 162 * Vrsa-dhvaja 162 * Vrsabha 162 * Vrsni-mula 74 * Vrsnya 162 * Vyaghra 161 * Vyaghra-deha 26 * Vyaghra-karmi 27 * Vyaghra-pada 27 * Vyaghra-simha 81 * Vyala-yajnopavitra 26 * Vyapaka 27 * Vyoma 152 * Vyoma-damstra 153 * Vyoma-dhara 153 * Vyoma-kesi 152 * Vyoma-vaktra 153 * Vyoma-vasa 153 * Vyomatma 152 * * Yajna-netra 165 * Yajna-varaha 129 * Yati 133 * Yoga 101 * Yoga-gamya 102 * Yoga-pitha-sthita 101 * Yoga-rupa 101 * Yogi 101 * Yogi-hrt-padma-vasa 135 * Yuga-bheda 90 * Yuga-sandhayah 90 * Yugadi 90



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Sri Nrsimha-sahasra-nama

Sri Nrsimha-sahasra-nama

(The Thousand Names of Lord Narasimha)


Text 1

om namo narasimhäya
vajra-damshträya vajrine
vajra-dehäya vajräya
namo vajra-nakhäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose teeth are thunderbolts (vajra-damshtra), who holds a thunderbolt (vajri), whose body is a thunderbolt (vajra-deha), who is a thunderbolt (vajra), whose claws are thunderbolts (vajra-nakha), . . .
Text 2
väsudeväya vandyäya
varadäya varätmane
varadäbhaya-hastäya
varäya vara-rüpine
. . . who is the son of Vasudeva (väsudeva), to whom all should bow down (vandya), who is the giver of boons (varada), who is most glorious (varätmä), whose hand gives the blessing of fearlessness (varadäbhaya-hasta), and who is the greatest (vara), whose transcendental form is glorious (vara-rüpi.
Text 3
varenyäya varishthäya
sri-varäya namo namah
prahläda-varadäyaiva
pratyaksha-varadäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who is the greatest (vareëya and variñöha), and who is the goddess of fortune's husband (sri- vara). Obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who is the giver of benedictions to Prahläda (prahläda-varada), who is the giver of benedictions to they who approach Him (pratyakña-varada), . . .
Text 4
parät-para-pareshäya
paviträya pinäkine
pävanäya prasannäya
päshine päpa-härine
. . . who is the supreme master, greater than the greatest (parät-para-paresha), who is the most pure (pavitra), who carries a bow (pinäki), who is the most pure (pävana), who is filled with transcendental bliss (prasanna), who carries a rope (päshi), and who removes sins (päpa-häri).
Text 5
purustutäya punyäya
puruhutäya te namah
tat-purushäya tathyäya
puräna-purushäya cha
O Lord Nrisimha, glorified with many prayers (puru-stuta), who is the most pure (punya), whose holy names are chanted by the devotees (puru-huta), who are the Supreme Person (tat-purusha), the Supreme Truth (tathya), the ancient Supreme Personality of Godhead (puräna-purusha), obeisances unto You!
Text 6
purodhase pürvajäya
pushkaräkshäya te namah
pushpa-häsäya häsäya
mahä-häsäya shärngine
O Lord Nrisimha, who are the supreme priest (purodha), the oldest (pürvaja), lotus-eyed (pushkaräksha), lotus-smiled (pushpa- häsa), fond of joking (mahä-häsa), and who hold the Shärnga Bow (shärngi), obeisances unto You!
Text 7
simhäya simha-räjäya
jagad-väsyäya te namah
atta-häsäya roshäya
jala-väsäya te namah
O Lord who are a lion (simha), the king of lions (simha- räja), and the master of the universe (jagad-vashya), obeisances unto You! O Lord who laugh loudly (atta-häsa), are angry (rosha), and reside on the water (jala-väsa), obeisances unto You!
Text 8
bhüta-väsäya bhäsäya
shri-niväsäya khadgine
khadga-jihväya simhäya
khadga-väsäya te namah
O Lord Nrisimha, who reside in everyone's heart (bhüta-väsa), who are effulgent (bhäsa), who are the resting-place of Goddess Lakshmi (shri-niväsa), who hold a sword (khadgi), whose tongue is a sword (khadga-jihva), who are a lion (simha), and who hold a sword (khadga-väsa), obeisances unto You!
Text 9
namo mülädi-väsäya
dharma-väsäya dhanvine
dhanaïjayäya dhanyäya
namo mrityunjayäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the root of all (mülädi- väsa), the home of religion (dharma-väsa), the great archer (dhanvi), the winner of wealth (dhanaïjaya), and the most glorious (dhanya). Obeisances to He who is the conqueror of death (mrityunjaya).
Text 10
shubhänjayäya süträya
namah satrunjayäya cha
niranjanäya niräya
nirgunäya gunäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the conqueror of handsomeness (shubhänjaya), the thread upon which all is strung (sütra), the conqueror of foes (satrunjaya), untouched by matter (niranjana), who lies down on the Kärana Ocean (nira), who is free from the modes of material nature (nirguna), who is glorious with transcendental qualities (guna), . . .
Text 11
nishpräpanchäya nirväna-
pradäya nividya cha
nirälambäya niläya
nishkaläya kaläya cha
. . . who is aloof from the material world (nishpräpaca), who is the giver of liberation (nirväna-prada), who is all-pervading (nivida), who is independent (nirälamba), whose complexion is dark (nila), who is perfect and complete (nishkala), who appears in many incarnations (kala), . . .
Text 12
nimeshäya nibandhäya
nimesha-gamanäya cha
nirdvandväya niräshäya
nishcayäya niräya cha
. . . who is the blinking of an eye (nimesha), who is the bondage of material existence (nibandha), who appears in the blinking of an eye (nimesha-gamana), who is free of duality (nirdvandva), who is all-pervading (niräsha), who is the Absolute Truth (nishcaya), . . .
Text 13
nirmaläya nibandhäya
nirmohäya niräkrite
namo nityäya satyäya
sat-karma-niratäya cha
. . . who is free from all material impurity (nirmala), who is self-control (nibandha), who is free from illusion (nirmoha), whose form is not material (niräkriti), who is eternal (nitya), who is spiritual (satya), and whose activities are all spiritual (sat-karma-nirata).
Text 14
satya-dhvajäya munjäya
munjä-keshäya keshine
harishäya cha shoshäya
gudäkeshäya vai namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who carries truth as His flag (satya-dhvaja), who is the sacred munja grass (munja), whose hair is the sacred munja grass (munjä-kesha), whose hair is graceful (keshi), who is the master of Brahmä and Shiva (harisha), who makes all that is inauspicious wither away (shosha), who is the conqueror of sleep (gudakesha), . . .
Text 15
sukeshäyordhva-keshäya
keshi-simha-rakäya cha
jaleshäya sthaleshäya
padmeshäyogra-rüpine
. . . whose mane is glorious (sukesha and ürdhva-kesha), who is the süryamani jewel of great-maned lions (keshi-simha-raka) who is the master of the waters (jalesha), who is the master of all places (sthalesha), who is the husband of the goddess of fortune (padmesha), and who is ferocious (ügra-rüpi).
Text 16
kusheshayäya kuläya
keshaväya namo namah
sükti-karnäya süktäya
rakta-jihväya rägine
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is graceful like a lotus flower (kusheshaya), who is the greatest (küla), who has a glorious mane (keshava), whose ears delight in hearing His devotees' prayers (sükti-karna), who is the Vedic prayers personified (sükta), whose tongue is red (rakta-jihva), and who loves His devotees (rägi).
Text 17
dipta-rüpäya diptäya
pradiptäya pralobhine
pracchinnäya prabodhäya
prabhave vibhave namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose form is splendid (dipta- rüpa, dipta, and pradipta), who is all-attractive (pralobhi), who is the destroys of all that is inauspicious (pracchinna), who gives spiritual enlightenment (prabodha), who is the supreme master (prabhu), who has all powers (vibhu), . . .
Text 18
prabhanjanäya pänthäya
pramäyäpramitäya cha
prakäshäya pratäpäya
prajvaläyojjvaläya cha
. . . who destroys all that is inauspicious (prabhajana), who is glorious like the sun (päntha), who is the Absolute Truth (prama), who is limitless (apramita), who is splendid (prakäsha, pratäpa, prajvala, and ujjvala), . . .
Text 19
jvälä-mälä-svarüpäya
jvälä-jihväya jväline
maho-jväläya käläya
käla-mürti-dharäya cha
. . . whose effulgent form seems to be garlanded with flames (jvälä-mälä-svarüpa), whose tongue is a flame (jvälä-jihva), who is splendid like a host of flames (jväli and maho-jväla), who is time personified (käla and käla-mürti-dhara), . . .
Text 20
käläntakäya kalpäya
kalanäya krite namah
käla-chakräya shakräya
vashat-chakräya chakrine
. . . who puts an end to time (käläntaka), who is all-powerful (kalpa, kalana, and krit), who is the wheel of time (käla-chakra), who is the most expert (shakra), who is the word vashat in the Vedic mantras (vashat-chakra), who holds the Sudarshana cakra (chakri), . . .
Text 21
akrüräya kritäntäya
vikramäya kramäya cha
kritine kritiväsäya
kritaghnäya kritätmane
. . . who is gentle to the devotees (akrüra), who is death to the demons (kritänta), who is all-powerful (vikrama, krama, kriti, and kritiväsa), who kills the demons (kritaghna), who is the all- pervading Supersoul (kritätmä), . . .
Text 22
sankramäya cha kruddhäya
kränta-loka-trayäya cha
arüpäya svarüpäya
haraye paramätmane
. . . who descends to this world (sankrama), who is angry with the demons (kruddha), who steps over the three worlds (kränta- loka-traya), whose form is not material (arüpa), whose form is transcendental (svarüpa), who removes all that is inauspicious (hari), who is the Supersoul (paramätmä), . . .
Text 23
ajayäyädi-deväya
akshayäya kshayäya cha
aghoräya su-ghoräya
ghoräghora-taräya cha
. . . who is never defeated (ajaya), who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead (ädi-deva), who is immortal (akshaya), who kills the demons (kshaya), who is gentle (aghora), who is ferocious (su-ghora), and who rescues the gentle devotees from the fearsome demons (ghoräghora-tara).
Text 24
namo 'stv aghora-viryäya
lasad-ghoräya te namah
ghorädhyakshäya dakshäya
dakshinäryäya sambhave
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is both gentle and powerful (aghora-virya). O Lord Nrisimha, who are splendid with ferocious power (lasad- ghora), who are the most ferocious (ghorädhyaksha), the most expert (daksha), the most saintly (dakshinärya), and the most auspicious (sambhave), . . .
Text 25
amoghäya gunaughäya
anaghäyägha-härine
megha-nädäya nädäya
tubhyam meghätmane namah
. . . who are infallible (amogha), a flood of transcendental virtues (gunaugha), pure (anagha), and the remover of sins (agha- häri), who roar like thunder (megha-näda), and who roar ferociously (näda). Obeisances to You, Lord Nrisimha, who are like a monsoon cloud (meghätmä).
Text 26
mogha-vahana-rüpäya
megha-shyämäya mäline
vyäla-yajïopaviträya
vyaghra-dehäya vai namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is like a host of monsoon clouds (mogha-vahana-rüpa), who is dark like a monsoon cloud (megha-shyäma), who wear a garland (mäli), whose sacred-thread is a snake (vyäla-yajnopavitra), and who has the form of a lion (vyaghra-deha).
Text 27
vyaghra-pädäya cha vyaghra-
karmine vyäpakäya cha
vikatäsyäya viräya
vistara-shravase namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who has the paws of a lion (vyaghra-päda), and the ferocious deeds of a lion (vyaghra- karmi), who is all-pervading (vyäpaka), whose face is fearsome (vikatäsya), who is very powerful and heroic (vira), and who is all-famous (vistara-shraväh).
Text 28
vikirna-nakha-damshträya
nakha-damshträyudhäya cha
vishvaksenäya senäya
vihvaläya baläya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who has sharp claws and teeth (vikirna- nakha-damshtra), whose weapons are His claws and teeth (nakha- damshträyudha), whose armies are everywhere (vishvaksena), who has a great army (sena), who is ferocious (vihvala), who is powerful (bala), . . .
Text 29
virupäkshäya viräya
visheshäkshäya säkshine
vita-shokäya vistirna-
vadanäya namo namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose eyes are fearsome (virüpäksha), who is powerful and heroic (vira), whose eyes are handsome (visheshäksha), who is the witness of all (säkshi), who never grieves (vita-shoka), and whose mouth is wide (vistirna- vadana).
Text 30
vidhänäya vidheyäya
vijayäya jayäya cha
vibudhäya vibhäväya
namo vishvambharäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the author of the rules of scriptures (vidhäna), who is the goal to be attained by following the rules of scripture (vidheya), who is victory (vijaya and jaya), who knows everything (vibudha), who is the only friend (vibhäva), and who is the maintainer of the universe (vishvambhara).
Text 31
vita-ragäya vipräya
vitanìka-nayanäya cha
vipuläya vinitäya
vishva-yonaye namo namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is not affected by the mode of passion (vita-raga), who is the first of brähmanas (vipra), whose eyes are glorious (vitanka-nayana), who form is large (vipula), who is humble (vinita), and who is the creator of the universe (vishva-yoni), . . .
Text 32
chid-ambaräya vittäya
vishrutäya viyonaye
vihvaläya vikalpäya
kalpätitäya shilpine
. . . , who is the master of the spiritual sky (chid-ambara), the wealth of the devotees (vitta), all-famous (vishruta), unborn (viyoni), ferocious (vihvala), most expert (vikalpa, kalpätita, and shilpi), . . .
Text 33
kalpanäya svarüpäya
phani-talpäya vai namah
tadit-prabhäya taryäya
tarunäya tarasvine
. . . who is the creator (kalpana), whose form is transcendental (svarüpa), whose couch is a serpent (phani-talpa), who is splendid like lightning (tadit-prabha), who is the final goal (tarya), who is eternally youthful (taruna), who is all-powerful (tarasvi), . . .
Text 34
tapanäya tapaskäya
täpa-traya-haräya cha
tärakäya tamo-ghnäya
tattväya cha tapasvine
. . . who is effulgent (tapana and tapaska), who removes the three-fold miseries of material life (täpa-traya-hara), who is the deliverer (täraka), who destroys the darkness of ignorance (tamo-ghna), who is the Absolute Truth (tattva), and who is glorious (tapasvi).
Text 35
takshakäya tanu-träya
tatine taraläya cha
shata-rüpäya shäntäya
shata-dhäräya te namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the architect of the worlds (takshaka), who protect Your devotees (tanu-tra), who stay on the farther shore of the ocean of repeated birth and death (tati), who are splendid (tarala), who manifest a hundred forms (shata-rüpa), who are peaceful (shänta), and who hold a thunderbolt (shata-dhära).
Text 36
shata-paträya tarkshyäya
sthitaye shata-mürtaye
shata-kratu-svarüpäya
shäshvatäya shatätmane
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is graceful like a hundred-petal lotus (shata-patra), who is carried by Garuda (tarkshya), who is the maintainer (sthiti), who manifests a hundred forms (shata-mürti), who is a hundred yajnas personified (shata-kratu-svarüpa), who is eternal (shäshvata), who manifests a hundred forms (shatätmä), . . .
Text 37
namah sahasra-shirase
sahasra-vadanäya cha
sahasräkshäya deväya
disha-shroträya te namah
. . . who has a thousand heads (sahasra-shiräh and sahasra-vadana), who has a thousand eyes (sahasräksha), and who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead (deva). Obeisances unto You, O Lord Nrisimha, whose ears are the different directions (disha-shrotra).
Text 38
namah sahasra-jihväya
mahä-jihväya te namah
sahasra-nämadheyäya
sahasräkshi-dhäräya cha
Obeisances unto You, O Lord Nrisimha, who have a thousand tongues (sahasra-jihva), a great tongue (mahä-jihva), a thousand names (sahasra-nämadheya), and a thousand eyes (sahasräkshi- dhära).
Text 39
sahasra-bähave tubhyam
sahasra-caranäya cha
sahasrärka-prakäshäya
sahasräyudha-dhäriëe

O Lord Nrisimha, who have a thousand arms (sahasra-bähu), and a thousand feet (sahasra-carana), who are splendid like a thousand suns (sahasrärka-prakäshäya), who hold a thousand weapons (sahasräyudha-dhäri), . .

Text 40
namah sthüläya sükshmäya
susükshmäya namo namah
sükshunyäya subhikshäya
surädhyakshäya shaurine
. . . who are larger than the largest (sthüla), smaller than the smallest (sükshma and susükshma), ferocious (sükshunya), the maintainer (subhiksha), and the ruler of the demigods (surädhyaksha), heroic (shauri), obeisances unto You.
Text 41
dharmädhyakshäya dharmäya
lokädhyakshäya vai namah
prajädhyakshäya shikshäya
vipaksha-kshaya-mürtaye
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the ruler of religious principles (dharmädhyaksha), religion personified (dharma), the ruler of the worlds (lokädhyaksha), the ruler of the living entities (prajädhyaksha), the teaching of the Vedas (shiksha), the destroyer of the demons (vipaksha-kshaya-mürti), . . .
Text 42
kälädhyakshäya tikshnäya
mülädhyakshäya te namah
adhokshajäya miträya
sumitra-varunäya cha
. . . the controller of time (kälädhyaksha), ferocious (tikshna), the ruler of the root of matter (mülädhyaksha), beyond the perception of the material senses (adhokshaja), the true friend (mitra), and the Deity worshiped by Mitra and Varuna (sumitra- varuna).
Text 43
shatrughnäya avighnäya
vighna-koti-haräya cha
rakshoghnäya tamoghnäya
bhütaghnäya namo namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the killer of enemies (shatrughna), free to do whatever He wishes (avighna), the Lord who removes millions of obstacles (vighna-koti-hara), the killer of demons (rakshoghna), the destroyer of ignorance (tamoghna), and the killer of ghosts (bhütaghna).
Text 44
bhüta-päläya bhütäya
bhüta-väsäya bhütine
bhüta-vetäla-ghätäya
bhütädhipataye namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the protector of the people (bhüta-päla), the Lord who appears before His devotee (bhüta), the Lord who descends to the material world (bhüta- väsa), the master of the material world (bhüti), the destroyer of ghosts and evil spirits (bhüta-vetäla-ghäta), and the controller of the material world (bhütädhipati).
Text 45
bhüta-graha-vinäshäya
bhüta-samyamate namah
mahä-bhütäya bhrigave
sarva-bhütätmane namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the killer of ghosts and evil spirits (bhüta-graha-vinäsha), the controller of the material world (bhüta-samyamän), the greatest (mahä-bhüta), a descendent of Maharshi Bhrigu (bhrigave), and the all-pervading Supersoul (sarva-bhütätmä).
Text 46
sarvärishta-vinäshäya
sarva-sampatkaräya cha
sarvädhäräya sarväya
sarvärti-haraye namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the destroyer of all calamities (sarvärishta-vinäsha), the bringer of all good fortune (sarva-sampatkara), the resting place of all the worlds (sarvädhära), everything (sarva), and the remover of all sufferings (sarvärti-hari).
Text 47
sarva-duhkha-prashäntäya
sarva-saubhägya-däyine
sarvadäyäpy anantäya
sarva-shakti-dharäya cha
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the remover of all sufferings (sarva-duhkha-prashänta), the giver of all good fortune (sarva-saubhägya-däyi), the giver of everything (sarvada), limitless (ananta), the master of all potencies (sarva-shakti-dhara), . . .
Text 48
sarvaishvarya-pradätre cha
sarva-kärya-vidhäyine
sarva-jvara-vinäshäya
sarva-rogäpahärine
. . . the giver of all powers and opulences (sarvaishvarya- pradätä), the giver of all duties (sarva-kärya-vidhäyi), the destroyer of all fevers (sarva-jvara-vinäsha), the physician who cures all diseases (sarva-rogäpahäri), . . .
Text 49
sarväbhicära-hantre cha
sarvaishvarya-vidhäyine
pingäkshäyaika-shringäya
dvi-shringäya marichaye
. . . the destroyer of all magic spells (sarväbhichära-hantä), and the giver of all powers and opulences (sarvaishvarya- vidhäyi), red-eyed (pingäksha), who have one horn (eka-shringa), who have two horns (dvi-shringa), who are splendid like the sun (marichi), . . .
Text 50
bahu-shringäya lingäya
mahä-shringäya te namah
mangalyäya manojnäya
mantavyäya mahätmane
. . . who have many horns (bahu-shringa), who are not different from Your Deity form (linga), who have a great horn (mahä-shringa), who are the supreme auspiciousness (mangalya), who are supremely handsome and charming (manojna), who are the proper object of meditation (mantavya), who are the Supreme Personality of Godhead (mahätmä), . . .
Text 51
mahä-deväya deväya
mätulinga-dharäya cha
mahä-mäyä-prasütäya
prastutäya cha mäyine
. . . who are the Supreme Personality of Godhead (mahä-deva and deva), who hold a mätulinga (mätulinga-dhara), who are the origin of the mahä-mäyä potency (mahä-mäyä-prasüta), who are glorified by the sages (prastuta), who are the master of the illusory potency mäyä (mäyi), . . .
Text 52
anantänanta-rüpäya
mäyine jala-shäyine
mahodaräya mandäya
madadäya madäya cha
. . . who manifested limitless forms (anantänanta-rüpa), who are the master of the illusory potency mäyä (mäyi), who rest on the waters (jala-shäyi), whose belly is gigantic (mahodara), who are gentle (manda), who give bliss to the devotees (madada), who are transcendental bliss personified (mada), . . .
Text 53
madhu-kaitabha-hantre cha
mädhaväya muräraye
mahä-viryäya dhairyäya
chitra-viryäya te namah
. . . who killed Madhu and Kaitabha (madhu-kaitabha-hantä), who are the goddess of fortune's husband (mädhava), who are the enemy of the Mura demon (muräri), who are all-powerful (mahä-virya), who are all-patient (dhairya), and who are wonderfully powerful (chitra-virya).
Text 54
chitra-kürmäya citräya
namas te chitra-bhänave
mäyätitäya mäyäya
mahä-viräya te namah
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You, who are a wonderful tortoise (chitra-kürma), wonderful (chitra), splendid like a wonderful sun (chitra-bhänu), beyond the illusory potency mäyä (mäyätita), the master of the illusory potency mäyä (mäya), and all-powerful (mahä-vira).
Text 55
mahä-tejäya bijäya
tejo-dhämne cha bijine
tejomäya nrisimhäya
namas te chitra-bhänave
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are splendid and powerful (mahä-teja), the seed of all existence (bija), the Lord who resides in the splendid spiritual world (tejo-dhämä), the seed of all existence (biji), effulgent (tejoma), half-man and half-lion (nrisimha), and splendid like a wonderful sun (chitra- bhänu).
Text 56
mahä-damshträya tushtäya
namah pushti-karäya cha
shipivishtäya hrishtäya
pushtäya parameshtine
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who has large and fearsome teeth (mahä-damshtra), who is filled with happiness (tushta), who maintains and protects His devotees (pushti-kara), effulgent (shipivishta), happy (hrishta), powerful (pushta), and the supreme controller (parameshti).
Text 57
vishishtäya cha shishtäya
garishthäyeshta-däyine
namo jyeshthäya shreshthäya
tushtäyämita-tejase
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the greatest (vishishta, shishta, and garishtha), who fulfills His devotees' desires (ishta- däyi), the oldest (jyeshtha), the best (shreshtha), happy (tushta), and unlimitedly powerful (amita-tejäh).
Text 58
säshtänga-nyasta-rüpäya
sarva-dushtäntakäya cha
vaikunöhäya vikunöhäya
keshi-kanthäya te namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, to whom the devotees offer dandavat obeisances (säshtänga-nyasta-rüpa), who are the killer of all the demons (sarva-dushtäntaka), the master of the spiritual world (vaikuntha and vikuntha), and who have a lion's neck (keshi-kantha).
Text 59
kanthiraväya lunthäya
nishathäya hathäya cha
sattvodriktäya rudräya
rig-yajuh-sama-gäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose throat is filled with a roar (kanthi-rava), who robs the devotees of their entrapment in the world of birth and death (luntha), who is supremely honest (nishatha), who is ferocious (hatha), who is situated in transcendental goodness (sattvodrikta), who is angry (rudra), who is the hymns of the Rig, Yajur, and Säma Vedas (rig-yajuh-sama-ga), . . .

Text 60

ritu-dhvajäya vajräya
mantra-rajäya mantrine
tri-neträya tri-vargäya
tri-dhämne cha tri-shüline
. . . who is the flage of the seasons (ritu-dhvaja), a thunderbolt (vajra), the king of mantras (mantra-raja), and the best advisor (mantri), who has three eyes (tri-netra), three classes of followers (tri-varga), three abodes (tri-dhämä), a trident (tri-shüli), . . .
Text 61
tri-käla-jnäna-rüpäya
tri-dehäya tridhätmane
namas tri-mürti-vidyäya
tri-tattva-jnänine namah
. . . who knows everything of the three phases of time (tri- käla-jnäna-rüpa), who has three forms (tri-deha), and three expansions (tridhätmä). Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who knows the three truths (tri-mürti-vidya and tri-tattva-jäni).
Text 62
akshobhyäyäniruddhäya
aprameyäya mänave
amritäya anantäya
amitäyämitaujase
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is peaceful (akshobhya), who cannot be thwarted (aniruddha), who is immeasurable (aprameya), the goddess of fortune's husband (mänu), immortal (amrita), limitless (ananta and amita), unlimitledly powerful (amitaujäh), . .
Text 63
apamrityu-vinäshäya
apasmara-vighätine
ana-däyäna-rüpäya
anäyäna-bhuje namah
. . . the destroyer of untimely death (apamrityu-vinäsha), the destroyer of forgetfulness (apasmara-vighäti), the giver of life (anada), the form of life (ana-rüpa), life (ana), and the enjoyer of life (ana-bhuk).
Text 64
nädyäya niravadyäya
vidyäyädbhuta-karmane
sadyo-jätäya sanghäya
vaidyutäya namo namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is glorified with many prayers (nädya), who is supremely pure (niravadya), who is filled with transcendental knowledge (vidya), whose activities are wonderful (adbhuta-karmä), who suddenly appears before His devotee (sadyo-jäta), who is accompanied by His devotees (sangha), and who is splendid like lightning (vaidyuta).
Text 65
adhvätitäya sattväya
väg-ätitäya vägmine
väg-ishvaräya go-päya
go-hitäya gaväm-pate
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who stays far from the path of the materialists (adhvätita), who is the Absolute Truth (sattva), who is beyond the descriptive power of material words (väg- ätita), who is most eloquent (vägmi and väg-ishvara), who is the protector of the cows (gopa), the auspiciousness of the cows (go-hita), and the master of the cows (gaväm-pati), . . .
Text 66
gandharväya gabhiräya
garjitäyorjitäya cha
parjanyäya prabuddhäya
pradhäna-purushäya cha
. . . whose voice is melodious (gandharva), who is profound (gabhira), who roars ferociously (garjita), who is very powerful (ürjita), who roars like thunder (parjanya), who is the most wise (prabuddha), who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the controller of the material world (pradhäna-purusha), . . .
Text 67
padmäbhäya sunäbhäya
padma-näbhäya mänine
padma-neträya padmäya
padmäyäh-pataye namah
. . . who is splendid like a lotus flower (padmäbha), whose navel is graceful (sunäbha), whose navel is a lotus flower (padma-näbha), who is glorious (mäni), whose eyes are lotus flowers (padma-netra), who is graceful like a lotus flower (padma), and who is the goddess of fortune's husband (padmäyäh-pati).
Text 68
padmodaräya pütäya
padma-kalpodbhaväya cha
namo hrit-padma-väsäya
bhü-padmoddharanäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose abdomen is a lotus flower (padmodara), who is supremely pure (püta), who appeared in the Padma-kalpa (padma-kalpodbhava), who stays on the lotus of His devotee's heart (hrit-padma-väsa), and who picked up the earth as if it were a lotus flower (bhü-padmoddharana).
Text 69
shabda-brahma-svarüpäya
brahma-rüpa-dharäya cha
brahmaëe brahma-rüpäya
padma-neträya te namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the Vedas personified (shabda-brahma-svarüpa and brahma-rüpa-dhara), the Supreme Personality of Godhead (brahma), and the Lord whose form is spiritual (brahma-rüpa), and whose eyes are lotus flowers (padma-netra).
Text 70
brahma-däya brahmanäya
brahma-brahmätmane namah
subrahmanyäya deväya
brahmanyäya tri-vedine
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who gives the most valuable gift (brahma-da), who is worshiped by Brahmä (brähmana), who is the Supersoul who guides the brähmanas (brahma-brahmätmä), who is worshiped by the brähmanas (subrahmanya), who is the glorious Supreme Personality of Godhead (deva), who is worshiped by the brähmanas (brahmanya), and who is the author of the three Vedas (tri-vedi).
Text 71
para-brahma-svarüpäya
panca-brahmätmane namah
namas te brahma-shirase
tadäshva-shirase namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose form is spiritual (para- brahma-svarüpa), who is the panca-brahma (panca- brahmätmä), who is the head of the Vedas (brahma-shiräh), and who appears in a form with a horse's head (tadäshva-shiräh).
Text 72
atharva-shirase nityam
ashani-pramitäya cha
namas te tikshna-damshträya
laläya lalitäya cha
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the head of the Atharva Veda (atharva-shiräh), who hurl a thunderbolt (ashani-pramita), whose teeth are sharp (tikshna-damshtra), and who are graceful and playful (lala and lalita).
Text 73
lavanyäya laviträya
namas te bhäsakäya cha
lakshana-jnäya lakshäya
lakshanäya namo namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are handsome (lavanya), who are a scythe for mowing down the demons (lavitra), who are effulgent (bhäsaka), who know everything (lakshana-jna), and who are filled with transcendental qualities (laksha and lakshana).
Text 74
lasad-ripräya lipräya
vishnave prabhavishnave
vrishni-müläya krishnäya
shri-mahä-vishnave namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who purify sins (lasad- ripra), who are glorious (lipra), all-pervading (vishnu), all-powerful (prabhavishnu), the root of the Vrishni dynasty (vrishni-müla), Lord Krishna (krishna), and Lord Mahä-Vishnu (shri-mahä-vishnu).
Text 75
pashyämi tväa mahä-simham
harinam vana-mälinam
kiritinam kundalinam
sarvängam sarvato-mukham
I gaze on You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are a great lion (mahä-simha), who take away all that is inauspicious (hari), who wear a forest garland (vana-mäli), a helmet (kiriti), earrings (kundali), who are all-pervading (sarvänga), whose faces are everywhere (sarvato-mukha), . . .
Text 76
sarvatah-päni-padoram
sarvato-'kshi-shiro-mukham
sarveshvaram sada-tushtam
samartham samara-priyam
. . . whose hands, feet, and thighs are everywhere (sarvatah- päni-padora), whose eyes, heads, and faces are everywhere (sarvato-'kshi-shiro-mukha), who are the controller of all (sarveshvara), who are always blissful (sadä-tushta), who are all- powerful (samartha), who are fond of a fight (samara-priya), . . .
Text 77
bahu-yojana-vistirnam
bahu-yojana-mäyatam
bahu-yojana-hastänghrim
bahu-yojana-näsikam
. . . who are many yojanas in size (bahu-yojana-vistirna and bahu-yojana-mäyata), whose hands and feet are many yojanas (bahu-yojana-hastänghri), whose nose is many yojanas (bahu-yojana-näsika), . . .
Text 78

mahä-rüpam mahä-vaktram

mahä-damshtram mahä-bhujam
mahä-nädam mahä-raudram
mahä-käyam mahä-balam

. . . whose form is gigantic (mahä-rüpa), whose mouth is gigantic (mahä-vaktra), whose teeth are gigantic (mahä-damshtra), whose arms are gigantic (mahä-bhuja), whose roar is gigantic (mahä-näda), who are very ferocious (mahä-raudra), whose body is gigantic (mahä-käya), who has all power (mahä-bala), . . .
Text 79
änäbher-brahmano-rüpam
ägaläd-vaishëavam tathä
äshirsäd-randhram ishänam
tad-agre-sarvatah-shivam
. . . who are Brahmä from the beginning of Your navel (änäbher-brahmano-rüpa), Who are Lord Vishnu from the beginning of Your neck (ägaläd-vaishnava), who are Lord Rudra from the beginning of Your head (äshirsäd-randhra), who are the supreme controller (ishäna), and who are all-auspicious everywhere (tad-agre-sarvatah-shiva).
Text 80
namo 'stu näräyana narasimha
namo 'stu näräyana vira-simha
namo 'stu näräyana krüra-simha
namo 'stu näräyana divya-simha
O Näräyana, O Narasimha, obeisances unto You! O Näräyana, O heroic lion (vira-simha), obeisances unto You! O Näräyana, O ferocious lion (krüra-simha), obeisances unto You! O Näräyana, O splendid transcendental lion (divya-simha), obeisances unto You!
Text 81
namo 'stu näräyana vyaghra-simha
namo 'stu näräyana puccha-simha
namo 'stu näräyana pürna-simha
namo 'stu näräyana raudra-simha
O Näräyana, O ferocious lion (vyaghra-simha), obeisances unto You! O Näräyana, O transcendental lion (puccha-simha), obeisances unto You! O Näräyana, O perfect lion (pürna-simha), obeisances unto You! O Näräyana, O angry lion (raudra-simha), obeisances unto You!

Text 82

namo namo bhishana-bhadra-simha
namo namo vihvala-netra-simha
namo namo briahita-bhüta-simha
namo namo nirmala-chitra-simha
O fearsome lion (bhishana-bhadra-simha), obeisances unto You! O lion with angry eyes (vihvala-netra-simha), obeisances unto You! O gigantic lion (briahita-bhüta-simha), obeisances unto You! O splendid, pure, and wonderful lion (nirmala-chitra-simha), obeisances unto You!
Text 83
namo namo nirjita-käla-simha
namo namo kalpita-kalpa-simha
namo namo kämada-käma-simha
namo namas te bhuvanaika-simha
O lion who defeat time (nirjita-käla-simha), obeisances unto You! O all-powerful lion (kalpita-kalpa-simha), obeisances unto You! O lion who fulfills all desires (kämada-käma-simha), obeisances unto You! O lion who rules the world (bhuvanaika-simha), obeisances unto You!
Text 84
dyävä-pritivyor idam antaram hi
vyäptam tvayaikena dishash cha sarväh
drishtvädbhutam rüpam ugram tavedam
loka-trayam pravyathitam mahätman
Although You are one, You are spread throughout the sky and the planets and all space between. O great one, as I behold this terrible form, I see that all the planetary systems are perplexed.*
Text 85
ami hitvä sura-sanghä vishanti
kechid bhitäh pranjalayo grinanti
svastity uktvä munayah siddha-sanghäh
stuvanti tväa stutibhih pushkaläbhih
All the demigods are surrendering and entering into You. They are very much afraid, and with folded hands they are singing the Vedic hymns.*
Text 86

rudrädityä väsavo ye cha sädhyä
vishvedevä marutash cosmapäsh cha
gandharva-yakshäh sura-siddha-sanghä
vikshanti tväa vismitäsh chaiva sarve


The different manifestations of Lord Shiva, the Adityas, the Vasus, the Sädhyas, the Vishvadevas, the two Ashvins, the Maruts, the forefathers, and the Gandharvas, the Yakshas, Asuras, and all perfected demigods are beholding You in wonder.*

Text 87
leliyase grasamän asamantäl
lokän samagrän vadanair jvaladbhih
tejobhir äpürya jagat samagram
bhäsäs tavogräh pratapanti vishnoh
O Vishnu, I see You devouring all people in Your flaming mouths and covering the universe with Your immeasurable rays. Scorching the worlds, You are manifest.
Text 88
bhävishnus tvam sahishnus tvam
bhrajishnur jishnur eva cha
prithivim antariksham tvam
parvatäranyam eva cha
O Lord Nrisimha, You are the future (bhävishnu). You are the most patient and tolerant (sahishnu). You are the most glorious (bhrajishnu). You are always victorious (jishnu). You are the earth (prithivi), the sky (antariksha), and the mountains and forests (parvatäranya).
Text 89
kalä-käshthä viliptatvam
muhürta-praharädikam
aho-rätram tri-sandhyä cha
paksha-mäsartu-vatsarah
You are the differing units of time, such as the kalä, käshthä, vilipta, muhürta, and prahara. You are day and night (aho-rätram), You are the three junctions known as sunrise, noon, and sunset (tri-sandhyä). You are the two fortnights (paksha), the months (mäsa), the seasons (ritu), and the year (vatsara).
Text 90
yugädir yuga-bhedas tvam
samyuge yuga-sandhäyäh
nityam naimittikam dainam
mahä-pralayam eva cha
You are the beginning of the yuga (yugädi), the various yugas (yuga-bheda), the junctions of the yugas (samyuge yuga-sandhäyäh), and the four kinds of cosmic annihilations called nitya, naimittika, daina, and mahä-pralaya.

Text 91

käranam karanam kartä
bhartä hartä tvam ishvarah
sat-kartä sat-kritir goptä
sac-chid-änanda-vigrahah
You are the cause (kärana), the instrument (karana), the creator (kartä), the maintainer (bhartä), the remover (hartä), the controller (ishvara), the doer of good (sat-kartä and sat- kriti), the protector (goptä), and the Lord whose form is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss ( sac-cid-änanda-vigraha).
Text 92
pränas tvam präninam pratyag
ätmä tvam sarva-dehinäm
su-jyotis tvam param-jyotir
ätma-jyotih sanätanah
You are the life of all that live (pränah präninam), You are the Supersoul (pratyag-ätmä). You are the splendor of all embodied souls (sarva-dehinäm su-jyotih). You are the supreme effulgence (param-jyotih and ätma-jyotih). You are eternal (sanätana).
Text 93
jyotir loka-svarüpas tvam
tvam jyotir jyotishäa patih
svähä-kärah svadhä-käro
vashat-kärah kripä-karah
You are the spiritual effulgence (jyotih), the personification of all the worlds (loka-svarüpa), the light of all lights (jyotir jyotishäm), the supreme master (pati), the sacred word svähä (svähä-kära), the sacred word svadhä (svadhä-kära), the sacred word vashat (vashat- kära), merciful (kripä-kara), . . .
Text 94
hanta-käro niräkäro
vega-kärash cha shankarah
akärädi-hakäränta
omkäro loka-kärakah
. . . the sacred word hanta (hanta-kära), without a material form (niräkära), the fastest and most powerful (vega-kära), auspicious (shankara), the entire alphabet, beginning with a and concluding with ha (akärädi-hakäränta), the sacred syllable om (omkära), and the creator of the worlds (loka-käraka).
Text 95
ekätmä tvam anekätmä
chatur-ätmä chatur-bhujah
chatur-mürtish chatur-damshtrash
chatur-veda-mayottamah
You are the one Supreme Personality of Godhead (ekätmä), who appears in many forms (anekätmä), who manifests as the chatur-vyüha (chatur-ätmä), who has four arms (chatur-bhuja), who appears in four forms (chatur-mürti), who has four teeth (chatur-damshtra), and who is the Vedas personified (chatur-veda-mayottama).
Text 96
loka-priyo loka-gurur
lokesho loka-näyakah
loka-säkshi loka-patir
lokätmä loka-locanah
You are dear to the worlds (loka-priya), the master of the worlds (loka-guru, lokesha, and loka-näyaka), the witness of the worlds (loka-säkshi), the master of the worlds (loka-pati), the Supersoul omnipresent in the worlds (lokätmä), the eye of the worlds (loka-lochana), . . .
Text 97
loka-dhäro brihal-loko
lokäloka-mayo vibhuh
loka-kartä vishva-kartä
kritävartäh kritägamah
. . . the maintainer of the worlds (loka-dhära), the universal form (brihal-loka and lokäloka-maya), all-powerful (vibhu), and the creator of the worlds (loka-kartä and vishva-kartä, kritävarta and kritägama).
Text 98
anädis tvam anantas tvam
abhüto bhüta-vigrahah
stutih stutyah stava-pritah
stotä netä niyämakah
You have no beginning (anädi). You have no end (ananta). You were never created (abhüta). You are the form of all that exists (bhüta-vigraha), You are the prayers offered to You (stuti). You are the object of Your devotees' prayers (stutya). You are pleased by Your devotees' prayers (stava-prita). You glorify Your devotees (stotä). You are the supreme leader (netä). You are the supreme controller (niyämaka).
Text 99
tvam gatis tvam matir mahyam
pitä mätä guruh sakhä
suhridash chätma-rüpas tvam
tvam vinä nästi me gatih
You are my goal (gati). I meditate on You (mati). You are my father (pitä), mother (mätä), spiritual master (guru), friend (sakhä), well-wisher (suhrit), and Supersoul (ätma-rüpa). Without You I have no goal and no auspicious future.
Text 100
namas te mantra-rüpäya
astra-rüpäya te namah
bahu-rüpäya rüpäya
pancha-rüpa-dharäya cha
Obeisances to You, who are sacred mantras personified (mantra-rüpa), who are weapons personified (astra-rüpa), who appear in many forms (bahu-rüpa), whose form is transcendental (rüpa), who appear in five forms (panca-rüpa-dhara), . . .
Text 101
bhadra-rüpäya rütäya
yoga-rüpäya yogine
sama-rüpäya yogäya
yoga-pitha-sthitäya cha
. . . whose form is auspicious (bhadra-rüpa), who are the Vedic mantras personified (ruta), who are yoga personified (yoga-rüpa), the master of yoga (yogi), whose form is graceful (sama-rüpa), who are yoga personified (yoga), who stay in the most sacred of sacred places (yoga-pitha-sthita), . . .
Text 102
yoga-gamyäya saumyäya
dhyäna-gamyäya dhyäyine
dhyeya-gamyäya dhämne cha
dhämädhipataye namah
. . . who are attained by yoga practice (yoga-gamya), who are handsome and gentle (saumya), who are attained by meditation (dhyäna-gamya), who are the object of meditation (dhyäyi and dhyeya-gamya), who are the spiritual world (dhäma), and the ruler of the spiritual world (dhämädhipati).
Text 103
dharädharägha-dharmäya
dhäranäbhiratäya cha
namo dhätre cha sandhätre
vidhätre cha dharäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who removes the sins of the world (dharädharägha-dharma), who is attained by meditation (dhäranäbhirata), who is the creator (dhätä, sandhätä, vidhätä, and dhara), . . .
Text 104
dämodaräya däntäya
dänavänta-karäya cha
namah samsära-vaidyäya
bheshajäya namo namah
. . . whose waist was bound with a rope (dämodara), who is peaceful and self-controlled (dänta), who kills the demons (dänavänta-kara), who is a physician expert in curing the disease of repeated birth and death (samsära- vaidya and bheshaja).
Text 105
sira-dhvajäya shitäya
vätäyäpramitäya cha
särasvatäya samsära-
näshanäyäksha-mäline
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, whose flag is marked with a plough (sira-dhvaja), who is the cold season (shita), who is the wind (väta), who is immeasurable (apramita), who is scholarship (särasvata), who puts an end to the cycle of birth and death (samsära-näshana), who wears a necklace of aksha beads (aksha-mäli), . . .
Text 106
asi-charma-dharäyaiva
shat-karma-niratäya cha
vikarmäya sukarmäya
para-karma-vidhäyine
. . . who holds a sword and shield (asi-charma-dhara), who is expert in the six pious deeds (shat-karma-nirata), who is free from karma (vikarmä), whose deeds are glorious (sukarmä), whose deeds are transcendental (para-karma-vidhäyi), . . .
Text 107
susharmane manmathäya
namo varmäya varmine
kari-charma-vasänäya
karäla-vadanäya cha
. . . who is most auspicious (susharmä), who is Kämadeva (manmatha), who is armor (varma), who wears armor (varmi and kari-carma-vasäna), whose face is fearsome (karäla-vadana), . . .
Text 108
kavaye padma-garbhäya
bhüta-garbha-ghrinä-nidhe
brahma-garbhäya garbhäya
brihad-garbhäya dhürjite
. . . who is the best of philosophers (kavi), who gave birth to Brahmä in a lotus flower (padma-garbha), who gave birth to all living beings (bhüta-garbha-ghrinä-nidhi), who gave birth to Brahmä (brahma-garbha), who gave birth to all that exists (garbha and brihad-garbha, and dhürjit), . . .
Text 109
namas te vishva-garbhäya
shri-garbhäya jitäraye
namo hiranyagarbhäya
hiranya-kavachäya cha
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances unto You, the creator of the universes (vishva-garbha), the creator of beauty and opulence (shri-garbha), the warrior who defeats His enemies (jitäri), the universal form (hiranyagarbha), the Lord covered with golden armor (hiranya-kavacha), . . .
Text 110
hiranya-varna-dehäya
hiranyäksha-vinäshine
hiranyakasipor-hantre
hiranya-nayanäya cha
. . . whose form is the color of gold (hiranya-varna-deha), who killed Hiranyäksha (hiranyäksha-vinäshi), who killed Hiranyakasipu (hiranyakasipor-hantä), whose eyes are golden (hiranya-nayana), . . .
Text 111
hiranya-retase tubhyam
hiranya-vadanäya cha
namo hiranya-shringäya
nisha-shringäya shringine
. . . whose seed is golden (hiranya-retäh), whose face is golden (hiranya-vadana), whose horn is golden (hiranya-shringa), whose horn is night (nisha-shringa), who has a great horn (shringi), . . .
Text 112
bhairaväya sukeshäya
bhishanäyäntri-mäline
chandäya runda-mäläya
namo danda-dharäya cha
. . . who are fearsome (bhairava), whose mane is graceful (sukesha), who is fearsome (bhishana), who wear a garland of intestines (antri-mäli), who are ferocious (chanda), who wear a necklace of skulls (runda-mäla), who hold a staff (danda-dhara), . . .
Text 113
akhanda-tattva-rüpäya
kamandalu-dharäya cha
namas te khanda-simhäya
satya-simhäya te namah
. . . who are the Absolute Truth (akhanda-tattva-rüpa), who hold a kamandalu (kamandalu-dhara), who are a great lion (khanda-simha), and who are a transcendental lion (satya-simha).
Text 114
namas te shveta-simhäya
pita-simhäya te namah
nila-simhäya niläya
rakta-simhäya te namah
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances unto You, who are a white lion (shveta-simha), a yellow lion (pita-simha), a black lion (nila-simha), black (nila), and a red lion (rakta-simha).
Text 115
namo häridra-simhäya
dhümra-simhäya te namah
müla-simhäya müläya
brihat-simhäya te namah
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances unto You, who are a yellow lion (häridra-simha), a smoke-colored lion (dhümra-simha), the root of all lions (müla-simha), the root of all that exists (müla), and a great lion (brihat-simha).
Text 116
pätäla-sthita-simhäya
namo parvata-väsine
namo jala-stha-simhäya
antariksha-sthitäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the lion in Pätälaloka (pätäla-sthita-simha), the lion in the mountains (parvata-väsi), the lion in the waters (jala-stha-simha), and the lion in the sky (antariksha-sthita).
Text 117
kälägni-rudra-simhäya
chanda-simhäya te namah
ananta-simha-simhäya
ananta-gataye namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the angry lion of the fire of time (kälägni-rudra-simha), who are a ferocious lion (chanda-simha), who are the limitless lion of lions (ananta-simha-simha), and who are the goal that has no limit (ananta-gati).
Text 118

namo vichitra-simhäya

bahu-simha-svarüpine
abhayankara-simhäya
narasimhäya te namah

Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are a wonderful lion (vichitra-simha), the form of many lions (bahu-simha-svarüpi), the lion that gives fearlessness (abhayankara-simha), and half-man half-lion (narasimha).
Text 119
namo 'stu simha-räjäya
narasimhäya te namah
säptäbdhi-mekhaläyaiva
satya-satya-svarüpine
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the king of lions (simha-räja), half-man half-lion (narasimha), the earth, which wears the seven oceans like a belt (säptäbdhi-mekhala), the Lord whose form is transcendental (satya-satya- svarüpi), . . .
Text 120
sapta-lokäntara-sthäya
sapta-svara-mayäya cha
saptärchih-rüpa-damshträya
saptäshva-ratha-rüpine
. . . who stays in the seven worlds (sapta-lokäntara-stha), who is glorified with songs in the seven notes (sapta-svara-maya), whose teeth are splendid like seven suns (saptärchih-rüpa-damshtra), and who is gigantic like seven horse-drawn chariots (saptäshva-ratha-rüpi).
Text 121
sapta-väyu-svarüpäya
sapta-cchando-mayäya cha
svacchäya svaccha-rüpäya
svacchandäya cha te namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are like seven strong winds (sapta-väyu-svarüpa), who are glorified by prayers in the seven meters (sapta-cchando-maya), who are pure (svaccha and svaccha-rüpa), and who are supremely independent (svacchanda).
Text 122
shrivatsäya suvedhäya
shrutaye shruti-mürtaye
shuchi-shraväya shüräya
su-prabhäya su-dhanvine
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who bears the mark of Shrivatsa (shrivatsa), who is decorated with earrings (suvedha), who is the Vedas personified (shruti and shruti-mürti), whose fame is spotless (shuchi-shrava), who is heroic (shüra), who is effulgent (su-prabha), who carries a great bow (su-dhanvi), . . .
Text 123
shubhräya sura-näthäya
su-prabhäya shubhäya cha
sudarshanäya sükshmäya
niruktäya namo namah
. . . who is glorious (shubhra), the master of the demigods (sura-nätha), effulgent (su-prabha), auspicious (shubha), handsome (sudarshana), subtle (sükshma), and eloquent (nirukta).
Text 124
su-prabhäya svabhäväya
bhäväya vibhaväya cha
sushäkhäya vishäkhäya
sumukhäya mukhäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is effulgent (su-prabha), spiritual (svabhäva), eternally existing (bhäva), the cause of spiritual love (vibhava), handsome (sushäkha), perfect and complete (vishäkha), with a handsome face (sumukha), the first of all (mukha), . . .
Text 125
su-nakhäya su-damshträya
surathäya sudhäya cha
sankhyäya sura-mukhyäya
prakhyätäya prabhäya cha
. . . whose claws are glorious (su-nakha), whose teeth are glorious (su-damshtra), who is like a great chariot (suratha), who is like nectar (sudha), who is described by the sankhya philosophy (sankhya), who is the leader of the demigods (sura-mukhya), who is all-famous (prakhyäta), who is effulgent (prabha), . . .
Text 126
namah khatvanga-hastäya
kheta-mudgara-pänaye
khagendräya mrigendräya
nägendräya dridhäya cha
. . . who holds a khatvänga staff in His hand (khatvanga-hasta), who holds a kheta-mudgara club in His hand (kheta-mudgara-päni), who is carried by Garuda (khagendra), who is a great lion (mrigendra), who is the king of the nägas (nägendra), who is firm and resolute (dridha), . . .
Text 127
näga-keyüra-häräya
nägendräyägha-mardine
nadn-väsäya nägäya
nänä-rüpa-dharäya cha
. . . who wears a necklace and armlets of snakes (näga-keyüra-hära), who is worshiped by the king of snakes (nägendra), who crushes sins (agha-mardi), who stays in the sacred rivers (nadi-väsa), who is powerful and swift (näga), who assumes many forms (nänä-rüpa-dhara), . . .
Text 128
nägeshvaräya nägäya
namitäya naräya cha
nägänta-karathäyaiva
nara-näräyanäya cha
. . . who is the ruler of the nägas (nägeshvara and näga), who is the Lord worshiped and honored by the devotees (namita), who appears in a humanlike form (nara), who rides on garuda (nägänta-karatha), and who is Nara-Näräyana Rishis (nara-näräyana).
Text 129
namo matsya-svarüpäya
kacchapäya namo namah
namo yajna-varahäya
narasimhäya te namah
Obeisances to He who assumes the form of Matsya (matsya-svarüpa)! Obeisances to He who assumes the form of Kürma (kacchapa)! Obeisances to He who assumes the form of Yajna-Varäha (yajna-varäha)! O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You!
Text 130
vikramäkranta-lokäya
vämanäya mahaujase
namo bhärgava-rämäya
rävanänta-karäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who crosses over all the worlds (vikramäkranta-loka), who is Vämana (vämana), who is all-powerful (mahaujäh), who is Parashuräma (bhärgava-räma), and who is the Räma that ended Rävana's life (rävanänta-kara).
Text 131
namas te balarämäya
kamsa-prädhvamsa-kärine
buddhäya buddha-rüpäya
tikshna-rüpäya kalkine
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who appear as Balaräma (balaräma), who kill Kamsa (kamsa-prädhvamsa-käri), who are Buddha (buddha and buddha-rüpa), who are ferocious (tikshna-rüpa), and who are Kalki (kalki).
Text 132
ätreyäyägni-neträya
kapiläya dvijäya cha
ksheträya pashu-päläya
pashu-vakträya te namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who appear as Dattätreya (ätreya), whose eyes are fire (agni-netra), who appear Kapila (kapila), who are the leader of the brähmanas (dvija), who are the universal form (kshetra), who are the protector of the cows (pashu-päla), and who have a lion's face (pashu-vaktra).
Text 133
grihasthäya vanasthäya
yataye brahmachärine
svargäpavarga-dätre cha
tad-bhoktre cha mumukshave
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are worshiped by the grihasthas (grihastha), who are worshiped by the vänaprasthas (vanastha), who are worshiped by the sannyäsis (yati), who are worshiped by the brahmachhäris (brahmachäri), who give liberation and residence in Svargaloka (svargäpavarga-dätä), who are the supreme enjoyer (tad-bhoktä), who yearn to give liberation to the living entities (mumukshu), . . .
Text 134
shälagräma-niväsäya
kshiräbdhi-shayanäya cha
shri-shailädri-niväsäya
shilä-väsäya te namah
. . . who appear as the Shälagräma-shilä (shälagräma-niväsa), who recline on the milk-ocean (kshiräbdhi-shayana), who reside in Shri Shaila (shri-shailädri-niväsa), and who appear as a stone (shilä-väsa).
Text 135
yogi-hrit-padma-väsäya
mahä-häsäya te namah
guhä-väsäya guhyäya
guptäya gurave namah
. . . who stay in the lotus of the yogis' hearts (yogi-hrit-padma-väsa), and who smile and laugh (mahä-häsa). Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who stays in the cave of the heart (guhä-väsa, guhya, and gupta), and who is the supreme spiritual master (guru).
Text 136
namo mülädhiväsäya
nila-vastra-dharäya cha
pita-vasträya shasträya
rakta-vastra-dharäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the root of all existence (mülädhiväsa), who wears blue garments (nila-vastra-dhara), who wears yellow garments (pita-vastra), who is armed with many weapons (shastra), who wears red garments (rakta-vastra-dhara), . . .
Text 137
rakta-mälä-vibhüshäya
rakta-gandhänulepine
dhurandharäya dhürtäya
durdharäya dharäya cha
. . . who wears a red garland (rakta-mälä-vibhüsha), who is anointed with red scents (rakta-gandhänulepi), who is the maintainer of all (dhurandhara), who is cunning (dhürta), who is invincible (durdhara), who is the maintainer of all (dhara), . . .
Text 138
durmadäya duräntäya
durdharäya namo namah
durnirikshyäya nishthäya
durdanäya drumäya cha
. . . who is ferocious (durmada), infinite (duranta), invincible (durdhara), who is difficult to see (durnirikshya), who is faithful (nishtha), who is difficult to attain (durdana), who is like a tree (druma), . . .
Text 139
durbhedäya duräshäya
durlabhäya namo namah
driptäya dripta-vakträya
adripta-nayanäya cha
. . . who cannot be defeated (durbheda), who destroys the demons' hopes (duräsha), who is difficult to attain (durlabha), who is ferocious (dripta), whose face is ferocious (dripta-vaktra), who is the leader of the gentle and humble (adripta-nayana), . . .
Text 140
unmattäya pramattäya
namo daityäraye namah
rasajnäya raseshäya
ärakta-rasanäya cha
. . . who is wild (unmatta and pramatta), who is the demons' enemy (daityäri), who is expert at relishing the transcendental mellows (rasajïa), who is the king of transcendental mellows (rasesha), and whose tongue is red (ärakta-rasana).
Text 141
patyäya paritoshäya
rathyäya rasikäya cha
ürdhva-keshordhva-rüpäya
namas te chordhva-retase
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You, who are the master of all (patya), who are filled with bliss (paritosha), who ride on a chariot (rathya), who relish transcendental mellows (rasika), who have a great mane (ürdhva-kesha), whose form is tall and massive (ürdhva-rüpa), and who are the best of the celibates (ürdhva-retäh).
Text 142
ürdhva-simhäya simhäya
namas te chordhva-bähave
para-pradhvamsakäyaiva
shankha-chakra-dharäya cha
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You, who are a gigantic lion (ürdhva-simha and simha), who have mighty arms (ürdhva-bähu), who kill the demons (para-pradhvamsaka), who hold a conch and chakra (shankha-chakra-dhara), . . .
Text 143
gadä-padma-dharäyaiva
panca-bäna-dharäya cha
kämeshvaräya kämäya
käma-päläya kämine
. . . who hold a club and lotus (gadä-padma-dhara), who hold five arrows (panca-bäna-dhara), who are the controller of Kämadeva (kämeshvara), who are Kämadeva (käma), who protect Kämadeva (käma-päla), and who control Kämadeva (kämi).
Text 144
namah käma-vihäräya
käma-rüpa-dharäya cha
soma-süryägni-neträya
somapäya namo namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who enjoys amorous pastimes (käma-vihära), who has the power to assume any form at will (käma-rüpa-dhara), whose three eyes are the sun, moon, and fire (soma-süryägni-netra), and who protects the moon (somapa).
Text 145
namah somäya vämäya
vämadeväya te namah
säma-svanäya saumyäya
bhakti-gamyäya vai namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are Soma (soma), Väma (väma), Vämadeva (vämadeva), the hymns of the Säma Veda (säma-svana), handsome (saumya), and attainable by devotional service (bhakti-gamya).
Text 146
kushanda-gana-näthäya
sarva-shreyas-karäya cha
bhishmäya bhisha-däyaiva
bhima-vikramanäya cha
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the master of the kushandas (kushanda-gana-nätha), the benefactor of all (sarva-shreyas-kara), ferocious (bhishma and bhisha-däya), all-powerful (bhima-vikramana), . . .
Text 147
mriga-griväya jiväya
jitäyäjita-kärine
jatine jamadagnäya
namas te jäta-vedase
. . . with a lion's neck (mriga-griva), the life of all that live (jiva), the conqueror of the demons (jita), invincible (ajita-käri), whose hair is matted (jati), who are Parashuräma (jamadagna), and who are the master of all opulences (jäta-vedäh).
Text 148
japa-kusuma-varnäya
japyäya japitäya cha
jaräyujäyända-jäya
sveda-jäyodbhijäya cha
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, whose complexion is the color of a rose (japa-kusuma-varna), who are glorified with japa-mantras (japya and japita), who are the creator of all living entities born from wombs (jaräyuja), who are the creator of the living entities born from eggs (anda-ja), who are the creator of living entities born from perspiration (sveda-ja), who are the creator of living entities sprouted from seeds (udbhija), . . .
Text 149
janärdanäya rämäya
jähnavi-janakäya cha
jarä-janmädi-düräya
pradyumnäya pramodine
. . . who remove Your devotees' sufferings (janärdana), who are the supreme enjoyer (räma), who are the father of the Ganges (jähnavi-janaka), who rescue the living entities from birth, old-age, and a host of troubles (jarä-janmädi-düra), who are Pradyumna (pradyumna), who are blissful (pramodi), . .
Text 150
jihvä-raudräya rudräya
virabhadräya te namah
chid-rüpäya samudräya
kad-rudräya pracetase
. . . whose tongue shows Your anger (jihvä-raudra), who are ferocious (rudra), who are heroic (virabhadra), whose form is transcendental (chid-rüpa), who are the ocean (samudra), whose are ferocious (kad-rudra), and who are most intelligent (pracetäh).
Text 151
indriyäyendriya-jnäya
namo 'stv indränujäya cha
atindriyäya säräya
indirä-pataye namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who is the master of the senses (indriya), knowable by spiritual senses (indriya-jna), the younger brother of Indra (indränuja), beyond the reach of material senses (atindriya), the best (sära), the husband of the goddess of fortune (indirä-pati), . . .
Text 152
ishänäya cha idyäya
ishitäya inäya cha
vyomätmane cha vyomne cha
namas te vyoma-keshine
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the supreme master (ishäna), the supreme object of worship (idya), the supreme controller (ishita), all-glorious (ina), and the master of the spiritual sky (vyomätmä and vyoma), and whose mane touches the sky (vyoma-keshi).
Text 153
vyoma-dhäräya cha vyoma-
vakträyäsura-ghätine
namas te vyoma-damshträya
vyoma-väsäya te namah
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who hold up the sky (vyoma-dhära), whose wide-open mouth is like the sky (vyoma- vaktra), who kill the demons (asura-ghäti), whose teeth are like the sky (vyoma-damshtra), and whose home is in the spiritual sky (vyoma-väsa).
Text 154
sukumäräya rämäya
shubhäcäräya te namah
vishväya vishva-rüpäya
namo vishvätmakäya cha
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are gentle and soft (sukumära), the supreme enjoyer (räma), auspicious (shubhächära), and the universal form (vishva, vishva-rüpa, and vishvätmaka).
Text 155
jnänätmakäya jnänäya
vishveshäya parätmane
ekätmane namas tubhyam
namas te dvädashätmane
Obeisances to You, O Lord Nrisimha, who are the object of transcendental knowledge (jnänätmaka and jnäna), the master of the universe (vishvesha), the Supersoul (parätmä), the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has no rival (ekätmä), and the Supreme Lord who appears in twelve forms (dvädashätmä).
Text 156
chatur-vimshati-rüpäya
panca-vimshati-mürtaye
shad-vimshakätmane nityah
sapta-vimshatikätmane
. . . who appear in twenty-four forms (chatur-vimshati-rüpa), who appear in twenty-five forms (pancha-vimshati-mürti), who appear in twenty-six forms (shad-vimshakätmä), and who appear in twenty-seven forms (sapta-vimshatikätmä).
Text 157
dharmärtha-käma-mokshäya
viraktäya namo namah
bhäva-shuddhäya siddhäya
sädhyäya sharabhäya cha
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who gives religion, economic development, sense-gratification, and liberation (dharmärtha-käma-moksha), who is always aloof from matter (virakta), who is the most pure (bhäva-shuddha), who is perfect (siddha), who is the goal of spiritual life (sädhya), who is ferocious like a sharabha monster (sharabha), . . .
Text 158
prabodhäya subodhäya
namo budhi-priyäya cha
snigdhäya cha vidagdhäya
mugdhäya munaye namah
. . . who is transcendental knowledge personified (prabodha and subodha), and who is dear to the wise (budhi-priya). Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who loves His devotees (snigdha), who is most intelligent (vidagdha), who is charming (mugdha), and who is wise (muni).
Text 159
priyam-vadäya shravyäya
shruk-shruväya shritäya cha
griheshäya maheshäya
brahmeshäya namo namah
Obeisances to Lord Nrisimha, who speaks sweetly (priyam-vada), whose glories should be heard (shravya), for whose pleasure yajnas are offered (shruk-shruva), the shelter of the devotees (shrita), the Lord of every home (grihesha), the Supreme Personality of Godhead (mahesha), and the Lord of the brähmanas (brahmesha).
Text 160
shridharäya sutirthäya
hayagriväya te namah
ügräya ügra-vegäya
ügra-karma-ratäya cha
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You, who are the husband of the goddess of fortune (shridhara), the best of holy saints (sutirtha), the Hayagriva incarnation (hayagriva), fearsome (ügra), powerful (ügra-vega), and ferocious (ügra-karma-rata).
Text 161
ügra-neträya vyaghräya
samagra-guna-shäline
bala-graha-vinäshäya
pishäca-graha-ghätine
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You, whose eyes are fearsome (ügra-netra), who are ferocious (vyaghra), who have all virtues (samagra-guna-chäli), who destroy the demons and evil spirits (bala-graha-vinäsha), who destroy witches (pishächa-graha-ghäti), . . .
Text 162
dushta-graha-nihantre cha
nigrahänugrahäya cha
vrisha-dhvajäya vrishnyäya
vrishäya vrishabhäya cha
. . . who kill evil spirits (dushta-graha-nihantä), who are most merciful (nigrahänugraha), who carry a flag marked with a bull (vrisha-dhvaja), who are the best (vrishnya, vrisha, and vrishabha), . . .
Text 163
ügra-shraväya shäntäya
namah shruti-dharäya cha
namas te deva-devesha
namas te madhusüdana
. . . who are most famous (ügra-shrava), who are peaceful (shänta), who remember everything (shruti-dhara), and who are the ruler of the demigods (deva-devesha). Obeisances to You, the killer of the Madhu demon (madhusüdana).
164
namas 'te pundarikäksha
namas 'te durita-kshaya
namas 'te karunä-sindho
namas 'te samitinjäya
O lotus-eyed Lord (pundarikäksha), obeisances to You! O Lord who rescue Your devotees from a host of troubles (durita-kshaya), obeisances to You! O ocean of mercy (karunä-sindhu), obeisances to You! O Lord victorious in battle (samitijäya), obeisances to You!
Text 165
namas 'te narasimhäya
namas 'te garuda-dhvaja
yajna-netra namas te 'stu
käla-dhvaja jaya-dhvaja
O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You! O Lord whose flag is marked with Garuda (garuda-dhvaja), obeisances to You! Obeisances to You, O Lord whose eyes are the Vedic yajnas (yajna-netra), whose flag is time (käla-dhvaja), who hold a victory-flag (jaya-dhvaja)!
Text 166
agni-netra namas te 'stu
namas te hy amara-priya
mahä-netra namas te 'stu
namas te bhakta-vatsala
O Lord whose eyes are fires (agni-netra), obeisances to You! O Lord dear to the demigods (amara-priya), obeisances to You! O Lord whose eyes are great (mahä-netra), obeisances to You! O Lord who love Your devotees (bhakta-vatsala), obeisances to You!
Text 167
dharma-netra namas te 'stu
namas te karunä-kara
punya-netra namas te 'stu
namas te 'bhishta-däyaka
O eye of religion (dharma-netra), obeisances to You! O merciful one (karunä-kara), obeisances to You! O Lord whose eyes are most sacred (punya-netra), obeisances to You! O Lord who fulfills Your devotees' desires (abhishta-däyaka), obeisances to You!
Text 168
namo namas te daya-simha-rüpa
namo namas te narasimha-rüpa
namo namas te rana-simha-rüpa
namo namas te narasimha-rüpa
O merciful lion (daya-simha-rüpa), obeisances to You! O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You! O warrior-lion (rana-simha-rüpa), obeisances to You! O Lord Nrisimha, obeisances to You!
Text 169
uddhatya garvitam daityam
nihatyäjau sura-dvisham
deva-käryam mahat kritvä
garjase vätma-tejase
O Lord, You have killed the proud demon who hated Your devotee, and have fulfilled Your mission of saving Your devotee. Now You roar loudly.
Text 170
ati-rudram idam rüpam
duhsaham duratikramam
drishtvä tu shankitä sarvä
devatäs tväm upägatäh
Gazing at this ferocious, powerful, and invincible form, the frightened demigods approach You.
Texts 171 and 172
etän pashyan maheshänam
brahmänam mäm shaci-patim
dik-pälän dvädashädityän
rudrän uraga-räkshasän
sarvän rishi-ganän saptam
atrim gaurim sarasvatim
lakshmim nadish cha tirthäni
ratim bhüta-ganäny api
Please look at them, at Shiva, at me, who am Brahmä, at Indra, at the dik-pälas, at the twelve Adityas, at the Rudras, at the Uragas and Rakshasas, at all the sages, at the seven sages, at Atri, Gauri, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, the sacred rivers personified, the holy places personified, Rati, and the Bhütas.
Text 173
prasida tvam mahä-simha
ügra-bhävam imam tyaja
prakriti-stho bhava tvam hi
shänta-bhävam cha dhäraya
O great lion, please be merciful to us. Please give up Your anger. Please become Your self. Please be pacified.
Text 174
ity uktvä dandavad bhümau
papäta sa pitämahah
prasida tvam prasida tvam
prasideti punah punah
After speaking these words, Grandfather Brahmä fell to the ground like a stick. Again and again he said: Please be merciful! Please be merciful! Please be merciful!











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