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Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Hrudaya Stotra
(From Bhavishyothara Purana)
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[Lakshmi Nrusimha, the royal man lion with his consort Lakshmi is an extremely important God in the Hindu pantheon. This rare stotra in nagari script is given at: knramesh.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html]
Asya Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha hrudaya stotram
Prahladha Rishi, Sri Lakshmi Nrusimho devatha, anushtup Chanda,
Mama eepsitharthe parayana viniyoga.
For the great chant of "the heart of Lakshmi Nrusimha", the sage
Is Prahladha, the god addressed is Lakshmi Nrusimha, the meter is anushtup,
And this is being read for fulfilling my desires.
Om Lakshmi Nrusimha angushtabhyaam nama
Om Vajra nakhaya tharjaneebhyaam nama
Om Maha roiopaya madhyamaabhyaam nama
Om sarvatho mukhaya anamikabhyaam nama
Om Bheeshanaaya kanishtakabhyaam nama
Om Veeraya karathala kara prushtabhyaam nama
Rituals with hand
Om Lakshmi Nrusimha, salutations with the thumb
Om diamond nailed one, salutations with the pointer finger
Om god with great form, salutations with middle finger
Om God with faces every where, salutations with ring finger
Om God who is fearful, salutations with little finger
Om God who is valorous salutations with palm and back side of hand
Om Lakshmi nrusimhaya hrudayaya nama
Om Vajra nakhaya sirase swaha
Om Maha roopaya shikhayai vashat
Om Sarvatho mukhaya kavachaya hoom
Om Bheshanaaya nethra thrayaaya Voushat
Om Veeraya asthraya phat
The rituas of the heart
Om Lakshmi Narasimha, salutations to the heart
Om God with diamond nails salutations to the head
Om God with great form salutations to the hair
Om god with faces everywhere, salutations to the armour
Om Terrible looking god, salutations to the three eyes,
Om Valorous one salutations through arrow.
Om sathyam jnanedriyam sukham ksheeambhonidhi madhyagam,
Yoga roodam prasannasya nana bhooshana bhooshitham,
Maha chakram, maha vishnum, trinethram cha pinakinam,'
Swethahivasam, swethangam soorya chandardhi parswagam,
Sri Nrusimham, sadaa dhyayeth koti soorya sama prabham.
Om Namo Bhagwathe narasimhaya devaya nama,.
Om embodiment of truth, organ of divine wisdom, one who is pleasant, one who is in the middle of sea of milk,
One who practices yoga, one who has joyful look, one who wears various ornaments,
The great wheel(chakra), the great Vishnu, shiva with three eyes, holder of pinaka bow,
One in whom whiteness resides, one has a white body, one who is near the sun and the mon,
Is Narasimha and I always meditate on him who shines like billions of suns,
Om salutations to the God who is Narasimha.
Now the prayer
1. Sri Nrusimha paramahamsa, Sri Nrusimha param Shiva,
Nrusimha paramo Vishnu, nrusimha sarva devatha.
Sri Narasimha is the divine Brahma, he is the divine Shiva,
Narasimha is the divine Vishnu and Narsima is of all gods.
2. Nrusabdhochyathe jeeva, simha sabdhena cha swara,
Thyair ikyam sruthi proktha ya pasyathi sa pasyathi.
The syllable Nru indicates soul and the word Simha indicates sound,
And the combination of these is the one sung buy Vedas,
Who is the one who if he is seen is completely seen.
3. Nrusimha deva jayanthe sthavara jangama,
Nrusimhainaiva jeevanthi, nrusimham pravisanthi cha.
The god Narasimha wins over, movable and immovable things,
The God Narasimha lives and also spreads.
4. Nrusimho viswa muthpadaya pravisya thadanantharam,
Raja bikshuka roopena nrusimhasya smaranthi ye.
Nrusimha created the universe and entered in to it,
And that Narasimha is being remembered as the royal beggar.
5. Nrusimhath param nasthi, nrusimha kula daivatham,
Nrusimha bhakthyaa ye loke they jnanina itheeritha.
There is nothing above Narasimha, Narasimha is the god of our clan,
Those people who are devotees of Narsimha, they are termed as wise people.
6. Virakthaa, dhayayaa yukthaa sarva bhoothaa samekshana,
Nyastha samsaraa nrusimha prapnuvanthi they.
Without any attachment but with great mercy he looks after all beings,
And those who are blessed by him in the domestic world, all reach Lord Narasimha.
7. Mahathmyam yasya sarva aapi vadanthi nigamagama,
Nrusimha sarva jagathaam kartha, bhoktha cha na apara.
About his greatness all Vedas and derived books tell,
That Narasimha is the creator of all the world and he himself is the one who enjoys it.
8. Nrusimho jagathaam hethu, bahiryaya avalambana,
Mayaya vedithathma cha sudarsana samakshara..
The cause of the universe is Narasimha and all outside depend on him,
And the soul venerated by illusion is for ever living like the Sudarasana Chakra.
9. Vasudevo maya atheetho narayana sama prabha,
Nirmalo nirahankaro nirmaleya niranjana.
The Vasudeva is beyond illusion and has the same luster as Narayana,
He is pure, without egotism and without any stains very clean.
10. Sarveshaam cha api bhoothaanaam hrudayambhoja vasaka,
Apreshta sadanandho nirvikaro maha mathi.
He lives in the lotus like heart of all beings,
Who does not have any partiality, is always joyous, without any feelings and greatly wise.
11. Charachara swaroopi cha charachara niyamaaka,
Sarveswara sarva karthaa sarvathma, sarva gochara.
He is the form of all moving and non moving things as also the one who makes law for them,
He is the god of all, doer of all, soul of all and perceptible to all.
12. Nrusimha eva ya saakshath prathyagathma na samsaya,
Kechith moodaa vadanyevam avatharam aneeswaram
Narasimha is also really the top most soul without any doubt,
But some fools say that he in an incarnation and is not god.
13. Nrusimha paramathmaanam sarva bhootha nivasinam,
Theshaam darsaana mathrena sooryasyavalokana bhaveth.
The divine God Narasimha lives within all beings,
And as soon as you see him, you feel as if you see the Sun god.
14. Sarva nrusimha evethi samgrahathma sudurlabha,
Naarasimha param deivam Naarasimho jagath guru.
An all embracing soul like Lord Narsimha can only be seen rarely,
There is no god beyond Narsimhand Narasimha is the teacher of the world.
15. Nrusimhethi nrusimhethi ye padanthi cha,
Theshaam prasanno Bhagwan Moksham samyak prayachathi.
By him who reads in the morning Narasimha, Narasimha,
The God would become pleased and he would be granted salvation.
16. Omkarebhyo nithyathma, omkaraika praboditha,
Omkaro manthra rajascha, loke moksha pradha davyayam.
Those souls who daily chant "Om",and teach all others "Om",
By the king of chants "Om", the people of this world always get salvation.
17. Nrusimha bhaktha ye loke, nirbhaya nirvikaraka,
Theshaam darsana mathrena sarva paapai muchyathe.
Those people who are devotees of Narasimha, do not have fear nor have any change,,
And just by seeing them, you can get relief from all sins.
18. Akarao jeeva vachi syath ekara parameswara,
Ukarakarayair ikyam maha vakyam thatho bhaveth.
The letter "aa" is the word of the soul and the letter "e", is the great god,
And this after combining with the letter "vu" became the great word.
19. Omkaraja pretha mukthi, kasyaam maranam thadhaa,
Nrusimha smaranadeva mukthir bhavathi nanyadhaa.
By the word "Om" you get salvation and so is the death in Kasi,
But otherwise the thought about "Narsimha", would definitely lead to salvation.
20. Thasmad sarva prayathnena manthra rajam ithi druvam,
Sarveshaam chaapi vedaanaam devathaanaam thadaiva cha.
So put all efforts to learn this king of chants definitely,
As it is the king of chants of all Vedas and those of all gods.
21. Sarvesham chapi saasthraanam nruharou harou,
Sri Rama thapaneeyascha gopalasyapithapina.
King of all the holy books is Narasimha who is Lord Vishnu,
Even of rama Thapaneeya and gopala thapaneeya Upanishads.
22. Nrusimha thapaneeyasya kalaam na arhathi shodaseem,
Srimath manthra rajasya nrusimhasya prasadatha.
Even crescent of Narasimha thapaneeya is higher than shodasi manthra,
And this king of Manthras would give us the grace of Narasimha.
23. Sri nrusimho namasthubhyam, sri nrusimha praseedha may,
Nrusimha bhagwan matha, sri nrusimha pithaa mama.
I am saluting lord Narsimha and let Lord Narasimha be kind to me,
God Narasimha is my mother and Lord Narasimha is my mother.
24. Nrusimho mama puthrascha narkath thrayathe yatha,
Sarva devathmakayaschaayaam nrusimha parikeerthitha.
Lord Narasimha being my son would protect me from hell,
The soul and bodies off all the gods are singing about Narasimha.
25. Aswamedha sahasrani, vajapeya sathani cha,
Kasi rameswaradheeni phalanyapi nisamya cha.
Without any doubt it would give the effect of visiting Kasi and Rameswara,
Or doing one thousand aswamedhas or one hundred Vajapeyas.
26. Yavath phalam samapnothi, thavad apnothi manthratha,
Shannavathyascha karaneeyavathi trupthirishyathe.
27. Pithrunaam thavathi prathi manthrarajasya jaayathe,
Aputhrasya gather nasthi ithi sruthwa yadheeritham
Whatever results that we want to attain, that would be given by this manthra,
And without doing the ninety six offerings,
Our manes would get satisfied by this manthra,
And this is also for people without sons and do not have a way hearing this is the way.
28. Thathu Lakshmi Nrusimhasya bhaktheerikathaika gocharam,
Sarvaani tharka meemsa sasthraani parihaaya vai.
And for those who are devotees of Lakshmi Narasimha,
All the sciences of Tharka and Meemamsa would be self evident.
29. Nrusimha smaranaloke tharakam bhava tharakam,
Apara bhava varabhdhou sathatham pathathaam nrunaam.
For those who remember Lord Narasimha by this prayer, it would be a boat, a boat to salvation,
And those who have very great load of karma, reading this always is very good.
30. Nrusimha manthra rajoyam navika bhashithe budhai,
Yama paasena bhaddhanaam pangu vai thishtathaam nrunaam.
This king of chants addressed to Lord Narasimha is seen as the pilot by the wise,
For those who are tied by the rope of Yama, this would definitely be a halt.
31. Nrusimha manthra rajoyam rishaya pari keerthitha,
Bhava sarpena dhamshtraanaam viveka gatha chethasaam.
This king of chants on Narasimha is being praised by sages,
For it gives you wisdom to come out of the teeth of the snake of Karma.
32. Nrusimha manthra rajoyam Gaarudo manthrouchyathe,
Ajnana thamasaam nrunam andhavadh brantha chakshushaam.
The king of manthra of Narasimha is also termed as the Manthra of Garuda,
And it becomes your eyes to see in the darkness of ignorance.
33. Nrusimha manthra rajoyam prayasam parikeerthitha,
Thapathrayagni dhagdhaanaam chaaya samsraya abhicchathaam.
It is very difficult to praise the king of manthras addressed to Narasimha,
For it becomes the giver of shade to those put in the three fires of suffering.
34. Nrusimha manthra rajasya bhaktha manasya panjaram,
Nrusimho bhaskaroi bhoothwaa prakasayathi mandiram.
The king of manthras addressed to Narasimha is the cage of the mind of devotees,
And Narsimha would become the sun would shine as this chant.
35. Vedantha vana madhyasthaa harini mruga ishyathe,
Nrusimha neela meghasya sandarsana viseshatha.
It is like the deer in the forest of Vedantha,
And seeing the blue cloud of Nrusimha is very special.
36. Mayura bhaktha navamaano, nruthyanthi prathi poorvakam,
Anyathra nirgathaa valaa matharam parilokaya.
The peacock like mind of the devotees would dance seeing it,
And those who do not have any help from elsewhere, this is the help.
37. Yadha yadhaa hi thushyanthe nrusimasya avalokanaath,
Sri Nrusimha padabhja maha ranga pravesitha.
Again and again when we see Lord Narasimha,
The lotus like feet of Narasimha will enter the arena of our mind.
38. Madheeya budhi vanithaa nati nruthyathi sundari,
Sri Nrusimha padabhja madhu peethwaa madhonmadha.
My wisdom lady who is pretty actress dances,
After drinking the honey of the feet of Narasimha and becomes intoxicated.
39. Madheweya budhi maalokya moodaa nindhanthi maadhavam,
Sri Nrusimha padabhja renum vidhi subhakshanam.
Seeing my wisdom, the fooloish people would find faults with Lord Vishnu,
Not realizing that it is but a tiny dust of the lotus like fedet of Lord Narasimha.
40. Madheeya chinthaa hamsoyam manovasyam na yaathi may,
Sri Nrusimha pithaa mahyam, mathaa cha nara kesari.
The swan of my thoughts control my mind completely,
For my father is Lord Narasimha and my mother is Lord Narasimha.
41. Varthathe thavubhou nithyam rouvaham pariyaami vai,
Sathyam sathyam puna sathyam Nrusimha saranam mama.
I spent daily all my time suffering due worries and anger,
It is the the truth, the truth that Lord Narasimha is my only protection.
42. Ahobhagyam ahobhagyam naarasimho gathir mama,
Sri Nrusimha padabhja vandhavam may hrudaye sadaa.
What a luck, what a luck it is that Lord Narasimha is my only goal,
For my heart is always bent upon saluting the lotus feet of Narasimha.
43. Varthathaam varthathaam nithyam druda bhakthim prayacha may,
Nrusimha thushto bhakthoyam, bhukthim mukthim prayachathi.
I try to try to have daily staunch devotion towards him,
For when Narasimha is pleased with his devotees,
He gives them good life in this world as well as salvation.
44. Nrusimha hrudayam yasthu paden nithyam samahitha,
Nrusimhathwam samapnothi, nrusimha sampraseedathi
If this heart of Narasimha is daily read with great devotion,
You would merge in to Narasimha and would make Narasimha pleased with you.
45. Trisandhyam ya paden nithyam manda vare viseshatha,
Rajadware sabha sthane, sarvathra vijayee bhaveth.
If this is read at dawn, noon and dusk, specially on Saturdays,
You would get victory at the gate of palace, in the pulpit of the hall and in all places.
46. Yam yam chinthayatrhe kamam tham tham prapnothi nischitham,
Iha loke shubhaan kamaan prathra cha paraam gathim.
Whatever,whatever desires you think, you would definitely realize them,
In this world of all good desires and in the end great salvation.
Ithi Bhavishyothara purane, prahladha khaditham, sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Hrudaya Stotram sampoornam.
Thus comes to an end the chant of the headt of Lakshmi Nrusimha which was told by Prahladha and occurs in Bhavishyothara Purana.