by Mantra & shlokas on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 12:35pm
We have included certain simple yet powerful slokas of Shri Narasimha with their English translations for the benefit of Bhakthas. Certain links to audio files are also included to help Bhakthas recite these slokas with proper pronunciations. The powers of these slokas are profound and overwhelming and the regular recital of them would invariably relieve everyone of their sufferings and difficulties. Please also visit www.prapatti.com for all devotional slokas and stotrams of Shri Hari Vishnu.
The Nrisimha Gayatris
Om Nrisimhaye vidmahe
tan no simhah prachodayat
"Om. Let us think well aware of Nrisimha, the lightning-nailed.
May the Lion promote our thought and actions."
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 all 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."
Significance of Sri Nrisimha Maha-mantra
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 (Holy Basil) 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 can 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.
Runa Vimochana Narasimha Stotram
Devata karya sidhyartham, sabhasthambha samudbhavam,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 1
Lakshmya aalingitha vamangam, bhakthanaam vara dayakam,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 2
Aantramaladaram, sankha chakrabja aayudarinim,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 3
Smaranath sarva papagnam, khadruja visha nasanam,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 4
Simhanadenamahatha, digdanthi bhayanasanam,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 5
Prahlada varadam, srisam, daithyeswara vidharanam,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 6
Kroora grahaih peedithanam bhakthanam abhaya pradham,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 7
Veda vedantha yajnesam, brahma rudradhi vandhitham,
Sri nrisimham mahaveeram namami runa mukthaye. 8
Ya idam pathathe nithyam, runa mochana samjnitham
Anrni jayathe sadyo, danam sigramavapnuyath
Significance of Runa Vimochana Narasimha Stotram
This is a powerful sloka that when recited regularly will relieve people of their debts and
insolvency however severe and acute.
MATA NARASIMHA, PITA NARASIMHA
BRATHA NARASIMHA, SAKHA NARASIMHA
VIDYAA NARASIMHA, DRAVINAM NARASIMHA
SWAMI NARASIMHA, SAKALAM NARASIMHA
ITHO NARASIMHA, PARATHO NARASIMHA
YATHO YATHO YAHIHI, TATHO NARASIMHA
NARASIMHA DEVAATH PARO NA KASCHIT
TASMAAN NARASIMHA SHARANAM PRAPADYE
Mother is Narasimha; Father is Narasimha
Brother is Narasimha; Friend is Narasimha
Knowledge is Narasimha; Wealth is Narasimha
My Lord is Narasimha; Everything is Narasimha.
Narasimha is in this world, Narasimha is everywhere (Omnipresent)
Wherever I go, there is Narasimha
Narasimha is the Supreme Lord, there is none other than HIM
So, I humbly seek refuge in you, Shri Narasimha
Significance of Narasimha Prapatti
A simple sloka that acts as a ‘great protective shield’ at all times
Mandra Raajapatha Stotram (Armor of God)
This stotram is called the ‘King of Slokas’. It is believed to be taught to Goddess Parvathi by Lord Shiva Himself. This powerful stotra can nullify the evil forces in all forms including the wicked effects black magic & demons and protect the devotees and their families like a strong armor (Kavacha). The English and Tamil PDF versions of this sloka are provided for the benefit of Bhakthas.