Nrsimha Prayers (Sri Nrsimha Pranama)
Ancient Vedic mantra
Namas te narasimhaya praladahlada-dayine
Ito nrsimhah parato nrsimho
Yato yato yami tato nrsimho
Bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
Nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
Prayer to Lord Nrsimha
(by Jayadeva Goswami, Sanskrit, 12th century)
Tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbuta-srngam
Kesava dhrta-nara-hari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
I offer my obeisances to Lord Nrsimhadeva,who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of Hiranyakasipu.Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Nrsimha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrsimha,the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.
O Kesava! O lord of the universe! O Lord Hari who has assumed the form of a half-man, half-lion! All glories to you! With the wonderfully sharp nails on your beautiful lotus hands You have ripped apart the wasplike body of Hiranyakasipu.