Sri Narasimha Stuti (Sanaischara Kritam) in English:
॥ śrī narasiṁha stuti (śanaiścara kr̥tam) ॥
śrī kr̥ṣṇa uvāca |
sulabhō bhaktiyuktānāṁ durdarśō duṣṭacētasām |
ananyagatikānāṁ ca prabhurbhaktaikavatsalaḥ || 1 ||
stutiṁ cakārāmala cittavr̥tiḥ |
kirīṭa nīrājita pādapadmam || 2 ||
śrī śaniruvāca |
saṁsēvitaṁ sakalakalmaṣarāśināśam |
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 3 ||
sarvatra cañcalatayā sthitayā hi lakṣmyā
brahmādi vandyapadayā sthirayānyasēvi |
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 4 ||
ādhyātmikādi paritāpaharaṁ vicintyam |
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 5 ||
prahlāda bhakta vacasā harirāvirāsa
stambhē hiraṇyakaśipuṁ ya udārabhāvaḥ |
ūrvō nidhāya udaraṁ nakharairdadāra
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 6 ||
yō naijabhaktamanalāmbudhi bhūdharōgra-
śr̥ṅgaprapāta viṣadanti sarīsr̥pēbhyaḥ |
sarvātmakaḥ paramakāruṇikō rarakṣa
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 7 ||
yannirvikāra pararūpa vicintanēna
yōgīśvarā viṣayavīta samastarāgāḥ |
viśrāntimāpura vināśavatīṁ parākhyāṁ
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 8 ||
yadrūpamugra parimardana bhāvaśāli
sañcintanēna sakalāgha vināśakāri |
bhūta jvara graha samudbhava bhītināśaṁ
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 9 ||
yasyōttamaṁ yaśa umāpati padmajanma
śakrādi daivata sabhāsu samastagītaṁ |
śaktyaiva sarvaśamala praśamaika dakṣaṁ
sa tvaṁ nr̥siṁha mayi dēhi kr̥pāvalōkam || 10 ||
itthaṁ śrutvā stutiṁ dēvaḥ śaninā kalpitāṁ hariḥ |
uvāca brahma vr̥ndasthaṁ śaniṁ taṁ bhaktavatsalaḥ || 11 ||
śrī nr̥siṁha uvāca |
prasannō:’haṁ śanē tubhyaṁ varaṁ varaya śōbhanam |
yaṁ vāñchasi tamēva tvaṁ sarvalōka hitāvaham || 12 ||
śrī śaniruvāca |
nr̥siṁha tvaṁ mayi kr̥pāṁ kuru dēva dayānidhē |
madvāsarastava prītikaraḥ syāddēvatāpatē || 13 ||
matkr̥taṁ tvatparaṁ stōtram śr̥ṇvanti ca paṭhanti ca |
sarvān kāman pūrayēthāḥ tēṣāṁ tvaṁ lōkabhāvana || 14 ||
śrī nr̥siṁha uvāca |
tathaivāstu śanē:’haṁ vai rakṣō bhuvanasaṁsthitaḥ |
bhakta kāmān pūrayiṣyē tvaṁ mamaikaṁ vacaḥ śr̥ṇu || 15 ||
tvatkr̥taṁ matparaṁ stōtram yaḥ paṭhēcchr̥ṇuyācca yaḥ |
dvādaśāṣṭama janmasthāt tvadbhayaṁ māstu tasya vai || 16 ||
śanirnarahariṁ dēvaṁ tathēti pratyuvāca ha |
tataḥ paramasantuṣṭō jayēti munayōvadan || 17 ||
śrī kr̥ṣṇa uvāca |
idaṁ śanaiścarasyātha nr̥siṁha dēva
saṁvādamētat stavanaṁ ca mānavaḥ |
śr̥ṇōti yaḥ śrāvayatē ca bhaktyā
sarvāṇyabhīṣṭāni ca vindatē dhruvam || 18 ||
iti śrī bhaviṣyōttarapurāṇē śrī śanaiścara kr̥ta śrī nr̥siṁha stutiḥ |
Sri Narasimha Stuti (Sanaischara Kritam) Meaning:
Lord Nrsimàhadeva is easily accessible to the devotees and punishes those who are evil-minded. He is the saviour for those who are helpless who desire to seek refuge in Him. When the demigods of innumerable planets bow down to His lotus feet, the bright jewels from their crowns are reflected on His toenails which gives the impression that lamps are being waved in front of them. Unto His lotus feet, Sanideva prostrated and prayed (in the court of Brahmä).
Sri Sani said –
By the mercy of the dust of Your lotus feet which destroy a multitude of sins, grant infinite auspiciousness to Your devotee who always worships Your lotus feet with devotion. O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
Your lotus feet are worshipped by Goddess Lakshmi, even though She is fickle by nature (chanchala [meaning that She, or wealth, easily moves from one place to another, though She is ever-steady in Her devotion to the Lord]) and by Lord Brahmä and Lord Siva whose feet are worthy of worship with devotion. O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
By contemplating or meditating upon Your appearance, which is expounded in the Vedas extensively, the best of the saints are liberated from the three-fold miseries and from all misfortunes. O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
By the word of His devotee named Prahläda, Lord Hari, who is generous and kind, appeared from a pillar and by placing Hiranyakasipu on His thighs split open his stomach with His nails. O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
You protected your own devotee Prahläda from a raging fire, the deep ocean, from falling from a tall mountain peak, poison, a mad elephant and the fangs of poisonous serpents. You are omnipresent and supremely generous. O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance. ॥ 5 ॥
By meditating upon He whose great form is devoid of imperfections, the best of the saints attained liberation from the ocean of materialistic attachments and obtained unmitigated salvation. O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
By meditating upon He whose form is fearsome, all peace, happiness and prosperity can be obtained, all sins can be obliterated, the fear arising from evil spirits, fevers and unfavorable planetary positions can be removed, O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
Your transcendental fame is sung gloriously in all the divine assemblies of Shiva, Brahmä and Indra, etc. and whose power is steadfast in wiping out all impurities, O Lord Nrsimha, please bestow upon me Your merciful side-long glance.
On listening to the heartfelt prayer composed by Sanideva in the assembly of Lord Brahmä, Lord Hari who is ever compassionate to His devotees, spoke to Sanideva as follows.
Sri Nrsimha said – O Sani, I am pleased with your devotion. Whatever you desire that will benefit the world, ask for that kind of boon and I will grant it.
SrI Sanideva replied – O Lord Nrsimha, O reservoir of compassion, please be kind to me. O Lord of all gods, let my week-day (Saturday) be Your favorite day. O Purifier of all the worlds, may You fulfill the desires of all those who listen to or read this great prayer to You composed by me.”
Sri Nrsimha said – O Sani, let it be so! By virtue of My being the universal protector (raksobhuvana), I fulfill the desires of all My devotees. Please listen to My words – let there be no fear of the twelfth and eighth birth positions (and implicitly any unfavorable birth positions) and consequent troubles from you for any one who reads or listens to this prayer to Me composed by you.
Then Sanideva replied to Lord Narahari that he would follow the Lord’s instructions. Then the joyful saints and sages present there (in Brahma’s assembly) responded with cries of, ‘jaya, jaya!’”.
Sri Krishna told Dharmaräja, “Whoever listens to or recites this conversation between Sanideva and Lord Nrisimha in the form of this prayer of devotion will definitely have all desires fulfilled and will always rejoice.”
iti Sri bhavisyottara puräne raksobhuvana mahätme sri
Sanaiscara krta Sri nrsimha stuti sampürnam
Thus ends the prayers offered from the Bhavisyoattara Purana to the universal protector Sri Nrisimha by the great soul Sani.
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