Prayers to Lord Narasimhadeva

Powerful mantras for protection to the Lord’s half-lion incarnation and His weapons. These are for protection from such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, as well as increased devotion and a peaceful world. Also contains the Nrisimha Kavacha.

Prayers to the Lord’s Weapons

To the Chakra

chakram yugantanala-tigma-nemi

bhramat samantad bhagavat-prayuktam

dandagdhi dandagdhy ari-sainyam ashu

kaksham yatha vata-sakho hutashaha

Set into motion by the Supreme Personality of Godhead and wandering in all the four directions, the disc of the Supreme Lord has sharp edges as destructive as the fire of devastation at the end of the millennium. As a blazing fire burns dry grass to ashes with the assistance of the breeze, may the Sudarshana chakra burn our enemies to ashes.

To the Club

gade ‘shani-sparshana-visphulinge

nishpindhi nishpindhy ajita-priyasi

kushmanda-vainayaka-yaksha-raksho

bhuta-grahamsh churnaya churnayarin

O club in the hand of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, you produce sparks of fire as powerful as thunderbolts, and you are extremely dear to the Lord. I am also His servant. Therefore kindly help me pound to pieces the evil living beings known as Kushmandas, Vainayakas, Yakshas, Rakshasas, Bhutas and Grahas. Please pulverize them.

To the Conchshell

tvam yatudhana-pramatha-preta-matri

pishacha-vipragraha-ghora-drishtin

darendra vidravaya krishna-purito

bhima-svano ‘rer hridayani kampayan

O best of the conchshells, O Panchajanya in the hands of the Lord, you are always filled with the breath of Lord Krishna. Therefore you create a fearful sound vibration that causes trembling in the hearts of enemies like the Rakshasas, Pramatha ghosts, Pretas, Matas, Pishachas and brahmana ghosts with fearful eyes.

Sudarshana Nrisimha Mantra

Om Sahasrara Jivalavartine

Ksaum Ham Ham Hum Phat Swaha

Om Shri Nrisinghaye namaha

Om Jaya Jaya Sri Nrisimhaye namaha

Om Nrim Nrim Nrim Nrisimhaye namaha

To Lord Narasimhadeva

vag-isha yasya vadane

laksmir yasya cha vakshasi

yasyate hridaye samvit

tam nrisimham aham bhaje

“Lord Nrisimhadeva is always assisted by Sarasvati, the goddess of learning and He is always embracing to His chest the goddess of fortune. The Lord is always complete in knowledge within Himself. Let us offer obeisances unto Nrisimhadeva.” (By Sridhara Swami in his commentary on Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.87.1)

vidikshu dikshurdhvam adhah samantad

antar bahir bhagavan narasimhah

prahapayal loka-bhayam svanena

sva-tejasa grasta-samasta-tejaha

“Prahlada Maharaja loudly chanted the holy name of Lord Nrisimha. May Lord Nrisimhadeva, roaring for His devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, protect us from all fear of dangers created by stalwart leaders in all directions through poison, weapons, water, fire, air, and so on. May the Lord cover their influence by His own transcendental influence. May Nrisimhadeva protect us from all directions and in all corners, above, below, within and without.” (Bhag.6.8.34)

ko nv atra te ‘khila-guro bhagavan prayasa

uttarane shva bhava-sambhava-lopa-hetoho

mudheshu vai mahad-anugraha arta-bandho

kim tena te priya-janan anusevatam naha

“O my Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, original spiritual master of the entire world, what is the difficulty for You, who manages the affairs of the universe, in delivering the fallen souls engaged in Your devotional service? You are the friend of all suffering humanity, and for great personalities it is necessary to show mercy to the foolish. Therefore, I think that you will show your causeless mercy to persons like us who engage in Your service.” (Bhag.7.9.42)

om kraum narasimhaya namaha

om ksaum namo bhagavate narasimhaya

jvala-maline dipta-damstrayagni-netraya

sarva-raksho-ghnaya sarva-bhuta vinashaya

sarva-jvara-vinashaya daha daha pacha pacha

raksha raksha hum phat

“Obeisances to the Lord Nrisimhaya, burning with His own scorching effulgence which are ablaze and whose eyes pour forth torrents of living fire, matched only by the glow of His glowing teeth. Obeisances to the destroyer of all demons, to the slayer of all ghosts, to the destroyer of all sorts of fever. Burn and burn, cook and cook, preserve and preserve.”

shri nrisimha, jaya nrisimha, jaya jaya nrisimha

prahladesha jaya padma-mukha-padma bringa

“All glories to Nrisimhadeva, who is the Lord of Prahlada Maharaja and, like the honey bee, is always engaged in beholding the lotus-like face of the goddess of fortune.”

prahlada-hridayahladam

bhaktavidya-vidaram

sharad-indu-ruchim vande

parindra-vandanam harim

“Let me offer my obeisances unto Lord Nrisimhadeva who is always enlightening Prahlada Maharaja within his heart and who always kills the nescience that attacks the devotees. His mercy is distributed like the moonshine, and His face is like that of a lion. Let me offer my obeisances unto Him again and again.”

om namo bhagavate narasimhaya

namas tejas-tejase avir-avirbhava

vajra-nakha vajra-damshtra karmashayan

randhaya randhaya tamo grasa grasa om svaha.

Abhayam abhayam atmani bhuyishtha om ksraum.

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nrisimhadeva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demon-like desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 5.18.8)

svasty astu vishvasya khalah prasidatam

dhyayantu bhutani shivam mitho dhiya

namash cha bhadram bhajatad adhokshaje

aveshyatam no matir apy ahaituki

“May there be good fortune throughout the universe, and may all envious persons be pacified. May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other’s welfare. Therefore, let us all engage in the service of the supreme transcendence, Lord Sri Krishna, and always remain absorbed in thought of Him.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 5.18.9)

ugro ‘py anugra evayam

sva-bhaktanam nri-keshari

kesarivo sva-potanam

anyesham ugra-vikramaha

“Although very ferocious, the lioness is very kind to her cubs. Similarly, although very ferocious to non-devotees like Hiranyakashipu, Lord Nrisimhadeva is very, very soft and kind to devotees like Prahlada Maharaja.”

durgesv atavy-aji-mukhadishu prabhuh

payan nrisimha shura-yuthaparihi

vimunchato yasya mahatta-hasam

disho vinedur hyapatamsh cha garbhaha

“May Lord Nrisimhadeva, who appeared as the enemy of Hiranyakashipu, protect me in all directions. His loud laughing vibrated in all directions and caused the pregnant wives of the asuras (the demoniac) to have miscarriages. May that Lord be kind enough to protect me in difficult places like the forest and battlefront.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 6.8.14)

Ugra-Nrisimha Dhyana

(Meditation on the angry form of Lord Nrisimhadave)

mimamsamanasya samutthito ‘grato

nrisimha-rupas tad alam bhayanakam

pratapa-chamikara-chanda-lochanam

sphurat sata-keshara-jrimbhitananam

karala-damstram karavala-chanchala

kshuranta-jihvam bhrukuti-mukholbanam

stabdhordhva-karnam giri-kandaradbhuta

vyattasya-nasam hanu-bheda-bhishanam

divi-sprishat kayam adirgha-pivara

grivoru-vakshah-sthalam alpa-madhyamam

chandramshu-gauraish churitam tanuruhair

vishvag bhujanika-shatam nakhayudham

durasadam sarva-nijetarayudha-

praveka-vidravita-daitya-danavam

“Hiranyakashipu studied the form of the Lord, trying to decide who the form of Nrisimhadeva standing before him was. The Lord’s form was extremely fearsome because of His angry eyes, which resembled molten gold; His shining mane, which expanded the dimensions of His fearful face; His deadly teeth; and His razor-sharp tongue, which moved about like a dueling sword. His ears were erect and motionless, and His nostrils and gaping mouth appeared like caves of a mountain. His jaws parted fearfully, and His entire body touched the sky. His neck was very short and thick, His chest broad, His waist thin, and the hairs on His body as white as the rays of the moon. His arms, which resembled flanks of soldiers, spread in all directions as He killed the demons, rogues and atheists with His conchshell, disc, club, lotus and other natural weapons.” (Bhag.7.8.19-22)

Sri Nrisimha Pranama

(from the Nrisimha Purana, offered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to Lord Jagannatha in Jagannatha Puri)

namas te narasimhaya

prahladahlada-dayine

hiranyakashipor vakshaha

shila-tanka-nakhalaye

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, Lord Nrisimhadeva. You are the giver of pleasure to Prahlada Maharaja, and your nails cut the chest of Hiranyakashipu like a chisel cutting stone.”

ito nrisimhah parato nrisimho

yato yato yami tato nrisimhah

bahir nrisimho hridaye nrisimho

nrisimham adim sharanam prapadye

“Lord Nrisimha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Nrisimha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrisimha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.”

The Nrisimha Gayatris

Om Nrisimhaye vidmahe

vajranakhaya dhimahi

tan nah simhah pracodayat

“Om. Let us think well aware of Nrisimha, the lightning-nailed. May the Lion promote our thought.”

vajra nakhaya vidmahe

tikshna damstraya dhimahi

tan no narasimhah prachodayat

“Let us meditate on He who is known as the possessor of nails as hard as thunderbolts and sharp teeth. Let us be enthused by Lord Narasimhadeva.”

Sri Nrisimha Maha-mantra

ugram viram maha-vishnum

jvalantam sarvato mukham

nrisimham bhishanam bhadram

mrityur mrityum namamy aham

“I bow down to Lord Narasimha who is ferocious and heroic like Lord Vishnu. He is burning from every side. He is terrific, auspicious and the death of death personified.”

It is stated in Shastra that this mantra is the essence of all kavacha mantras, or mantras meant for wearing in a kavacha (capsule). The mantra is often written on a small piece of bark, such as from the botch tree. Then it is sealed in the capsule with a tulasi leaf or even flower petals that have been offered to the deity of Lord Narasimha. After worshipping the deity of Lord Narasimha with sixteen upacharas or items of worship, the pujari or priest performs a ritual called prana-pratistha: he calls the Lord to reside in the kavacha. He then worships the kavacha. Then it has full protective power. Men wear the kavacha around the neck or on the upper right arm, while women wear it around the neck or on the upper left arm. The Kavacha may be worn in all circumstances, at any time, or in any place.

SRI NRISIMHA KAVACHA

of the Trailokya Vijaya in the Samhita of Brahma

1. Sri Narada-uvaca

indr-adi deva vrndesa

pateshvara jagat-pate

maha vishnor nrisimhasya

kavacho bruhi me prabho
yasya prana thanad vidvan

trilokya vijayi bhavet

Sri Narad Muni said: “My dear father and lord, master of the Universe, lord of the multitude of demigods headed by Indra, kindly tell me the kavaca mantra of Lord Nrsimha, the incarnation of Visnu. O master, reading this kavaca aloud, a learned man will become victorious throughout the three worlds.”

2. sri brahmovaca

srinu narada vaksyami

putra shrestha tapodhana

kavacham narasimhasya

trailokya vijaya bhavet

“Lord Brahma said: My dear Narada, please hear me. O best of my sons, who are rich in austerity, I shall speak this kavaca of Lord Narasimha, which gives victory over the three worlds.”

3. yasya prapathanad vayami

trailokya vijayi bhavet

shresthaham jagatam vatsa

pathanat dharanat yataha

“My dear boy, by recitation of this kavaca an eloquent person will become victorious throughout the three worlds. It is by reciting this and meditating deeply on it that I (lord Brahma) am the creator of all these planetary systems.”

4. laksmir jagat-trayam pati

samharta cha maheshvaraha

pathanad dharanad deva

babhuvush cha digishvaraha

“It is by reciting and meditating upon this that Laksmi maintains the three worlds, and Lord Siva destroys them. Also the demigods in this way became controllers of the different directions.”

5. brahma mantra nayam vakshye

bhutadi vinvakaram

yasya prasadad durvasa

trailokya vijayi munih

pathanad dharanad yasya

shasta cha krodha bhairavaha

“I shall speak this essence of all Vedic mantras, which wards off all kinds of ghosts and hobgoblins. By its grace the sage Durvasa became victorious throughout the three worlds, commanding respect and most fearful in his anger.”

6. trailokya-vijayasyasa

kavachasya prajapatih

rshish chandash cha gayatri

nrisimho devata vibhuhu

“For this kavaca, which is directly perceived as giving victory over the three worlds, I (Brahma) am the Rsi, Gayatri is the metre, and the all powerful Nrsimhadev is the Deity.”

7+ 8 ksraum bijam me shirah pati

chandra-varno maha-manuhu

“ugram viram maha-visnum

jvalantam sarvatomukham

nrisimham bhishanam bhadram

mrtyu-mrtyum namamy aham”

dva-trimshad aksharo mantro

mantra-rajah sura drumaha

“One should place Lord Nrsimha’s mantra bija, ksraum, on one’s head, thinking, ‘May my head be protected by the moon-colored one, who is the greatest among humans. My obeisances unto the ferocious and powerful, the great Visnu, the fiery one, who’s faces are on all sides, the fearful one, Nrsimha, who causes the death of even death personified, or the one who can overcome death.’ One should place this mantra, composed of thirty two syllables upon his head. It is the king of all mantras. It is like a wish fulfilling tree for the demigods and devotees.”

9. kantham patu dhruvam ksraum hrid

bhagavato chakshusha mama

narasimhaya cha jvala

maline patu mastakam

“One should also place ksraum firmly upon his neck for protection. Placing the word bhagavate upon his heart, narasimhaya upon his two eyes, and jvala maline on the top of his head, one meditates upon the different parts of this narasimha mantra protecting the different parts of his body.”

10. dipta-damshtraya cha tatha

agni netraya cha nasikam

sarva-raksho-ghnaya sarva

bhuta-vinashanaya cha

“One should place on his nose the syllables dipta damstraya agni netraya sarva rakso ghnaya sarva bhuta vinasanaya. (Obeisances unto Him, whose teeth are blazing, whose eyes are fire, and who destroys all ghosts and raksasas.)”

11. sarva-jvara-vinashaya

daha daha pacha dvayam

raksha raksha sarva-mantra

svaha patu mukham mama

“Meditating on the protection of one’s face, one should place there the syllables ‘sarva jvara vinasaya daha daha paca paca raksa raksa. ksraum ugram viram maha visnum jvalanatam sarvatomukham nrsimham bhisanam bhadram mrtyu mrtyum namamy aham. ksraum bhagavate narasimhya jvalamaline dipta damstrayagni netraya sarva rakso ghnaya sarva bhuta vinasanaya svaha’. (This means: Unto He who vanquishes all fevers, oblations. Burn and burn, cook and cook, protect protect. My obeisances unto the ferocious and powerful, the great Visnu, the fiery one whose faces are on all sides, the fearful one, Nrsimha, who causes the death of even death personified, or who can overcome even death. Unto the Personality of Godhead Narasimha, garlanded with blazing energy, whose teeth are glowing and whose eyes are fiery, who kills all raksasas and demons and annihilates the ghosts, to You my oblations)”

12. taradi ramachandraya

namah payad gudam mama

klim payat pani-yugmam cha

taram namah padam tataha

narayanaya parshvam cha

am hrim kraum kshraum cha hum phat

“Meditating on the protection of one’s rectum, one should first sip water for purification and chant om Ramacandra namah. Sipping water again one should place the bija mantra klim on both of his hands together. Thereafter one should place om namah on his feet and narayanaya on his side, as well as the bija mantras am hrim kraum ksraum hum phat.”

13. varaksarah katim patu

om namah bhagavate padam

vasudevaya cha prishtham

klim krishnaya uru-dvayam

“Praying for the protection of one’s waist, one should place there the varaksara Om. One should place the syllables om namo bhagavate upon his feet, vasudevaya on his back, and klim krsnaya upon his two thighs.”

14. klim krishnaya sada patu

januni cha manuttamaha

klim glaum klim syamalangaya

namah payat pada dvayam

“Upon his knees, one should place the mantra klim krsnaya, thinking that the Lord may always protect me in His form as the best of human beings. Then one should sip water for purification and place the mantra klim glaum klim syamalangaya namah upon his feet.”

15. kshraum narasimhaya kshraum cha

sarvangam me sadavatu

“One should meditate upon the constant protection of the body, placing the mantra kshraum narasimhaya kshraum upon all his limbs.”

16. iti te kathitam vatsa

sarva-mantraugha-vigraham

tava snehan mayakhyatam

pravaktavyam na kasyachit

“Lord Brahma continued: My dear boy, thus I have told you the embodiment of the potencies of all mantras. Because of your great affection I have explained it to you, although it is not to be spoken to just anyone.”

17. guru-pujam vidhayatha

grihniyat kavacham tataha

sarva-punya-yuto bhutva

sarva-siddhi-yuto bhavet

“Having performed worship of the spiritual master, one may accept this kavaca. Having become enriched in his pious activities he will attain all perfections.”

18. shatam ashtottaram chaiva

purashcharya vidhih smritaha

havanadin dashamshena

kritva sadhaka-sattamaha

“Performing the ritualistic ceremonies of purification (purascarya) one hundred and eight times is equal to one tenth the effect received by that best of devotees who chants this kavaca.”

19. tatas tu siddha-kavacaha

punyatma madanopaman

sparddham uddhuya bhavana

lakshmir vani vaset tataha

“Laksmi, the Goddess of fortune, and Sarasvati, the Goddess of speech and learning, reside in the home of that fortunate soul who has become perfected by this kavaca, giving up the intoxication of competing with others for supremacy.”

20. pushpanjalyashtakam dattva

mulenaiva pathet sakrit

api varsa sahasranam

pujayah phalam apnuyat

“Simply offering eight times puspajali and reading only once the original version, one attains the result of even a thousand years of worship.”

21. bhurje vilikhya gutikam

svarnastham dharayed yadi

kanthe va dakshine bahau

narasimho bhavet svayam

“If one write this down on a leaf or bark of a tree and keeps it within a golden capsule on his neck or right arm, Lord Nrsimhadev will be personally present.”

22. yoshid vama-bhuje chaiva

purusho dakshine kare

vibhryat kavacham punyam

sarva-siddhi-yuto bhavet

“A woman may keep it on her left arm, a man on the right hand. Certainly this most auspicious kavaca brings all perfection to the bearer.”

23. kaka-vandhya cha ya nari

mrita-vatsa cha ya bhavet

janma-vandhya nashta putra

bahu-putravati bhavet

“A woman who is totally barren, or who bears only one child, or whose sons are lost or dead may become possessed of many sons.”

24. kavachasya prasadena

jivan mukta bhaven-naraha

trilokyam kshobhayasyeva

trailokya vijayi bhavet

“By the grace of this kavaca, a man becomes jivan mukta, liberated soul even within this life time. He is able to move the whole universe, and certainly becomes victorious throughout the three worlds.”

25. bhuta-preta-pishachash cha

rakshasa danavash cha ye

tam drishtva prapalayante

deshad deshantaram dhruvam

“Certainly bhutas, pretas, pisacas, raksasas, and danavas all immediately flee from the country and go to another upon seeing it.”

26. yasmin gehe cha kavacham

grame va yadi tishthati

tam deshantu parityajya

prayanti chatidurantaha

“In the home or even the same village where this kavaca exists, all such demoniac creatures, once having understood its presence, give up that place and go far away.”

Thus ends the Sri Nrsimha Kavaca, of the Trailokya Vijaya in the Samhita of Brahma.

Sri Nrisimha Kavacha of Prahlad

from the Brahmanda Purana.

shri nrisimha kavacha-stotram

nrisimha-kavacham vakshye
prahladenoditam puraa

sarva-raksha-karam punyam
sarvopadrava-naashanam

1. I shall now recite the Narasimha-kavacha, formerly spoken by Prahlada Maharaja. It is most pious, vanquishes all kinds of impediments, and provides one all protection.

sarva-sampat-karam chaiva
svarga-moksha-pradaayakam

dhyaatva nrisimham devesham
hema-sinhaasana sthitamah

2. It bestows upon one all opulences and can give one elevation to the heavenly planets or liberation. One should meditate on Lord Narasimha, Lord of the universe, seated upon a golden throne.

vivritasyam tri-nayanam
sharad-indu-sama-prabham

lakshmyaalingita-vaamaangam
vibhuutibhi rupaashritam

3. His mouth is wide open, He has three eyes, and He is as radiant as the autumn moon. He is embraced by Lakshmi devi on his left side, and His form is the shelter of all opulences, both material and spiritual.

chatur-bhujam komalaangam
svarna-kundala-shobhitam

saroja-shobitoraskam
ratna-keyuura-mudritam

4. The Lord has four arms, and His limbs are very soft. He is decorated with golden earrings. His chest is resplendent like the lotus flower, and His arms are decorated with jewel-studded ornaments.

tapta-kaanchana-sankasham
pita-nirmala-vasasam

indradi-sura-maulishthaha
sphuran manikya-diptibhih

5. He is dressed in a spotless yellow garment, which exactly resembles molten gold. He is the original cause of existence, beyond the mundane sphere, for the great demigods headed by Indra. He appears bedecked with rubies which are blazingly effulgent.

virajita-pada-dvandvam
shankha-chakradi-hetibhihi

garutmata cha vinayat
stuyamanam mudanvitam

6. His two feet are very attractive, and He is armed with various weapons such as the conch, disc, etc. Garuda joyfully offers prayers with great reverence.

sva-hrit-kamalasamvaasam
kritvaa tu kavacham pathet

nrisimho me shirah patu

loka-rakshartha-sambhavaha

7. Having seated Lord Narasimhadeva upon the lotus of one’s heart, one should recite the following mantra: “May Lord Nrisimha, who protects all the planetary systems, protect my head.”

sarvago ‘pi stambha vasaha
phalam me rakshatu dhvanim

nrisimho me drishau paatu
soma-suryagni-lochanaha

8. Although the Lord is all-pervading, He hid Himself within a pillar. May He protect my speech and the results of my activities. May Lord Narasimha, whose eyes are the sun, and fire, protect my eyes.

smritam me patu nriharih
muni-vaarya-stuti-priyaha

nasam me simha-nasas tu
mukham lakshmi-mukha-priyaha

9. May Lord Nrihari, who is pleased by the prayers offered by the best of sages, protect my memory. May He who has the nose of a lion protect my nose, and may He whose face is very dear to the goddess of fortune protect my mouth.

sarva-vidyadhipaha patu
nrisimho rasanam mama

vaktram patv indu-vadanam
sada prahlaada-vanditaha

10. May Lord Narasimha, who is the knower of all sciences, protect my sense of taste. May He whose face is beautiful as the full moon and who is offered prayers by Prahlada Maharaja protect my face.

Nrisimha patu me kantham
skandhau bhu-bhrid ananta krit

divyastra-shobhita-bhujaha
nrisimhah patu me bhujaha

11. May Lord Narasimha protect my throat. He is the sustainer of the earth and the performer of unlimitedly wonderful activities. May He protect my shoulders. His arms are resplendent with transcendental weapons. May He protect my shoulders.

karau me deva-varado
nrisimhah patu sarvataha

hridayam yogi-sadhyash cha
nivasam patu me harih

12. May the Lord, who bestows benedictions upon the demigods, protect my hands, and may He protect me from all sides. May He who is achieved by the perfect yogis protect my heart, and may Lord Hari protect my dwelling place.

madhyam patu hiranyaksha
vaksha-kukshi-vidaranaha

nabhim me patu nriharihi
sva-nabhi-brahma-samstutaha

13. May He who ripped apart the chest and abdomen of the great demon HiraNyaaksha protect my waist, and may Lord Nrihari protect my navel. He is offered prayers by Lord Brahmaa, who has sprung from his own navel.

brahmanda-kotayah katyam
yasyasau patu me katim

guhyam me patu guhyanam
mantranam guhya-rupa-drik

14. May He on whose hips rest all the universes protect my hips. May the Lord protect my private parts. He is the knower of all mantras and all mysteries, but He Himself is not visible.

uru manobhavah patu
januni nara-ruupa-drik

janghe patu dhara-dhara
harta yo ‘sau nri-keshari

15. May He who is the original Cupid protect my thighs. May He who exhibits a human-like form protect my knees. May the remover of the burden of the earth, who appears in a form which is half-man and half-lion, protect my calves.

sura-rajya-pradah patu
padau me nriharishvarah

sahasra-shirsha-purushaha
patu me sarvashas tanum

16. May the bestower of heavenly opulence protect my feet. He is the Supreme Controller in the form of a man and lion combined. May the thousand-headed Supreme enjoyer protect my body from all sides and in all respects.

mahograh purvatah patu
maha-viragrajo ‘ghnitaha

maha-vishnur dakshine tu
maha-jvalas tu nairritaha

17. May that most ferocious personality protect me from the east. May He who is superior to the greatest heroes protect me from the southeast, which is presided over by Agni. May the Supreme Vishnu protect me from the south, and may that person of blazing luster protect me from the southwest.

pashchime patu sarvesho
dishi me sarvatomukhaha

nrisimhah patu vayavyam
saumyam bhushana-vigrahaha

18. May the Lord of everything protect me from the west. His faces are everywhere, so please may He protect me from this direction. May Lord Narasimha protect me from the northwest, which is predominated by Vaayu, and may He whose form is in itself the supreme ornament protect me from the north, where Soma resides.

ishanyam patu bhadro me
sarva-mangala-dayakaha

samsara-bhayatah patu
mrityor mrityur nrikeshari

19. May the all-auspicious Lord, who Himself bestows all-auspiciousness, protect from the northeast, the direction of the sun-god, and may He who is death personified protect me from fear of the rotation of birth and death in this material world.

idam nrisimha-kavacham
prahlada-mukha-manditam

bhaktiman yah pathenaityam
sarva-papaih pramuchyate

20. This Narasimha-kavacha has been ornamented by issuing from the mouth of Prahlada Maharaja. A devotee who reads this becomes freed from all sins.

putravan dhanavan loke
dirghayur upajayate

kamayate yam yam kamam
tam tam prapnoty asamshayam

21. Whatever one desires in this world he can attain without doubt. One can have wealth, many sons, and a long life.

sarvatra jayam apnoti
sarvatra vijayii bhavet

bhumyantariksha-divyanam
grahanam vini varanam

22. He becomes victorious who desires victory, and indeed becomes a conqueror. He wards off the influence of all planets, earthly, heavenly, and everything in between.

vrishchikoraga-sambhuta
vishhapaharanam param

brahma-rakshasa-yakshanam
durotsarana-karanam

23. This is the supreme remedy for the poisonous effects of serpents and scorpions, and Brahma-raakshasa ghosts and Yakshas are driven far away.

bhuje va tala-patre va
kavacham likhitam shubham

kara-mule dhritam yena
sidhyeyuh karma-siddhayaha

24. One may write this most auspicious prayer on his arm, or inscribe it on a palm-leaf and attach it to his wrist, and all his activities will become perfect.

devasura-manushyeshhu
svam svam eva jayam labhet

eka-sandhyam tri-sandhyam va
yah pathen niyato naraha

25. One who regularly chants this prayer, whether once or thrice (daily), he becomes victorious whether among demigods, demons, or human beings.

sarva-mangala-mangalyam
bhuktim muktim cha vindati

dva-trimshati-sahasrani
pathet shuddhatmanam nrinam

26. One who with purified heart recites this prayer 32,000 times attains the most auspicious of all auspicious things, and material enjoyment and liberation are already understood to be available to such a person.

kavachasyasya mantrasya
mantra-siddhih-prajayate

anena mantra-rajena
kritva bhasmabhir mantranam

27. This Kavacha-mantra is the king of all mantras. One attains by it what would be attained by anointing oneself with ashes and chanting all other mantras.

tilakam vinyased yas tu
tasya graha-bhayam haret

tri-varam japamanas tu
dattam varyabhimantrya cha

28. Having marked ones body with tilaka, taking achamana with water, and reciting this mantra three times, one will find that the fear of all inauspicious planets is removed.

prasayed yo naro mantram
nrisimha-dhyanam acharet

tasya rogah pranashyanti
ye cha syuh kukshi-sambhavaha

29. That person who recites this mantra, meditating upon Lord Narasimhadeva, has all of his diseases vanquished, including those of the abdomen.

garjantam garjayantam nija-bhuja-patalam sphotayantam hatantam
rupyantam tapayantam divi bhuvi ditiyam kshepayantam kshipantam

krandantam roshayantam dishi dishi satantam samharantam bharantam
vikshantam purnayantam kara-nikara-shatair divya-simham namami

30. Lord Narasimha roars loudly and causes others to roar. With His multitudes of arms He tears the demons asunder and kills them in this way. He is always seeking out and tormenting the demonic descendants of Diti, both on this earth planet and in the higher planets, and He throws them down and scatters them. He cries with great anger as He destroys the demons in all directions, yet with His unlimited hands He sustains, protects, and nourishes the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances to the Lord, who has assumed the form of a transcendental lion.

iti shri brahmanda-purane prahladoktam
shri nrisimha-kavacham sampurnam

Thus ends the Narasimha-kavacha as it is described by Prahlada Maharaja in the Brahmanda Purana.

Five Prayers to Lord Narasimha

by Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Those prayers are as follows.

e dusta hrdaye kama adi ripu chaya

kutinati pratisthasa sathya sada raya

hrdaya-sodhana ara krsnera vasana

nrsimha-carane mora ei to’ kamana

Within my sinful heart the six enemies headed by lust perpetually reside, as well as duplicity, the desire for fame, plus sheer cunning. At the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha, I hope that He will mercifully purify my heart and give me the desire to serve Lord Krsna.

kandiya nrsimha-pade magibo kakhana

nirapade navadvipe jugala-bhajana

bhaya bhaya paya yan’ra darsane se hari

prasanna hoibo kabe more daya kari

Weeping, I will beg at the lotus-feet of Lord Narasimha for the benediction of worshipping Radha and Krsna in Navadvipa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties. When will this Lord Hari, Whose terrible form strikes fear into fear itself, ever become pleased and show me His mercy?

yadyapi bhisana murti dusta-jiva-prati

prahladadi krsna-bhakta-jane bhadra ati

kabe va prasanna ho’ye sa krpa-vacane

nirbhaya karibe ei mudha akincane

Even though Lord Narasimha is terrifying toward the sinful souls, He offers great auspiciousness unto the devotees of Lord Krsna headed by Prahlada Maharaja. When will He be pleased to speak words of compassion unto me, a worthless fool, and thereby make me fearless?

svacchande baiso he vatsa sri-gauranga-dhame

jugala-bhajana hau rati hau name

mama bhakta-krpa-bale vighna jabe dura

suddha cite bhajo radha-krsna-rasa-pura

He will say, “Dear child! Sit sown freely and live happily here in Sri Gauranga-dhama. May you nicely worship the Divine Couple, and may you develop loving attachment for Their Holy Names. By the mercy of My devotees, all obstacles are cast far away. With a purified heart, just perform the worship of Radha and Krsna, for such worship overflows with sweet nectar.”

ei boli’ kabe mora mastaka-upara

sviya sri-carana harse dharibe isvara

amani jugala-preme sattvika vikare

dharaya lutibo ami sri-nrsimha-dvare

Saying this, will that Lord delightedly place His own divine lotus-feet upon my head? I will experience sublime love for the Divine Couple Radha-Krsna and undergo the ecstatic transformations called sattvika. Falling on the ground, I will roll about at the door of Sri Narasimha’s temple.

(Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, – “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga”, 36-40)

Sri Ahovalam Stotram

(Obeisances to Ahovalam Narasimha)

(Use the same meter as the Brahma-samhita. These were written in glorification of the Deities in the holy place of Lord Nrisimha at Ahobalam)

lakshmi-kataksha-sarasi-ruha-raja-hamsam
pakshindra-shaila-bhavanam bhava-nasham isham
gokshira-sara-ghana-sara-patira-varnam
vande kripa-nidhim ahobala-narasimham

“I offer my obeisances to that ocean of mercy, Ahobala Nrisimha. He is a great swan swimming amongst the lotuses of Lakshmi’s furtive glances. He is the Supreme Lord, who puts an end to material imprisonment and who appeared from the stone of the Garuda pillar. His body has lines of colour: both a creamy colour and the colour of rain clouds.”

adyanta-shunyam ajam avyayam aprameyam
aditya-candra-shikhi-locanam adi-devam
abja-mukabja-mada-lolupa-matta-bhringam
vande kripa-nidhim ahobala-narasimham

“I offer my obeisances to that ocean of mercy, Ahobala Nrisimha. He has no beginning or end. He is unborn, everlasting, and immeasurable. He is the original God who gives brightness to the sun, moon, and to fire. He is like a honey bee intoxicated by his passionate desire for the lotus face of Lakshmi.”

kotira-koti-ghatitojjvala-kanti-kantam
keyura-hara-mani-kundala manditangam
cudagra-ranjita-sudhakara-purna-bimbam
vande kripa-nidhim ahobala-narasimham

“I offer my obeisances to that ocean of mercy, Ahobala Nrisimha. He looks splendid with his thick shiny mane tied back and with his body decorated with armlets, necklaces, and jewelled ear rings. His face is like the disc of the full moon, adorned with his crown.”

varaha-vamana-nrisimha-subhagyam isham
krida-vilola-hridayam vibhudendra-vandyam
hamsatmakam paramahamsa-mano-viharam
vande kripa-nidhim ahobala-narasimham

“I offer my obeisances to that ocean of mercy, Ahobala Nrisimha. He is the all-fortunate supreme Lord: Varaha, Vamana, and Nrisimha. His heart is frolicking with his own playful pastimes. The most intelligent persons pray to him, the Supreme soul, who fascinates the great sages.”

mandakini-janana-hetu-padaravindam
vrndarakalaya-vinodanam ujjvalangam
mandara-pushpa-tulasi-racitanghri-padmam
vande kripa-nidhim ahobala-narasimham

“I offer my obeisances to that ocean of mercy, Ahobala Nrisimha. His lotus feet are the source of the Ganges. His body is resplendent as he enjoys himself in his superexcellent abode, and his lotus feet are bedecked with Tulasi leaves and the flowers from the heavenly coral tree.”

tarunya-krishna-tulasi-dala-dhama-rabhyam
dhatri ramabhi ramanam mahaniya-rupam
mantradhi-raja-matha-danava-mana-bhangam
vande kripa-nidhim ahobala-narasimham

“I offer my obeisances to that ocean of mercy, Ahobala Nrisimha. His most favorite thing is fresh dark Tulasi leaves. He exhibits a magnificent form as he enjoys with his female assistants, the goddesses of fortune. He breaks the pride of the demons by destroying Ravana, that master of magic spells.”

SRI NAKHA STUTI

(offered to Madhvacarya)

paantvasmaam puruuhutavairi balavanmaatanga maadyadghataa
kumbhocchaadri vipaatanaadhi kapatu pratyekavajraayitaah
Shrimat kanthiravaasya pratatasunakharaa daaritaaraatiduura
pradhvasta dhvaatashaanta pravitata manasaa bhaavitaa nakivrnda

“May the wide-spread and auspicious nails of the lion-faced God, Narasimha, Who is in the company of His consort Laxmi, protect us. His nails are like thunderbolts and are highly skilled in tearing asunder the lofty mountain-like heads of the herds of strong and intoxicated elephants in the form of demons; the foes of Indradev. His nails are also meditated upon by the groups of devas with their broad minds which are concentrated upon Him and from which the darkness of ignorance is driven away to a great distance and the internal enemies of lust, anger, etc., are torn in twain.”

lakshmikaanta samantato vikalayannai veshituste saman
pashyaamyuttama vastu duurataarato paastam rasoyo stumah
yadrosotkara daksanetra kutila prantotthitogni sphurat
khadyotopamavisphylinya bhasitaa brhmeshushakrot karaan

“Oh consort of Laxmi! Although I’ve made an all round study of the shastras, I don’t find anything equal to You, Who are my master! The thing thought superior to You is therefore flung far and is similar to the 8th tuste (it does not exist). Brahma, Shiva, Indra and their hosts are reduced to ashes by the sparks of fire resembling sparking glowworms and issuing from the curved edge of Your right eye which is filled with masses of wrath.”

(from the Introduction of Sri Hari Vayuh Stuti of Trivikram Panditacarya)

Sri Narasimha Stuti

This is a powerful prayer to Lord Narasimha for one’s protection from the dark elements and demons within this material world. It was written by Pandit Trivikramacharya, a leading disciple of Sri Madhvacharya.

1. udaya ravi sahasra-dhyotitam ruksa-viksam

pralaya jaladhi-nadam kalpa-krid vahni-vaktram
sura-pati-ripu-vakshah-kshoda-rakta-kshitangam

pranata-bhaya-haram tam narasimham namami

The radiance of a thousand rising suns is the glow on the Lord’s face. His eyes are fiery and His voice roars like the turbulent ocean of devastation. His body is wet with the blood of Indra’s foe, Hiranyakashipu. Lord Narasimha, the redeemer of the fear ridden, I bow down to Your feet.

2. pralaya-ravi-karalakara-ruk chakra-valam
virala-yaduru-rocirocitashanta-ralam
prati-bhaya-tama-kopatyutkatoccatta-hasin
daha daha narasimasahya-viryahitam me

Your effulgence is dazzling like that of the destructive sun, pralayaravi. It glows and glitters, makes the wicked tremble with fear. You laugh in a piercing high tone at the fear, ignorance and anger of the demons. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

3. sara-sa rabha-sapadapata-bharabhirava
pracakita-chala-sapta-dvandva-loka-stutas tvam
ripu-rudhira-nishekenaiva shonamghri-shalin
daha daha narasimasahya-viryahitam me

Your lotus feet are reddened by the blood of the enemy. Fourteen lokas are scared by the stamping of Your feet. Demigods assemble, fear and tremble and pray for Your mercy. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

4. tava ghanaghana-ghosho ghoram aghraya jamgha
parigham alaghum uru-vyaja-tejo-girim cha
ghana vighatitam aga-daitya-jamghala-samgho
daha daha narasimasahya-viryahitam me

You take great pleasure in slaughtering the armies of the demons. You wield Your heavy mace in a most cunning manner with the force of a great mountain. As You chop demons into pieces others immediately flee for their lives. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

5. kataki-kata-karala-dhatakagrya-stha-labha
prakata-pata-tadit te sat-katishthati-patvi
katuka katuka dushtatopadrishti-pramushtau
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

The mountains of Your hips are nicely decorated with yellow garments, which appear just like lightning in its intense brilliance. Attacking fiercely he who had the foremost position (the seat of King Indra), You removed the threat of that exceedingly wicked one. O ferocious one! Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

6. prakhara-nakhara-vajrotkhata-rukshari-vakshaha
shikhari-shikhara raktai rakta nandoha-deha
suvalibha-shubha-kukshe bhadra gambhira-nabhe
daha daha narasimasahya viryahitam me

As Your nails, sharp like thunderbolts, tore the abdomen of the enemy, blood surged from the body of the demon and bathed You. Your lotus-like navel is deep and Your abdomen is decorated with the auspicious three lines. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

7. sphurayati tava sakshat saiva nakshatra-mala
kshapita-ditija-vaksho-vyapta-nakshatra-marga
ari-dara-dhara-janvasakta-hasta-dvayaho
daha daha narasimasahya viryahitam me

Your two hands, as they directly burst open the chest of the son of Diti, appear just like a necklace of stars. Supporting him on Your knees, You tore his chest apart which blocked the path of the stars. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

8. katu-vikata-sataudho-dhattanad bhrashta-bhuyo
ghana-patala-vishalakasha-labdhavakasham
kara-parigha-vimarda-prodyamam dhyayatas te
daha daha narasimasahya viryahitam me

Your mane is burning and monstrous, and You cause the enemy to fall from his position by tearing apart his chest. Once attaining the opportunity, under the broad roof of the clouds and sky, You raise Your hand, powerful as a mace, to strike. I meditate upon You in this form. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

9. hata-lutada-laghisthotkantha-dashto ‘sta-vidyut
sata-shata-katianorah-pitha-bhit sushtu nistham
patati nu tava kanthadhishtha-ghorantramala
daha daha narasimasahya viryahitam me

Appearing brilliantly illuminated, Your neck, with hundreds of mane-hairs, is raised lightly and appears to be bitten by eight bolts of lightning. You divide the chest and very strong position of Hiranyakashipu. You are garlanded with his ghastly entrails. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

10. hata-bahu-mihirabhasa hy asamhara-ramho
huta-vaha-bahu-hetir hrepikananta-hetihi
ahata-yihita-mohan samvihansai ham asyam
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

The effulgence of many suns is destroyed by Your uncheckable potency. The many weapons sent against You are like sacrificial offerings, and You reply with unlimited weaponry. Put down, strike and slay my illusion. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

11. guru-guru-giri-rajat-kandarantargad eva
dina-mani-mani-shringevanta-vahni-pradipte
daddhad ati-kau-damstre bhishanojjihva-vaktram
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

My Lord, Your fearful countenance, with tongue extended and sharp teeth blazing as if illuminated from within, appears as the peak of a huge mountain of gems lit by the sunrise and by fire coming from within its caves. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

12. adharita-vibudhadhi-dhyana-dhairya vididhyad
vividha-vibudhadhi shraddha-pitendrari-nasham
vidadhad ati-katahoddhatanoddhatta-hasam
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

The enemy of Indra (Hiranyakashipu) made waves in the ocean of demigods and took the shraddha offerings meant for the forefathers. Confounding the intelligence of the demigods, he minimized their austerity and position in various ways. But You, O Narasimha, melted him in the pot of Your shrill laughter. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

13. tri-bhuvana-trina-matra-trana-trishardra

netra-trayam ati-laghitarchir vishtapavishtapadam
navatara-ravi-tamram dharayan ruksha-viksham
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

Every living being in the three worlds, down to the blade of grass, was scorched by the flame of Hiranyakashipu. But You, with Your three eyes, have annihilated this flame. Your appearance is threatening to the miscreants, and Your color is coppery like the newly risen sun. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

14. bhramad abhi-bhava-bhubhrid bhuri-bhubhara-sad

bhidbhida-nava-vibhava-bhru-vibhramadabhra-shubhra
ripu-bhava-bhayam etar bhasi bho bho vibho ‘bhir
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

You wander about without resistance, for You are the supreme power and the maintainer of the earth. Hail to You, O Lord; You are effulgent and fearful to Your enemies, although You fear no one. You divided into nine parts the burden of the earth (Hiranyakashipu) simply by the effulgence produced by the movement of Your eyebrows. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

15. shravana-khachita-canchat-kundaloccanda-ganda
bhrukuti katu lalata-shreshtha-nasarunoshta
varada surada rajat-kesarotsaritare
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

Your ears are prominent, Your earrings swing to and fro and Your face appears ferocious. Your eyebrows give Your forehead a threatening aspect, and You are most beautiful with Your high nose and reddish lips. O giver of benedictions, well-wisher of the demigods and devotees, the enemy is scattered by the effulgence the hair of Your mane. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

16. pravikavacha-kacha-rajad-ratna kotira-shalin
gala-gata galad-usradara-ratnangadadhya
kanaka-kataka-kanchi sinjini sudrikavan
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

You wear no armor, yet You are decorated by beautiful locks of shining hair and many ornaments made of jewels. Your bodily effulgence appears as if You had swallowed the newly-risen sun. Your hands exhibit various mudras, and Your waist is decorated with a gold chain, making a tinkling noise. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

17. ari-daram asi hetau chapa-banau gadam

san-mushalam api kapolam cankusham pasha-shulam
dadhad api vidhutantra-sragvi-bhinnari-vaksho
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

You are equipped with bow and arrow, as well as various astras or missiles, club, mace, rod for controlling elephants, noose, and trident. Placing the enemy upon Your lap and tearing open his abdomen, he is thus purified of all contamination, and therefore You take his intestines and wear them as a victory garland. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

18. cata cata cata duram mohayan bhramayarin
kada kada kada kayam jvalaya sphotayasva
jahi jahi jahi vegam shatravah sanubandham
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

Fall upon my foes, fall upon them, fall upon them. Bewilder them and drive them far away. Consume, consume, consume the bodies of the enemies; incinerate and burst them asunder. Conquer, conquer, conquer forcefully my foes and their followers. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

19. vidhi-bhava-vibudhesha-bhramakagni-sphulinga
prasavi-vikata-damshtrojjihva-vaktra trinetra
kala kala kala kalam pahi mam te subhaktam
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

Even Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and King Indra are bewildered to see Your tongue, like a firebrand, pressed between Your gigantic teeth. O three-eyed one, Your face appears most fearful, like time personified. Sound out the fate of the demons and kindly protect me, Your surrendered servant. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

20. kuru kuru karunam tvam sankuram daitya-pote
disha disha vishadam me shashvatim deva-drishtim
jaya jaya jaya murte ‘narta jetavya-paksha
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

O supreme form, Have mercy, have mercy upon me. Dispel, dispel my ignorance just as You uprooted the child of Diti. You are never subjected to the sufferings of material existence. Neither are You defeated; indeed, whoever You favor will always triumph. Be victorious. Bestow upon me the divine vision to see You always. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

21. stutir iyam ahita-ghnisevita narasimhi
tanur iva parishanta-malini sabhitolam
tad akhila-gurum agrya-shrida-rupa-mahadbhihi
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

This prayer, offered in devotional service to Lord Narasimhadeva, destroys all inauspicious things. That Lord of the universe, the universal teacher, appearing as if garlanded by the destroyed body of Hiranyakashipu, bestows all good fortune and opulence upon His worshipers. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

22. likucha-tilaka-sunuh sad-dhitartanusari
narahari-nitim etam shatru-samhara-hetum
akrita-sakala-papa-dhvamsanim yah pathet tam
daha daha narasimhasahya viryahitam me

The Lord appears in a seemingly bitter form to act for the protection of His devotee Prahlada. Anyone who reads this description of the character of Lord Narahari causes his enemies to retreat, and his sins are undone and vanquished. Burn Narasimha, burn my adversaries with Your unbearable power.

108 Names of Lord Narasimhadev

1. Om narasimhaya namah

Obeisances unto the half-man half-lion Lord
2. Om mahasimhaya namah

Obeisances to the great lion
3. Om diyva-simhaya namah

Obeisances to the Divine lion
4. Om mahabalaya namah

Obeisances to the greatly powerful
5. Om ugra-simhaya namah

Obeisances to the angry terrifying lion
6. Om mahadevaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord of lords
7. Om stambha-ja-aya namah

Obeisances to One who appeared from the pillar

8. Om ugra-locanaya namah

Obeisances to one who possesses terrifying eyes
9. Om raudraya namah

Obeisances to the angry one
10. Om sarvadbhutaya namah

Obeisances to one who is wonderful in every way
11. Om srimanaya namah

Obeisances to the most beautiful
12. Om yoganandaya namah

Obeisances to the source of yogic bliss
13. Om trivikramaya namah

Obeisances to Lord Vamana (Who took three great steps)
14. Om harine namah

Obeisances to Sri Hari Who takes our troubles away
15. Om kolahalaya namah

Obeisances to the roaring (Varahadeva – Varaha-nrisimha)
16. Om cakrine namah

Obeisances to Him Who carries the disk
17. Om vijayaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is always victorious
18. Om jaya-vardhanaya namah

Obeisances unto Him Who has ever increasing glories
19. Om panchananaya namah

Obeisances unto Him Who is five-headed
20. Om param-brahma-aya namah

Obeisances unto Supreme Absolute Truth
21. Om aghoraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who for His devotees is not horrible
22. Om ghora-vikramaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who has terrifying activities
23. Om jvalan-mukhaya namah

Obeisances to One Who has an effulgent face
24. Om jvala-maline namah

Obeisances to Him with effulgent garland of flames
25. Om mahajvalaya namah

Obeisances to He Who is most effulgent
26. Om maha-prabhuhaya namah

Obeisances to the Supreme Master
27. Om niti-laksaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who possesses all good (moral) qualities
28. Om sahasraksaya namah

Obeisances to the thousand-eyed One
29. Om durniriksyaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is difficult to see (difficult to look at)
30. Om pratapanaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who oppresses His enemies with great heat
31. Om mahadamstraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who possesses huge teeth
32. Om yudha-prajnaya namah

Obeisances to the Supremely intelligent in battle (ready to fight)
33. Om canda-kopine namah

Obeisances to Him Who is likened to an angry moon
34. Om sada-sivaya namah

Obeisances to the All auspicious Lord
35. Om hiranyakasipu-dhvamsine namah

Obeisance to Him Who destroys Hiranyakasipu
36. Om daitya-danava-bhanjanaya namah

Obeisances to He Who destroys the masses of the race of demons and giants

37. Om guna-bhadraya namah

Obeisances unto Narasimha Who is full of wonderful qualities
38. Om mahabhadraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is very auspicious
39. Om bala-bhadraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is auspiciously powerful
40. Om subhadrakaya namah

Obeisances to the extremely auspicious One
41. Om karalaya namah

Obeisances to He Who possesses a wide open mouth
42. Om vikaralaya namah

Obeisances to Him with very wide open mouth
43. Om vikartaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord Who performs wonderful activities
44. Om sarva-kartrikaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord Who performs ALL activities
45. Om sisumaraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who also appears as Matsya
46. Om trilokatmaya namah

Obeisances to the Soul of the three worlds
47. Om isaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord known as the controller
48. Om sarvesvaraya namah

Obeisances to that supreme controller
49. Om vibhuaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who is the BEST
50. Om bhaivaradambaraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who causes terror by roaring in the sky
51. Om divyaya namah

Obeisances to That Divine Person Narasimha
52. Om acyutaya namah

Obeisances to our infallible Lord Nara-simha
53. Om kavine namah

Obeisances to the Supreme intelligent (poet)
54. Om madhavaya namah

Obeisances to the husband of Srimati Laksmi devi
55. Om adhoksajaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is beyond understanding (or beyond explaining)
56. Om aksaraya namah

Obeisances to the infallible One
57. Om sarvaya namah

Obeisances to He Who is the origin of everything
58. Om vanamaline namah

Obeisances to Him Who wears garland of forest flowers (or adorned by His loving devotees)

59. Om varapradaya namah

Obeisances to the Merciful Lord Who grants boons to the deserving like Prahlada

60. Om visvambaraya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who maintains the universe
61. Om adbhutaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is wonderful
62. Om bhavyaya namah

Obeisances to He Who determines the future (Who is the future for His devotees)

63. Om sri-visnave namah

Obeisances to that Narasimha Who is the all pervading Lord Vishnu
64. Om purusottamaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who is the Supreme Enjoyer
65. Om anaghastra namah

Obeisances to Him Who can never be wounded by weapons
66. Om nakhastraya namah

Obeisances to Him Who has sharp nails for weapons
67. Om surya-jyotine namah

Obeisances to Narasimha the source of Suns rays
68. Om suresvaraya namah

Obeisances to Narasimhadev, Lord of devatas
69. Om sahasra-bahu-aya namah

Obeisances to Nara-hari the thousand-armed Lord
70. Om sarva-jnaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is the all-knowing
71. Om sarva-siddhi-pradayakaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who awards all perfections to the sadhakas (devotees)
72. Om vajra-damstraya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who has teeth like lightning bolts
73. Om vajra-nakhaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who possesses nails like piercing lightning bolts
74. Om mahanandaya namah

Obeisances to the source of supreme bliss – Atmananda – Narasimha
75. Om param-tapaya namah

Obeisances to the source of All austerities, spiritual energy (and taptah – heat)

76. Om sarva-mantraika-rupa namah

Obeisances to that Divine Personality Who although one, he appears as the many mantrika formulas

77. Om sarva-yantra-vidaramaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who destroys all machines (demoniac plans/arrangements/vehicles for demoniac works)

78. Om sarva-tantratmakaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha the essence of, and proprioter of all tantras (ritual rites – pujas)

79. Om avyaktaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord Who appears unmanifest
80. Om suvyaktaya namah

Obeisances unto Nara-simha Who for His devotees becomes wonderfully manifest from the pillar (or when needed)

81. Om bhakta-vatsala namah

Obeisances to the Lord Who always has the well-being of His devotee at heart

82. Om vaisakha-sukla-bhototthaya namah

Obeisances to That Narasimhadeva Who appeared during waxing moon of the month of Visakha (April-May)

83. Om saranagata-vatsalaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord Who is kind to those surrendered to Him (like the mother lioness who is kind to her cubs)

84. Om udara-kirtine namah

Obeisances to Nara-simha Who is universally famous
85. Om punyatmaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is the essence of piety
86. Om mahatmaya namah

Obeisances to That great personality, Nara-simha
87. Om candra-vikramaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is the performer of moonlike or great deeds, or who performs deeds that eclipse all others.

88. Om vedatrayaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord of the three original Vedas (Rg, Yajur, Sama)
89. Om prapujyaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who is supremely worshipable
90. Om bhagavanaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha the Supreme Personality of Godhead
91. Om paramesvaraya namah

Obeisances to He Who is the Supreme Controller (Nara-simha-deva)
92. Om srivatsamkaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord Who is just like Krishna, being marked with symbol of Laksmi

93. Om jagat-vyapine namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who pervades the entire universe
94. Om jagan-mayaya namah

Obeisances to the Supreme Mystic Who makes the material world seem real

95. Om jagat-palaya namah

Obeisances to the protector of the universe (Nara-simha)
96. Om jagannathaya namah

Obeisances to the Lord of Universe
97. Om mahakhagaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who moves in the air or with the movement of the air (is everywhere)

98. Om dvi-rupa-bhrtaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who has double form (man-lion)
99. Om paramatmaya namah

Obeisances to Him Who is the Supersoul of All beings
100. Om param-jyotine namah

Obeisances to Him (Nara-simha) Whose effulgence is the source of Brahman

101. Om nirgunaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Who possesses transcendental qualities (not those of the material nature)

102. Om nrkesarine namah

Obeisances unto Him man-lion (or having a lion’s mane while appearing part human)

103. Om para-tattvaya namah

Obeisances to the Supreme Absolute Truth (One Who is of the Supreme nature)

104. Om param-dhamaya namah

Obeisances to He Who comes from the Supreme Abode
105. Om sac-cid-ananda-vigrahaya namah

Obeisances to Narasimha Whose Form is made of eternal knowledge and bliss

106. Om laksmi-nrsimhaya namah

Obeisances unto the Man-Lion Form together with the Supreme Goddess of Fortune Srimati Laksmi-devi

107. Om sarvatmaya namah

Obeisances unto the universal, primeval soul (the Supreme Personality of Godhead – Narasimhadeva)

108. Om dhiraya namah

Obeisances unto Narasimha who is always sober (being never bewildered)

Om prahlada-palakaya namah Obeisances unto Narasimha Who is the protector of Prahlada Maharaja, and those of that nature – surrendered unto Him.

Names of Sri Narasimha Yajna

(Narasimha name mantras to be chanted during the Narasimha rite)

1. Om narasimhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

2. Om mahasimhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

3. Om diyva-simhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

4. Om mahabalaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

5. Om ugra-simhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

6. Om mahadevaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

7. Om stambha-ja-aya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

8. Om ugra-locanaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

9. Om raudraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

10. Om sarvadbhutaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

11. Om srimanaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

12. Om yoganandaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

13. Om trivikramaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

14. Om harine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

15. Om kolahalaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

16. Om cakrine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

17. Om vijayaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

18. Om jaya-vardhanaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

19. Om panchananaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

20. Om param-brahma-aya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

21. Om aghoraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

22. Om ghora-vikramaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

23. Om jvalan-mukhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

24. Om jvala-maline swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

25. Om mahajvalaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

26. Om maha-prabhuhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

27. Om niti-laksaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

28. Om sahasraksaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

29. Om durniriksyaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

30. Om pratapanaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

31. Om mahadamstraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

32. Om yudha-prajnaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

33. Om canda-kopine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

34. Om sada-sivaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

35. Om hiranyakasipu-dhvamsine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

36. Om daitya-danava-bhanjanaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

37. Om guna-bhadraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

38. Om mahabhadraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

39. Om bala-bhadraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

40. Om subhadrakaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

41. Om karalaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

42. Om vikaralaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

43. Om vikartaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

44. Om sarva-kartrikaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

45. Om sisumaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

46. Om trilokatmaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

47. Om isaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

48. Om sarvesvaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

49. Om vibhuaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

50. Om bhaivaradambaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

51. Om divyaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

52. Om acyutaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

53. Om kavine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

54. Om madhavaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

55. Om adhoksajaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

56. Om aksaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

57. Om sarvaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

58. Om vanamaline swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

59. Om varapradaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

60. Om visvambaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

61. Om adbhutaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

62. Om bhavyaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

63. Om sri-visnave swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

64. Om purusottamaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

65. Om anaghastra swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

66. Om nakhastraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

67. Om surya-jyotine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

68. Om suresvaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

69. Om sahasra-bahu-aya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

70. Om sarva-jnaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

71. Om sarva-siddhi-pradayakaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

72. Om vajra-damstraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

73. Om vajra-nakhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

74. Om mahanandaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

75. Om param-tapaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

76. Om sarva-mantraika-rupa swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

77. Om sarva-yantra-vidaramaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

78. Om sarva-tantratmakaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

79. Om avyaktaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

80. Om suvyaktaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

81. Om bhakta-vatsala swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

82. Om vaisakha-sukla-bhototthaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

83. Om saranagata-vatsalaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

84. Om udara-kirtine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

85. Om punyatmaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

86. Om mahatmaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

87. Om candra-vikramaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

88. Om vedatrayaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

89. Om prapujyaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

90. Om bhagavanaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

91. Om paramesvaraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

92. Om srivatsamkaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

93. Om jagat-vyapine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

94. Om jagan-mayaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

95. Om jagat-palaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

96. Om jagannathaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

97. Om mahakhagaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

98. Om dvi-rupa-bhrtaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

99. Om paramatmaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

100. Om param-jyotine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

101. Om nirgunaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

102. Om nrkesarine swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

103. Om para-tattvaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

104. Om param-dhamaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

105. Om sac-cid-ananda-vigrahaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

106. Om laksmi-nrsimhaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

107. Om sarvatmaya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

108. Om dhiraya swaha-aa idam narasimhaya idan na mama

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