Nrsimha Prayers (Sri Nrsimha Pranama)

Ancient Vedic mantra

Part One
Namas te narasimhaya praladahlada-dayine
Hiranyakasipor vaksah-sils-tanka-nakalaye

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)
Part Two

Tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbuta-srngam
Dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam
Kesava dhrta-nara-hari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare

Nrsimha/ translation

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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