Vishnu Stotram

1008 Names Of Shri Narasimha and Meaning | Thousand and Eight Names Lord Lakshminarasimha

Lord Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu to save his devotee Prahalada from the clutches of his demon father Hiranyakashipu. Lord Narasimha swamys head is lion and body is of a man. Lord Narasimha is also spelled as Narasingh, Narsingh and Narasingha. Mostly the Vaishnava followers worshipp Lord Narasimha Swamy.

The birth of Lord Narasimha is celebrated with faith and joy on the 14th day of Vaishakha’s bright half month. There are countless temples throughout the world where Lord Nrusimha is worshiped in different forms, such as Ugra-Narasimha, Yoga-Narasimha and Lakshmi-Narasimha. Many also worship Lord Narasimha as family Deity and Ishta devata.

Sri Narasimha Swamy Sahasranama with Meaning:

Text 1:

om namo narasimhAya
vajra-dAnOrAya vajriNe
vajra-dehAya vajrAya
namo vajra-nakhAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, whose teeth are thunderbolts (vajra-damSTra), 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:

vAsudevAya vandyAya
varadAya varAtmane
varadAbhaya-hastAya
varAya vara-rUpiNe

. . . who is the son of Vasudeva (vAsudeva), to whom all should bow down (vandya), who is the giver of boons (varada), who is most glorious (varAtmA), whose hand gives the blessing of fearlessness (varadAbhaya-hasta), and who is the greatest (vara), whose transcendental form is glorious (vara-rUpI).

Text 3:

varEyAya varinOhAya
sri-varAya namo namaH
prahlAda-varadAyaiva
pratyakna-varadAya ca

Obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who is the greatest (vareNya and variSTha), and who is the goddess of fortune’s husband (sri- vara). Obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who is the giver of benedictions to PrahlAda (prahlAda-varada), who is the giver of benedictions to they who approach Him (pratyakSa-varada), . . .

Text 4:

parAt-para-parecAya
pavitrAya pinAkine
pAvanAya prasannAya
pAcine pApa-hAriNe

. . . who is the supreme master, greater than the greatest (parAt-para-paresa), who is the most pure (pavitra), who carries a bow (pinAkI), who is the most pure (pAvana), who is filled with transcendental bliss (prasanna), who carries a rope (pAsI), and who removes sins (pApa-hArI).

Text 5:

purustutAya puNyAya
puruhUtAya te namaH
tat-purunAya tathyAya
purNAa-purunAya ca

O Lord NRsimha, 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-puruSa), the Supreme Truth (tathya), the ancient Supreme Personality of Godhead (purANa-puruSa), obeisances unto You!

Text 6:

purodhase pUrvajAya
punkarAknAya te namaH
unpa-hAsAya hAsAya
mahA-hAsAya cArigiNe

O Lord NRsimha, who are the supreme priest (purodha), the oldest (pUrvaja), lotus-eyed (puSkarAkSa), lotus-smiled (puSpa- hAsa), fond of joking (mahA-hAsa), and who hold the SArnga Bow (sArngI), obeisances unto You!

Text 7:

simhAya simha-rAjAya
jagad-vAsyAya te namaH
aTTa-hAsAya ronAya
jala-vAsAya te namaH

O Lord who are a lion (simha), the king of lions (simha- rAja), and the master of the universe (jagad-vasya), obeisances unto You! O Lord who laugh loudly (aTTa-hAsa), are angry (roSa), and reside on the water (jala-vAsa), obeisances unto You!

Text 8:

bhUta-vAsAya bhAsAya
srI-nivAsAya khadgine
khadga-jihvAya simhAya
khadga-vAsAya te namaH

O Lord NRsimha, who reside in everyone’s heart (bhUta-vAsa), who are effulgent (bhAsa), who are the resting-place of Goddess LakSmI (srI-nivAsa), who hold a sword (khadgI), whose tongue is a sword (khadga-jihva), who are a lion (simha), and who hold a sword (khadga-vAsa), obeisances unto You!

Text 9:

namo mUlAdi-vAsAya
dharma-vAsAya dhanvine
dhananjayAya dhanyAya
namo mrtyuNjayAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the root of all (mUlAdi- vAsa), the home of religion (dharma-vAsa), the great archer (dhanvI), the winner of wealth (dhanaNjaya), and the most glorious (dhanya). Obeisances to He who is the conqueror of death (mRtyuNjaya).

Text 10:

subhANjayAya sUtrAya
namaH satruNjayAya ca
niraNjanAya nIrAya
nirguNAya guNAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the conqueror of handsomeness (subhANjaya), the thread upon which all is strung (sUtra), the conqueror of foes (satruNjaya), untouched by matter (niraNjana), who lies down on the KAraNa Ocean (nIra), who is free from the modes of material nature (nirguNa), who is glorious with transcendental qualities (guNa), . . .

Text 11:

ninprApaNcAya nirvAna-
pradAya nividAya ca
nirAlambAya nelAya
ninkalAya kalAya ca

. . . who is aloof from the material world (niSprApanca), who is the giver of liberation (nirvANa-prada), who is all-pervading (nivida), who is independent (nirAlamba), whose complexion is dark (nIla), who is perfect and complete (niSkala), who appears in many incarnations (kala), . . .

Text 12:

nimenAya nibandhAya
nimena-gamanAya ca
nirdvandvAya nirAsAya
niscayAya nirAya ca

. . . who is the blinking of an eye (nimeSa), who is the bondage of material existence (nibandha), who appears in the blinking of an eye (nimeSa-gamana), who is free of duality (nirdvandva), who is all-pervading (nirAsa), who is the Absolute Truth (niscaya), . . .

Text 13:

nirmalAya nibandhAya
nirmohAya nirAkate
namo nityAya satyAya
sat-karma-niratAya ca

. . . who is free from all material impurity (nirmala), who is self-control (nibandha), who is free from illusion (nirmoha), whose form is not material (nirAkRti), who is eternal (nitya), who is spiritual (satya), and whose activities are all spiritual (sat-karma-nirata).

Text 14:

satya-dhvajAya muNjAya
muNjA-kesAya kesine
haresAya ca sonAya
gudAkesAya vai namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who carries truth as His flag (satya-dhvaja), who is the sacred muNja grass (muNja), whose hair is the sacred muNja grass (muNjA-kesa), whose hair is graceful (kesI), who is the master of BrahmA and Siva (harIsa), who makes all that is inauspicious wither away (soSa), who is the conqueror of sleep (gudAkesa), . . .

Text 15:

sukesAyordhva-kesAya
kesi-simha-rakAya ca
jalesAya sthalesAya
padmesAyogra-rUpine

. . . whose mane is glorious (sukesa and Urdhva-kesa), who is the sUryamaNi jewel of great-maned lions (kesi-simha-raka) who is the master of the waters (jalesa), who is the master of all places (sthalesa), who is the husband of the goddess of fortune (padmesa), and who is ferocious (Ugra-rUpI).

Text 16:

kusesayAya kulAya
kesavAya namo namaH
sUkti-karnAya sUktAya
rakta-jihvAya rAgine

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is graceful like a lotus flower (kusesaya), who is the greatest (kUla), who has a glorious mane (kesava), whose ears delight in hearing His devotees’ prayers (sUkti-karNa), who is the Vedic prayers personified (sUkta), whose tongue is red (rakta-jihva), and who loves His devotees (rAgI).

Text 17:

dIpta-rUpAya dIptAya
pradIptAya pralobhine
pracchinnAya prabodhAya
prabhave vibhave namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, whose form is splendid (dIpta- rUpa, 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:

prabhaNjanAya pAnthAya
pramAyApramitAya ca
prakAsAya pratApAya
prajvalAyojjvalAya ca

. . . who destroys all that is inauspicious (prabha{.sy 241}jana), who is glorious like the sun (pAntha), who is the Absolute Truth (prama), who is limitless (apramita), who is splendid (prakAsa, pratApa, prajvala, and ujjvala), . . .

Text 19:

jvAlA-mAlA-svarUpAya
jvAlA-jihvAya jvAline
maho-jvAlAya kAlAya
kAla-mUrti-dharAya ca

. . . whose effulgent form seems to be garlanded with flames (jvAlA-mAlA-svarUpa), whose tongue is a flame (jvAlA-jihva), who is splendid like a host of flames (jvAlI and maho-jvAla), who is time personified (kAla and kAla-mUrti-dhara), . . .

Text 20:

kAlAntakAya kalpAya
kalanAya krte namaH
kAla-cakrAya sakrAya
vanaT-cakrAya cakrine

. . . who puts an end to time (kAlAntaka), who is all-powerful (kalpa, kalana, and kRt), who is the wheel of time (kAla-cakra), who is the most expert (sakra), who is the word vaSaT in the Vedic mantras (vaSaT-cakra), who holds the Sudarsana cakra (cakrI), . . .

Text 21:

akrUrAya kRtAntAya
vikramAya kramAya ca
kRtine kRtivAsAya
kRtaghnAya kRtAtmane

. . . who is gentle to the devotees (akrUra), who is death to the demons (kRtAnta), who is all-powerful (vikrama, krama, kRtI, and kRtivAsa), who kills the demons (kRtaghna), who is the all- pervading Supersoul (kRtAtmA), . . .

Text 22:

sankramAya ca kruddhAya

krAnta-loka-trayAya ca

arUpAya svarUpAya

haraye paramAtmane

. . . who descends to this world (sankrama), who is angry with the demons (kruddha), who steps over the three worlds (krAnta- loka-traya), whose form is not material (arUpa), whose form is transcendental (svarUpa), who removes all that is inauspicious (hari), who is the Supersoul (paramAtmA), . . .

Text 23:

ajayAyAdi-devAya

akSayAya kSayAya ca

aghorAya su-ghorAya

ghorAghora-tarAya ca

. . . who is never defeated (ajaya), who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead (Adi-deva), who is immortal (akSaya), who kills the demons (kSaya), who is gentle (aghora), who is ferocious (su-ghora), and who rescues the gentle devotees from the fearsome demons (ghorAghora-tara).

Text 24:

namo ‘stv aghora-vIryAya

lasad-ghorAya te namaH

ghorAdhyakSAya dakSAya

dakSinAryAya sambhave

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is both gentle and powerful (aghora-vIrya). O Lord NRsimha, who are splendid with ferocious power (lasad- ghora), who are the most ferocious (ghorAdhyakSa), the most expert (dakSa), the most saintly (dakSiNArya), and the most auspicious (sambhave), . . .

Text 25:

amoghAya gunaughAya

anaghAyAgha-hArine

megha-nAdAya nAdAya

tubhyam meghAtmane namaH

. . . who are infallible (amogha), a flood of transcendental virtues (guNaugha), pure (anagha), and the remover of sins (agha- hArI), who roar like thunder (megha-nAda), and who roar ferociously (nAda). Obeisances to You, Lord NRsimha, who are like a monsoon cloud (meghAtmA).

Text 26:

mogha-vahana-rUpAya

megha-syAmAya mAline

vyAla-yajNopavitrAya

vyaghra-dehAya vai namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is like a host of monsoon clouds (mogha-vahana-rUpa), who is dark like a monsoon cloud (megha-syAma), who wear a garland (mAlI), whose sacred-thread is a snake (vyAla-yajNopavitra), and who has the form of a lion (vyaghra-deha).

Text 27:

vyaghra-pAdAya ca vyaghra-

karmine vyApakAya ca

vikaTAsyAya vIrAya

vistara-sravase namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who has the paws of a lion (vyaghra-pAda), and the ferocious deeds of a lion (vyaghra- karmI), who is all-pervading (vyApaka), whose face is fearsome (vikaTAsya), who is very powerful and heroic (vIra), and who is all-famous (vistara-sravAh).

Text 28:

vikIrna-nakha-damstrAya

nakha-damstrAyudhAya ca

visvaksenAya senAya

vihvalAya balAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who has sharp claws and teeth (vikIrNa- nakha-damSTra), whose weapons are His claws and teeth (nakha- damSTrAyudha), whose armies are everywhere (viSvaksena), who has a great army (sena), who is ferocious (vihvala), who is powerful (bala), . . .

Text 29:

virUpAksAya vIrAya

visesAksAya sAksiNe

vIta-sokAya vistIrNa-

vadanAya namo namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, whose eyes are fearsome (virUpAkSa), who is powerful and heroic (vIra), whose eyes are handsome (viseSAkSa), who is the witness of all (sAkSI), who never grieves (vIta-soka), and whose mouth is wide (vistIrNa- vadana).

Text 30:

vidhAnAya vidheyAya

vijayAya jayAya ca

vibudhAya vibhAvAya

namo visvambharAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the author of the rules of scriptures (vidhAna), 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 (vibhAva), and who is the maintainer of the universe (visvambhara).

Text 31:

vIta-ragAya viprAya

viTanka-nayanAya ca

vipulAya vinItAya

visva-yonaye namo namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is not affected by the mode of passion (vIta-raga), who is the first of brAhmaNas (vipra), whose eyes are glorious (viTanka-nayana), who form is large (vipula), who is humble (vinIta), and who is the creator of the universe (visva-yoni), . . .

Text 32:

cid-ambarAya vittAya

visrutAya viyonaye

vihvalAya vikalpAya

kalpAtItAya silpine

. . . , who is the master of the spiritual sky (cid-ambara), the wealth of the devotees (vitta), all-famous (visruta), unborn (viyoni), ferocious (vihvala), most expert (vikalpa, kalpAtIta, and silpI), . . .

Text 33:

kalpanAya svarUpAya

phaNi-talpAya vai namaH

tadit-prabhAya taryAya

taruNAya tarasvine

. . . who is the creator (kalpana), whose form is transcendental (svarUpa), whose couch is a serpent (phaNi-talpa), wgho is splendid like lightning (tadit-prabha), who is the final goal (tarya), who is eternally youthful (taruNa), who is all-powerful (tarasvI), . . .

Text 34:

tapanAya tapaskAya

tApa-traya-harAya ca

tArakAya tamo-ghnAya

tattvAya ca tapasvine

. . . who is effulgent (tapana and tapaska), who removes the three-fold miseries of material life (tApa-traya-hara), who is the deliverer (tAraka), who destroys the darkness of ignorance (tamo- ghna), who is the Absolute Truth (tattva), and who is glorious (tapasvI).

Text 35:

taksakAya tanu-trAya

taTine taralAya ca

sata-rUpAya sAntAya

sata-dhArAya te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the architect of the worlds (takSaka), 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 (sata-rUpa), who are peaceful (sAnta), and who hold a thunderbolt (sata-dhAra).

Text 36:

sata-patrAya tarkSyAya

sthitaye sata-mUrtaye

sata-kratu-svarUpAya

sAsvatAya satAtmane

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is graceful like a hundred- petal lotus (sata-patra), who is carried by Garuda (tarkSya), who is the maintainer (sthiti), who manifests a hundred forms (sata-mUrti), who is a hundred yajNas personified (sata-kratu- svarUpa), who is eternal (sAsvata), who manifests a hundred forms (satAtmA), . . .

Text 37:

namaH sahasra-sirase

sahasra-vadanAya ca

sahasrAkSAya devAya

disa-srotrAya te namaH

. . . who has a thousand heads (sahasra-sirAh and sahasra- vadana), who has a thousand eyes (sahasrAkSa), and who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead (deva). Obeisances unto You, O Lord NRsimha, whose ears are the different directions (disa- srotra).

Text 38:

namaH sahasra-jihvAya

mahA-jihvAya te namaH

sahasra-nAmadheyAya

sahasrAkSi-dhArAya ca

Obeisances unto You, O Lord NRsimha, who have a thousand tongues (sahasra-jihva), a great tongue (mahA-jihva), a thousand names (sahasra-nAmadheya), and a thousand eyes (sahasrAkSi- dhAra).

Text 39:

sahasra-bAhave tubhyam

sahasra-caraNAya ca

sahasrArka-prakAsAya

sahasrAyudha-dhAriNe

O Lord NRsimha, who have a thousand arms (sahasra-bAhu), and a thousand feet (sahasra-caraNa), who are splendid like a thousand suns (sahasrArka-prakAsAya), who hold a thousand weapons (sahasrAyudha-dhArI), . .

Text 40:

namaH sthUlAya sUkSmAya

susUkSmAya namo namaH

sUkSuNyAya subhikSAya

surAdhyakSAya sauriNe

. . . who are larger than the largest (sthUla), smaller than the smallest (sUkSma and susUkSma), ferocious (sUkSuNya), the maintainer (subhikSa), and the ruler of the demigods (surAdhyakSa), heroic (saurI), obeisances unto You.

Text 41:

dharmAdhyakSAya dharmAya

lokAdhyakSAya vai namaH

prajAdhyakSAya sikSAya

vipakSa-kSaya-mUrtaye

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the ruler of religious principles (dharmAdhyakSa), religion personified (dharma), the ruler of the worlds (lokAdhyakSa), the ruler of the living entities (prajAdhyakSa), the teaching of the Vedas (sikSa), the destroyer of the demons (vipakSa-kSaya-mUrti), . . .

Text 42:

kAlAdhyakSAya tIkSnAya

mUlAdhyakSAya te namaH

adhokSajAya mitrAya

sumitra-varuNAya ca

. . . the controller of time (kAlAdhyakSa), ferocious (tIkSna), the ruler of the root of matter (mUlAdhyakSa), beyond the perception of the material senses (adhokSaja), the true friend (mitra), and the Deity worshiped by Mitra and VaruNa (sumitra- varuNa).

Text 43:

satrughnAya avighnAya

vighna-koTi-harAya ca

rakSoghnAya tamoghnAya

bhUtaghnAya namo namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the killer of enemies (satrughna), free to do whatever He wishes (avighna), the Lord who removes millions of obstacles (vighna-koTi-hara), the killer of demons (rakSoghna), the destroyer of ignorance (tamoghna), and the killer of ghosts (bhUtaghna).

Text 44:

bhUta-pAlAya bhUtAya

bhUta-vAsAya bhUtine

bhUta-vetAla-ghAtAya

bhUtAdhipataye namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the protector of the people (bhUta-pAla), the Lord who appears before His devotee (bhUta), the Lord who descends to the material world (bhUta- vAsa), the master of the material world (bhUtI), the destroyer of ghosts and evil spirits (bhUta-vetAla-ghAta), and the controller of the material world (bhUtAdhipati).

Text 45:

bhUta-graha-vinASAya

bhUta-samyamate namaH

mahA-bhUtAya bhRgave

sarva-bhUtAtmane namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the killer of ghosts and evil spirits (bhUta-graha-vinAsa), the controller of the material world (bhUta-samyamAn), the greatest (mahA-bhUta), a descendent of MaharSi BhRgu (bhRgave), and the all-pervading Supersoul (sarva-bhUtAtmA).

Text 46:

sarvAriSTa-vinASAya

sarva-sampatkarAya ca

sarvAdhArAya sarvAya

sarvArti-haraye namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the destroyer of all calamities (sarvAriSTa-vinAsa), the bringer of all good fortune (sarva-sampatkara), the resting place of all the worlds (sarvAdhAra), everything (sarva), and the remover of all sufferings (sarvArti-hari).

Text 47:

sarva-duhkha-prasAntAya

sarva-saubhAgya-dAyine

sarvadAyApy anantAya

sarva-sakti-dharAya ca

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the remover of all sufferings (sarva-duhkha-prasAnta), the giver of all good fortune (sarva-saubhAgya-dAyI), the giver of everything (sarvada), limitless (ananta), the master of all potencies (sarva-sakti-dhara), . . .

Text 48:

sarvaisvarya-pradAtre ca

sarva-kArya-vidhAyine

sarva-jvara-vinAsAya

sarva-rogApahAriNe

. . . the giver of all powers and opulences (sarvaisvarya- pradAtA), the giver of all duties (sarva-kArya-vidhAyI), the destroyer of all fevers (sarva-jvara-vinAsa), the physicimn who cures all diseases (sarva-rogApahArI), . . .

Text 49:

sarvAbhicAra-hantre ca

sarvaisvarya-vidhAyine

pingAksAyaika-sRngAya

dvi-sRngAya marIcaye

. . . the destroyer of all magic spells (sarvAbhicAra-hantA), and the giver of all powers and opulences (sarvaisvarya- vidhAyI), red-eyed (pingAkSa), who have one horn (eka-sRnga), who have two horns (dvi-sRnga), who are splendid like the sun (marIci), . . .

Text 50:

bahu-sRngAya lingAya

mahA-sRngAya te namaH

mangalyAya manojnAya

mantavyAya mahAtmane

. . . who have many horns (bahu-sRnga), who are not different from Your Deity form (linga), who have a great horn (mahA-sRnga), 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 (mahAtmA), . . .

Text 51:

mahA-devAya devAya

mAtulinga-dharAya ca

mahA-mAyA-prasUtAya

prastutAya ca mAyine

. . . who are the Supreme Personality of Godhead (mahA-deva and deva), who hold a mAtulinga (mAtulinga-dhara), who are the origin of the mahA-mAyA potency (mahA-mAyA- prasUta), who are glorified by the sages (prastuta), who are the master of the illusory potency mAyA (mAyI), . . .

Text 52:

anantAnanta-rUpAya

mAyine jala-sAyine

mahodarAya mandAya

madadAya madAya ca

. . . who manifested limitless forms (anantAnanta-rUpa), who are the master of the illusory potency mAyA (mAyI), who rest on the waters (jala-sAyI), 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 ca

mAdhavAya murAraye

mahA-vIryAya dhairyAya

citra-vIryAya te namaH

. . . who killed Madhu and KaiTabha (madhu-kaiTabha-hantA), who are the goddess of fortune’s husband (mAdhava), who are the enemy of the Mura demon (murAri), who are all-powerful (mahA- vIrya), who are all-patient (dhairya), and who are wonderfully powerful (citra-vIrya).

Text 54:

citra-kUrmAya citrAya

namas te citra-bhAnave

mAyAtItAya mAyAya

mahA-vIrAya te namaH

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You, who are a wonderful tortoise (citra-kUrma), wonderful (citra), splendid like a wonderful sun (citra-bhAnu), beyond the illusory potency mAyA (mAyAtIta), the master of the illusory potency mAyA (mAya), and all-powerful (mahA-vIra).

Text 55:

mahA-tejAya bIjAya

tejo-dhAmne ca bIjine

tejomAya nRsimhAya

namas te citra-bhAnave

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are splendid and powerful (mahA-teja), the seed of all existence (bIja), the Lord who resides in the splendid spiritual world (tejo-dhAmA), the seed of all existence (bIjI), effulgent (tejoma), half-man and half-lion (nRsimha), and splendid like a wonderful sun (citra- bhAnu).

Text 56:

mahA-damSTrAya tuSTAya

namaH puSTi-karAya ca

sipiviSTAya hRSTAya

puSTAya parameSTine

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who has large and fearsome teeth (mahA-damSTra), who is filled with happiness (tuSTa), who maintains and protects His devotees (puSTi-kara), effulgent (sipiviSTa), happy (hRSTa), powerful (puSTa), and the supreme controller (parameSTI).

Text 57:

visiSTAya ca siSTAya

gariSThAyeSTa-dAyine

namo jyeSThAya sreSThAya

tuSTAyAmita-tejase

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the greatest (visiSTa, siSTa, and gariSTha), who fulfills His devotees’ desires (iSTa- dAyI), the oldest (jyeSTha), the best (sreSTha), happy (tuSTa), and unlimitedly powerful (amita-tejAh).

Text 58:

sASTAnga-nyasta-rUpAya

sarva-duSTAntakAya ca

vaikuNThAya vikuNThAya

kesi-kaNThAya te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, to whom the devotees offer daNdavat obeisances (sASTAnga-nyasta-rUpa), who are the killer of all the demons (sarva-duSTAntaka), the master of the spiritual world (vaikuNTha and vikuNTha), and who have a lion’s neck (kesi-kaNTha).

Text 59:

kaNThIravAya luNThAya

nisaThAya haThAya ca

sattvodriktAya rudrAya

Rg-yajuh-sama-gAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, 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 (nisaTha), who is ferocious (haTha), who is situated in transcendental goodness (sattvodrikta), who is angry (rudra), who is the hymns of the Rg, Yajur, and SAma Vedas (Rg-yajuh-sama- ga), . . .

Text 60:

Rtu-dhvajAya vajrAya

mantra-rajAya mantriNe

tri-netrAya tri-vargAya

tri-dhAmne ca tri-sUline

. . . who is the flage of the seasons (Rtu-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-dhAmA), a trident (tri-sUlI), . . .

Text 61:

tri-kAla-jNAna-rUpAya

tri-dehAya tridhAtmane

namas tri-mUrti-vidyAya

tri-tattva-jNAnine namaH

. . . who knows everything of the three phases of time (tri- kAla-jNAna-rUpa), who has three forms (tri-deha), and three expansions (tridhAtmA). Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who knows the three truths (tri-mUrti-vidya and tri-tattva-j{.sy 241}AnI).

Text 62:

akSobhyAyAniruddhAya

aprameyAya mAnave

amRtAya anantAya

amitAyAmitaujase

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is peaceful (akSobhya), who cannot be thwarted (aniruddha), who is immeasurable (aprameya), the goddess of fortune’s husband (mAnu), immortal (amRta), limitless (ananta and amita), unlimitledly powerful (amitaujAh), . .

Text 63:

apamRtyu-vinAsAya

apasmara-vighAtine

ana-dAyAna-rUpAya

anAyAna-bhuje namaH

. . . the destroyer of untimely death (apamRtyu-vinAsa), the destroyer of forgetfulness (apasmara-vighAtI), the giver of life (anada), the form of life (ana-rUpa), life (ana), and the enjoyer of life (ana-bhuk).

Text 64:

nAdyAya niravadyAya

vidyAyAdbhuta-karmaNe

sadyo-jAtAya sanghAya

vaidyutAya namo namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is glorified with many prayers (nAdya), who is supremely pure (niravadya), who is filled with transcendental knowledge (vidya), whose activities are wonderful (adbhuta-karmA), who suddenly appears before His devotee (sadyo-jAta), who is accompanied by His devotees (sangha), and who is splendid like lightning (vaidyuta).

Text 65:

adhvAtItAya sattvAya

vAg-AtItAya vAgmine

vAg-IsvarAya go-pAya

go-hitAya gavAm-pate

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who stays far from the path of the materialists (adhvAtIta), who is the Absolute Truth (sattva), who is beyond the descriptive power of material words (vAg- AtIta), who is most eloquent (vAgmI and vAg-Isvara), who is the protector of the cows (gopa), the auspiciousness of the cows (go- hita), and the master of the cows (gavAm-pati), . . .

Text 66:

gandharvAya gabhIrAya

garjitAyorjitAya ca

parjanyAya prabuddhAya

pradhAna-puruSAya ca

. . . whose voice is melodious (gandharva), who is profound (gabhIra), who roars ferociously (garjita), who is very powerful (Urjita), who roars like thunder (parjanya), who is the most wise (prabuddha), who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the controller of the material world (pradhAna-puruSa), . . .

Text 67:

padmAbhAya sunAbhAya

padma-nAbhAya mAnine

padma-netrAya padmAya

padmAyAh-pataye namaH

. . . who is splendid like a lotus flower (padmAbha), whose navel is graceful (sunAbha), whose navel is a lotus flower (padma-nAbha), who is glorious (mAnI), whose eyes are lotus flowers (padma-netra), who is graceful like a lotus flower (padma), and who is the goddess of fortune’s husband (padmAyAh- pati).

Text 68:

padmodarAya pUtAya

padma-kalpodbhavAya ca

namo hRt-padma-vAsAya

bhU-padmoddharaNAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, whose abdomen is a lotus flower (padmodara), who is supremely pure (pUta), who appeared in the Padma-kalpa (padma-kalpodbhava), who stays on the lotus of His devotee’s heart (hRt-padma-vAsa), and who picked up the earth as if it were a lotus flower (bhU-padmoddharaNa).

Text 69:

sabda-brahma-svarUpAya

brahma-rUpa-dharAya ca

brahmaNe brahma-rUpAya

padma-netrAya te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsi\mha, who are the Vedas personified (sabda-brahma-svarUpa and brahma-rUpa-dhara), the Supreme Personality of Godhead (brahma), and the Lord whose form is spiritual (brahma-rUpa), and whose eyes are lotus flowers (padma- netra).

Text 70:

brahma-dAya brahmaNAya

brahma-brahmAtmane namaH

subrahmaNyAya devAya

brahmaNyAya tri-vedine

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who gives the most valuable gift (brahma-da), who is worshiped by BrahmA (brAhmaNa), who is the Supersoul who guides the brAhmaNas (brahma-brahmAtmA), who is worshiped by the brAhmaNas (subrahmaNya), who is the glorious Supreme Personality of Godhead (deva), who is worshiped by the brAhmaNas (brahmaNya), and who is the author of the three Vedas (tri-vedI).

Text 71:

para-brahma-svarUpAya

paNca-brahmAtmane namaH

namas te brahma-sirase

tadAsva-sirase namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, whose form is spiritual (para- brahma-svarUpa), who is the paNca-brahma (paNca- brahmAtmA), who is the head of the Vedas (brahma-sirAh), and who appears in a form with a horse’s head (tadAsva-sirAh).

Text 72:

atharva-sirase nityam

asani-pramitAya ca

namas te tIkSna-damSTrAya

lalAya lalitAya ca

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the head of the Atharva Veda (atharva-sirAh), who hurl a thunderbolt (asani- pramita), whose teeth are sharp (tIkSna-damSTra), and who are graceful and playful (lala and lalita).

Text 73:

lavaNyAya lavitrAya

namas te bhAsakAya ca

lakSaNa-jNAya lakSAya

lakSaNAya namo namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are handsome (lavaNya), who are a scythe for mowing down the demons (lavitra), who are effulgent (bhAsaka), who know everything (lakSaNa-jNa), and who are filled with transcendental qualities (lakSa and lakSaNa).

Text 74:

lasad-riprAya liprAya

viSNave prabhaviSNave

vRSNi-mUlAya kRSNAya

srI-mahA-viSNave namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who purify sins (lasad- ripra), who are glorious (lipra), all-pervading (viSNu), all- powerful (prabhaviSNu), the root of the VRSNi dynasty (vRSNi- mUla), Lord KRSNa (kRSNa), and Lord MahA-ViSNu (srI-mahA- viSNu).

Text 75:

pasyAmi tvAa mahA-simham

hariNam vana-mAlinam

kirITinam kuNdalinam

sarvAngam sarvato-mukham

I gaze on You, O Lord NRsimha, who are a great lion (mahA- simha), who take away all that is inauspicious (harI), who wear a forest garland (vana-mAlI), a helmet (kirITI), earrings (kuNdalI), who are all-pervading (sarvAnga), whose faces are everywhere (sarvato-mukha), . . .

Text 76:

sarvatah-pANi-padoram

sarvato-‘kSi-siro-mukham

sarvesvaram sada-tuSTam

samartham samara-priyam

. . . whose hands, feet, and thighs are everywhere (sarvatah- pANi-padora), whose eyes, heads, and faces are everywhere (sarvato-‘kSi-siro-mukha), who are the controller of all (sarvesvara), who are always blissful (sadA-tuSTa), who are all- powerful (samartha), who are fond of a fight (samara-priya), . . .

Text 77:

bahu-yojana-vistIrNam

bahu-yojana-mAyatam

bahu-yojana-hastAnghrim

bahu-yojana-nAsikam

. . . who are many yojanas in size (bahu-yojana-vistIrNa and bahu-yojana-mAyata), whose hands and feet are many yojanas (bahu- yojana-hastAnghri), whose nose is many yojanas (bahu-yojana- nAsika), . . .

Text 78:

mahA-rUpam mahA-vaktram

mahA-damSTram mahA-bhujam

mahA-nAdam mahA-raudram

mahA-kAyam mahA-balam

. . . whose form is gigantic (mahA-rUpa), whose mouth is gigantic (mahA-vaktra), whose teeth are gigantic (mahA-damSTra), whose arms are gigantic (mahA-bhuja), whose roar is gigantic (mahA- nAda), who are very ferocious (mahA-raudra), whose body is gigantic (mahA-kAya), who has all power (mahA-bala), . . .

Text 79:

AnAbher-brahmaNo-rUpam

AgalAd-vaiSNavam tathA

AsIrsAd-randhram IsAnam

tad-agre-sarvatah-sivam

. . . who are BrahmA from the beginning of Your navel (AnAbher-brahmaNo-rUpa), Who are Lord ViSNu from the beginning of Your neck (AgalAd-vaiSNava), who are Lord Rudra from the beginning of Your head (AsIrsAd-randhra), who are the supreme controller (IsAna), and who are all-auspicious everywhere (tad-agre-sarvatah-siva).

Text 80:

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa narasimha

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa vIra-simha

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa krUra-simha

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa divya-simha

O NArAyaNa, O Narasimha, obeisances unto You! O NArAyaNa, O heroic lion (vIra- simha), obeisances unto You! O NArAyaNa, O ferocious lion (krUra-simha), obeisances unto You! O NArAyaNa, O splendid transcendental lion (divya-simha), obeisances unto You!

Text 81:

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa vyaghra-simha

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa puccha-simha

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa pUrNa-simha

namo ‘stu nArAyaNa raudra-simha

O NArAyaNa, O ferocious lion (vyaghra-simha), obeisances unto You! O NArAyaNa, O transcendental lion (puccha-simha), obeisances unto You! O NArAyaNa, O perfect lion (pUrNa-simha), obeisances unto You! O NArAyaNa, O angry lion (raudra-simha), obeisances unto You!

Text 82:

namo namo bhISaNa-bhadra-simha

namo namo vihvala-netra-simha

namo namo bRahita-bhUta-simha

namo namo nirmala-citra-simha

O fearsome lion (bhISaNa-bhadra-simha), obeisances unto You! O lion with angry eyes (vihvala-netra- simha), obeisances unto You! O gigantic lion (bRahita-bhUta- simha), obeisances unto You! O splendid, pure, and wonderful lion (nirmala-citra-simha), obeisances unto You!

Text 83:

namo namo nirjita-kAla-simha

namo namo kalpita-kalpa-simha

namo namo kAmada-kAma-simha

namo namas te bhuvanaika-simha

O lion who defeat time (nirjita-kAla-simha), obeisances unto You! O all-powerful lion (kalpita-kalpa-simha), obeisances unto You! O lion who fulfills all desires (kAmada-kAma-simha), obeisances unto You! O lion who rules the world (bhuvanaika- simha), obeisances unto You!

Text 84:

dyAvA-pRtivyor idam antaram hi

vyAptam tvayaikena disas ca sarvAh

dRSTvAdbhutam rUpam ugram tavedam

loka-trayam pravyathitam mahAtman

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 hitvA sura-sanghA visanti

kecid bhItAh praNjalayo gRNanti

svastIty uktvA munayah siddha-sanghAh

stuvanti tvAa stutibhih puSkalAbhih

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:

rudrAdityA vAsavo ye ca sAdhyA

visvedevA marutas cosmapAs ca

gandharva-yakSAh sura-siddha-sanghA

vIkSanti tvAa vismitAs caiva sarve

The different manifestations of Lord Siva, the Adityas, the Vasus, the SAdhyas, the Visvadevas, the two Asvins, the Maruts, the forefathers, and the Gandharvas, the YakSas, Asuras, and all perfected demigods are beholding You in wonder.*

Text 87:

lelIyase grasamAn asamantAl

lokAn samagrAn vadanair jvaladbhih

tejobhir ApUrya jagat samagram

bhAsAs tavogrAh pratapanti viSNoh

O ViSNu, 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:

bhAviSNus tvam sahiSNus tvam

bhrajiSNur jiSNur eva ca

pRthivim antarIkSam tvam

parvatAraNyam eva ca

O Lord NRsimha, You are the future (bhAviSNu). You are the most patient and tolerant (sahiSNu). You are the most glorious (bhrajiSNu). You are always victorious (jiSNu). You are the earth (pRthivi), the sky (antarIkSa), and the mountains and forests (parvatAraNya).

Text 89:

kalA-kASThA viliptatvam

muhUrta-praharAdikam

aho-rAtram tri-sandhyA ca

pakSa-mAsartu-vatsarah

You are the differing units of time, such as the kalA, kASThA, vilipta, muhUrta, and prahara. You are day and night (aho-rAtram), You are the three junctions known as sunrise, noon, and sunset (tri-sandhyA). You are the two fortnights (pakSa), the months (mAsa), the seasons (Rtu), and the year (vatsara).

Text 90:

yugAdir yuga-bhedas tvam

samyuge yuga-sandhAyAh

nityam naimittikam dainam

mahA-pralayam eva ca

You are the beginning of the yuga (yugAdi), the various yugas (yuga-bheda), the junctions of the yugas (samyuge yuga- sandhAyAh), and the four kinds of cosmic annihilations called nitya, naimittika, daina, and mahA-pralaya.

Text 91:

kAraNam karaNam kartA

bhartA hartA tvam Isvarah

sat-kartA sat-kRtir goptA

sac-cid-Ananda-vigrahah

You are the cause (kAraNa), the instrument (karaNa), the creator (kartA), the maintainer (bhartA), the remover (hartA), the controller (Isvara), the doer of good (sat-kartA and sat- kRti), the protector (goptA), and the Lord whose form is eternal and full of knowledge and bliss ( sac-cid-Ananda-vigraha).

Text 92:

prANas tvam prAniNam pratyag

AtmA tvam sarva-dehinAm

su-jyotis tvam param-jyotir

Atma-jyotih sanAtanah

You are the life of all that live (prANah prAniNam), You are the Supersoul (pratyag-AtmA). You are the splendor of all embodied souls (sarva-dehinAm su-jyotih). You are the supreme effulgence (param-jyotih and Atma-jyotih). You are eternal (sanAtana).

Text 93:

jyotir loka-svarUpas tvam

tvam jyotir jyotiSAa patih

svAhA-kArah svadhA-kAro

vaSat-kArah kRpA-karah

You are the spiritual effulgence (jyotih), the personification of all the worlds (loka-svarUpa), the light of all lights (jyotir jyotiSAm), the supreme master (pati), the sacred word svAhA (svAhA-kAra), the sacred word svadhA (svadhA-kAra), the sacred word vaSaT (vaSaT- kAra), merciful (kRpA-kara), . . .

Text 94:

hanta-kAro nirAkAro

vega-kAras ca sankarah

akArAdi-hakArAnta

omkAro loka-kArakah

. . . the sacred word hanta (hanta-kAra), without a material form (nirAkAra), the fastest and most powerful (vega-kAra), auspicious (sankara), the entire alphabet, beginning with a and concluding with ha (akArAdi-hakArAnta), the sacred syllable oa (omkAra), and the creator of the worlds (loka-kAraka).

Text 95:

ekAtmA tvam anekAtmA

catur-AtmA catur-bhujah

catur-mUrtis catur-damSTras

catur-veda-mayottamah

You are the one Supreme Personality of Godhead (ekAtmA), who appears in many forms (anekAtmA), who manifests as the catur-vyUha (catur-AtmA), who has four arms (catur-bhuja), who appears in four forms (catur-mUrti), who has four teeth (catur- damSTra), and who is the Vedas personified (catur-veda-mayottama).

Text 96:

loka-priyo loka-gurur

lokeso loka-nAyakah

loka-sAkSI loka-patir

lokAtmA loka-locanah

You are dear to the worlds (loka-priya), the master of the worlds (loka-guru, lokesa, and loka-nAyaka), the witness of the worlds (loka-sAkSI), the master of the worlds (loka-pati), the Supersoul omnipresent in the worlds (lokAtmA), the eye of the worlds (loka-locana), . . .

Text 97:

loka-dhAro bRhal-loko

lokAloka-mayo vibhuh

loka-kartA visva-kartA

kRtAvartAh kRtAgamah

. . . the maintainer of the worlds (loka-dhAra), the universal form (bRhal-loka and lokAloka-maya), all-powerful (vibhu), and the creator of the worlds (loka-kartA and visva-kartA, kRtAvarta and kRtAgama).

Text 98:

anAdis tvam anantas tvam

abhUto bhUta-vigrahah

stutih stutyah stava-prItah

stotA netA niyAmakah

You have no beginning (anAdi). You have no end (ananta). You were never created (abhUta). You are the form of all that exists (bhUta-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 (stotA). You are the supreme leader (netA). You are the supreme controller (niyAmaka).

Text 99:

tvam gatis tvam matir mahyam

pitA mAtA guruh sakhA

suhRdas cAtma-rUpas tvam

tvam vinA nAsti me gatih

You are my goal (gati). I meditate on You (mati). You are my father (pitA), mother (mAtA), spiritual master (guru), friend (sakhA), well-wisher (suhRt), and Supersoul (Atma-rUpa). Without You I have no goal and no auspicious future.

Text 100:

namas te mantra-rUpAya

astra-rUpAya te namaH

bahu-rUpAya rUpAya

paNca-rUpa-dharAya ca

Obeisances to You, who are sacred mantras personified (mantra-rUpa), who are weapons personified (astra-rUpa), who appear in many forms (bahu-rUpa), whose form is transcendental (rUpa), who appear in five forms (paNca-rUpa-dhara), . . .

Text 101:

bhadra-rUpAya rUTAya

yoga-rUpAya yogine

sama-rUpAya yogAya

yoga-pITha-sthitAya ca

. . . whose form is auspicious (bhadra-rUpa), who are the Vedic mantras personified (ruta), who are yoga personified (yoga-rUpa), the master of yoga (yogI), whose form is graceful (sama-rUpa), who are yoga personified (yoga), who stay in the most sacred of sacred places (yoga-pITha-sthita), . . .

Text 102:

yoga-gamyAya saumyAya

dhyAna-gamyAya dhyAyine

dhyeya-gamyAya dhAmne ca

dhAmAdhipataye namaH

. . . who are attained by yoga practice (yoga-gamya), who are handsome and gentle (saumya), who are attained by meditation (dhyAna-gamya), who are the object of meditation (dhyAyI and dhyeya-gamya), who are the spiritual world (dhAma), and the ruler of the spiritual world (dhAmAdhipati).

Text 103:

dharAdharAgha-dharmAya

dhAraNAbhiratAya ca

namo dhAtre ca sandhAtre

vidhAtre ca dharAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who removes the sins of the world (dharAdharAgha-dharma), who is attained by meditation (dhAraNAbhirata), who is the creator (dhAtA, sandhAtA, vidhAtA, and dhara), . . .

Text 104:

dAmodarAya dAntAya

dAnavAnta-karAya ca

namaH samsAra-vaidyAya

bheSajAya namo namaH

. . . whose waist was bound with a rope (dAmodara), who is peaceful and self-controlled (dAnta), who kills the demons (dAnavAnta-kara), who is a physicimn expert in curing the disease of repeated birth and death (samsAra- vaidya and bheSaja).

Text 105:

sIra-dhvajAya sItAya

vAtAyApramitAya ca

sArasvatAya samsAra-

nAsanAyAkSa-mAline

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, whose flag is marked with a plough (sIra-dhvaja), who is the cold season (sIta), who is the wind (vAta), who is immeasurable (apramita), who is scholarship (sArasvata), who puts an end to the cycle of birth and death (samsAra-nAsana), who wears a necklace of akSa beads (akSa-mAlI), . . .

Text 106:

asi-carma-dharAyaiva

SaT-karma-niratAya ca

vikarmAya sukarmAya

para-karma-vidhAyine

. . . who holds a sword and shield (asi-carma-dhara), who is expert in the six pious deeds (SaT-karma-nirata), who is free from karma (vikarmA), whose deeds are glorious (sukarmA), whose deeds are transcendental (para-karma-vidhAyI), . . .

Text 107:

susarmaNe manmathAya

namo varmAya varmiNe

kari-carma-vasAnAya

karAla-vadanAya ca

. . . who is most auspicious (susarmA), who is KAmadeva (manmatha), who is armor (varma), who wears armor (varmI and kari-carma- vasAna), whose face is fearsome (karAla-vadana), . . .

Text 108:

kavaye padma-garbhAya

bhUta-garbha-ghRNA-nidhe

brahma-garbhAya garbhAya

bRhad-garbhAya dhUrjite

. . . who is the best of philosophers (kavi), who gave birth to BrahmA in a lotus flower (padma-garbha), who gave birth to all living beings (bhUta-garbha-ghRNA-nidhi), who gave birth to BrahmA (brahma-garbha), who gave birth to all that exists (garbha and bRhad-garbha, and dhUrjit), . . .

Text 109:

namas te visva-garbhAya

srI-garbhAya jitAraye

namo hiraNyagarbhAya

hiraNya-kavacAya ca

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances unto You, the creator of the universes (visva-garbha), the creator of beauty and opulence (srI-garbha), the warrior who defeats His enemies (jitAri), the universal form (hiraNyagarbha), the Lord covered with golden armor (hiraNya-kavaca), . . .

Text 110:

hiraNya-varNa-dehAya

hiraNyAkSa-vinAsine

hiraNyakasipor-hantre

hiraNya-nayanAya ca

. . . whose form is the color of gold (hiraNya-varNa-deha), who killed HiraNyAkSa (hiraNyAkSa-vinAsI), who killed HiraNyakasipu (hiraNyakasipor-hantA), whose eyes are golden (hiraNya-nayana), . . .

Text 111:

hiraNya-retase tubhyam

hiraNya-vadanAya ca

namo hiraNya-sRngAya

nisa-sRngAya sRngine

. . . whose seed is golden (hiraNya-retAh), whose face is golden (hiraNya-vadana), whose horn is golden (hiraNya-sRnga), whose horn is night (nisa-sRnga), who has a great horn (sRngI), . . .

Text 112:

bhairavAya sukesAya

bhISaNAyAntri-mAline

caNdAya ruNda-mAlAya

namo daNda-dharAya ca

. . . who are fearsome (bhairava), whose mane is graceful (sukesa), who is fearsome (bhISaNa), who wear a garland of intestines (antri-mAlI), who are ferocious (caNda), who wear a necklace of skulls (ruNda-mAla), who hold a staff (daNda- dhara), . . .

Text 113:

akhaNda-tattva-rUpAya

kamaNdalu-dharAya ca

namas te khaNda-simhAya

satya-simhAya te namaH

. . . who are the Absolute Truth (akhaNda-tattva-rUpa), 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 sveta-simhAya

pIta-simhAya te namaH

nIla-simhAya nIlAya

rakta-simhAya te namaH

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances unto You, who are a white lion (sveta-simha), a yellow lion (pIta-simha), a black lion (nIla- simha), black (nIla), and a red lion (rakta-simha).

Text 115:

namo hAridra-simhAya

dhUmra-simhAya te namaH

mUla-simhAya mUlAya

bRhat-simhAya te namaH

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances unto You, who are a yellow lion (hAridra-simha), a smoke-colored lion (dhUmra-simha), the root of all lions (mUla-simha), the root of all that exists (mUla), and a great lion (bRhat-simha).

Text 116:

pAtAla-sthita-simhAya

namo parvata-vAsine

namo jala-stha-simhAya

antarikSa-sthitAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the lion in PAtAlaloka (pAtAla-sthita-simha), the lion in the mountains (parvata- vAsI), the lion in the waters (jala-stha-simha), and the lion in the sky (antarikSa-sthita).

Text 117:

kAlAgni-rudra-simhAya

caNda-simhAya te namaH

ananta-simha-simhAya

ananta-gataye namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the angry lion of the fire of time (kAlAgni-rudra-simha), who are a ferocious lion (caNda-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 vicitra-simhAya

bahu-simha-svarUpiNe

abhayankara-simhAya

narasimhAya te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are a wonderful lion (vicitra-simha), the form of many lions (bahu-simha-svarUpI), the lion that gives fearlessness (abhayankara- simha), and half-man half-lion (narasimha).

Text 119:

namo ‘stu simha-rAjAya

narasimhAya te namaH

sAptAbdhi-mekhalAyaiva

satya-satya-svarUpiNe

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the king of lions (simha- rAja), half-man half-lion (narasimha), the earth, which wears the seven oceans like a belt (sAptAbdhi- mekhala), the Lord whose form is transcendental (satya-satya- svarUpI), . . .

Text 120:

sapta-lokAntara-sthAya

sapta-svara-mayAya ca

saptArcih-rUpa-damSTrAya

saptAsva-ratha-rUpiNe

. . . who stays in the seven worlds (sapta-lokAntara-stha), who is glorified with songs in the seven notes (sapta-svara-maya), whose teeth are splendid like seven suns (saptArcih-rUpa- damSTra), and who is gigantic like seven horse-drawn chariots (saptAsva-ratha-rUpI).

Text 121:

sapta-vAyu-svarUpAya

sapta-cchando-mayAya ca

svacchAya svaccha-rUpAya

svacchandAya ca te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are like seven strong winds (sapta-vAyu-svarUpa), who are glorified by prayers in the seven meters (sapta-cchando-maya), who are pure (svaccha and svaccha-rUpa), and who are supremely independent (svacchanda).

Text 122:

srIvatsAya suvedhAya

srutaye sruti-mUrtaye

suci-sravAya sUrAya

su-prabhAya su-dhanvine

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who bears the mark of SrIvatsa (srIvatsa), who is decorated with earrings (suvedha), who is the Vedas personified (sruti and sruti-mUrti), whose fame is spotless (suci-srava), who is heroic (sUra), who is effulgent (su- prabha), who carries a great bow (su-dhanvI), . . .

Text 123:

subhrAya sura-nAthAya

su-prabhAya subhAya ca

sudarsanAya sUkSmAya

niruktAya namo namaH

. . . who is glorious (subhra), the master of the demigods (sura-nAtha), effulgent (su-prabha), auspicious (subha), handsome (sudarsana), subtle (sUkSma), and eloquent (nirukta).

Text 124:

su-prabhAya svabhAvAya

bhAvAya vibhavAya ca

susAkhAya visAkhAya

sumukhAya mukhAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is effulgent (su-prabha), spiritual (svabhAva), eternally existing (bhAva), the cause of spiritual love (vibhava), handsome (susAkha), perfect and complete (visAkha), with a handsome face (sumukha), the first of all (mukha), . . .

Text 125:

su-nakhAya su-damSTrAya

surathAya sudhAya ca

sankhyAya sura-mukhyAya

prakhyAtAya prabhAya ca

. . . whose claws are glorious (su-nakha), whose teeth are glorious (su-damSTra), 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 (prakhyAta), who is effulgent (prabha), . . .

Text 126:

namaH khaTvanga-hastAya

kheTa-mudgara-pANaye

khagendrAya mRgendrAya

nAgendrAya dRdhAya ca

. . . who holds a khaTvAnga staff in His hand (khaTvanga- hasta), who holds a kheTa-mudgara club in His hand (kheTa- mudgara-pANi), who is carried by Garuda (khagendra), who is a great lion (mRgendra), who is the king of the nAgas (nAgendra), who is firm and resolute (dRdha), . . .

Text 127:

nAga-keyUra-hArAya

nAgendrAyAgha-mardiNe

nadI-vAsAya nAgAya

nAnA-rUpa-dharAya ca

. . . who wears a necklace and armlets of snakes (nAga-keyUra- hAra), who is worshiped by the king of snakes (nAgendra), who crushes sins (agha-mardI), who stays in the sacred rivers (nadI-vAsa), who is powerful and swift (nAga), who assumes many forms (nAnA-rUpa-dhara), . . .

Text 128:

nAgesvarAya nAgAya

namitAya narAya ca

nAgAnta-karathAyaiva

nara-nArAyaNAya ca

. . . who is the ruler of the nAgas (nAgesvara and nAga), who is the Lord worshiped and honored by the devotees (namita), who appears in a humanlike form (nara), who rides on garuda (nAgAnta-karatha), and who is Nara-NArAyaNa RSis (nara-nArAyaNa).

Text 129:

namo matsya-svarUpAya

kacchapAya namo namaH

namo yajNa-varahAya

narasimhAya te namaH

Obeisances to He who assumes the form of Matsya (matsya- svarUpa)! Obeisances to He who assumes the form of KUrma (kacchapa)! Obeisances to He who assumes the form of YajNa-VarAha (yajNa-varAha)! O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You!

Text 130:

vikramAkranta-lokAya

vAmanAya mahaujase

namo bhArgava-rAmAya

rAvaNAnta-karAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who crosses over all the worlds (vikramAkranta-loka), who is VAmana (vAmana), who is all- powerful (mahaujAh), who is ParasurAma (bhArgava-rAma), and who is the RAma that ended RAvaNa’s life (rAvaNAnta-kara).

Text 131:

namas te balarAmAya

kamsa-prAdhvamsa-kAriNe

buddhAya buddha-rUpAya

tIkSna-rUpAya kalkine

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who appear as BalarAma (balarAma), who kill Kamsa (kamsa-prAdhvamsa-kArI), who are Buddha (buddha and buddha-rUpa), who are ferocious (tIkSna- rUpa), and who are Kalki (kalkI).

Text 132:

AtreyAyAgni-netrAya

kapilAya dvijAya ca

kSetrAya pasu-pAlAya

pasu-vaktrAya te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who appear as DattAtreya (Atreya), whose eyes are fire (agni-netra), who appear Kapila (kapila), who are the leader of the brAhmaNas (dvija), who are the universal form (kSetra), who are the protector of the cows (pasu- pAla), and who have a lion’s face (pasu-vaktra).

Text 133:

gRhasthAya vanasthAya

yataye brahmacAriNe

svargApavarga-dAtre ca

tad-bhoktre ca mumukSave

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are worshiped by the gRhasthas (gRhastha), who are worshiped by the vAnaprasthas (vanastha), who are worshiped by the sannyAsIs (yati), who are worshiped by the brahmacArIs (brahmacArI), who give liberation and residence in Svargaloka (svargApavarga-dAtA), who are the supreme enjoyer (tad-bhoktA), who yearn to give liberation to the living entities (mumukSu), . . .

Text 134:

sAlagrAma-nivAsAya

kSIrAbdhi-sayanAya ca

srI-sailAdri-nivAsAya

silA-vAsAya te namaH

. . . who appear as the SAlagrAma-silA (sAlagrAma- nivAsa), who recline on the milk-ocean (kSIrAbdhi-sayana), who reside in SrI Saila (srI- sailAdri-nivAsa), and who appear as a stone (silA-vAsa).

Text 135:

yogi-hRt-padma-vAsAya

mahA-hAsAya te namaH

guhA-vAsAya guhyAya

guptAya gurave namaH

. . . who stay in the lotus of the yogIs’ hearts (yogi-hRt- padma-vAsa), and who smile and laugh (mahA-hAsa). Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who stays in the cave of the heart (guhA-vAsa, guhya, and gupta), and who is the supreme spiritual master (guru).

Text 136:

namo mUlAdhivAsAya

nIla-vastra-dharAya ca

pIta-vastrAya sastrAya

rakta-vastra-dharAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the root of all existence (mUlAdhivAsa), who wears blue garments (nIla-vastra-dhara), who wears yellow garments (pIta-vastra), who is armed with many weapons (sastra), who wears red garments (rakta-vastra-dhara), . . .

Text 137:

rakta-mAlA-vibhUSAya

rakta-gandhAnulepine

dhurandharAya dhUrtAya

durdharAya dharAya ca

. . . who wears a red garland (rakta-mAlA-vibhUSa), who is anointed with red scents (rakta-gandhAnulepI), who is the maintainer of all (dhurandhara), who is cunning (dhUrta), who is invincible (durdhara), who is the maintainer of all (dhara), . . .

Text 138:

durmadAya durAntAya

durdharAya namo namaH

durnirIkSyAya niSThAya

durdanAya drumAya ca

. . . who is ferocious (durmada), infinite (duranta), invincible (durdhara), who is difficult to see (durnirIkSya), who is faithful (niSTha), who is difficult to attain (durdana), who is like a tree (druma), . . .

Text 139:

durbhedAya durAsAya

durlabhAya namo namaH

dRptAya dRpta-vaktrAya

adRpta-nayanAya ca

. . . who cannot be defeated (durbheda), who destroys the demons’ hopes (durAsa), who is difficult to attain (durlabha), who is ferocious (dRpta), whose face is ferocious (dRpta- vaktra), who is the leader of the gentle and humble (adRpta- nayana), . . .

Text 140:

unmattAya pramattAya

namo daityAraye namaH

rasajNAya rasesAya

Arakta-rasanAya ca

. . . who is wild (unmatta and pramatta), who is the demons’ enemy (daityAri), who is expert at relishing the transcendental mellows (rasajNa), who is the king of transcendental mellows (rasesa), and whose tongue is red (Arakta-rasana).

Text 141:

patyAya paritoSAya

rathyAya rasikAya ca

Urdhva-kesordhva-rUpAya

namas te cordhva-retase

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You, who are the master of all (patya), who are filled with bliss (paritoSa), who ride on a chariot (rathya), who relish transcendental mellows (rasika), who have a great mane (Urdhva-kesa), whose form is tall and massive (Urdhva-rUpa), and who are the best of the celibates (Urdhva-retAh).

Text 142:

Urdhva-simhAya simhAya

namas te cordhva-bAhave

para-pradhvamsakAyaiva

sankha-cakra-dharAya ca

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You, who are a gigantic lion (Urdhva-simha and simha), who have mighty arms (Urdhva-bAhu), who kill the demons (para-pradhvamsaka), who hold a conch and cakra (sankha-cakra-dhara), . . .

Text 143:

gadA-padma-dharAyaiva

paNca-bANa-dharAya ca

kAmesvarAya kAmAya

kAma-pAlAya kAmine

. . . who hold a club and lotus (gadA-padma-dhara), who hold five arrows (paNca-bANa-dhara), who are the controller of KAmadeva (kAmesvara), who are KAmadeva (kAma), who protect KAmadeva (kAma-pAla), and who control KAmadeva (kAmI).

Text 144:

namaH kAma-vihArAya

kAma-rUpa-dharAya ca

soma-sUryAgni-netrAya

somapAya namo namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who enjoys amorous pastimes (kAma-vihAra), who has the power to assume any form at will (kAma-rUpa-dhara), whose three eyes are the sun, moon, and fire (soma-sUryAgni-netra), and who protects the moon (somapa).

Text 145:

namaH somAya vAmAya

vAmadevAya te namaH

sAma-svanAya saumyAya

bhakti-gamyAya vai namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are Soma (soma), VAma (vAma), VAmadeva (vAmadeva), the hymns of the SAma Veda (sAma-svana), handsome (saumya), and attainable by devotional service (bhakti-gamya).

Text 146:

kuSaNda-gaNa-nAthAya

sarva-sreyas-karAya ca

bhISmAya bhISa-dAyaiva

bhIma-vikramaNAya ca

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the master of the kuSaNdas (kuSaNda-gaNa-nAtha), the benefactor of all (sarva-sreyas-kara), ferocious (bhISma and bhISa-dAya), all-powerful (bhIma-vikramaNa), . . .

Text 147:

mRga-grIvAya jivAya

jitAyAjita-kAriNe

jaTine jamadagnAya

namas te jAta-vedase

. . . with a lion’s neck (mRga-grIva), the life of all that live (jIva), the conqueror of the demons (jita), invincible (ajita-kArI), whose hair is matted (jaTI), who are ParasurAma (jamadagna), and who are the master of all opulences (jAta-vedAh).

Text 148:

japa-kusuma-varNAya

japyAya japitAya ca

jarAyujAyANda-jAya

sveda-jAyodbhijAya ca

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, 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 (jarAyuja), 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:

janArdanAya rAmAya

jAhnavI-janakAya ca

jarA-janmAdi-dUrAya

pradyumnAya pramodine

. . . who remove Your devotees’ sufferings (janArdana), who are the supreme enjoyer (rAma), who are the father of the Ganges (jAhnavI-janaka), who rescue the living entities from birth, old-age, and a host of troubles (jarA-janmAdi- dUra), who are Pradyumna (pradyumna), who are blissful (pramodI), . .

Text 150:

jihvA-raudrAya rudrAya

vIrabhadrAya te namaH

cid-rUpAya samudrAya

kad-rudrAya pracetase

. . . whose tongue shows Your anger (jihvA-raudra), who are ferocious (rudra), who are heroic (vIrabhadra), whose form is transcendental (cid-rUpa), who are the ocean (samudra), whose are ferocious (kad-rudra), and who are most intelligent (pracetAh).

Text 151:

indriyAyendriya-jNAya

namo ‘stv indrAnujAya ca

atIndriyAya sArAya

indirA-pataye namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who is the master of the senses (indriya), knowable by spiritual senses (indriya-jNa), the younger brother of Indra (indrAnuja), beyond the reach of material senses (atIndriya), the best (sAra), the husband of the goddess of fortune (indirA-pati), . . .

Text 152:

IsAnAya ca idyAya

IsitAya inAya ca

vyomAtmane ca vyomne ca

namas te vyoma-kesine

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the supreme master (IsAna), the supreme object of worship (idya), the supreme controller (Isita), all-glorious (ina), and the master of the spiritual sky (vyomAtmA and vyoma), and whose mane touches the sky (vyoma-kesI).

Text 153:

vyoma-dhArAya ca vyoma-

vaktrAyAsura-ghAtine

namas te vyoma-damSTrAya

vyoma-vAsAya te namaH

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who hold up the sky (vyoma-dhAra), whose wide-open mouth is like the sky (vyoma- vaktra), who kill the demons (asura-ghAtI), whose teeth are like the sky (vyoma-damSTra), and whose home is in the spiritual sky (vyoma-vAsa).

Text 154:

sukumArAya rAmAya

subhAcArAya te namaH

visvAya visva-rUpAya

namo visvAtmakAya ca

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are gentle and soft (sukumAra), the supreme enjoyer (rAma), auspicious (subhAcAra), and the universal form (visva, visva-rUpa, and visvAtmaka).

Text 155:

jNAnAtmakAya jNAnAya

visvesAya parAtmane

ekAtmane namas tubhyam

namas te dvAdasAtmane

Obeisances to You, O Lord NRsimha, who are the object of transcendental knowledge (jNAnAtmaka and jNAna), the master of the universe (visvesa), the Supersoul (parAtmA), the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has no rival (ekAtmA), and the Supreme Lord who appears in twelve forms (dvAdasAtmA).

Text 156:

catur-vimsati-rUpAya

paNca-vimsati-mUrtaye

Sad-vimsakAtmane nityam

sapta-vimsatikAtmane

. . . who appear in twenty-four forms (catur-vimsati-rUpa), who appear in twenty-five forms (paNca-vimsati-mUrti), who appear in twenty-six forms (Sad-vimsakAtmA), and who appear in twenty-seven forms (sapta-vimsatikAtmA).

Text 157:

dharmArtha-kAma-mokSAya

viraktAya namo namaH

bhAva-suddhAya siddhAya

sAdhyAya sarabhAya ca

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who gives religion, economic development, sense-gratification, and liberation (dharmArtha- kAma-mokSa), who is always aloof from matter (virakta), who is the most pure (bhAva-suddha), who is perfect (siddha), who is the goal of spiritual life (sAdhya), who is ferocious like a sarabha monster (sarabha), . . .

Text 158:

prabodhAya subodhAya

namo budhi-priyAya ca

snigdhAya ca vidagdhAya

mugdhAya munaye namaH

. . . who is transcendental knowledge personified (prabodha and subodha), and who is dear to the wise (budhi-priya). Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who loves His devotees (snigdha), who is most intelligent (vidagdha), who is charming (mugdha), and who is wise (muni).

Text 159:

priyam-vadAya sravyAya

sruk-sruvAya sritAya ca

gRhesAya mahesAya

brahmesAya namo namaH

Obeisances to Lord NRsimha, who speaks sweetly (priyam- vada), whose glories should be heard (sravya), for whose pleasure yajNas are offered (sruk-sruva), the shelter of the devotees (srita), the Lord of every home (gRhesa), the Supreme Personality of Godhead (mahesa), and the Lord of the brAhmaNas (brahmesa).

Text 160:

srIdharAya sutIrthAya

hayagrIvAya te namaH

UgrAya Ugra-vegAya

Ugra-karma-ratAya ca

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You, who are the husband of the goddess of fortune (srIdhara), the best of holy saints (sutIrtha), the HayagrIva incarnation (hayagrIva), fearsome (Ugra), powerful (Ugra-vega), and ferocious (Ugra-karma-rata).

Text 161:

Ugra-netrAya vyaghrAya

samagra-guNa-sAline

bala-graha-vinAsAya

pisAca-graha-ghAtine

O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You, whose eyes are fearsome (Ugra-netra), who are ferocious (vyaghra), who have all virtues (samagra-guNa-chAlI), who destroy the demons and evil spirits (bala-graha- vinAsa), who destroy witches (pisAca-graha-ghAtI), . . .

Text 162:

duSTa-graha-nihantre ca

nigrahAnugrahAya ca

vRSa-dhvajAya vRSNyAya

vRSAya vRSabhAya ca

. . . who kill evil spirits (duSTa-graha-nihantA), who are most merciful (nigrahAnugraha), who carry a flag marked with a bull (vRSa-dhvaja), who are the best (vRSNya, vRSa, and vRSabha), . . .

Text 163:

Ugra-sravAya sAntAya

namaH sruti-dharAya ca

namas te deva-devesa

namas te madhusUdana

. . . who are most famous (Ugra-srava), who are peaceful (shAnta), who remember everything (shruti-dhara), and who are the ruler of the demigods (deva-devesha). Obeisances to You, the killer of the Madhu demon (madhusUdana).

164:

namas ‘te puNdarikAkSa

namas ‘te durita-kSaya

namas ‘te karuNA-sindho

namas ‘te samitiNjAya

O lotus-eyed Lord (puNdarikAkSa), obeisances to You! O Lord who rescue Your devotees from a host of troubles (durita- kSaya), obeisances to You! O ocean of mercy (karuNA-sindhu), obeisances to You! O Lord victorious in battle (samiti{.sy 241}jAya), obeisances to You!

Text 165:

namas ‘te narasimhAya

namas ‘te garuda-dhvaja

yajNa-netra namas te ‘stu

kAla-dhvaja jaya-dhvaja

O Lord NRsimha, 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 (kAla-dhvaja), who hold a victory-flag (jaya-dhvaja)!

Text 166:

agni-netra namas te ‘stu

namas te hy amara-priya

mahA-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 (mahA-netra), obeisances to You! O Lord who love Your devotees (bhakta-vatsala), obeisances to You!
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Text 167

dharma-netra namas te ‘stu

namas te karuNA-kara

puNya-netra namas te ‘stu

namas te ‘bhiSTa-dAyaka

O eye of religion (dharma-netra), obeisances to You! O merciful one (karuNA-kara), obeisances to You! O Lord whose eyes are most sacred (puNya-netra), obeisances to You! O Lord who fulfills Your devotees’ desires (abhiSTa-dAyaka), obeisances to You!

Text 168:

namo namas te daya-simha-rUpa

namo namas te narasimha-rUpa

namo namas te raNa-simha-rUpa

namo namas te narasimha-rUpa

O merciful lion (daya-simha-rUpa), obeisances to You! O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You! O warrior-lion (raNa-simha-rUpa), obeisances to You! O Lord NRsimha, obeisances to You!

Text 169:

uddhatya garvitam daityam

nihatyAjau sura-dviSam

deva-kAryam mahat kRtvA

garjase vAtma-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 rUpam

duhsaham duratikramam

dRSTvA tu sankitA sarvA

devatAs tvAm upAgatAh

Gazing at this ferocious, powerful, and invincible form, the frightened demigods approach You.

Texts 171 and 172:

etAn pasyan mahesAnam

brahmANam mAm sacI-patim

dik-pAlAn dvAdasAdityAn

rudrAn uraga-rAkSasAn

sarvAn RSi-gaNAn saptam

atrim gaurIm sarasvatIm

lakSmIm nadIs ca tIrthAni

ratim bhUta-gaNAny api

Please look at them, at Shiva, at me, who am BrahmA, at Indra, at the dik-pAlas, at the twelve Adityas, at the Rudras, at the Uragas and RakSasas, at all the sages, at the seven sages, at Atri, GaurI, SarasvatI, LakSmI, the sacred rivers personified, the holy places personified, Rati, and the BhUtas.

Text 173:

prasIda tvam mahA-simha

Ugra-bhAvam imam tyaja

prakRti-stho bhava tvam hi

sAnta-bhAvam ca dhAraya

O great lion, please be merciful to us. Please give up Your anger. Please become Your self. Please be pacified.

Text 174:

ity uktvA daNdavad bhUmau

papAta sa pitAmahah

prasIda tvam prasIda tvam

prasIdeti punah punah

After speaking these words, Grandfather BrahmA 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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