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Prahlada Sthuthi

Prahlada Sthuthi
By Thunchathu Ezhuthachan
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[This great prayer is taken from Bhagawatham - kili pattu by Thunchathu Ezhuthachan. Lord Prahladha praises and prays Lord Narasimha murthy after he saves him from Hiranya Kasipu, his faher. The prayer is very touching. The first part of the prayer is almost in Sanskrit and the later part in Malayalam. This is normally sung to get victory over enemies, to get rid of fear of death and for getting cured of diseases.]

Dhoorjatim lokaika nadham narasimha,
Maarjava veerya parakrama vaaridheem,
Agni nethra aloka vyaptha jihwaa mukha,
Magni vibhoothi swaroopinamavyaya,
Mashtabhujoshmakanadha vijrumbhanam,
Dushta nasa nakha dantham namamyaham. 1

I salute Lord Narasimha with heavy locks of hair,
Who is God of all the worlds,
Who is the ocean of truth, strength and valour,
Who has eyes that spread fire and has long toungue,
Whose powerful figure is similar to raging fire,
Who has eight hands whose power is extended limitlessly,
And who has teeth and nails capable of destroying bad people.

Ghora hrudayoru janu jangha padam,
Bhairava nadha triloka bhayangaram,
Bhoori karuna jaladhim namayaham,
Dhoorikruthaghamanisam namamyaham. 2

My salutations to the great ocean of mercy,
My salutations to him who has drive sins far, far away,
Who has fierce chest, thighs, knee, calves and feet,
And whose very fierce voice makes the three worlds tremble.

Loka vinasambhudhi sookshma bindhuvath,
Sthoola virattaam swasahakthim namamyaham. 3

I salute that great power which has the great mega form,
Which is like a drop of the great destroying ocean of deluge.

Akasa bhoomi sphurad jyothi radhimam,
Sthoketharananda vigraham saswatham,
Pakaari bhargaaambhujaa vasa poojitham,
Lokadhinayakam Vishnum namamyaham. 4

I salute that Vishnu who is the chief of all worlds,
Who is like the luster which spreads from earth to the sky,
Who is the perennial form formed out of boundless joy,
And who is being worshipped by Indra, Shiva and Brahma.

Samasara Sindhu tharananga kulathmanam,
Pumsaam maha moha nasanam vedatha,
Vedhya swaroopam vidhi mukhya sevitha
Madhyamajantham janardhanam madhavam,
Meena swaroopa masura vinasanam,
Nana vidha vedhya mambujatha sthitham,
Ananda roopa malekha mavyayam,
Jnana swaroopam majnana vinasanam,
Kachapa sookara vesha manadhyantham,
Nischalamsritha kalpagabhooruham,
Kayambhu varnam kamala vilochanam,
Maya mayam Madhu kaidabha nasanam,
Asmajjanaka vinasanam narasim-
Hodhyath kalebharam mokshadham saswatham,
Narayanam jagadaspadham yoginaam,
Parayanam paramathmanam namamyaham, 5

I salute that great god meditated upon by great souls,
Who consoles people suffering due to great passions,
Rolling in the waves of the ocean of miserable life,
Who has the form that can be known by Vedantha,
Who is being served by gods like Lord Brahma,
Who is first, birthless, lord Vishnu and consort of Lakshmi,
Who took the form of fish and destroyed the asuras,
Who is fit to be known in various ways,
Who lives on the water and personification of happiness,
Who is unattached and has the form of pure wisdom,
Who destroys ignorance and took the form of turtle and boar,
Who is stable and is the wish giver to his devotees,
Who is of the colour of blue lotus and has lotus like eyes,
Who is full if illusion and killer of Madhu and Kaidabha,
Who killed my father and has the form of lion and man,
Who lead to salvation and is forever,
And who was born out of water and supports the universe.

Ambhuja swamin, nagesa paryangaka,
Chinmayame, nin padabhja sevathu may,
Bheema swaroopa santhyartham nathosmi they,
Mamava swamin, paramathmane nama. 6

Oh God who has lotus flower in his belly,
Who sleeps on the cot made out of the king of snakes,
Who is the form of divine wisdom,
My service to the lotus like feet of yours.
I salute you for assuming peace from this terrible form,
Please save me Oh God, my salutations to you.

Nadha, jaya jaya Narayana jaya,
Padojalochana Padmanabha jaya,
Vishno jaya jaya, viswambara jaya,
Jishno mukhamara sevya, jaya jaya,
Darveekarendra sayana, jaya jaya,
Sarva vandhya, saranagatha vathsala,
Bhaktha Priya, jaya papa vinasana,
Mukthi pradha, muni vrunda nishevitha,
Sthavara jangamacharya jaya jaya,
Thapasantha sthitha, thaapavaha, jaya,
Sarva lokesea, jaya jaya santhatham,
Poorva devare, purushothama jaya,
Kamitha dayaka, soma bimbanana,
Komalaakara, jaya jaya sripathe. 7

Lord, victory, victory, Narayana, victory,
Lord with lotus like eyes, Lord with Lotus on his belly victory,
Lord Vishnu victory, Lord who wears the world, victory,
Victory to the Lord who is served by Indra and others,
Victory to him who sleeps on a snake,
Lord saluted by all, darling of devotees,
He who likes his devotees, victory to you destroyer of sins,
Giver of salvation, He who is served by crowds of sages,
Victory, victory to the lord of moving and not moving things,
Lord who lives in the mind of saints, Victory to him who destroys sorrow,
Always victory, victory to the lord of all,
Victory to enemy of asuras and greatest among men,
He who fulfills all desires, who looks like a moon,
Who is pretty, victory, victory to consort of Lakshmi.

Moonaayi vilangi ninnidunna lokathin-
Nonnayi vilangunna thamburane hare,
Nin maha maya gunagalil ninnudan,
Brahmadhi moorthigal ulpannariyithu,
Rajasamaya gunsrithan Brahmanum,
Rajeeva nethranaam Vishnu sathwasrithan,
Thamasamayathu gunasrithanayittu,
Kamariyum moorthi bedhangal ingane,
Loka sarga sthithi samharavum puna-
Rekanay nee thane cheydhu porunnathum,
Monnayi moorthigal onnayi vilangina,
Ninneyum nee ozhinju aar arinjeeduvor? 8

Oh God who shines as the basis,
Of this world which stands as three parts,
From your great qualities of illusion,
The holy trinity like Brahma were created,
Brahma with his regal qualities,
Vishnu with his lotus like eyes who is Sathwa,
And the Lord Shiva who killed the God of love,
With the qualities of darkness and thamas,
With all their differences and similarities,
Are all born out of you as the only one.
And you standing alone are doing.
The creation, upkeep and destruction of this world,
Proving that the trinity is all but one,
Is all but known to you only.

Vedhavum kondu jaladhiyil poyorou.
Medhuranaya haya greevane kolvan,
Mathsymayinnu bhavichathu masritha,
Vathsalakunna nadha bhavanallo.
Ksheerambhudhi madanathinnu mandaram,
Nere mudhugil darichathum neeyallo,
Urviyum kondu rasathalam pukoru,
Garvithanaya Hiranyakkshane thadha,
Ghoniyay chennu avan thane vadhichudan,
Kshoniye thetha mel pongichathum bhavan,
Innu Narasimha vesham dharichathu,
Menne rakshippathinayittu daivame, 9

To kill the very big Havayagreeva,
Who took away the Vedas in to the sea,
You took the form of a fish, Oh God,
Who considers those devoted to him as darlings,
You are also the one who took the Mandra mountain,
On your back so that the milk ocean could be churned,
You are also the one who took the form of a boar,
Killed the proud Hiranayaksha who took the earth,
To the nether worlds and hid it there and lifted up
The earth back on your tusks and brought it back,
And Oh God today you took the form of a man lion,
For the sake of saving me from bad fate,

Annenivannam bhavikkunnna sangata,
monenniye theerthu lokangal palippan,
Ithra karunyam kalarnavararu ma-
Thi thrilokathingal Nadha praseedha may,
Thwath pada pangeruham mama kevala,
Meppozhumul poovil vazhka dharapathe. 10

In different times of ages, to solve sorrows,
That happen and to look after the world,
There is no one else except you,
Oh Lord of the three worlds, protect me,
Please bless so that the lotus like feet of yours,
Are kept in my mind, Oh Lord of the earth.

Mangala moorthe, namasthe namo nama,
Sarngapane, they namasthe namosthuthe,
Sachinmayaya namasthe namosthuthe,
Visa vandhyaya namasthe namo nama,
Sathya swaroopaya nithyam namo nama,
Nithyaya nishkinchinarthaya they nama,
Vedantha vedhyayaya vishnave they nama,
Veda swaroopaya nithyam namosthuthe. 11

Prahladha sthuthi samaptham.

Oh God who is personification of all that is good, salutations,
Oh God who holds the Saranga bow, salutations and salutations,
Oh God who is true wisdom, salutations and salutations,
Oh God who is worshipped by all the world, salutations,
Oh God who is personification of truth, salutations,
Oh perennial God who is wealth to the poor, salutations,
Oh Lord Vishnu who is known by Vedantha, salutations,
And daily salutations to the real form of Vedas.

Thus ends the prayer of Prahladha.

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